Jersey Shore's Confrontational Situation

The rotten apple hasn't fallen far from this family tree.

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In a balanced blend of hypocrisy and hilarity, Frank Sorrentino has posted several videos on his YouTube channel slamming the public and private life of his son, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, of Jersey Shore fame.

FrankSorrentino.jpg"Based on what he did to me, my attitude is 'f*ck the little f*ck' and I'm not holding anything back," says Frank, "I've covered up for Mike his entire life, and when I needed his help, he left me hanging. I think people should know what I know. Hard core partying, drugs, sex, crime elements, you name it... I'm calling Mike on his shit."

This potentially libelous public outburst appears to have stemmed from Mr. Sorrentino's recent unemployment and being denied a request for money from his son, who makes an estimated $5m per year through his appearances on MTV's wildly popular Jersey Shore and other engagements.

Despite letters from Jersey Shore's legal team to Mr. Sorrentino requesting a cessation of further inflammatory commentary, including removal of the videos which include statements such as "the last time you were at my place you wanted to suck my c*ck," the rants remain publicly accessible. Oddly, the videos have received only 200 views since being uploaded six days ago. Perhaps it IS possible to underestimate the intelligence of the American people.

This follows a recent announcement that, in collaboration with a ghost writer (possibly due to a fear that every third sentence would consist of "f*ck the little f*ck" if he went it alone), Frank is to pen a tell-all book with the hope of securing a six-figure deal. But that's not why he is doing it. It's about respect. Unfortunately, Mr. Sorrentino appears to have missed a golden marketing opportunity by naming his book Confrontation With Situation instead of F*ck the Little F*ck.

Snooki.jpgIn his videos, he also lashes out at other Jersey Shore cast members, referring to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, New York Times bestselling author and Outstanding Literary Achievement nominee (I think she might be the one missing the joke there) as a "4'11 piece of shit," and Ronnie, the show's emotional mesomorph, as a "f*cking fag."

Picking your battles is a rationalization generally made by those not angry at the time, and should legal proceedings be filed against the apparently "hard up" Mr Sorrentino, it will be interesting to see how he affords to lawyer up.

While I will be watching closely for the next episode of this family feud, which may or may not involve divorce allegations of domestic abuse, extramarital affairs and alleged office oral shenanigans, I will end this here because it's t-shirt time.

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Holly is a freelance writer and copy editor with a background in journalism and publishing. Like a grandmother's purse, she is about three decades old, worn around the edges and mostly full of crap.

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