JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mobile home parks, beer bellies and "old fashioned." Those are the impressions of Jacksonville conveyed in an online video by a local salon owner who moved here from South Florida.
Wendy Phipps, owner of Salon 912 on Atlantic Boulevard, is quoted in the 2-minute video saying, "What I found in this godforsaken town is nobody wants to get their hair done here."
Stargroves Films, a production company based in Jacksonville, created the video to promote a reality tv series that it is pitching to networks.
The show called Real?ty TV is set at Salon 912.
Salon 912's owner, Wendy Phipps, told Action News she meant for it to be humorous and not offensive.
She moved here from Broward County two years ago and says she is glad she did.
Phipps told Action News, "I love Jacksonville. There are a lot of great things here. I don't like the redneck thing. It's not cool."
She insisted she doesn't think Jacksonville can be classified as, "redneck" though.
Stargroves Films claims the video was meant to convey national stereotypes of Jacksonville to capture the attention of a national audience. Producers just completed a pilot episode and are in the process of pitching the reality series based on the salon to television networks.