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Sen. Joe Manchin is Furious: Is MTV's 'Buck Wild' Going Too Far?

Sen. Joe Manchin is Furious: Is MTV's 'Buck Wild' Going Too Far?

Reuters

MTV's upcoming reality series "Buck Wild" hasn't even hit the air, and it's already stirring up a fair bit of controversy.

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The program follows the lives of a group of young West Virginians in Sissonville and Charleston, but Senator Joe Manchin is thoroughly outraged at the way MTV is portraying his state. "Instead of showcasing the beauty of our people and our state, you preyed on young people, coaxed them into displaying shameful behavior — and now you are profiting from it. That is just wrong," wrote Manchin in a letter to MTV president Stephen Friedman. Senator Manchin also called the show "repulsive" and requested that MTV put a stop to the show, which is said to depict the cast members frequently drinking, swearing and fighting.

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We want to know what you think. Has MTV gone too far, or are they just giving viewers what they want?

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