RAINN gets angry with Vinny Guadignino over his offensive rapey rap lyrics

Well, consider me disillusioned, fellow “GTL” tolerators. In previous moments of vulnerability, I’ve spoken in rather glowing terms of Vinny Guadagnino of “Jersey Shore” fame. Honestly, it’s an easy mistake to make for either the novice or those who consider themselves familiar with the most likeable member of the cast. Even if you merely look at the below photo, it’s easy to mistake Vinny (far left) as the most (relatively) normal one of the castmates:

Honestly, I thought that Vinny was “normal” too. Then I caught up with Season 3 (I’d previously skipped it before viewing Season 4 in Italy) and realized just how many girls (a.k.a., “Grenades”) that Vinny bedded during his Seaside exploits. Of course, he also “got it in” with Snooki during Season 4 as well and then hilariously went on to claim that what he really wanted to do was act, just so long as he could find projects that “[didn't] tarnish my image.” And then he proceeded to write a rap song about rape:

The nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization is blasting Vinny from “Jersey Shore” — claiming the lyrics about rape in his new rap song are “ignorant” and “send a dangerous message to the public.”

As we previously reported, Vinny posted the new song on his YouTube page — in which he raps about having sex with a stripper and “actin’ like I’m raping it.”

Now, a rep for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) — tells us, “The lyrics in Vinny Guadagnino’s new rap song that glorify rape are ignorant. Trivializing this violent crime sends a dangerous message to the public.”

“Use of the term ‘actin’ like’ doesn’t mitigate the harm this crime has on survivors of sexual violence.”

The rep adds, “We hope that Mr. Guadagnino will reconsider his stand on this issue and leverage his platform to reinforce a zero tolerance policy for sexual violence, as he has with bullying.”

For what it’s worth, Vinny has since pulled the video … and tweeted … “Whoa! Some people really know how to take things out of context ! … It was fun though!”

[From TMZ]

Seriously, I cannot believe that Vinny has made a lame “out of context” claim in his defense. Exactly how does he consider rationalizing sex with a stripper “like [he's] rapin’ it” in terms other than forced sex? After all, it isn’t as if Vinny is even speaking in metaphorical terms, such as Kristen Stewart’s remark about the paparazzi and Johnny Depp’s description of photoshoots, about rape. Instead, he’s speaking about actual forced sex. Real rape.

In my mind, Vinny is no longer a nice guy, and I cannot believe that I ever before fell for his shtick. Although it’s easy to poke fun at Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, at least he doesn’t pretend to be anything but a dirty dog. Vinny has tried to hide his true ways, and these efforts have been successful. Until now.

Photos courtesy of Fame and WENN

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  1. Agnes says:

    Unreal. What an idiot.

  2. Miss Beca says:

    eh, I’m kind of split on this. on the one hand, Vinnie was really out of line. on the other hand, he’s a kid. a normal kid from Staten Island, who all of a sudden found himself rich and 15-minute famous. He made a bad decision, for sure. But I hardly think that makes him “not a nice guy”. Honestly…would you want people to judge you based on some dumbass thing you wrote in your early 20s?

    • Faye says:

      I understand where you’re coming from on this, but at what age are you supposed to realize that rape is serious and damaging and shouldn’t be trivialized or glamorized? Personally, I think whatever that age is (young) that he’s past it and should have realized the lyrics were exceedingly inappropriate. I agree that sudden and rather unexpected fame and great deals of money can (and does) befuddle anyone, but I don’t think in this case it excuses his trivialization of rape or the fact that he referred to a woman as “it.” So I must respectfully disagree with you. (Not being sarcastic, it’s just that sometimes with comments things get taken out of context without vocal intonation and I don’t want you to think I’m attacking you.)

  3. justsayin says:

    I’m offended he was RAPPING !
    What he said was stupid, but on the bright side, it won’t “tarnish his reputation” as village idiot at all.

  4. Zelda says:

    Is that even Sammi in the second pic?
    Let’s talk about her plastic surgery, please!

  5. Cathy says:

    He dresses like pee wee herman

  6. DarkEmpress says:

    I used to think he was the only one on the cast who was reasonably intelligent, mostly because he didnt seem to spend as much time frying his brain in a tanning bed. I guess I was wrong.

  7. Crystalline says:

    I’m not terribly shocked by this since rape remains a “funny” joke among many people his age. Its very hard to convince them that it is a serious, painful experience that shouldn’t be laughed about. I chalk it up to ignorance in the end. Although you have to ask how the publicist I presume he has didn’t stop this–there is no good that can come out of a song called “Rack City”.

    Sadly, Pauly D has come off as the nicest guy out of all of them recently. I don’t know how that happened, maybe its just because anyone would look nice next to the Situation and Ronnie.

  8. lucy2 says:

    I have to laugh at how the instant defense from a celebrity (and I use that word very loosely here) is always “out of context”.
    People reacted to something he put out there himself. It wasn’t modified in anyway to change his intentions. There is no “out of context”, not at all.
    Not that I’m surprised one of these morons doesn’t understand basic concepts.

  9. MellaYella says:

    I’m tired of them, the Kardashian’s and all the house wives. All of it!

  10. GirlyGIrl says:

    He’s just two words

    Stupid. Douche.

    In a couple years we can add the word Unemployed.