After they stopped playing music videos about a decade or so ago in favor of terrible reality programming, MTV has kept plugging along with its Video Music Awards despite the fact that the biggest avenue in the medium (MTV itself) refused to even acknowledge their existence, save for on this day.
However, MTV has fought tooth and nail to maintain the cultural relevance of the VMAs by trotting out failed stunt after failed stunt (Britney-Madonna kiss, Borat‘s ass-Eminem, Guns n’ Roses lame reunion, N*Sync, Kanye-Taylor Swift), this time they’ve outdone themselves in terms of lameness. Hannah Montana danced provocatively.
In a skimpy outfit. And there was something called twerking, which may or may not be the dance move that set everyone’s souls afire.
It was pretty terrible all around.