Generation Award
Winner's Speech

Let's hear it for the good girls! Actress Reese Witherspoon, recipient of the Generation Award at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, took the opportunity to use her stage time for a soapbox speech on sex tapes and reality shows.

With her MTV Movie Awards golden popcorn in hand, this year's Generation Award winner Reese Witherspoon shared a message with the young starlets of today. "I just want to say to all the girls out there... it's also possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show," said Reese.

Reese Witherspoon

The 35-year-old continued, "When I came up in this business you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed. And, like, if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face [laughs]. It's totally possible to be a good girl."

Reese Witherspoon, mom to kids Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe concluded, "So, for all the girls out there, it's totally possible to be a good girl. I'm going to try to make it cool."

It's hard to nail down just who Reese was referencing with her sex tape and reality show comments. In recent weeks Blake Lively has been the 'victim' of a nude photo scandal, Paris Hilton has been back in the news talking about her sex tape of years ago -- and well, no one holds the reality show crown quite like the Kardashian clan.

What do you think of Reese Witherspoon ripping on young actresses of today during her MTV Movie Awards acceptance speech?

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Comments on "MTV Movie Awards: Reese Witherspoon rips sex tapes and reality stars"

Rita Wray June 07, 2011 | 2:06 PM

I hope she stays nice. It seems like Hollywood is full of tramps.

Jen June 06, 2011 | 11:31 AM

What does being tattooed have to do with anything? Not all people with tattoos are freaks, and not all freaks have tattoos, so where do characterization like that get your cause? Nowhere. It's your job as a parent to keep what's in the media from influencing your children. If you don't like it, change the channel. Also, it doesn't seem like Reese was trying to "rip" anyone. It's a fine line to walk when trying to encourage girls to be more respectful of their bodies and privacy without it seeming like a dig at those who have participated in such activities. Her comments didn't seem nearly malicious as the article writes it.

Greg June 06, 2011 | 11:04 AM

Well hurray for Reese. I think, in the end, being good is what we all want and what we are all proud of. Life is hard and bad choices are appealing, and we all make some. But let's always encourage each other to be good and live out the noble side of our nature. At the same time forgive each other when we don't so we can get back on track.

jeb June 06, 2011 | 11:02 AM

Hooray for Miss Witherspoon. I only hope these young girls choose to use her as a role model as opposed to these phone nudie / tape people.

Phil Esteen June 06, 2011 | 11:01 AM

You tell'em, Reese! Enough with the reality shows. Nothing about them is real, especially the sycophants and narcissies that populate them. Enough with the tapes. Hire as many hookers and porn stars as your poor little empty heart desires, just keep the tattooed freaks off television and keep them from influencing our children. When is the entertainment industry going to learn it is only shooting itself in the foot when it caters to the freaky fringe on a constant basis. Let the fringe binge all they want, let them have their fake and eat it too. Obviously they didn't get the message: Baudelaire and Rimbaud, along our current infantile fascination with deviancy, just ain't cool anymore. NEXT!

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