Aug. 18, 2011 at 9:54 AM ET
Who knew that keeping the "Jersey Shore" cast well-dressed would become a matter of such contention?
Abercrombie & Fitch kicked off the discussion Tuesday when it announced it would pay the members of the MTV reality show not to wear its clothing. On Wednesday, Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio fired back, with The Situation suggesting in a Tweet that the announcement caused the company's stock drop of nine percent: "Looks like Abercrombie got themself into a Situation!"
For the record, Abercrombie & Fitch's earnings report also came out on Wednesday, a more likely culprit for the drop.
Fortunately, someone has been willing to fight for the rights of the heavily tanned. Yesterday, Larry Flynt -- publisher of adult publication Hustler magazine -- released a statement saying they would happily "pay Mr. Sorrentino to wear their clothing so that he can stay well dressed," according to TMZ.
"The Sitch may not be good enough for Abercrombie & Fitch, but he's good enough for us," Flynt's statement continued.
No Tweet or comment yet from "The Sitch" or Pauly D, but it's probably only a matter of time.
And it's always nice to know who your friends are.