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MTV Movie Awards Miss The Mark With ’16 And Pregnant’ Sketch

Things acquired unfunny quick on the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night time. 

During a sketch with the forged of “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” Anna Kendrick joked about discovering her co-stars Zac Efron and Adam DeVine dates for the award present. 

“I scoured each courting website obtainable — Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, JDate, Craigslist, Angie’s List — to seek out Adam and Zac a few dates for tonight’s present,” Kendrick stated. “I picked out 4 potential dates for these guys and I’m going to allow you to, the viewers, decide the 2 winners. Let’s deliver out our fortunate women!”

After Kendrick’s announcement, 4 women with prosthetic pregnant bellies walked out onstage. Three of the women sported numerous mismatched outfits displaying off their stomachs, whereas one woman was wearing an orange jailhouse jumpsuit. The solely man accompanying the women was sporting a white tank prime, gold chain and backward hat. 

“OK, these aren’t the women I picked for the MTV date contest,” Kendrick stated.

“No ma’am, we’re right here to audition for ‘sixteen and Pregnant,'” one of many women stated in a Southern drawl whereas smacking on gum, as one other whooped and cheered. 



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Actors Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine converse onstage through the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April N, 2016 in Burbank, California.

Out of all of the networks to make a “joke” about teen being pregnant and the present “sixteen and Pregnant,” MTV ought to know higher. After all, the community started airing the “documentary collection” in 2009, monitoring the lives of pregnant teenagers as they confronted numerous hurdles of their lives. 

“Each story presents a singular look into the big variety of challenges pregnant teenagers face: marriage, adoption, faith, gossip, funds, rumors among the many group, graduating highschool, getting (or dropping) a job,” reads the synopsis of “sixteen and Pregnant.” “Faced with extremely grownup selections, these women are pressured to sacrifice their teenage years and their highschool experiences.” 

But apparently, when you’re MTV, airing the present provides you license to make enjoyable of the women at your personal award present and scale back all of them to white trash stereotypes. A few members of “sixteen and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have been within the viewers and we’re questioning how they really feel concerning the sketch proper about now. 

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