group says The Family “inexcusably stereotypes Italian Americans.”

group says The Family “inexcusably stereotypes Italian Americans.”
An Italian American group is upset with ABC’s The Family, which it says “inexcusably stereotypes Italian Americans.” A statement from the Order Sons of Italy in America says the show “undermines the only positive stereotype identified with Italian Americans: their love for each other and loyalty to the family.” The group is posting advertisers’ names and contact information and is “ask[ing] Italian Americans and others who are offended by this series to express their views to the companies.” According to the New York Post, the network “denies it intended to portray Italian-Americans negatively. It just came out that way, a network spokesman said.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.