The women of MTV’s Jersey Shore say Hoboken, NJ would have benefited from a proposed spinoff that was denied a filming permit. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley said today the Film Commission likely based its decision on “stereotypes” and misconceptions. “We don’t go to a town to damage it. … We go to a town to help it out.” Mayor Dawn Zimmer says the commission’s decision was based on safety and quality of life concerns for residents along the Hudson River. Hoboken officials say 495 Productions was seeking a 24-hour filming permit to follow two “well-known reality television celebrities” living in the city. The production company can appeal the decision to the city council. Farley and Polizzi questioned Zimmer’s role in the film commission’s rejection. “I wish she would have met us first and maybe talked about what the show was gonna be about before just being like ‘You’re not allowed in Hoboken.’ I think that’s really rude, to be honest,” Polizzi said. “She was 24 once, she’s from Jersey, she was at the shore and she was doing the same exact thing we’re doing. She just wasn’t taped.”
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