The polarizing reality show Jersey Shore will not receive a tax break for filming in the state; the show’s producer 495 Productions will not receive $420,000 — and thank god. The Italian Americans who were against the show got a tiny victory when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had this to say, “I am duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”

Frankly, it was a good move by the state. Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for some reality show. Sure, it might have moments of entertainment, but overall, Jersey Shore is garbage.