Snooki rakes in US$32,000 to speak at a US university.
Angry parents at a US university are outraged at the decision to pay reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi US$32,000 to give a campus talk last week.
Rutgers, the University of New Jersey, paid the Jersey Shore star US$10,000 more than the US$23,466 that parents fork out annually to cover tuition and housing for their kids, theNew York Post reported.
It was also US$2000 more than Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will get for this year's commencement address.
"It's disgusting," said Nester Delgado, whose daughter is a Rutgers freshman. "Next year, is it going to be JWoww or The Situation?"
The tiny starlet drew more than 2000 students to her two Q&A sessions last week.
She talked about her rise to "guidette" stardom and offered advice such as "when you're tan, you feel better about yourself," and "study hard, but party harder".
Some students spoke out against Snooki's high-priced speaking date.
"As an RU student, I'm really ashamed," one student tweeted, Fox News reported.
Members of the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA), which organised the event, said that it wanted to "provide different kinds of experiences to students".
ninemsn 4 April 2011
Again the politics is quite simple in promoting "Entertainment Trash" in brainwashing the children of the canon fodder into believing that you are a nobody unless you are a "STAR" or whatever that means.
And this is the inspiration that the youth must look 'up" to: