The Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Mike
‘The Situation’ Sorrentino & Vinny Gaudagnino

The male stars of the hit MTV reality show Jersey Shore have reacted to being placed on the cover of the Village Voice’s “Queer Issue”.

According to reports, Vinny Gaudagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino were excited when asked to appear shirtless for the newspaper for a feature titled ‘The Guido Ideal’, but they didn’t know at the time it would included in the Village Voice’s annual gay Pride issue.

There were initial claims that the men were upset at the news, but at least two of the buff boys have come out to say that they’re not too fazed.

“Whenever they send the photos, they send them. I leave it up to MTV’s best judgment to send it somewhere where it won’t be too outrageous. But I don’t think the Village Voice Queer Issue is that big of a deal. Whatever,” Guadagnino told Crushable.

“Every magazine we do I think that is pretty cool…Even these pictures, they look good, you know? So what am I going to say? I’m not looking at the morality behind it. Look at the pictures.”

On Facebook, Sorrentino said: “As for the Village Voice SitUAtioN – it’s not for me to judge somebody’s sexual preference and in my opinion the SitUaTIoN looks good as hell and that is my main concern. It just so happens that The SitUaTiON has mass appeal and happily reaches a very broad audience – This is not my first cover and definitely not my last – SitUATIon NATION.”

Magro has not yet commented. In February he was forced to apologise following the release of footage of him punching a man while shouting homophonic slurs. “I apologize to my fans, In the heat of the moment i said a lot of things i didnt mean and im very sorry… i love my creepy fans…” he tweeted.

Jersey Shore is a US reality television series on MTV that follows eight housemates as they live, work and socialise in the town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

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