Christie suspended the film tax credit program in 2010 to close a budget deficit, but the 2009 season still qualified for the credit.
“I have no interest in policing the content of such projects,” Christie said in a statement. “However, as chief executive 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.”
To those of you who don’t live in New Jersey, please be advised that orange-dyed overexposed (in every meaning of the word) inebriated louts are the exception, not the rule, to the Garden State’s inhabitants.
Jersey Shore is awful enough that companies pay the orange-dyed “stars” not to use their products:
The Situation doesn’t usually require a lot of motivation to lose the shirt. But Abercrombie & Fitch wants him to go one further — the company has offered to pay “Jersey Shore” cast members to stop wearing clothes carrying their brand.
The preppy teen retailer said Tuesday it would pay a “substantial payment” to Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino or any cast member who stops wearing its clothing on the popular MTV reality show because the series is “contrary to the aspirational nature of the brand.”
Thank you, Governor Christie for ending the $420,000 Jersey Shore tax break.
And, A&F, you can pay me to not wear your clothes any time, too.
Cross-posted in The Green Room.