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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Lmao how retarded. Dumb bitch deserved that punch.

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YALL NEED TOO LEAVE HER ALONE I LOVE SNOOKI!!! SHE IS LIKE ONE OF A KIND!!! YALL JUST WISH YOU COULD LOOK LIKE HER

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I don't like Snooki...like at All....but i kind of feel bad for her. Looked like it kinda hurt..

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The goons of this show are pure douche! Hit that fugly biatch again!

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That italian bitch iz fukin ugly loox lyk a dwarf

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i heard vh1 paid her to take that punch....

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I would love to punch that fat disgusting whore in her big fat face.

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Didnt look fully convencing to me as a real hit or at least a real pulled punch. MTV might have done it to rase the amount of people and pull the heat off of the regular group of winners this show has on it.

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a-o-o-a bada bing bada boom fuggetaboughit

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What ever the chick got punched who gives a damn she's ugly as hell . And its a show she probably got a bouns for getting a guy to hit her.I know it sucks to see a chick get hit and I'll be the first guy to knock the piss out of the duche bag but is this the trash we need to be worried about . How about staff sgt. Dennis J Hansen a soldier that's lost his life on Dec 7 . A man that risked his life for this country, has mtv or vh1 or any other let people know what dennis sacraficed I think not . So this chick that got punched I'm sorry that it happend but there are bigger and more important issues at large.