Snooki’s James Madison University Appearance Sparks Racist Student Protest
James Madison University can’t handle The Snookster!
Tanned-to-a-tangerine MTV docusoap star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is scheduled to appear at Virginia’s JAMU on March 3, but the latest in a series of promotional appearances for the self-appointed “Princess of Poughkeepsie” is creating a Facebook firestorm.
In what is being billed the Jersey Shore diva’s debut appearance at the popular public institution, Snooki is scheduled to be interviewed by a comedian and participate in a Q&A session. However, everyone won’t be welcoming the Mini-Sausage to the Commonwealth with open arms. The pint-sized reality personality’s scheduled appearance prompted a bevy of racist comments and threats of violence from members of the student body last week that forced the university’s student run organization overseeing the event to step in.
Steven Eure, director of public relations of the University Board which arranged the event, told RadarOnline.com Friday: “The Facebook page became a place where students wrote positive comments about the violent guy that punched Snooki and how she deserved it. Their comments were cruel not only about Snooki but also directed toward the students that were excited that Snooki was coming.”
Jersey Shore, which debuted its first episode in December, followed eight housemates as they spent their summer in a summer share in Seaside Heights. The controversial show went on to become the most successful in the network’s history. A second season of Jersey Shore is expected to debut this June.