Snooki Mystifies Times Reporter
Dad can't account for 'Jersey Shore' star's popularity, either
By M. Morris, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2010 4:30 PM CDT
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi attends the 2010 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, June 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

(Newser) – With the second season of Jersey Shore mere days away, the Snooki phenomenon comes under the scrutiny of New York Times reporter Cathy Horyn, and no one emerges unscathed. To be fair, Horyn compares the 4-foot-9 Snooki, aka Nicole Polizzi, to Elizabeth Taylor. But she also likens her body to a turnip and writes, "Trying to hold a conversation with Snooki is a little like getting down on your hands and knees with a child."

Cue the charges of elitism and condescension. After it quotes Snooki's mystified father, "the rest of the profile is vaguely mean," Mike Vilensky writes for New York. "Horyn’s scorn for Snooki is quite palpable throughout the piece, to hilarious effect," writes Frances Martel of Mediaite. The piece is "perhaps the cruelest profile I've seen in the Style section in quite some time," Hortense Smith blogs for Jezebel. "I'm not quite sure why Snooki was chosen for such a takedown." For more on Snooki and her Jersey Shore co-stars, click here.

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Abe Gurko
Jul 26, 2010 11:17 AM CDT
Now, I have literally heard it all. In today’s The New York Times Style section, Cathy Horyn utters the words Elizabeth Taylor and Snooki in the same breath. Like it wasn’t bad enough that Katy Perry vomited her visions of grandeur, comparing herself to La Liz. But, really? Snooki? Somebody stick a fork in me, because I am done. Read more:
Jul 26, 2010 11:14 AM CDT
To be fair, Horyn compares the 4-foot-9 Snooki, aka Nicole Polizzi, to Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor??? What? I"d compare this talentless boob with a female Forest Gump, maybe.
Jul 26, 2010 10:46 AM CDT
snooki is a blob pay her no mind