Hillbilly,' Often an Irritant, Can.....

Hillbilly,' Often an Irritant, Can.....

There are 11 comments on the Wheeling News story from Mar 23, 2008, titled Hillbilly,' Often an Irritant, Can...... In it, Wheeling News reports that:

“Hillbillies enjoy life, plain and simple”

' When a casting company recently looked to West Virginia hollows for extras to play inbred degenerates, state leaders were loud and clear: go elsewhere for your negative stereotypes. via Wheeling News

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Since: Mar 08

Spring Hill, FL

#1 Mar 31, 2008
Having been born in West Virginia, I am proud of my heritage, even tho' I have not lived there since childhood. I galls me that people refer to us as "hicks", "rednecks" or "hillbillys". Mountaineers are a proud people and were thoughtful enough to break away from Virginia, rejecting the evils of slavery and ideology of the Confederacy. To think of West Virginians as poor, uneducated and unsophisticated are labels which all should reject. Kudos to state leaders in showing Hollywood the door!
Alfred E Newman

United States

#2 Apr 1, 2008
when I tell people that I am from WV most of them say " Well I have been to Richmond"..DUH!
gotnoproof

United States

#3 Apr 1, 2008
Alfred E Newman wrote:
when I tell people that I am from WV most of them say " Well I have been to Richmond"..DUH!
I was born in WV, but at age 12 moved to Indiana in 1963. I STILL make reference to "being a hillbilly" but I think of it as a good thing, I'm proud of it... it's not a negative thing at all. When I moved to Indiana, I heard the same thing.... I'd tell someone I was from WV and they'd reference some Virginia town so I'd have to straighten it out for 'em. Somewhere several years ago I saw a coffee mug or a can cooler (don't remember now which it was) that really said it all. It had a business name and address and phone number on it, and the "city & state" line read: WEST, By God, Virginia. Hey, the name hillbilly dosn't bother me... I've been called LOTS worse!
Alfred E Newman

United States

#4 Apr 2, 2008
gotnoproof wrote:
<quoted text>
I was born in WV, but at age 12 moved to Indiana in 1963. I STILL make reference to "being a hillbilly" but I think of it as a good thing, I'm proud of it... it's not a negative thing at all. When I moved to Indiana, I heard the same thing.... I'd tell someone I was from WV and they'd reference some Virginia town so I'd have to straighten it out for 'em. Somewhere several years ago I saw a coffee mug or a can cooler (don't remember now which it was) that really said it all. It had a business name and address and phone number on it, and the "city & state" line read: WEST, By God, Virginia. Hey, the name hillbilly dosn't bother me... I've been called LOTS worse!
call me anything just don't call me late for dinner
Alfred E Newman

United States

#5 Apr 2, 2008
Small World.........many years ago I lived in Hollywood Fl. and would eat breakfast at the same diner every morning and sit with my pal Tony. one day I sez Tony where you from? and he says Huntington WV my father had Lobaldo's Market at 4th Ave & 13th St. and I said that makes you Janet's uncle she has been my friend since 1st grade at Gallaher then at Oley and HHS
Rulistening2me

Huntington, WV

#6 Apr 2, 2008
I was born and raised in WV . At age 18 I moved to Losangeles, California. Un fornately WV can not move again for the chip they have on their shoulder. Actors play a part in a movie. Its all acting. We should have jumped on the chance to have another movie filmed in WV. The movie industry could bring a lot of well need money into our poor econimic state. but instead of welcomeing them we show that we wear our feeling on our shoulders. Many a top actors and actresses
stared out in low budget films later to become Hollywoods highest paid stars. With our beautiful
scenery we could become a major player in location for films in the future. After all this was not a documentary. So why on earth would we not welcome the chance to bring $$$$$$$$ to are area. Grow up people like you is what holds WV back. This had nothing to do with making us look bad.
Another Old Timer

Pikeville, KY

#7 Apr 4, 2008
gotnoproof wrote:
<quoted text>
I was born in WV, but at age 12 moved to Indiana in 1963. I STILL make reference to "being a hillbilly" but I think of it as a good thing, I'm proud of it... it's not a negative thing at all. When I moved to Indiana, I heard the same thing.... I'd tell someone I was from WV and they'd reference some Virginia town so I'd have to straighten it out for 'em. Somewhere several years ago I saw a coffee mug or a can cooler (don't remember now which it was) that really said it all. It had a business name and address and phone number on it, and the "city & state" line read: WEST, By God, Virginia. Hey, the name hillbilly dosn't bother me... I've been called LOTS worse!
Well I am a born West Virginian who is very proud of being a hillbilly! If only the whole world could just be a hillbilly for one day...we might have a world full of them. Kindest people you'll ever know that's a fact! I now live in Kentucky and am still a hillbilly....still a WV hillbilly but currently a KY hillbilly!!! Come to Hillbilly Days in Pikeville. It's great! Starts on April 17-19
Another Old Timer

Pikeville, KY

#8 Apr 4, 2008
Rulistening2me wrote:
I was born and raised in WV . At age 18 I moved to Losangeles, California. Un fornately WV can not move again for the chip they have on their shoulder. Actors play a part in a movie. Its all acting. We should have jumped on the chance to have another movie filmed in WV. The movie industry could bring a lot of well need money into our poor econimic state. but instead of welcomeing them we show that we wear our feeling on our shoulders. Many a top actors and actresses
stared out in low budget films later to become Hollywoods highest paid stars. With our beautiful
scenery we could become a major player in location for films in the future. After all this was not a documentary. So why on earth would we not welcome the chance to bring $$$$$$$$ to are area. Grow up people like you is what holds WV back. This had nothing to do with making us look bad.
Wrong! They don't even want to film it here! What about We are Marshall? Partly filmed in Atlanta. Really!

Since: Jun 08

Heaven Bound

#9 Jun 12, 2008
Paddle faster!! I hear banjo music!! ;)
John B Goode

Duluth, GA

#10 Jun 13, 2008
bosoxdave wrote:
. Mountaineers are a proud people and were thoughtful enough to break away from Virginia, rejecting the evils of slavery and ideology of the Confederacy.
You might just give those history books another "glance" or two. Succession was not a choice, but the spoil of war. A large segment of the current state( southwestern) did not what to succeed Virginia. But in the end, it has worked out. This is old news really, it is acctually going to be filmed in PA, they were only looking for "fill ins" from West Virginia.
hillbilly

United States

#11 May 3, 2012
A TRUE HILLBILLY CAN BE "YO BEST FRIEND" OR WORST ENEMY,THEY ARE POLITE,YOU CHOOSE.

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