Residents of Laguna Beach, Calif., have accused the MTV series named after the sunny locale of focusing on the city`s negative points.
Local political candidates and parents have become more and more outspoken against the MTV reality series, accusing ‘Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County’ of increasing crime and substance abuse in the Southern California city, The Los Angeles Times reported.
‘It was a boneheaded move. I would never let my child participate,’ said parent Ketta Brown about MTV`s filming. ‘Hopefully this show will die a natural death.’
The criticism of the TV series follows a recent study that claimed Laguna Beach to be tops in substance abuse in Orange County.
‘When it was so hot this summer and people asked why, I said, `It must be MTV.` That`s how ridiculous it has become,’ Candace Hurley, a mother of two, told the newspaper. ‘People now blame MTV for everything.’