The 10 Most Cringe-Worthy Moments In MTV VMA History

08/22/2013 10:15 AM |


The thing about award shows is that they’re all horrible. All of them. Every single award show is horrible. Which, I think, is why we watch them. We want to see rambling, incoherent speeches. We like awkward banter that allows us to feel superior in our own wit that’s probably never been tested in front of an audience of millions. We get excited about the clothes that attendees are wearing, knowing that the shorts with the hole in the butt that we wear to walk our dog will never be analyzed by millions of at-home viewers. Award shows are horrible because we are horrible. But that’s ok! We’re human. We need to find some way to entertain ourselves before we die, right? Right. And this coming Sunday, we can do that by watching the MTV Video Music Awards, live in Brooklyn. But how ever should we entertain ourselves in the meantime? Well, why don’t we take a look back at ten of the most cringe-worthy moments of VMA past. Prepare to feel so uncomfortable that rushing toward doom doesn’t seem so bad after all.


3 Comment

  • That’s an impersonation of Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon [btw].

  • Fun article, but why is Bill De Blasio featured in it?

  • @kpm–You are totally right and I am totally never going to write posts at 3 am and sloppily identify old Saturday Night Live impressions. Yikes.

    @matt stabile–Ha. Oops. That’s what happens when writing in the middle of the night. You link to the wrong photo. Thanks for pointing that out.