Mayor of Charleston Says He Hopes MTV’s ‘Buckwild’ Has a Short Life, Like Shain Gandee

Shaine Gandee buckwildOne of the nine cast members of Buckwild died on Sunday after crashing his car in Sissonville, West Virginia.

The bodies of 21-year-old Shain Gandee, his uncle, and an unidentified friend were discovered in their vehicle after being reported missing 31 hours earlier.

The car’s tail pipe was immersed in mud, causing the authorities to believe the passengers died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Danny Jones, the mayor of Charleston, called for the show to be cancelled.

Of the few cast members on the show already two have had legal issues and now one has died.  The show only enhances the negative stereotype the Kanawha Valley already has. I hope the show’s life is short.  Continue reading “Mayor of Charleston Says He Hopes MTV’s ‘Buckwild’ Has a Short Life, Like Shain Gandee”

No, Seriously, MTV’s ‘BuckWild’ is the Decay of Western Civilization

Buckwild cast  2012Adam Levine recently called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo the “worst thing that’s ever happened” and the “DECAY of Western Civilization,” which I guess means he’s never seen previews for MTV’s new show.

BuckWild feels like both a replacement for Jersey Shore and a slightly more adult answer to TLC and Honey Boo Boo Child’s brand of redneckognition (I use the term “adult” loosely, and only because the nine cast members are older than Alana).

Sadly, Flavor of Love star Becky “Buckwild” Johnston has nothing to do with this show about West Virginians engaging in acceptable hick activities like squirrel huntin,’ and rope swingin.’  Continue reading “No, Seriously, MTV’s ‘BuckWild’ is the Decay of Western Civilization”