The Bon Jovi frontman hails from Perth Amboy, N.J., but he is no fan of the reality show set in his home state. He is adamant that the housemates featured in the show are not typical New Jersey residents, and he has criticized the show's producers for contributing to the modern culture of fame.
Bon Jovi tells British magazine OK!, "It's not my Jersey shore. I was there way before they were. We used to go down to the boardwalk all the time when we were kids, that was a cool place to go.
People from New Jersey know that's not what it's like. I more resent that those shows create 'celebrities,' that's bad. Some kid is struggling to write a song, or to be an actor or write a book, and kids want to get famous to be famous. I don't like that. It's really sad."
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