Snooki Profiled (And Insulted?) By New York Times
The New York Times Sunday Style section this weekend leads with a 2,000-word feature of 'Jersey Shore' personality Snooki, 'Snooki's Time,' written by Cathy Horyn.
Snooki was interviewed multiple times and photographed at home with her dad for the profile, in which she is mocked by the author and a pop culture expert. Read the excerpts below, click through to read the whole thing, and vote in the poll below.
Sample lines from Horyn:
-She is busty and short-waisted with small legs; sort of like a turnip turned on its tip.
-But trying to hold a conversation with Snooki is a little like getting down on your hands and knees with a child. You have to come down to her level, and sometimes you almost think you need to bribe her with a piece of candy to coax her to be more responsive
-She simply isn't capable of serious introspection. She told me she has read only two books in her life, "Twilight" and "Dear John."
From Horyn's interview with self-promoting pop culture professor Robert Thompson:
As much as Professor Thompson is a fan of the show, "I certainly wouldn't want to be stuck in an elevator with her"... He thinks she has a "delicious artlessness."
And a snippet from Snooki's father:
She'll be up there hooting and hollering, and I'll say to someone, 'What is it that draws you to my daughter? Be honest.' Because it's very hard for me to see what it is. She don't sing. She don't dance. I don't want to say she don't have talent ..." He seemed to have his doubts. Then he shrugged. "Everyone basically says they can relate to her. I think Nicole's just a likeable person."
Season 2 of the show starts Thursday. Read the whole profile here.