Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hoboken to Snooki: Stay Out Of Our City!

Okay, so Hoboken didn't really tell Snooki to keep her alcoholic tendencies out of their city, but the mayor of Hoboken did decide that Snooki and J-Woww will not be allowed to film their spin-off in the bar-heavy city.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer cites the safety and quality of life in Hoboken as the reason that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "J-Woww" Farley aren't allowed to film the spinoff to the MTV show that made them famous in the city. While I am surprised at the mayor's decision, she makes some good points.

Hoboken is known to be crowded (it's a city, after all!) and camera crews filming Snooki and J-Woww 24 hours a day would certainly create more traffic and make life more difficult for Hoboken residents. If you aren't aware, Hoboken has recently become a much higher-end city than it used to be, and I can see why the mayor thinks this would negatively impact the 'yuppie' atmosphere in the city.

Snooki has a retort to the mayor's anti-Jersey Shore stance. In response to Mayor Zimmer's decision, Snooki said, "She was 24 once, she's from Jersey, she was at the shore and she was doing the same exact thing we're doing. She just wasn't taped." If I were Dawn Zimmer, this would be enough to make me ensure that Snooki never films in Hoboken. Why? Well, Snooki's making a broad accusation here. Maybe Mayor Zimmer did her share of partying and drinking, but I doubt she got drunk to the point of being arrested, made out with everyone in sight and started a lot of problems for no apparent reason. I'd also be willing to bet that she did a LOT less tanning than the Jersey Shore stars. (GTL, anyone?)

Snooki also claims that her presence would be positive for Hoboken because it would bring in revenue. I don't think she's entirely wrong about this concept, but I'm not sure if her presence would bring in the kind of attention and revenue that Hoboken is looking for.

The only way I'd like to see Mayor Zimmer reconsider is if Snooki really is pregnant like rumors say she is. (Her rep denies this.) It might be interesting to see Snooki try to raise a baby in Hoboken. Seriously, though, that's a joke. If she is having a baby, that kid deserves to grow up without cameras following him or her around. Give up the filming if you're preggo, Snooki!

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