Earlier today, Trump tweeted some fuckery about climate change not being real because it got cold in New York for a week. The internet had a lot of clapbacks, but one came from a particularly unexpected source: Vinny of MTV’s Jersey Shore.
For those of you who’ve never seen the reality (using that term loosely) series, if Snooki is at one end of the Jersey trash spectrum, Vinny would be at the other. As the A.V. Club notes, the political science major and least greasy member of the Jersey Shore cast, né Vincent Guadagnino, graduated with a 3.9 GPA. So perhaps it’s a little less surprising that when 45 went off on some climate change denying bullshit, our boy Vinny was NOT having it. He tweeted back at Trump, “I think climate change is more complex than global warming will make it hotter. It has to do with disruptions of atmospheric conditions,ocean patterns, jet streams and shit like that.”
Shit like that, indeed. Vinny’s not wrong, and many Republican representatives tend to miss the burning forest for the one snow covered tree (how’s that for a metaphor?) And as Scientific American (almost an oxymoron of a title at this point, really) points out, severe winter weather is in fact proof of global warming.
And seeing how Vinny is woke AF, he also had the self-awareness to address the fact that people might have reacted to his tweet in a “TF do you know?” kind of way. He addressed haters thusly: “Per my last tweet about global warming and ppl saying it’s bad when someone from “jersey shore” educates the president etc.I get the joke but why does having a summer shore house automatically make u stupid?No smart ppl ever partied with friends on weekends?”
Good to know there’s better politics coming out of Jersey than those of Chris Christie.