Parents of Rutgers students are upset over the decision to pay $32,000 to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi for a visit to the New Jersey university, reports the New York Post.
About 2,000 students attended the "Jersey Shore" star’s Thursday night discussions, during which she offered advice such as, "When you’re tan, you feel better about yourself," the story says. She also told students to "Study hard, but party harder."
"It’s disgusting," said Nester Delgado, 43, who has a daughter attending the school, the story says.
The article notes that Snooki’s fee was $2,000 more than what the university will pay Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison for this year’s commencement address.
According to a statement on Rutgers’ website, Snooki was paid by the student-run Rutgers University Programming Association and no state funds or tuition money was used to pay for her appearance.