The ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Claims Guido Martyrdom (VIDEO)

Attention, finger-waggers of the world: Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi want you to know that you’ve got them all wrong.

Vinny, Snooki and their Jersey Shore cohorts took to the airwaves on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday to hold court on a number of topics—chief among them, the fact that they’ve been unfairly maligned by certain segments of the general public.

Using his appearance as a soapbox, Guadagnino revealed that he and his castmates are often targeted by moral scolds intent on pinning society’s ills on their well-tanned backs:

“One time we were in a bar and a guy walked by and said, ‘You are everything that’s wrong with this country today. I was taken back by that. There’s the economy, poverty, equal rights—and Jersey Shore is the worst thing that’s wrong?”

Meanwhile, Polizzi—who was arrested on a disorderly charge at Seaside Heights, New Jersey on July 30—maintains that the public isn’t getting a well-rounded view of the cast due to their televised shenanigans:

“I think no one knows how we really are. We have, like, different sides. Obviously you see us on the show we party, we do this, and we do that. But outside of the show, we’re very quiet…I’ll go to frickin’ Barnes & Nobles [sic], get a coffee and just sit down and read. No one would ever think that. We have different sides to us and people don’t see that.” 

Since Jersey Shore began airing last year, the show has been criticized by everyone from various Italian-American groups to New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who claims that the show promotes a negative image of his state.

Check out video of Snooki and the gang defending themselves below. Do you agree that they’ve been unfairly judged? Let us know in the comments section.

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