Parents of students attending Rutgers University have waded in the controversy. Although the school have defended their decision of spending $32,000 to hire the "" star as guest speaker, many parents were fuming that she got paid nearly $10,000 more than they pay annually to send one kid to the Garden State university.
43-year-old Nester Delgado, whose daughter is a freshman, told the New York Post, "It's disgusting." He added, as referring to Snooki's co-stars, "Next year, is it going to be or ?" 47-year-old Christine Getz also spoke in protest, "I don't think she's a good representation of a role model for my kids."