Abercrombie and Fitch wants nothing to do with The Situation or Jersey Shore! The clothing giant has offered Mike Sorrentino and his Jersey Shore co-stars a “substantial payment” in exchange for the group not wearing their clothes.
In a statement released Tuesday, Abercrombie and Fitch said Sorrentino’s “association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image.”
“We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans,” the company said. “We have therefore offered a substantial payment to Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and the producers of MTV’s The Jersey Shore to have the character wear an alternate brand. We have also extended this offer to other members of the cast, and are urgently waiting a response.”
Neither Sorrentino nor MTV has commented.
With the recent announcement by MTV that Katy Perry had been nominated for nine 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, the most for any artist this year, the global pop superstar has also set a record, becoming the first artist in MTV history to be nominated for four separate videos in one year. Katy’s nominations include “Video of the Year” and “Best Female Video,” for her No. 1 smash “Firework,” “Best Pop Video” for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” and “Best Collaboration” for her No. 1 single “E.T.” featuring Kanye West — this year’s current top-selling digital song in the U.S.
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