As a massive fire engulfed the boardwalk of the Jersey Shore town of Seaside Park on Thursday, the cast of “Jersey Shore,” who called neighboring Seaside Heights home for four summers on the highly successful MTV reality show, tweeted about their heartbreak over the devastation. Except Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, who, unlike his castmates, was nowhere to be found on social media to express his thoughts on the tragedy.
The blaze, which was being battled by about 400 firefighters, was extinguished Thursday night. About a quarter of that force was still around Friday to ensure that the fire would not pick up again, the New York Post reported.
In less than a year since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the area, disaster struck again in the form of the fire, decimating a custard stand and damaging the amusement pier in Seaside Park. Among the businesses damaged in the blaze was the Beachcomber Bar & Grill, a popular spot with the “Jersey Shore” cast. You can see a full list of impacted business, compiled by the Newark Star-Ledger, here.
The Situation’s posted to his Twitter account around 12 p.m. Thursday, close to the time that the fire erupted. But instead of sharing his thoughts on the destruction, he plugged Reset Reality, an initiative Sorrentino is involved in that helps combat prescription painkiller addiction. The Situation had been in rehab to battle the addiction, which came up numerous times in “Jersey Shore’s” final season.
Sorrentino hasn’t tweeted since then and is the only “Jersey Shore” cast member not to go on Twitter and offer encouraging words to the community that helped the cast launch their fame.
Here are the tweets from “Jersey Shore” cast members Ronnie Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Samantha “Sammi Sweetheart” Giancola, Jennifer “Jwoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortest, and Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio:
â€” Ronnie Magro (@RealRonnieMagro) September 12, 2013
Rip seaside boardwalk. So many of our favorite places gone...my heart is with everyone affected. Xoxo Beachcomber
â€” NiC0LE P0LiZZi (@snooki) September 13, 2013
Just heard about seaside & my heart is breaking. Prayers to everyone! This is devastating seeing my other home go through this once again
â€” Samantha Giancola (@SammiSweetheart) September 12, 2013
Stay strong seaside! Thank you to everyone who helped with yesterday's tragedy. My heart breaks for… http://t.co/6dyUd4FfGs
â€” JWOWW (@JENNIWOWW) September 13, 2013
Wow. Praying for Seaside
â€” Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) September 12, 2013
I can't believe what's going on in seaside right now :( so sad ..so many memories
â€” Deena Nicole Cortese (@DeenaNicoleMTV) September 12, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Seaside right now, it's heartbreaking to see my second home go through another devastation
â€” DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) September 12, 2013
Even Angelina Pivarnick, who only appeared in one season of “Jersey Shore” because of friction with the other roommates, tweeted about the fire:
My prayers go out to everyone that lost their business rip jersey shore
â€” Angelina Pivarnick (@angelinamtvjs) September 12, 2013
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