The critics have spoken: the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was hot garbage. Starting with the evening’s host, Katy Perry, and ending with the tacky fashion; everyone agrees the MTV Video Music Awards ranked close to the worst ever.
Host Katy Perry angered Black Twitter when she appeared to mock DJ Khaled‘s adoration for his only son, Asahd Tuck Khaled, 10 months. Perry wore a baby carrier with a fake baby onstage. She told the audience: “My management told me I should have a fake baby to increase the publicity and have more followers. This is Bella, sponsored by Fit Tea.”
It was clearly an attack on Khaled’s self-esteem, which he masks by putting his son on display every chance he gets. But she didn’t have to go there. It was painful watching Khaled’s facial expression as she made a fool out of him in front of a national TV audience.
The criticism was harsh. But the backlash against the critics was puzzling to say the least. One major blog wrote a scathing post condemning Katy’s joke last night. That post was deleted this morning. All of the videos of Perry’s fake baby stunt were also scrubbed from the Internet over night.
I guess we know who wields all the power in Hollywood? If anyone finds a video of Katy Perry’s fake baby stunt, please post it in the comments.
— Aubree (@bigaubs_) August 28, 2017
I turn on TV Land to find Katy Perry on stage rubbing a fake baby's head that the spits up on her.
I. Fucking. Hate. Hollywood
— #RepealHartCeller (@AmericanBrawn1) August 28, 2017
Asahd Khaled with Katy Perry fake baby…the VMAs are confusing.
— Jake Brown (@JakeBrownRadio) August 28, 2017
Asahd Khaled's Showdown With Katy Perry's Fake Baby At The VMAs Made An Important Point – tvshows-addict:… https://t.co/YrUJJRqQBW
— Ursula Holzlöffler (@edwardbella1979) August 28, 2017
Why can't I find a video from the moment Katy Perry said that with the fake baby?! ?
— SEEING H ?oBvIoUsLy (@hstylessmilex) August 28, 2017
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