October 28, 2010, - 4:47 pm
How do you measure the level of decline and dumbing down in America? Well, Halloween costumes might be a good way. Sadly, the most popular Halloween costumes in the U.S. this year are those resembling the bimbos and himbos on MTV’s reality show, “Jersey Shore.” And MTV produced the costumes, raking in the cash on these dumb looking outfits. The Snooki costume looks like a prostitute outfit . . . kinda like every outfit the moron-ette wears.
The level of trashiness is clear in this quote from an MTV exec to the Wall Street Journal:
In an effort to make the Jersey Shore costumes as realistic as possible, Viacom Inc. executives scrutinized the length of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s skirt—very short—and the height of her poof wig—very high—to ensure the utmost accuracy. The Snooki costume includes a metallic leopard-print dress that is barely longer than a shirt.
“When you look at what Snooki wears on the show, sometimes there are some wardrobe malfunctions because of how short she likes her dresses,” says Sherice Torres, senior vice president for MTV Networks Global Home Entertainment and Adult Brand Licensing. “We needed the costume to be representative.”
Hi, my name is Sherice Torres, and my job is making sure the Snooki Halloween costume is slutty enough.
The headline of the Wall Street Journal story on the popularity of the Jersey Shore costumes has it right:
Ghosts Aren’t Nearly as Frightening as These Characters
By the way, the second most popular costume in America, behind the Jersey Shore gang, ain’t any great shakes either. It’s “Lady Gaga.”
“I got, like, a very distinct look,” says Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio about the authenticity of the official Pauly D lacquered and sprayed hairpiece.
Yeah, keep telling yourself that, Pauly.
Tags: Halloween, Halloween costumes, Jersey Shore, MTV, Nicole Polizzi, Nicole Snooki Polizzi, Sherrice Torres, Snooki