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Snooki Says She Doesn't Go Tanning Because Obama Taxed Tanning Beds

Say What? Snooki No Longer Tans Because of Barack Obama

"I don't go tanning, tanning anymore. Because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning. And I feel like he did that intentionally for us. McCain would never put a tax on tanning."

— Snooki holds President Obama personally responsible for not going tanning anymore in the first 10 minutes of Jersey Shore's season two, which debuted at the MTV Movie Awards last night, although the show's not back until July 29. Maybe Obama is to blame, but more likely Snooki's new gig as spray-on tanner SunLove spokesperson is to thank.

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Gawjuslayd Gawjuslayd 7 years
Wow! Finally an educated answer from MissSushi! Everyone is so anti-tan and Snooki the anti-christ, I wonder how many people on here that run their mouths on the "dangers of tanning" are smokers or ex-smokers. Haha! BTW- For those of you on the "skin cancer standpoint" take a moment out of your pasty lives to check out the facts. Maybe the daily dose of education will excite you!!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
that was the most ridiculous generalization, victoria. I don't use tanning beds, but the people who do use them in moderation use them because its a faster way to get a bit of color, which generally gives a false healthy glow look. It's dangerous, but so is slathering yourself up with mineral oil at the beach and laying out for hours.
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
But, when are the extra taxes going to stop? If you agree with this one, what's next? Salt, red meat, Sunkist orange soda...? That has 84 grams of sugar. What about all those silly energy drinks? They can't be too good for your heart. Why not tax those? Enough is enough! I really don't want to sit around drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener," and using 3 seashells in the bathroom. (name that movie :) ) Embrace the responsibility for your own life. The government is not your mother.
janneth janneth 7 years
Yes, put a 50% tax on her talking.
robinlh912 robinlh912 7 years
Can the whole Jersey Shore bunch just go away now? Please? So tired of them
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
is she saying this as a bad thing or a good thing that she'll be less likely to get skin cancer?
flyinggrip flyinggrip 7 years
and how ironic is it that McCain had melanoma?
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
I don't think looking good (or in her case, toasted) is worth getting skin cancer or aging skin.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Also - I don't see how taxing tanning is any different than taxing cigarettes.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
The tax is a good thing. Habitual indoor tanning can lead to skin cancer. 15 minutes in a tanning bed is equivalent to 8 hours in the sun. People just aren't educated on the risks involved.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
It would probably be best if she just stopped talking.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
You'd think being that vain would be enough to stop them from over tanning... you end up looking a very tired and worn out 45 by the time you're late 20s early 30s when you tan that much. My cousin is barely 32 and she looks about 15 years older because she thinks she needs to tan her very fair skin just because she works in a salon. Selling the product... mmhmm, that's gonna back fire you on pretty soon...
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Ok, so the entire WORLD making fun of her disgusting, over-tanned appearance didn't dissuade her from tanning, but the nominal tax was enough to send her over the edge? I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around that. I guess I don't understand the whole Jersey girl thing because I live too far away, but I feel like if I were ever viewed as being one of trashiest, tackiest people in the United States, I would probably step back and re-evaluate my lifestyle choices.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
hahahahahha this is ridic. oh well. just another reason to love the prez. anybody snooki doesn't like is a friend of mine!
chillchic chillchic 7 years
Well, I'd like to thank Obama for this tanning tax. Hopefully my trips to the beach will be less frightful this year.
sarah-lynn sarah-lynn 7 years
Didn't NJ already tax it anyway? But this is clearly all Obama's fault, since he single-handedly passes or fails bills on his own. She should be thankful the senate passed it because she looks like she got kicked out of Willy Wonka's. She should probably use the time she'd be crisping to pick up a book.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
She looks horrible over-tanned! She should be thanking Barack for real
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I think this tax is a good thing, if it helps people cut down on tanning. I'm not really against tanning in general, but I'm against obsessive tanning. If this helps people tan less frequently, then I think it's good. Excessive tanning is not only gross (sorry, but that's my opinion. When you tan too much, you look like you just got pulled out of an oven), but it can pose serious threats. I know a girl who died of skin cancer at age 21. Then again, if you don't care about the risks, why should I care about them for you? All I know is I'm protecting my own self by not tanning. Sorry if this has turned into some anti-tanning debate. I didn't mean for that. I just want to express my reasons for agreeing with the tax.
lwimbush lwimbush 7 years
Gawjuslayd Gawjuslayd 7 years
I hate to say this, but I agree 100% with her. I am a Jersey girl that loves that tanning, but to tax it, is really ridiculous. Can't we enjoy one thing without the government going in and ruining it! They make monye on everything else, Obama needs to put his nose into something more meaningful!
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