Price said "Buckwild" is going to reinforce the worst stereotypes about being a young person from West Virginia.
"It makes it look like all we want to do is party and drink, that we're dumb, trashy rednecks and that's not what West Virginia is about," he said, then added he wouldn't be watching when the show begins in January.
"I hope it gets canceled after the first episode, and we can all put this behind us."
Not everyone agrees. Friends of some of the cast members have been very supportive of the show.
Zack Salisbury has known Shae Bradley, who is described in her MTV bio as a "Spicy Southern Belle," since the two were students at John Adams Middle School. The 21-year-old said he was looking forward to seeing the show.
"I'm going to enjoy the show," he said. "I'm sure everybody is. It's going to be wild, just like the title."
Salisbury didn't think the show portrayed West Virginia in a negative light and that watching some younger people cut loose wasn't bad for the state.
"People need to see a good, fun side of West Virginia, and I think the show also shows a loving side of West Virginia. They have their ups and downs, but I think it's more up."
He said if he'd been given the chance, he would have participated in the show. From his experiences, it's pretty accurate of the lifestyle for people he knows.
"It sure is. I've seen it."
The lifestyle can get pretty wild.
Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford said he recalled some incidents back when the show was filming.
"Nothing serious," he said. "Some complaints of vehicles driving erratically, some partying..."
However, cast member Salwa Amin, described by MTV as living at home with strict parents and the first one at the party whenever she's able to slip away, ran into trouble in July when she was arrested for disorderly conduct after she was observed screaming and yelling at a man walking into the Vista View Apartments at 4 a.m.
The charges were later dismissed.
It's not yet known whether that incident will feature in any way on the show.
"Buckwild" begins Jan. 3, and whether or not it becomes the next "Jersey Shore," Bailey said things would continue on much as they have before MTV ever set foot in Kanawha County.
"We're just going to keep on doing what we have been doing and try to show people what the real Charleston is."
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