Reality series Jersey Shore doesn’t have the best image among the state’s residents, and Governor Chris Christie has been one of the show’s harshest critics.
The program’s featured attraction, Snooki, is so angry about Christie’s criticisms that she has vowed not to vote for him for president this year.
In defense of Christie referring to the cast as buffoons, according to Hollywood.com, Snooki posted on Twitter, "I will not be voting for Chris Christie. Love always, the "buffoons" from that degrading Jersey Shore show. I DEF don't want a judgmental president who has NEVER met me in person. I'll stick w Obama."
Meanwhile, cast member Jenni Farley, or J-Woww, believes Christie should be grateful to the show. She said, in the same interview, "It is known publicly that we brought close to $500 million into Jersey. We wanted to help the economy. We wanted to help the police and the teachers. We did, and we're proud of it." They gave a lot of policemen overtime, anyway.
The show’s problems with Christie seemed to begin when the governor vetoed a $420,000 tax credit awarded to the MTV series’ producers. According to myfoxphilly.com, Christie said in his veto letter, “As Chief Executive I am duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which perpetuates misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”
Meanwhile, Hoboken feels that Sinatra, Snooki, and J-Woww doesn’t really work. This past Tuesday, Frank Sinatra’s hometown denied a permit to the production company of a planned Jersey Shore spin-off for the two cast members.
According to CNBC, Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer said, "The film commission denied a permit to film the reality show based on concerns for public safety and quality of life.”
But philly.com reports that the Central Pennsylvania Film Office is trying to bring Snooki and JWoww to Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, near Williamsport.