Yesterday some parts of the internet were buzzing with the news of a “revelation” made by Jwoww in an “exclusive” interview with Fox News that neither she or Snooki were of Italian heritage (Jwoww said she is Spanish/Irish and that Snooki is Chilean, even though Snooki has said many times that she’s part Sicilian). Really?
I mean, isn’t it old news that the only true full-blooded Italian on the show was Vinny? I thought everybody knew this. To my recollection, this info was provided in the cast bios on the show’s website and was referenced on the actual show. Apparently, some now want to revoke Jwoww and Snooki’s guido credentials over this, which is just ridiculous for a host of reasons, most namely because being a guido has nothing to do with race or ethnicity and everything to do with lifestyle.
Which is why I and many others thought it was absurd when some Italian groups tried to get the show pulled from the air: being a guido in the modern sense is all about the clothes you wear, the way you style your hair, the music you listen to, the way you dance, how you interact with other human beings in social settings, etc., than it does with where your fucking grandparents came from. There are guidos who are Greek, Irish, Spanish, Latino, Arab, Israeli…I could go on and on.
In response to the “news” broken by Fox News yesterday, US Magazine opined about Jwoww and Snooki:
So much for being “guidette” princesses.
Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley, 23, admitted on Fox’s Strategy Room Tuesday that she and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi aren’t even Italian!
Jesus, get your heads out of your asses and educate yourselves people. Never has the term “guidette” fit a chick more than it does Snooki, who, again, has said repeatedly that she’s part Sicilian…NOT THAT IT SHOULD EVEN MATTER!