dr. Mehmet Oz replied to Snooki — or at the very least the biting video from Cameo Lt. Gov. John FettermanThe Senate campaign commissioned by MTV jerseyshore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to portray Oz as an out-of-touch celebrity upholsterer.
During a radio appearance last week, Oz acknowledged his adversary’s “clever little videos” by touting his celebrity status and referring to Snooki as an acquaintance who was unwittingly “[taken] benefit” by the Fetterman campaign. “She was on my show. I know all these celebrities. I might actually get celebrities to campaign for me,” Oz told the Philadelphia radio host. Dom Giordano. He also tried to play down the carpet bagging charges against him by saying it shouldn’t matter “if I have a house here or there”. (Oz owns a house in Pennsylvania, but didn’t buy it until this year and, according to The Philadelphia Investigator, he owns properties in Florida, Turkey and New Jersey, the last of which apparently still appears in his campaign videos.)
All in all, it’s clear that despite spending most of the past two months recovering from a stroke, Fetterman, the Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race from Pennsylvania, still pulled it off. to force his opponent to go on the defensive. Fetterman’s campaign emphasized Oz’s out-of-state ties. Oz, who grew up in Delaware and spent decades living in New Jersey, also faced mat charges throughout the primary.
The 47-second clip, which Fetterman’s campaign allegedly bought via celebrity custom video site Cameo, quickly went viral, garnering over 83,000 likes and 13,500 retweets. “I heard you moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to look for a new job. And personally, I don’t know why anyone would want to leave Jersey,” Snooki said in the video shared on Fetterman’s Twitter page. Snooki continues to cheer Oz on by addressing him as a homesick transplant, saying, “I know you’re a long way from home and in a new place…[but] don’t worry because you’ll be back in Jersey soon. It’s only temporary.
During a Monday appearance on Fox News, the celebrity former doctor accused Fetterman of “hiding from voters for the past few months” and using “sarcastic messages written by consultants,” adding, “It’s that’s why I asked him to participate in the track, come play campaign. Fetterman returned to the campaign trail last week and is expected to attend his first in-person general election fundraiser on Thursday. He gave his first interview since stroke at Pittsburgh Post Gazette this week, where he said he “felt really good” and had “no physical limitations” other than persistent hearing difficulties.
While the Snooki video received the most attention, Fetterman has struck viral gold several times in daily attacks on his adversary on Twitter, including mocking an Oz photo op in TV spots. Philly cheesesteak known for being touristy and poking fun at Oz’s dodgy countryside. graphic design choices. The campaign also flew a plane over the beaches of New Jersey with a banner that read, “Hey Dr. Oz, Welcome home to NJ!” ❤️ John.