"This is not real West Virginia," says Senator Joe Manchin. "If they think that, they are sadly mistaken. They've come in here and paid them money, promised them fame and fortune, they had four and five takes until they got it outrageous enough to show it."
The show is set in southern West Virginia and follows the lives of what MTV is calling a "wide range of kids from the well-off to the working class."
"I was kinda excited because I thought people were going to start noticing West Virginia," says Megan Frazer, a West Virginia native. "Then I saw the commercial and was disappointed that that's how they're going to see West Virginia."
"It's just very belittling," says Heather Renaud, another West Virginia native.
After watching a short clip of the new show some native West Virginians say the show is an ugly and inaccurate stereotype of the state.
"I couldn't even rent that back hoe and in a field to run it that's ridiculous. A bunch of partying kids don't have that kind of money, that's all there is to it," says Ryan Kendig, another West Virginia native.
They say West Virginians are raised with better values and even though young people do party, that's not all that's on their mind.
"I'm representing West Virginia as Mr. Mountaineer and it's closely related to the Ms. American organization and the goal of doing this is kinda to help men the same way Ms. America helps women," says Cody Barrett, Mr. Mountaineer.
Some residents say MTV didn't do their research and hope they change their mind.
"He has to meet a true West Virginian and learn about the mountaineer pride," says Tanner Barr, another West Virginia native.
The show is set to air January 3, 2013.
Senator Joe Manchin has asked MTV to cancel the show before it airs in January.