MTV is Making Award Statue Gender Neutral


MTV has announced some major changes to this years Video Music Awards, including making the iconic trophy gender neutral.

In a recent interview, MTV president Chris McCarthy says the change will make the "Moonman" to "Moon Person".

"Why should it be a man? It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist."

This change comes on the heels of MTV eliminating gender-specific categories at their Movie & TV Awards and the upcoming Video Music Awards.

They'll be replacing Best Male Video and Best Female Video with the new Artist of the Year award.

At the last Movie & TV Awards, the Best Actor in a Show and Best Actor in a Movie categories included both male and female nominees.

Beauty and the Beast's Emma Watson took home a statue and made sure to acknowledge the change in her speech.

"The first acting award in history that doesn't separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience. Acting is about the ability to put yourself into someone else's shoes – and that doesn't have to be separated into two different categories."

McCarthy says MTV is also developing gender neutral friendly programming with a reality series called We Are They about "a group of gender-nonconforming young adults' coming-of-age moments."


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