And when I say "goes to town," I mean scribe an articulate and scathing takedown of a figure that doesn't merit an articulate or scathing takedown. Jezebel calls the Sunday New York Times style piece on Snooki "the cruelest profile I've seen in the style section," drudging up comparsions between Horyn's piece and Lynn Hershberg's M.I.A profile. Whether you think either celebrity are fair targets (or if that matters), this article includes less information. (It's a style piece about Snooki, people.)

For example, I did not know that the Sri Lankan ministry asked M.I.A. to stop running her mouth about the politics of its country, but no one has to be told that "lots of 22-year-old women wear revealing clothes, but they may not have [Snooki's] body shape, and it’s a safe bet they’re not rocking a pouf." Ouch?

It's not the most devastating piece you'll read - it's basically an elevated version of every conversation about Jersey Shore you've overheard in an elevator. (For some reason you keep walking in on those.) Yeah, maybe her father said, "I don’t want to say she don’t have talent ..." and even a close friend of Snooki admits that she was "the mean girl in high school." But did Horyn have to go there? There's no point in painting a silver lining around a public figure if there really isn't one - even in the name of balance or objectivity. It could have been less cutting, sure. But again, this is a style piece making back-handed comparisons between Elizabeth Taylor and Snooki Polizzi. And I'm sure Polizzi doesn't even care.

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Commentarium (5 Comments)

Jul 26 10 - 4:28pm

Everyone has heard (and probably said) worse about Snooki. I think people don't like her because they are jealous, and I know that it sounds like I'm the kid who cried about Britney Spears on YouTube. I think a lot of people wish they could be obnoxious, give in to their every carnal desire and get rich doing so.

Jul 26 10 - 4:33pm

yeah people are jealous because these no talent trash bags are getting rich for being losers.

Jul 26 10 - 4:35pm

That article isn't as scathing as I thought it would be. It almost made Snooki a bit endearing to me -- almost.

Jul 27 10 - 1:02pm

You know, I kept thinking Snooki looked just like a Peruvian girl I know, and then I found out her lineage is actually Chilean, and that she was adopted by Italian parents, so now it makes sense. I haven't heard anyone call her out on being a Chilean guidette, that's just not right, like the Indian guidos you see in Edison.

Aug 29 11 - 3:58pm

Fell out of bed feeling down. This has brihgtneed my day!