“As a U.S. Senator, I am repulsed at this business venture, where some Americans are making money off of the poor decisions of our youth,” Manchin wrote. “I cannot imagine that anyone who loves this country would feel proud profiting off of ‘Buckwild.’ ”

“Instead of showcasing the beauty of our people and our state, you preyed on young people, coaxed them into displaying shameful behavior — and now you are profiting from it. That is just wrong.”

It's unlikely that Manchin's objections will derail the highly publicized new show, however. Lawmakers in New Jersey called for a boycott of advertisers supporting the "Jersey Shore," arguing the program perpetuated derogatory ethnic stereotypes. But MTV powered ahead with the show, which set record ratings for the network.