You know that a news story has officially crossed over into cultural commentary when Snooki speaks out about it and/or it gets parodied by “Saturday Night Live.” So we’d like to congratulate Patricia Krentcil, a.k.a. the “tanning mom,” because she’s now achieved both.
Krentcil first made headlines for allegedly taking her 5-year-old into a tanning booth with her, then continued to stay in the news as people slowly realized what she looks like. (A brown paper bag. Patricia Krentcil looks like what I used to bring my lunch to school in.)
After being called a “crazy bitch” by Snooki, Krentcil had the honor of being spoofed on “SNL” by Kristen Wiig over the weekend. Wiig made an appearance with Seth Meyers on “Weekend Update,” during which she said that haters are just jealous — although she can’t blame them, since she is “alluring in a way they’ll never be.”