The Mayor of Charleston, West Virginia — where “Buckwild” is filmed — says he hopes MTV will pull the plug on the controversial show after one of its stars, Shain Gandee, was found dead today.
Mayor Danny Jones tells our sources … “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.”
The show has been surrounded by controversy from the beginning … you”ll recall, back in December WV Senator Joe Manchin blasted the show as a “travesty” that profits off of shameful behavior and urged MTV to cancel it even before it aired.
Adding to the problem … two “Buckwild” cast members were recently arrested for separate incidents — Salwa Amin and Michael Burford. Amin in connection with a drug raid and Burford on suspicion of DUI.
As our sources previously reported … 21-year-old cast member Shain Gandee was found dead earlier this morning — along with his uncle and one unidentified passenger — inside a Ford Bronco, in Sissonville, WV.