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Made In Staten Island MTV Reality Show Protested Via Change.org Petition

A petition against the upcoming MTV reality show Made In Staten Island has been launched via Change.org, claiming the show is ruining the New York boroughs image.

The New York Post reports the show, produced by Mob Wives star Karen Gravano, daughter of Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, has gained almost 6,000 signatures in the petition protest drive.

“The portrayal of Staten Island as a cesspool of gangsters, meatheads and low lives appears to be the main focus of MTV show development in recent years,” says the petition. “A show like this demeans what it is to be from Staten Island . . . [It] has one of the highest per capita incomes out of the five boroughs, and we also have several higher education institutions with very good graduation rates and excellent public schools serviced by caring teachers.”

Gravano had a different take. ““The outrage is for no reason. They havent even watched the show. Its not glorifying criminal activity. Its about kids making it through the struggle . . . This is a good opportunity to highlight kids at a young age striving to do better.” The show features her daughter, Karina.

Made in Staten Island premieres Jan. 14 at 10 PM on MTV.

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