Monday, October 04, 2010
Gulf Shores puts the kibosh on "Redneck Riviera"
I'm glad Gulf Shores did this....
From al.com -- GULF SHORES, Alabama -- The producers of a reality show called "Redneck Riviera" are looking for a spot to film on the Gulf Coast, but they may not find it in Baldwin County.
Share 21 Comments The City Council took a step toward stopping it this week and approved a new law that might prevent the show -- and others like it -- from being filmed in the Baldwin coastal town.
The "Jersey Shore" spinoff is casting a young crowd of people who "drink sweet tea, talk endlessly about NASCAR, sport a rebel flag (on your bikini or jacked-up pickup truck), listen to loud country and/or Southern rock, or enjoy walking around shirtless or in Daisy Dukes."
Before you say, "But Ed, everybody else gets made fun of, why is Alabama special?", remember, every time there's a tornado or UFO sighting, the media find the dumbest, white-trash moron they can to interview about it. We get plenty of bad publicity already. We don't need a stupid TV show perpetuating the dumb, southern-redneck stereotype. We don't have any more white trash than any other state, the media just enjoy portraying it as the norm down here.....it is not the norm.