West Virginia Senator Calls MTV Show A “Travesty”

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    “Whatever happens, happens.” That’s the motto of the cast of the new MTV show “Buckwild,” which has drawn the eye of a U.S. senator.

    Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, described “Buckwild” as a “travesty” in a letter to the television network.

    “This show plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia,” he wrote.

    Appalachian party animals bring together booze, brawls and backwoods, filling the void left by “Jersey Shore,” the MTV hit that is going off the air after six seasons. On the characters’ agenda: “throwing a dump truck pool party” and “building their own human slingshot,” the show’s website says.

    Manchin called for the network to cancel the show, which is set to begin airing in January.

    MTV had no comment on the request.

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