Hey, Rutgers. Can I have my tuition back? The New York Daily News reports:
Snooki was paid $32,000 by Rutgers University’s programming association to dish on her fist-pumping, pouf-wearing, hard-partying lifestyle on the “Jersey Shore” Thursday night.
That’s $2,000 more than the school is paying Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison to deliver Rutgers’ commencement address in May.
The pint-sized reality star, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, appeared at two sold out Q&A sessions, donning a gold-headband, leopard-print gloves and a signature low-cut dress
According to Rutgers’ Daily Targum, she chatted about a variety of subjects, including her trademark hair (“The pouf is its own living form”), if the drama on the show was real (“You can’t make this sh– up”) and her biggest inspiration (“being tan”).
Snooki’s speaking fee at Rutgers was approximately on par with what she makes per episode — reportedly $30,000 — on “Jersey Shore.”
Considering the Rutgers University football coach is the highest paid state official in New Jersey, this massive waste isn’t as surprising as it should be. Both of the Q+As were sold out. Here’s hoping they’re putting the proceeds to good use, because Snooki’s appearance fee amounts to about five semesters’ worth of tuition (which could have been a scholarship for someone who isn’t retarded, or donated to a Rutgers student in need of the help). If nothing else, I hope they spend more money on condoms, because inviting the cast of the Jersey Shore onto campus the best way to battle the university’s reputation of crawling with VD.
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