Call us optimistic if you will, but we stayed home last night to watch the MTV VMAs 2013 in the hopes of being shocked and appalled by the next generation’s provocative performances and outrageous award speeches. Instead, we were underwhelmed by what passes for edgy these days. Lady Gaga opened the show taking style inspiration from Sponge Bob and assuming that five different costume changes somehow substitutes for creative content. Miley Cyrus sang a duet of “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke while touching herself with a giant foam finger. Dude, that’s not provocative – that’s just dry-humping for one. At least Madonna had the decency to offend entire nations by rubbing her groin with a flag, and when Michael Jackson did it, he just straight out went for it with a raw hand. Are we old and bitter? Maybe. But if we are, so are some of our favourite people who we follow on Twitter. Here are the best tweets about the MTV VMAs 2013 from some of our favourite Twitter friends.
So cute JT had guys as backup dancers. They looked so excited to be there.
I thought Drake started from Rosedale, mi Neva know sa a do bottom dat hahahahaha!
You just know the #1Direction boys are thinking “Which one of us is JT…and which one is Joey Fatone (or that other guy on the right)?”
VMAs: Stop all this “what’s up Brooklyn!!!” What’s up is I’m 10 blocks away in my nightgown trying to keep my dog from drinking his own piss
Christ, Jimmy Fallon, it’s Justin Timberlake, not Mahatma Gandhi.
The world has changed drastically when Lil Kim is looking classy.
What was that slutty girl in her panties doing to that poor salesman from the Foot Locker? #VMAS
At times like this, it’s important to remember…Drake was on Degrassi. #VMAs
It’s nice that Miley is comfortable with herself.
Being at the VMAs as an artist pretty much means throwing the best shade at eye roll-worthy performers and waiting to be GIFed.
This looks like the beginning of an #SNL skit. Where are Tina and Amy??? @ladygaga #VMAs
I’m also wearing shells. Coincidence.
I think I’ve seen Taylor Swift singing more tonight from the audience than NSYNC. #VMAs
All of Forest Hill is weeping. #startedfromthebottom #please #VMAs