After watching tonight's MTV Movie Awards, we can't help but wonder who the target demographic was. Between Amy Schumer's super-funny but super-raunchy hosting humor, all the nearly naked dudes and the completely outrageous Charli XCX performance of "Drop That Kitty," we're starting to think MTV has gotten a little too adult.
Which isn't to say that we don't understand the merit in inviting a little controversy. MTV has always pushed the envelope — it's one of the reasons teens love it. What's more fun than watching pop-culture television your parents don't approve of?
And Charli XCX certainly did plenty to upset parents by stroking that phallic-looking guitar while singing, "One night, and we're gonna come and crash the party / Weren't invited but we're feeling so outrageous / Just like we’re famous / Got one night, and we're gonna come and get it started / Now we're falling down the stairs / We act so shameless / Come on let's lose control!"
But wow, MTV! That was nothing compared to the next part of the performance! I mean, who thought pink kittens dancing while Ty Dolla $ign — a grown-ass man — raps about their "kitties" was OK? That part of the performance went way past pushing boundaries and right into statutory territory. I mean, check out these lyrics: "Drop that kitty down low / Pop that kitty down low / Shop that like a window / I'm gonna make you explode / Drop that kitty down low / Pop that kitty down low / Take that video phone / Drop that kitty down low."
Which has us wondering: What kind of message does MTV want to send to young people? In today's hypersexualized culture, it's super-disappointing to see a network with such strong teen demographics perpetuating the myth that young women are only as valuable as their sex.
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