VIDEO JWoww responds to critics of Meilani’s Jersey Shore makeover

JWoww's daughter Meilani Jersey Shore makeover

Jenni “JWoww” Farley is one of the biggest reality stars on the planet, and a lot of that has to do with how open she is on screen (sometimes too open lol) and with her fans on social media. Since giving birth to daughter Meilani on July 13, she has continued that openness with fans by sharing numerous photos of Meilani, including the one above that JWoww tweeted on January 23 in which Meilani has obviously been given a silly Jersey Shore makeover.

The photo was part of a narrative string of photos starting with these two posted by proud pop Roger asking fans whether they thought Meilani looked more like mommy or daddy:

JWoww tweeted the top photo after the two above and captioned it, “I don’t know @RogerMathewsNJ, I think she’s starting to look more like mommy…”

The photo caused some backlash among fans and in the media, and JWoww used InTouch Weekly‘s marketing ploy for their article about it as a launching pad to go off on the detractors and explain that it was an innocent joke. “Do you think this star took it too far by giving her daughter fake boobs ‘like mommy’?” read InTouch‘s social media title along with the photo of Meilani and a link prefaced with “Click here to find out who did it.”

JWoww responded briefly at first on instagram. “Actually no I didn’t. It was a joke and in good fun so she can laugh when she’s older… Honestly shut the f*** up and mind Ur business. I would love b!tches to say this to my face.”

JWoww later further defended herself and the photos she and Roger share of Meilani in an interview with Perez TV and on her blog. “I think I got a lot of people loving the fact that Roger and I dress our daughter up and do fun, quirky things,” she said, adding “where I was dressing her up with little socks in her and chocolate on her face and spike her hair to make her look more like Roger.”

Here’s the clip:

She then explains that the problem she has is how media outlets market their stories about the photos in order to get a reaction. “It’s the wording,” she states. “The majority of the wording is, ‘Oh my God, this is so cute, blah, blah, blah’ and then you get Radar Online or you’ll get InTouch – which happened last night – that really just pushed me over the edge.”

JWoww says that Roger encourages her to ignore it all, but that’s something she is unable to do. “I’m like, ‘No.’” she says in response to Roger’s suggestion. “Their wording is disrespectful. It’s disrespectful because you’re probably not a parent.” She adds, “you’re just trying to get people riled up but you’re disrespecting me as a mother and you’re trying to question my ability as a mom. And I will come at you.”

JWoww, never one to back away from a fight (literally — as Jersey Shore viewers are aware), continues:

I have no problem calling these people out – to their face. That’s the other thing: it goes back to online bullying. You think you can say things because there’s no consequences. It’s cause you’re on a computer. I stand up for that and that’s why I try to teach all my fans and friends and hopefully, you know, Meilani will have the same backbone as I do. You just have to feel confident in what you do and yourself. Parenting skills or anything – you gotta own it! They p!ssed me off and I was making sure that they know that. It’s funny that they changed the article today. Vaginas. They’re like, ‘Oh, look how adorable Jenni did Meilani’s makeover.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s right, b!tch.’

As my gift to JWoww, here’s a little table-turning fun:

JWoww Meliani makeover photo InTouch controversy

I’ve been a huge JWoww fan ever since I first wrote about her waaaaaaaaay back in early January, 2010, and the thing I’ve always liked the most about her is how tough she is. Here’s a paragraph I wrote back in August of 2010:

One of my top five guilty pleasures on the show (Out of maybe 30. Well, 29, since they no longer have the duck phone) is the fact that I absolutely can’t help but find JWoww unbelievably attractive! It’s not just her good looks and overly inflated bustline, but it’s that danger element! Being in the same room with that estrogenic tour de force would instantly transform my modest self-image into Michael Cera-esque dweebdom as I eventually would build up the nerve to walk up to her and stutter, “M-m-m-miss JW-W-W-Woww? C-c-c-c-could I hav-vuh-vuh-vuh your autog-g-g-g-graph?” At which point she would turn around, look at me for all of 3 seconds, crumple me up and toss me in the trash bin.

Actually, I now realize she would probably happily give me her autograph, but you know what I meant. 😉 Anyways, can we please get back to just enjoying hilarious photos of Meilani please? Thank you…



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  • Karina

    Good for her! The medias sure love to judge mothers.

  • Courtney

    Honestly after seeing the pictures they posted before the Jersey Shore makeover makes it totally harmless and actually kinda funny. If she dressed her up like that to randomly take a pic and share with the world I would think it was a little inappropriate but Roger and Jenni were just having a fun back and forth to see who gets more credit for Meilani’s looks.

    • Vegasmomma

      Agreed! Plus if you watch their show now, you can see how much they love their daughter. I think it’s made them a better couple.

  • jeff

    I’d be more pissed she pierced her baby’s ears. You get mad at parents for giving their kid a spanking but yet it’s okay to stick needles through your kid’s ears and force them to wear earrings which could easily be pulled out or torn out by normal toddler activity? It boggles my mind this is accepted.

    • Starla

      Everyone keep asking me when I was going to get my daughters ears pierced. When I said, when she is old enough to make that decision for herself and care for them. I got a lot of crap, people saying it hurts worse as they get older. I am not going to mark my daughters body for vanity. For all I know she may not ever want them.

      • Dani

        I’m doing the same with my daughter. I’m not going to cause her pain for cosmetic reasons. My parents were the same way. My sister is 26 and has chosen to leave her ears alone, where my parents allowed me to get mine pierced when I was 10. You never know what they will decide when they get older.

    • sikadelic

      Even if she did get her daughter’s ears pierced, nothing wrong with it. I got mine done early and I’m glad. If I have a daughter, doing the same thing for her.

  • A

    If any normal mom did this, it wouldn’t be a huge deal. It’s only a huge deal bc she’s jwoww from jersey shore. Grow the f*ck up people!!

    And btw, when I say normal, I mean moms who aren’t in the public eye… Just thought I’d clarify that.

  • Dani

    Not a JWow fan, but that picture is cute and funny.

  • Guest

    #stupid #dumb #youdfeeldifferentlyifthiswassomeoneelse

  • G

    I think it’s kind of stupid. #myopinion #fuckoff

  • Mimi

    I remember doing stupid stuff like this with my baby sister (she’s now 6years old). It’s all in good fun. People just like to get bent out of shape over nothing. So sad that they don’t have their own lives.

  • A.C.C

    Nothing wrong with this. It’s goofy, it’s fun. By the way, she is so cute! I think she looks like a mix of both. Also, I know a lot of people have dissed on the name but I actually think it’s really pretty.

  • Renee L

    In other news, I’ve never heard of a website/author use the term “lol” in a news story. I know this isn’t hard hitting journalism, but come on. Back to the topic, Meilani is a beautiful baby.

    • Courtney

      The “lol” is in parenthesis it’s fine. Do you feel better now that you pointed out something so minuscule? This is Starcasm not The New York Times.

      • Renee L

        Did you learn that in journalism class or do you make all the journalism rules?

  • Josie

    The comments on this one are so much different than the ones posted on the first. It just goes to prove how much the media can manipulate us with their stories. Jenni is very wise in her outlook on internet bullies. People post terrible things to other people because they feel anonymous and like there are no consequences. Good for Jenni for calling people out for it.

  • Jenn

    Who cares???? It’s harmless! It’s her baby and they’re just having fun!

  • ann

    Some people have a problem with this, but turn a blind eye to the kids being mistreated and abused!! Sick world we live in!

  • Sara

    She is too freaking cute!!!

  • Che

    Toddler tiaras was worse