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Manchin asks MTV to cancel W.Va.-set 'BUCKWILD'

Dec. 07, 2012 @ 01:15 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — 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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