The Walking Dead has legions of fans, as evidenced by the success of the comic books and the millions of people who watch the AMC show each week, but the recent revelation that one famous television personality is a Walking Dead supporter really made comic book creator and TV show executive producer Robert Kirkman’s day. Allow us to explain!
Back in the middle of January (before TWD returned from that lengthy winter hiatus) former Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was going through withdrawal and needed to figure out some way to get her walker fix, so she went out and bought a ton of Robert Kirkman’s comics. She shared a photo of her purchases on Instagram back on January 13 and wrote, “Had to deal somehow … got TWD comics.”
Comic book writer Zack Murdock recently found the former Jersey Shore star’s post and immediately alerted Robert, tweeting, “Snokkie [sic] reads The Walking Dead!I bet Robert feels accomplished…” Robert immediately shot back with a tweet of his own, replying, “My life is complete!”
We can practically see Robert’s sarcasm dripping from that tweet, but we think he should give Snooks some credit. A further look at her Instagram account proves that she really is a die-hard TWD fan. On February 2, aka Super Bowl Sunday, football was the furthest thing from her mind. “This is how I spend Super Bowl Sunday. With my zombies,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself parked in front of a big screen TV with TWD playing in the background.
Snooki has even noticed some Jersey Shore/TWD crossover, like when Negan said “DTF” — a favorite JS expression — in a recent issue of the comics. “OMG TWD used #dtf,” she shared next to a shot of the page.
We’re not gonna lie, we love that Snooki is a TWD fan, we just hope she watches the show after her little meatball Lorenzo goes to sleep.
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The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.