UNICO National President Andre DiMino stated that MTV produced a ‘bordello-like’ house with the Italian flag and made use of the Italian flag’s colours: red, white and green. He believes that they are subliminally bashing Italian-Americans by using various techniques such as the decorating of the house. He went on further to say that the housemates of the Jersey Shore house were an embarrassment to themselves, their families and their heritage. He also expressed his opinion to the New Jersey Star-Ledger explaining that the word “Guido” is a derogatory comment and a pejorative word that depicts an uncool Italian who is trying to be cool.* As mentioned before, the word has taken on a different meaning and according to Donald Tricarico, a sociology professor, “Guido is a slur, but Italian kids have embraced it just as black kids have embraced the N word. In the same way that radical gays call themselves queer.”*
DelVecchio is the first housemate from Jersey Shore to receive his own spin-off . The show focused on his DJ career as he goes on a tour around America. Filming commenced in 2012.   According to TIME, "We're guessing Pauly D got the spot [instead of Nicole Polizzi or Michael Sorrentino ] because he genuinely seems fun and easy to get along with. He's not known for diva antics like The Situation and doesn't appear a drunken mess at times, like Nicole and Michael do."  The show, originally called DelVecchio was later renamed The Pauly D Project . It premiered on MTV on March 29, 2012.