‘Jersey Shore’: The Real Reason Fans Say Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Is Quitting

Nicole “Snooki’ Polizzi shocked Jersey Shore fans when she announced she was leaving the franchise. The reality show star recently gave birth to her third baby and has had difficulty leaving her newborn to film the series.

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
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MTV had been airing a spin-off of the original format called Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. The reunion series caught up with the cast six years after the initial show ended. Part 2 of season 3 of the show just wrapped up production. Snooki confirmed she wouldn’t be returning if the cable network picked up the show for a fourth season.

“I love you so much, and don’t hate me for my decision,” she said on the It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey podcast. “I am retiring from Jersey Shore. I am not coming back to Jersey Shore for season 4 if there is one. The main reason is really … I just can’t do it anymore. Literally, leaving my kids to film it is really, really hard on me.”

It has not been easy for Snooki to be away from her family when she has to film the show.

“I try and quit every single day,” she added. “I quit every time we film because I just hate being away from the kids. I don’t like partying three days in a row. It’s just not my life anymore. I want to be home with the kids. I don’t mind here and there going to a dinner or whatever, but it’s just really hard for me to leave the kids and film the show.”

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Too much drama on ‘Jersey Shore’

Aside from being away from her family, Snooki cites that the drama on the show is taking a toll on her. She feels that she is being portrayed in a manner that is not right and she doesn’t like it.

“For me, I don’t want that and I’m not leaving my kids days on end to film this show when that’s the result of it,” she said. “I just don’t like the turnout of it and I don’t like the person I’m being portrayed as. This is getting a little too much. At 32 years old and with three kids, if I’m doing a reality show I just want it to be fun and light-hearted, and lately it’s not like that and the show is getting so dramatic.”

To add to the injury, Snooki also revealed that she and her children have received death threats. She did make it clear that she’s not saying goodbye to entertainment and reality television, just the Jersey Shore show.

 “I just need to move on from the show because I don’t like the direction it’s going in when it comes to the drama and the cattiness,” Snooki added.

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Fans question the reason why Snooki is leaving

Fans that follow Jersey Shore: Family Vacation are not entirely on board with the reason Snooki gave for leaving. In the latest episodes, the meatball has been portrayed as a “mean girl.” The reality star had a serious issue when co-star Angelina called her out for ganging up on her.

During one of the episodes, Snooki threatened to leave because Angelina was being “mean” to her. The incident occurred a short time after she had given birth and said she didn’t leave her baby to be feuding all day.

Viewers of the reality show feel that Snooki has only decided to leave because her “mean girl-ness” is catching up to her.

“Guess she got tired of seeing herself as a mean girl,” a fan tweeted.

“She’s retiring because she’s tired of being called a ‘mean girl.’ Nicole has a tendency to run away when she knows she was wrong. Oh well! Toodles! We all know it won’t last long and she will be back eventually,” a viewer said.

“Good for her but she’s quitting because she [is] being called a bully,” another fan added.

“Her true colors came out and she got backlash and can’t hang,” another viewer commented.

“She can’t handle being called out for her awful behavior at Angelina’s wedding,” another Twitter user said.