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Long Islanders Furious After "Princesses: Long Island" Star Calls Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged Area "A Ghetto"

Residents of Long Island are angry with Bravo and calling for a boycott for the way the new reality show portrays Long Island.

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Here's some shaky footage of the clip in question:

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Those gathered Friday night were most upset about Ashlee White's comments about couches on the side of the road, which they say is evidence of the need to rebuild the area after the storm.

Among those who showed were Jewish residents of the village offended by the stereotypes on the show, local Superstorm Sandy survivors who feel slighted by comments made about debris and a local rap group that wrote a song about the show after one of the cast called Freeport a "ghetto."


Freeport residents Nice and iLL went so far as to record a hip-hop song in response to the portrayal of Freeport in Princesses: Long Island.

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From the song's description on YouTube:

This is in response to the premiere episode on Bravo. How they are not only a false representation of Long Island but how they could portray an amazing village like Freeport on national Television is ridiculous, and our town and Island need to be Acknowledged!

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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