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Congressman Says ‘Princesses: Long Island’ Promotes Antisemitism

The show is "the most objectionable thing I've ever seen on television."

"Casey's miserable." A shot from "Princesses: Long Island."

"Casey's miserable." A shot from "Princesses: Long Island."

On a Saturday night full of news about “Slab that pork chop with some butter” queen Paula Deen being shoved off the Food Network for using the N word, a new show named “Princesses: Long Island” is under attack for portraying young Jewish American women as empty headed shopaholics with a minor in blasphemy.

The show chronicles six young women living at home with their parents on Long Island. The show follows the group as they go out looking for husbands, and their family interactions.

How Jewish are they? Well, the first installment was titled “You Had Me at Shalom,” aired June 2, 2013 (that’s 5773), “Chanel sits down with her modern Orthodox family for a Shabbat dinner, where she is reminded that it’s time for her to get married. Amanda goes on a date with her older boyfriend Jeff, and attempts to keep her mother from inviting herself. Ashlee and her father go get manicures and pedicures. Later, Amanda meets up with Joey to go shopping for her 30th birthday celebration dress. Erica invites the girls over for her pool party — where drama seems to erupt.”

The show is “the most objectionable thing I’ve ever seen on television” and promotes stereotyping of Jews, says Democratic Congressman from New York Steve Israel. The network should show a disclaimer before every episode to say there’s nothing real about the nonfiction show, he told the AP.

Bravo said on Friday that the new series has been averaging a little more than a million viewers each episode—there have been three so far. It’s considered a success, in today’s splintered, niche broadcasting.

“Princesses: Long Island” is like MTV’s “Jersey Shore” with Jews. And, sadly, we can’t show you any of the show’s clips, because they all just show too much princesses. Don’t ask. This is one time to be grateful you installed that Net Nanny… What, you haven’t? Oy vey…

See? I could write for this show with one hand tied behind my back.

Episode 2, “Shabbocalypse Now” (pretty clever, actually), aired Rosh Chodesh Tamuz (that’s June 9 for goyim): “Chanel and Ashlee drive into the city to meet up with Casey. Joey confronts Amanda after the altercation at the pool party. Casey reveals her past with Erica, and is now trying to put the past behind her for the girls’ upcoming Hamptons trip. During this week’s Shabbat dinner at Chanel’s, Casey lets her anger get the best of her.”

“I initially thought it was all in good fun,” Congressman Israel said. “But 20 minutes into the show, I realized that promoting anti-Semitic stereotypes isn’t that fun. It’s one of the most objectionable things I’ve ever seen on television, and there are a lot of objectionable things on television.”

Jodi Davis, a Bravo spokeswoman, told the AP the show is “about six women who are young, educated, single and Jewish living in Long Island, and is not meant to represent all Jewish women or other residents of Long Island.”

Well, now that she put it that way, of course, how could we be such fools. Anyone watching a bunch of Jews behaving like materialistic sluts would most likely assume they’re the exception, noting the great achievements of Jews and their contribution to humanity…

As in episode 4, coming to your screens Sunday: “It’s Ashlee’s 30th birthday and all the Princesses are there to help her celebrate Long Island–style — in a club in a strip mall and a scantily-clad crudité server.”

Yeah! Loose Jewish women, what a treat. And…

“Ashlee takes Casey, Chanel, and Joey to a weekend away at a Jewish singles camp in Connecticut, and Amanda and her mom Babs take Erica out to the hottest club on Long Island.”

The fun never stops for those Jewesses!

Incidentally, Bravo already apologized once for one of the characters calling Long Island a “ghetto.” Ouch… The G word…

Chanel Omari, like all the scantily-clad gals on the show, writes a blog for the show’s fans. In an entry titled “Thank G-d for the Manischewitz!” (she’s very makpid on shemos, see?), she actually writes:

“There is so much antisemitism in the world and it happens within our own culture, that it’s important for me to have my girls and I stick together and not let anyone come in between us or separate us. We need to embrace one another as women and as Jews, regardless of what genre of Judaism we come from.”

Here’s something you could do to alleviate some of that antisemitism, Chanel – get another day job. Something less scanty, hopefully.

Mind you, I didn’t say “try the Presbyterians,” which was my initial reaction…

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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14 Responses to “Congressman Says ‘Princesses: Long Island’ Promotes Antisemitism”

  1. Ben II says:

    these women are so dumb, they should focus on what they were designed for: to produce & care for the children. They cannot process more than one thought in their mind at one time.

  2. John Keytack says:

    What’s the BIG DEAL? It’s a TV show, for goodness sake…it’s not a court deposition! It’s supposed to be entertainment. As far as the Congressman’s comment that it’s anti-Semitic, has he ever watched the other reality shows on TV before?

  3. Congress to need to concentrate on a lot bigger problems not stupid TV programs.

  4. Charlie Hall says:

    "says Democrat Congressman from New York Steve Israel. "

    No such thing as a "Democrat Congressman". Democrat is a noun. The adjective form is is "Democratic" so the correct language would be "Democratic Congressman".

  5. Charlie Hall says:

    "says Democrat Congressman from New York Steve Israel. "

    No such thing as a "Democrat Congressman". Democrat is a noun. The adjective form is is "Democratic" so the correct language would be "Democratic Congressman".

  6. Charlie Hall says:

    "says Democrat Congressman from New York Steve Israel. "

    No such thing as a "Democrat Congressman". Democrat is a noun. The adjective form is is "Democratic" so the correct language would be "Democratic Congressman".

  7. Charlie Hall says:

    "says Democrat Congressman from New York Steve Israel. "

    No such thing as a "Democrat Congressman". Democrat is a noun. The adjective form is is "Democratic" so the correct language would be "Democratic Congressman".

  8. Yori Yanover says:

    Charlie — I've been a Democrat all my adult life, I have no problem with the term. But I'll change it just to make you happy.

  9. Charlie Hall says:

    My grandfather was a high school English teacher :).

  10. ooooh my gowd Morty come ovah heah and help wax my toenails

  11. Gil Gilman says:

    …says Democrat, Steve Israel, Congressman from New York." All reality shows are utter nonsense, come to think of it most of television. It is for those who need to get a life.

  12. Petra Kaatz says:

    Bravo should be ashamed of itself for promoting an stereotypical antisemitic excuse for a program.

  13. Petra Kaatz says:

    Bravo should be ashamed of itself for promoting an stereotypical antisemitic excuse for a program.

  14. Jack Kuper says:

    Sad to say, it sounds only too true. There is much in American Jewish life that a good look in the mirror wouldn't hurt.

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