MTV Shore left stranded off Ibiza

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 21 July 2015

Ibiza's local government and over 2,000 citizens have spoken out against MTV's Shore franchise arriving on the island.

"We don't want Ibiza Shore and we demand a public boycott from the island's institutions and companies to deny any permission they ask in order to record on our streets and public places," states a campaign which currently has over 2,350 signatures. "We don't need Ibiza's name to be linked to this kind of initiative, which promotes a picture of the island that doesn't contribute anything."

The president of Ibiza's council, Vicent Torres, told radio station Cadena SER that "we don't like these kind of programmes as they show a facet of the island that we don't want to show to the world".

This opposition kicked off immediately after last week's announcement from Viacom's MTV saying that MTV South Europe and MTV Latin America were signing their first international project to bring back the reality show franchise Shore, for its sixth edition, following Jersey Shore, Geordie Shore, Warsaw Shore, Gandía Shore and Acapulco Shore.

A similar campaign happened prior to the recording of Gandía Shore in 2013, with both the local government and citizens opposing it. However, the city publicly supported the show once it has finished and had contributed to increased tourism in the area.