Written by Daniel Nee (Editor) Berkeley Township's newest seasonal resident isn't feeling the love from Shore locals, and she has a message to those who don't want her around: "grow up."
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, a former cast member of the MTV series "Jersey Shore," took to social media to blast critics of the recent announcement that she would be filming her current series, "Snooki & JWoww" at a home in Berkeley Township's Pelican Island section.
The current show is a spin-off of Jersey Shore in which Polizzi stars with Jennifer "JWoww" Farley.
In a social media post on Instagram, Polizzi infers that she cannot understand why people want to "ban my son, fiancé and I from enjoying our summer at the shore."
"Grow up, get over yourself and move on," she said. "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."
Count Berkeley Township's mayor, Carmen Amato, as one of the people who may have been the object of the pint-sized reality star's rage.
“Obviously, I’m not thrilled about this,” Amato told Patch last week. “Especially since the Pelican Island section of Berkeley Township was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. Many residents haven’t been back and those that are are struggling to rebuild.”
Berkeley Township may have been chosen as a filming location since it does not have an ordinance in place that requires permitting before television shows can be shot within its borders. Amato said he has directed the township's attorney to draft such an ordinance for consideration at the next council meeting, which is scheduled for Monday night at 7 p.m.