The questionable but popular MTV reality show Jersey Shore has incorporated itself into our daily lives, from the jokes we tell to the slang we use.
Phrases like “GTL,” “DTF,” “Grenade,” and “The Situation” now carry meanings that would have baffled us a decade ago.
Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, one of the stars of the Jersey Shore, has decided to lay claim to a few of these Jersyisms by filing suit in the form of a cease-and-desist letter against retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.
The brand recently issued a press release claiming that they had offered Sorrentino a substantial amount of money to stop wearing their clothing on camera – to which Sorrentino counters he has received no such offer.
Why is Sorrentino suing then?
Abercrombie & Fitch has decided to capitalize on the bad publicity by printing kitschy T-shirts that read “The Fitchuation’ and “GTL Fitch” – all which Sorrentino claims to have inspired.
Although it seems there isn’t much weight to the Jersey reality star’s case, Abercrombie has until Tuesday to respond to the request and finally put this Situation to rest.