Emilio Masella on Snooki Pregnancy: 'I Hope She Miscarries'
Emilio Masella Has No Faith in Snooki's Parenting Skills
Emilio Masella took the commentary around Snooki's pregnancy to a new low. Emilio told TMZ, "I hope for her sake, not to be rude or anything, but I hope she has a miscarriage."
Not to be rude or anything? So Emilio doesn't want to be rude when he tells TMZ that he wishes that Snooki's unborn baby dies inside of her? This may sound redundant when talking about people associated with Jersey Shore, but... what a douchebag.
Emilio Masella (Snooki's ex-boyfriend and self-described "swagologist") is trying to defend himself on Twitter, but it doesn't seem to be going too well.
Emilio Masella said that Snooki has no grasp of the responsibility involved in parenthood. Based on Snooki's public persona, he has a point, but this is not the way to make it.
Emilio later apologized for his choice of words. We're still not convinced that he quite understands what a miscarriage is.
What is the Miscarriage Rate in America?
The miscarriage rate in the United States is higher than you may think: up to 20% of pregnancies among women who know that they are pregnant suffer a miscarriage.
Miscarriages that occur in the very early weeks of pregnancy, before the woman knows she is pregnant, would drive that number higher, but it is harder to measure: up to half of all fertilized eggs will spontaneously abort.
This is what makes Emilio Masella's comment so ignorant and mean. 20% is a really high rate. If someone told you that you had a 20% chance of winning the lottery, you'd buy a ticket.
Snooki is only 24 years old, and is therefore in the lowest-risk age group for miscarriage.