The Mafia Hates Jersey Shore
Actually, it isn't referring to the REAL Mafia, only Paul Sorvino , who played one in "Goodfella's". Actually I haven't read where a REAL Mafioso has given their opinion, which is important because Guidos were originally "faux" Mafia.
REAL "Guido" -circa era from the 1970 through the early 90's, was highlighted by the Saturday Night Fever a 1977 film starring John Travolta as Tony Monero, an immature young man whose weekends are spent being the King of a local Brooklyn discoth?que; His care-free and aimless youth and and weekend dancing help him to temporarily forget the reality of his life: a dead-end job, and his associations with a gang of macho friends, who idolize the Mafia and attempt to emulate them, and claim associations with them.
More interestingly, in the final scene of the movie, Tony tells Stephanie, a girl with ambitions, and an unrequited love, hat he plans on leaving Brooklyn and coming to Manhattan to escape from what he considers to be a fake empty life. The moral of their "anthem" movie completely escapes the Guido's,
Current "Guidos" although still imitating Mafia "style" prefer to proclaim an allegiance to a more benign GTL (Gym, Tan, and Laundry) credo, although the Guidos,still try to impress the ladies by talking about their Mafia connections. If he were really someone important, they wouldn't be talking about it.
Clothing associated with the Mafia stereotype includes gold chains (often herringbones chains, Figaro chains, cornicellos, or saint medallions), pinky rings, clothing such as plain T-shirts, muscle shirts or "guinea Ts" (derived from the term "guinea", an ethnic slur for Italians), leather jackets, sweat or tracksuits, scally caps, unbuttoned dress shirts, and often typical Italian "truzzo" club dress. Slicked-back hair and pompadours, blowouts, tapers, poofs, fades and heavily pomaded or gelled hair are also common stereotypes
The word "guido" is derived from the
Italian proper name "Guido".In other areas, terms such as "Mario" (Chicago)
and "Gino" (East Haven, Connecticut, Toronto, Montreal) have a meaning
similar to guido. Although some Italians self-identify as "guidos", the
term is considered derogatory or an ethnic slur. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guido_(slang)
The Mafia Hates Jersey Shore
Rumor Fix; June 4, 2011
The cast of "Jersey Shore " isn't exactly beloved by the Italian community - and the "Goodfellas " really can't stand their candy asses.
RumorFix recently caught up with Goodfellas actor Paul Sorvino, an Italian-American who definitely isn't a fan of those kids from Jersey - or Chile or wherever they're from.
"I guess everybody has to make a dollar but not at the expense of an entire ethnicity," the actor tells us.
While Sorvino admits he hates the show, he also admits he's never watched an episode. "I've never seen it, but I don't like anything that makes the Italian people look cheap or vulgar. If that's what it does - then I don't like it. They should think about what they're doing."
Well the show definitely doesn't make the Italians look not cheap or vulgar, so we guess Sorvino's disdain is well placed.