Last but not least, let’s not forget the resounding impact MTV’s Jersey Shore has had on pop culture. Ever since it aired it has not only been met with praise and passionate viewers, but also with criticism and disgust. My own mother (of Italian decent) went on for month about the negative image that this show was creating for those of our nationality. Who were these “juice head guidos” and why were they the new poster children for Italian-Americans? If one were to do their research two of the more popular cast mates, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, and Jennifer “JWOWW” Farley, are not even of Italian heritage. Polizzi is Chilean, adopted by two Italians from New York, and Farley is Irish from New York. While the other cast mates are indeed Italian, I would never consider them the representatives for Italians across the United States.