Jon Bon Jovi, ‘Jersey Shore’ Feud: Singer Slams MTV Reality Show
Bon Jovi, who’s from Sayreville, NJ, shared how offended he is by the TV show that has castmembers like The Situation, Snooki, Pauly D, Sammi Sweetheart, Vinny and Ronnie partying non-stop on the shore.
He tells Britain’s OK! Magazine: “It’s not my Jersey Shore. I was there way before they were. We used to go down to the boardwalk all the time when we were kids, that was a cool place to go. People from New Jersey know that’s not what it’s like.”
The 50-year-old singer also voiced his anger that the show has led to instant-stardom for the cast, which he feels is unfair. “I more resent that those shows create ‘celebrities’, that’s bad,” he says. “Some kid is struggling to write a song, or to be an actor or write a book, and kids want to get famous to be famous. I don’t like that. It’s really sad.”
Bon Jovi is famously a big supporter of his hometown state. A year ago, he opened a charity restaurant called Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, NJ. At the eatery, it’s pay-what-you-can-eat, and if diners can’t pay cash, they earn their meal by cleaning up in the kitchen. In a recent interview with Katie Couric, Bon Jovi said the restaurant has been packed every night since Superstorm Sandy hit NJ last week.
Watch the JBJ Soul Kitchen Grand Opening Announcement