Pelican Island residents took a stance millions will admire and millions more may disagree with. The town residents collaborated and are signing petitions to have the ‘Snookie and JWoww’ show banned from the Jersey Shore.
Of course, the pint-sized reality show star pouted and took to her Instagram page, stating “Adults are trying to ban my son, fiance and I from enjoying our summer at the shore. Grow up, get over yourself and move on.” Apparently the residents are not. The residents are still rebuilding after the tragic strike of Hurricane Sandy. In doing so, they have gone as far as hiring R.S. Gasiorowski, attorney at law to protect their town from the MTV show filming there.
Local resident Sue Kosakowski is one of the vocal residents who is completely over the Snooki phase. She wants the show banned, because “This is a quiet, friendly island that’s being put on the map for the wrong reasons — it’s a disgrace,” Kosakowski said.
Tuesday, was Twitter day for Snooki as she angrily responded to the claims from the residents, “Insult my son & fiancé, and I will go mama bear on your a**. #family #myeverything … If my ‘actions’ like playing with my son is bringing the wrong ‘crowd,’ obviously we are on too different pages here. I stick up for my fam.” With that classy rebuttal, one can guess this isn’t going to end well.
JWoww did not calm the angry tirade as she too joined in and supported her petite friend, “Laughing so hard over these reports @snooki … Who would’ve thought 2 girls can pi** so many people off #embracethehaters.”
Officials for the township claimed they didn’t know about the filming details until late last week and Mayor Carmen Amato stated he was only informed a female and her young child would be filming at a home located at 515 Sunset Drive South. The owner of the property is listed as Michael Loundy, per public records. He has declined to comment on the specific details of the transaction.
Gasiorowski has an issue with the vagueness of transparency from Loundy, advising he did not share the true intentions of his home to share with the community. One person supported Loudy’s decision, and that was the president of the Pelican Island homeowners association, Mark Wade, who wants residents to bring the focus back home,
“I think the focus should remain on rebuilding the island and not tearing it apart,” said Wade, who said he was not representing the association with his personal remarks. Snooki seemed to agree, but in a Snooki kind of way she responded with less tact and more fight.
“Grow up, get over yourself and move on. This is not how we should be treating one another. Absolutely sick and very sad. I pray for you. There’s much bigger things to worry about in life than trying to ban my family from your neighborhood.” Thousands agreed with the Rutgers College speaker, close to 90,000 people liked and shared her post.
Each side has their specific points. Pelican Island residents wants to remain detached from the on-goings of mass media cameras showing up in their small township to rebuild their homes and move forward after Sandy. There seems to be a level of miscommunication between show and town. The producers and town officials should have scheduled a meeting previously to the announcement of a show being taped. This would had avoided insults, banning requests and possibly bring together individuals instead of tearing apart a city and doing exactly what they didn’t want; bringing national attention to their township.