MTV Mocked Pregnant Teens During Its Awards Show -- Get Over It

MTV Movie Awards, Teen Mom Skit

With so much controversy in the world, it's beyond me how people don't find bigger battles to take on. Yet, here we are discussing the horror of a joke made during the MTV Movie Awards about teen pregnancy instead of the many other issues that are plaguing society -- or MTV's actual shows, Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant (neither being any better or worse than the skit). 


The skit featured Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, and Adam DeVine -- the cast of the upcoming movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Kendrick joked, "I scoured every dating site available -- Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, JDate, Craigslist, Angie's List -- to find Adam and Zac a couple of dates for tonight's show" before bringing out out their "lucky girls." They proceeded to parade onto the stage a group of actresses dressed as young, pregnant teens auditioning for 16 & Pregnant.

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Now if you're outraged that MTV had the nerve to grace the stage with this joke because, generally speaking, it just wasn't even remotely funny -- then I am 100 percent with you. The joke, for lack of a better word, was corny.

But, if you're feigning outrage or, worse, you're genuinely outraged -- well, stop being so damn sensitive. People are literally looking for any cause that will allow them to join the bandwagon or make them feel heard, and it's so uncalled for. 

While teen pregnancy is an issue and it certainly should be addressed, it's unnecessary to take everything so seriously. When comedians joke about race issues I don't get uptight ... I laugh. In fact, a study found that over time, tragedies become more comical. Further proving my point is that sometimes issues of tension desperately need comic relief; I'd even go as far as to say that sometimes not taking your cause so seriously makes people more willing to hear you out. 

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Of course, there are limits, but I don't find MTV guilty of pushing them ... not with this skit anyway. Pushing the limits probably would've been in 2009, when they had the audacity to air the show in the first place. Just saying, it's far too late to be "outraged" by MTV!

Ironically enough, studies have found that the show has actually decreased the likelihood of teen pregnancy -- so perhaps, it's not the worst thing to happen. 

Nonetheless, my point remains: Chill the f**k out. 


Image via MTV 

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