At about 8 p.m., @MTV--BUCKWILD posted on Twitter: "Less than 1 hours till #BUCKWILD WHOS READY [Re-tweet] THIS ... !!!"
Earlier Thursday night, former West Virginia University football punter and kicker Pat McAfee, currently a punter for the Indianapolis Colts, tweeted, "The amount of WV tweets I'm gonna get tonight when 'Buckwild' premieres is gonna be ridiculous ... The show looks amazing though."
Courtney Grimmett promised that "West Virginia isn't full of a bunch of uneducated and illiterate hill jacks."
Courtney Antigo said she wished "they would cut the northern panhandle off of WV and call us PA or OH because these [expletive] are giving us a horrible name."
But not all the reactions were negative. Twitter showed signs that more than a few young viewers appreciated the country antics.
"I don't even care what y'all say, buck wild is crackin me up," Allie Cardwell said.
Just before the show went live, Haley Rakes said she was "honestly pretty happy about being from WV and #Buckwild being on MTV."
Morgan Bowles said "at the end of the day, I'm proud where I came from. It's just a show ... stop worrying about our reputation."
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