Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi would like the residents of one Jersey shore town to "grow up, get over yourself and move on."

The 25-year-old posted the statement to Instagram after hearing that 40 people from Berkeley Township hired a lawyer and submitted an ordinance to block the former "Jersey Shore" star from filming her new spin-off series "Snooki and JWoww" there.

"This is a quiet, friendly island that’s being put on the map for the wrong reasons," resident Sue Kosakowski said. "It’s a disgrace."

While I don't begrudge anyone for wanting to do without Snooki and something called a JWoww in their lives, I'm not exactly sure what's taking place here would be a "disgrace." Filming for the new show is reportedly taking place in a house - so the distractions will likely be kept to a minimum. And as for how exactly Snooki would delay the town's rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, as one resident claimed, is beyond me. Is she really that powerful and destructive?

"Adults are trying to ban my son, fiancé and I from enjoying our summer at the shore," writes Snooki in her post. "Grow up, get over yourself and move on. This is not how we should be treating one another. Absolutely sick and very sad. I pray for you. There's much bigger things to worry about in life than trying to ban my family from your neighborhood."

In an interview with PEOPLE last week, Snooki mentioned that she's more focused on her newborn son Lorenzo Dominic and staying fit than the old days of partying and causing a scene.

"I work out in the gym seven days a week. I go with my trainer five days a week, I have a treadmill downstairs or I do crunches," she said of the routine that's helped her drop over 50 pounds. "I try to do something at least once a day.

"It's a part of my life – being fit is [a priority]," she added. "First was partying, now it's my son and working out."

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