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Jersey Shore‘s Jwoww Wastes No Time In Calling Ronnie a ‘F*cking Faggot’

It was only through the surreptitious release of unseen footage from the first season of Jersey Shore did we find out cast member Ronnie Magro spit out some anti-gay epithets (sorry to ruin the surprise, but it was “fucking faggot”) at a boardwalk enemy. But on last night’s premiere of the MTV series’ third season, it appears Jenni “Jwoww” Farley got in on the F-bombs. And totally cribbed form his script. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)

I’ll spare you the episode recap, but let’s just say the cast of guidos and guidettes returned to Seaside Heights for another summer of drunken hook ups. Snooki brought along a friend from home, who promptly got wasted and fought with Sammi, and then all hell broke loose with Sammi and Jwoww throwing down. But not before Jwoww — if our reading-through-MTV’s-bleeping is accurate — called Ronnie a “fucking faggot.” (It comes around the 1:26 mark.)

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(NB: Why are we so sure she sad “faggot”? Because there were two words bleeped, and the first was obviously “fucking,” and the second one clearly begins with an “f” and ends with a “git” sound. So unless MTV is now blurring works like “fairy” or “fathead,” it’s definitely “faggot.”)

Isn’t the the same cast of misfits that LOL’d all over national television at the trans woman who hit on The Situation? (You know, the one referred to as a “tra-nade”?) For which MTV eventually apologized? And, yes, it’s also the same group of reality stars who promised they won’t bully other people, what with Vinny’s It Gets Better video and all.

Perhaps equally as terrible as Jwoww’s word choice is what happened afterward: nothing. Not one person, at least not in MTV’s version of editing, told Jenni she was in the wrong, and that she shouldn’t use those words. (Maybe it happened afterward? Hah.) Nope, not even Vinny Guadagnino — who created his own line of t-shirts to fight bullying, and threw a launch party where he told bullies to fuck themselves — said anything. You’ve been living with a bully, Vinny, and you didn’t take any opportunity to confront her. Coward.

I sure am glad to see we’ve learned so much since last summer. Do we at least credit MTV for bleeping the word, while letting “slutty ass bitch” make it through?

Now if I’m wrong about what Jwoww said, and MTV is willing to release the uncensored clip, I’ll eat my words. Otherwise here we are, yet again, peddling this shit to kids.