Yesterday, America’s favorite miniature reality nugget Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was in a New Jersey court to face charges stemming from her July arrest during production of season 3 in Seaside Heights. Snooki was fined $500 and ordered to perform community service as punishment for being drunk and disorderly on the beach. But the judge also admonished Snooki (“Rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent is not the way to live your life. If this was your idea of a good time, it appears your recent celebrity has affected your judgment.”) and he called her a “Lindsay Lohan wannabe.”
Now, I’m not saying that Snooki is an innocent angel, but she’s hardly on some kind of destructive Lohan-esque path. She’s on a reality show which pretty much demands that she have fun and go out and drink alcohol. Plus, as anyone can attest to on the show, Snooki is hardly “rude” or “obnoxious.” She’s actually one of the more endearing castmembers on the show. I may be a Jersey Shore apologist, but I’m also tired of people being so mean to this cast. You can dislike the show. You can choose not to watch it. These kids aren’t hurting anyone (except for maybe the few random folks they have gotten in fights with) and, personally, I don’t think they deserve such vitriol. But then again, to use the words of the judge, Jersey Shore IS actually my idea of a good time.