That’s not a pretty pink garbage bag you see there in Snooki’s hand, but thanks to a recent court sentence, don’t be surprised if you do see her picking up trash on the side of the road in a few days.
Nicole Polizzi, better known as Jersey Shore’s Snooki, caught a break yesterday when Seaside Heights Judge Damian Murray passed up the 90-day jail sentence Snooki originally faced for her “creating a public nuisance, disorderly conduct and annoying beach-goers” charges (she ultimately pled to the annoying charge and the other two were dismissed) and instead sentenced her to two days of community service and a $533 fine, according to UsMagazine.com.
Judge Murray wasn’t exactly happy about it, though, and made sure the 22-year-old reality star knew it, calling her a “Lindsay Lohan wannabe,” “rude,” and “self-indulgent.”
I don’t watch Jersey Shore, so I have no idea whether Snooki is rude or self-indulgent (according to EW.com’s Tim Stack, Snooki “is hardly ‘rude’ or ‘obnoxious’”), but I feel like comparing the girl to Lindsay Lohan – especially in a negative way – was a little unprofessional and unfair.
After all, a one-time arrest for “creating a public nuisance, disorderly conduct and annoying beach-goers” doesn’t exactly compare to years worth of getting in trouble (whether or not Lohan’s medication was to blame).
However, it seems His Honor wasn’t completely overflowing with disdain. When it came to Snooki’s reality show, Judge Murray told Snooki she needed to decide if “it was worth trading [her] dignity for a paycheck.”