Senator asks MTV to cancel new reality show
Published: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:54 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:54 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin is asking MTV to cancel the West Virginia-based reality show "Buck Wild" that's set to air next year.
Manchin's office said Friday that he sent a letter to the president of the network saying the show profits off of "poor decisions of our youth."
The senator also said the show set to begin airing Jan. 3 plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia.
The network ordered 12 episodes of the show last fall, and a trailer shows the cast drinking and swearing, four-wheeling and fighting, even filling a dump truck with water and using it as a swimming pool. It was shot in Sissonville and Charleston.
An MTV spokeswoman said Friday that the network had no comment at this time.
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