Jersey Shore caricature Snooki’s newfound academic superstardom has everyone intermittently giving up on life, proclaiming the arrival of the End Times, and cursing her existence, apparently even news anchors on live TV. Yesterday morning, Fox 5 morning anchors Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto fully vented their disdain for the tiny cultural item, calling her, among other things, “self-indulgent and obnoxious,” accusing her of shilling for products she doesn’t even understand, and telling a behind-the-scenes anecdote about the time she showed up to their studio with alcohol in her bag.
Faux-mocking Kelly for not commanding as much money for academic speeches as Snooki at the end of a segment, Scotto apparently inadvertently opened the floodgates of scorn for the two of them. Kelly couldn’t help repeat that, yes, those $32,000 are going to the very same “rude, profane, self-indulgent, and obnoxious Snooki” to speak, following up with the observation, “I’ve never really heard her talk, and I’ve actually interviewed her.”
The two anchors then began to recall the time Snooki visited the set for that interview, with Scotto vividly recalling, “remember when she came here that day with the bottle of booze in the bag?” After a bit of bashfulness at having that revealed on the air, Kelly replied, “she was on the cookie diet… she didn’t have that much to say about the cookie diet.” Scotto noted that, for being on a diet, it was weird that “she didn’t lose any weight.” The impromptu Snooki roast is interrupted by a third anchor, who interjects that “we’re going to revisit the situation now” to groans, though it’s unclear whether she actually meant to invoke Mike Sorrentino.
The segment via Fox 5 NYC below:
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com