Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has been sidelined by pregnancy for most of the current season of Jersey Shore.
And the way things have been going since she returned to the spotlight, we're guessing Snooks is currently trying to get knocked up again just so she has an excuse to take more time off.
First, Nicole was accused of victim-blaming Jen Harley after she was assaulted by Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.
The critics were absolutely right in that case, because Snooki said some awful sh-t, and she should be called out for it.
As for this latest controversy, in which Polizzi has been accused of mistreating Angelina Pivarnick?
Well -- it's a bit more complicated.
Take a look:
Remember 2010? It was a simpler time when the world wasn't on fire, and everyone made fun of Snooki all the time.
Well bust out your trucker hat and crank up the Glee soundtrack, because we're about to engage in some nostalgic trash-talk.
On the Defensive
The big difference is, this time, Snooki might actually deserve all the criticism she's receiving, as she broke the first rule of being a guido by mistreating a member of her Shore "family."
A Little Background:
In case you've fallen behind on the current season of Shore, Jenni Farley and Angelina Pivarnick still REALLY dislike one another.
The Effing Guy
This time, they're fighting about Jenni's boyfriend, Zack Carpinello, who drunkenly groped Angelina during then gang's last night in Vegas.
The situation came to a head on this week's episode when the Shore crew returned to Seaside.
Lack of Evidence
To be fair, at this point, Jenni had not yet seen the footage of Zack groping Angelina (she was passed out drunk at the time).
Mean Girl Routine
Still, it wasn't fair of Snooki and JWoww to gang up on Angelina because they didn't like what she was saying.
Remember over the summer when Snooki stormed out of a house in Seaside and made such a scene the neighbors called the cops? Yeah, that was this incident.
Meatball on Trial
Yes, Nicole was full of pinot and out of control, and Shore fans called her out for her behavior on Twitter.
Life Imitates Art
Unfortunately for some of these tweeters, Nicole was just as drunk while watching the episode as she was while making it. And she was interested in holding back.
Real Life Regina George
Both now and then, the jab that seemed to bother Nicole most was "mean girl." “I don’t like when I’m called a mean girl, when my friends are called mean girls, because we’re not f–king mean girls,” she said on the show. “It’s just a big thing for me because I dealt with that in high school.”
At Least She Made It Interesting
Mostly, Snooki did a whole lot of the old "if you don't like it, don't watch!" routine.
That's What The Money Is For
It's always odd when reality stars bristle in the face of fairly mild criticism. Like, they must know the whole point of the exercise is for people to watch what they're doing and have strong opinions on it, right?
It's gotta be preferable to the alternative of people NOT talking about you, right?
Plug the Product
But hey, at least Nicole continued promoting the show throughout her pinot-fueled tirade.
A Job That Involves a Lot of Heavy Drinking, But Still a Job!
And she acknowledged that being a reality star is a job, and that job sometimes requires dealing with criticism.
Biting the Hand That Feeds
Buuuuuut, then she did the classic "disgruntled reality star" thing and blamed the show's editors for her behavior.
All Good Things ....
And with that Snooki brought her boozed-up tirade to an end. (Okay, she lashed out at like a dozen more fans, THEN brought it to an end.)
Words of Wisdom
Some folks defended Snooki, a lot more thought she was out of line for involving herself in Jenni and Angelina's drama (which she was). But at the end of the day, perhaps we should all just follow Pauly D's advice.