'Jersey Shore': MTV pulls Snooki punch, blames viral video
"What happened to Snooki was a crime and obviously extremely disturbing," MTV says in a statement. "After hearing from our viewers, further consulting with experts on the issue of violence, 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."
Recently, TMZ caught the "Jersey Shore" cast in Los Angeles. While Snooki made no comment on the incident, housemate Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino said, "It was an unfortunate incident, right there. A guy should never hit a girl."
Although MTV claims to be pulling the video as a result of it being "taken out of context," the network itself only showed bits of the scene in promo spots and teasers. To make up for their "bad," MTV will still air a PSA from the Love is Respect Project, a teen dating abuse hotline, after the newly edited episode.
While you're at it, MTV, can you cut any future scenes of Snooki eating pickles? That was just wrong.
Check out this video showing Snooki getting clocked and let us know what you think. Did the web take it to a whole new level or did MTV disrespectfully exploit the violence first?
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