MTV Pulls Snooki Sucker Punch From Jersey Shore

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Jersey Shore has only aired three episodes, but it's already generating massive amounts of controversy - even in episodes that haven't even aired yet.

MTV has decided to pull footage of next week's situation - not The Situation - in which Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi gets punched in the face ... by a man.

Network execs ordered the cuts after downloaded copies of Thursday night's on-air Jersey Shore promo showing the sucker-punch caused a stir online.

Calling it a sucker punch may not even be an accurate term, actually, since the meathead is looking Nicole Polizzi in the face as he frickin' levels her.

"What happened to Snooki was a crime and obviously extremely disturbing," MTV said in a statement regarding its decision to pull the punch scene.

Snooki gets punched on next week's Jersey Shore.

"After hearing from our viewers and seeing how the video footage has been taken out of context not to show the severity of this act or resulting consequences, MTV has decided not to air Snooki being physically punched in the face."

The fight and its aftermath will be addressed, though, along with an ad sponsored by the loveisrespect and Teen Dating Abuse Helpline organization.

An MTV rep says no further cuts are planned (though the show interestingly stopped using the terms "guido" and "guidette" on this week's episode).

Dan Ferro, a Queens, N.Y., gym teacher, was the guy who hit Snooki, and was arrested on the spot. He was found guilty of assault, fined, sentenced to anger management counseling and given a six-month suspended jail term if he stays clean.

Here's the part of next week's Jersey Shore promo showing Snooki getting closed-fist cocked. It's rough. The guy may have gotten off too easily ...

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i love you snooki

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snooki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you got punch by a guy you should come back and kick him in his face.

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bitch was talkin when she shoulda been listeing

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snooki u the best i love u

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Just a simple Hi from a local Dj from Denver Co.

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i love u snooki i would love to hav sex with u but to young

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ha. that was so funny. i wish it wouldve happened twice. this halloween. im gonna go as a guido. and every snookie i see im jus gonna go up and smash em. FIST TO FACE. ha. take that you stupid fat hoe. snooki want snar snar.

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Ewww snookie looks like a MUTT with plastic glued on her chest

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anyone from jersey or who likes jersey shore is a fuckin idiot and probably tans too much so when theyre 49 they'll look like a leather belt oh and they r all faggot ass dueche bags who need to shut the hell up!!!!!

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@ nick

Shut the hell up who the hell are you to say that bitch

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Snooks IS BEAUTIFUL!!! I love pickles too!!!