04/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Snooki College Event Sparks Racist Uproar

When James Madison University started a Facebook page to promote the appearance of Jersey Shore's Snooki on campus March 3, they had no idea the diminutive star would cause an online flame war.

According to

...the Facebook page that was created to promote the appearance quickly filled up with student comments attacking the MTV star and soon progressed to an all-out war, with students spewing racist comments toward each other.

James Madison's University Board director of public relations Steven Eure told Radar: "The Facebook page became a place where students wrote positive comments about the violent guy that punched Snooki and how she deserved it."

Eure also said there were positive comments about Snooki on the page.

The page has since been taken down, and the event has sold out.