Mike Sorrentino, who dubbed himself The Situation, has made one heckuva living acting like a douche on MTVās The Jersey Shore. Now it seems even his old man is tired of the nonsense.
I admire Mikeās hustle. He has figured out how to brand himself, and even coined a few mildly amusing catch phrases. His womanizing reality TV persona has taken him to a number of places, including Dancing With The Starsābut he is really starting to wear on people.
One person who has apparently had enough of his BS is his father, Frank, who claims that Mike actually āabandonedā the family after he got famous.
Iām not sure whether or not old Frank is trying to pull a Michael Lohan, gaining publicity by making wild claims about his kid, or if he has a legitimate gripe.
It all started when TMZ posted a video of him whining about his son, saying that he tried to ask Mike for a favor and was turned down. The actual quote goes something like this:
“I ask you one f**king favor and you tell me to go f**king be like a regular f**king Joe Blow and go on welfare?ā
Granted, we donāt know the back-story between these two. For all we know Frank was a horrible father, and Mike doesnāt want to have anything to do with him. He certainly doesnāt owe his father anything.
But things got even crazier when Frank posted another video, this time making the claim that Mike was given the can at a job all because of a sexual encounter with an older co-worker.
Iām just wondering what the heck that has to do with anything. Itās one thing to say that he wonāt cut you a check in a time of need, but why would he mention something like that? If anything it plays right into Mikeās character, and seems like something he would be proud of.
Iām voting that Frank is nothing but a bitter Betty, but weāll have to wait and see how this one pans out.
Readers: do you think he is telling the truth?