At one point in time MTV used to play actual music and show music videos. Not anymore. No, now it’s a channel that consists of programs of pregnant teenagers and idiotic, tanned morons. But, hey I guess if that’s what your audience likes, go for it MTV!
Anyway, every year MTV holds the Video Music Awards, which are are commonly known as the VMAs. It’s basically a terrible way to waste two hours of your life, where “woke” celebrities handout awards to other “woke” celebrities whose songs are primarily played on Top 40 radio.
In order to entice more 12 and 13-year-olds to tune in MTV hires the big celebrity at the moment. This year that meant comedians Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish were given the gig. Prior to handing out any of the meaningless awards, the two hosts opened the show by joking and riffing on a number of topics. Trump was the butt of most of their jokes, receiving the majority of their scorn. Kevin Hart in particular made it known that he’s not a fan of the president.
For instance, Kevin Hart told the audience “they can kneel, this isn’t the NFL. There isn’t no old white man, you can do whatever the hell you want” of course referring to Trump’s stance towards the NFL and the national anthem. Hart went on to say “anything can happen, go to the bathroom and send out crazy tweets. It’s basically a typical day at the White House. In your face Trump, suck it.”
Now, that’s fine. Get political with the comedy, alienate half of your audience. For a guy who does absolutely every film he’s offered, this isn’t a smart play economically. But if you’re going to do this kind of comedy at least be funny. Those four minutes of Hart and Haddish just going on and on is anything but funny. And I’m not the only one who had that reaction.