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Vinny, Ronnie, and The Situation were apparently thrilled when they were asked to pose for the cover of The Village Voice, but the men of Jersey Shore must have missed the memo that they'd be appearing in the paper's "Queer Issue."
According to The New York Post, Vinny Gaudagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino shed their shirts and flexed for the shoot but were later said to be shocked to see how the shot is being used.
"They didn't know," said a source.
The photo hit stands Wednesday under the banner "The Queer Issue" and above the headline "The Guido Ideal," a story about "gay Jersey guidos on the down low."
A source for the Voice said the paper didn't mean to imply the men were gay, "just that they're hot."
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino responded to the buzz around the cover on his Facebook page Wednesday night:
"As for the Village Voice SitUAtioN--it's not for me to judge somebody's sexual preference and in my opinion the SitUaTIoN looks good as hell and that is my main concern. It just so happens that The SitUaTiON has mass appeal and happily reaches a very broad audience--This is not my first cover and definitely not my last--SitUATIon NATION"