Following the tragic death of Shain Gandee on April 1, MTV has shut down production of ‘Buckwild’ and now the Mayor of the West Virginian town has called for MTV to cancel the hit show. Do YOU think ‘Buckwild’ should be canceled? Vote here!
Buckwild star Shain Gandee was killed in a terrible accident on April 1, and following all his shocking and sudden death, MTV shut down production on season 2 of the popular show. Now, the Mayor Danny Jones of Charleston, WV, has said that he wants the show to be canceled, because the it “only enhances the negative stereotype the Kanawha Valley already has.” Would you be sad if Buckwild was canceled?
‘Buckwild': Should It Be Cancelled?
Shain, 21, was found dead in his car on April 1, following a four wheeling expedition that went wrong. Shain, his uncle David Gandee and a friend were found dead inside Shain’s 1984 Ford Broncho that was trapped in mud in a ravine near his Sissonville home. They died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.
MTV has since halted production on the second season of the show, and there are no plans to restart filming.
Is this the right decision? The mayor thinks so!
Mayor Danny Jones Calls For ‘Buckwild’ To Be Canceled
“Of the few cast members on the show already two have had legal issues and now one has died. The show only enhances the negative stereotype the Kanawha Valley already has. I hope the show’s life is short,” Mayor Danny Jones said to TMZ.
He is referring to when cast member Salwa Amin was arrested in a drug raid on Feb. 10 outside of Charleston, WV.
Is the mayor right? Should the show be canceled?
Fans are divided, as some think that since the show depicts the cast doing wild, reckless and dangerous things, that it is only right that it should be shelved considering the way Shain died.
MTV Releases Statement Regarding The Future Of ‘Buckwild’
MTV released a statement after the Buckwild star’s death: “We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident. We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly.”
Currently, the show’s future is up in the air.
“We’re taking a few weeks to give the cast a chance to get a handle on this because they’re devastated, and then we will all address where do you go from here,” said the show’s producer J.P. Williams, whose Parallel Entertainment produces the series alongside Zoo Productions. He said it’s a decision that ultimately will be made by MTV.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Should Buckwild be canceled? Or do you want to see it return? Vote below!
— Eleanore Hutch
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