Politicians Oppose Snooki’s Upcoming Appearance At Staten Island Mall

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — How do you end political bickering between a New York Democratic state senator and Republican assemblywoman from Staten Island? One word: Snooki.

The “Jersey Shore” star is slated to appear at the Staten Island Mall on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. to hype her new line of sunglasses. Thousands are expected to show up for the event.

State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis find Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s actions on the MTV reality show offensive and say the mall is sending the wrong message to young women by hosting the event.

“Our government…spends a lot of money annually to combat things like bullying, binge drinking and teenage sex,” Malliotakis told 1010 WINS. “Having Snooki come and highlighting her as a role model for our youth is not a good example.”

The politicians believe Snooki shouldn’t be celebrated or emulated.

“There’s certainly young celebrities who would attract a crowd but yet set forth a better example for our young people in our community,” Malliotakis said.

She suggested the mall bring in Taylor Swift, Jordin Sparks or Mandy Moore.

NYS Eyewear Collection released the following statement:

“With the State unemployment rate exceeding 8 percent and the local economy in decline, we respectfully request Senator Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis focus their bipartisan energies on issues of substance to this State’s prosperity rather than resort to transparent grandstanding.”

“NYS Collection gainfully employs significant amounts of local residents, contributes substantial tax dollars to the State’s treasury and this event will deliver well needed consumer traffic to the Staten Island Mall.”

The first 500 customers to purchase a pair of the NYS Collection, “Snooki by Nicole Polizzi,” shades during the mall event will receive an autographed photo and a chance to meet with Snooki.

The “Princess of Poughkeepsie” will also take her sunglasses tour to the Freehold Mall in New Jersey on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

No comment from Snooki.

What do you think? Sound off below…

  • Cincinnati Jerms

    This is why we should be thankful that we have the Bill of Rights in our United States Constitution: To keep self-righteous fools in public office from acting upon their notion that they have the right to tell other people what they can and cannot do.

  • Rich Scorce

    don’t these clowns have anything else to do. by making an issue of it they will only attract more people to the mall.

  • What's is wrong with people?

    I oppose everything Snooki does.


    • What's is wrong with people?

      sorry for the typo

  • mj

    its nice to know that our country is in such good shape that our elected officials can find the time to address the really important issues out there

  • Marcella Kendrick

    I am tired of these trashy, ignorant, immoral, uneducated, ghetto women being purported as positive role models.to our young women. The creators of these reality shows need to be ashamed, just as the watchers of this vile show and all of the others, need to find more constructive use of their time. If no one watched the show, it would go off the air. Question: Would you want YOUR daughter to be like Snooki?

    • Jenn P.

      Two words: Hell. No. She is repugnant and obnoxious. People lose brain cells when they watch that show. It is a shame that society considers her and people like her as a role model!

      • A "going postal" worker

        Jenn P – you are totally correct!

        The “dumbing down” of America.
        Children know more about Howard Stern’s jokes, than they do about math and science. Wow – and with college tuition costs rising out of control every year (and no one saying anthing about this) – our poor country is screwed!

    • Just axin'

      Exactly whom is saying that Snooki is a role model?

  • Michelle

    she is a celebrity? really? i thought she was a hooker. she is discusting and an embarassment.

  • DomC

    Like her or not, these politicians should mind their own business. The Staten island Mall is private property. If you don’t like Snooki, don’t go there!

  • Att. Hoar

    As long as she comes with her friend Deena…I’m all for it…bring on the Meatballs

  • Onslow

    I don’t get it.

    She’s VERY physically unattractive. She is as dumb as a tree stump (I would argue borderline mental retardation). And she is BORING … no interests, drives, or ambitions (outside of drinking and hanging on the beach).

    So what is the attraction? Are the kids today really that stupid?

    • Michael H.

      “are the kids today really that stupid?”

      Yes…yes they are. Sad isn’t it?

  • Surfin Bird

    Everyone needs to boycott this appearance. this show promotes violence towards women. It gives young adults the wrong message,and its offensive to Italians.

    Also that Staten Island Mall removed Santa Claus from the malls center court but they are having Snookie there.

    This is a disgrace.

    • A "going postal" worker

      Agree – that program is deeply offensive towards Italian Americans. What a disgrace!

  • Louie Pepe

    She is a trampy trashy skeevy stinky loser. She should just stay home.

  • Bman

    Guidettes & Guidos! who want to be black! I love it!

  • david11238

    I thought she was Beyonce for a second. She’s a very crispy critter.

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