The MMVAs are just like anything Canada tries to do - lamer and lower quality production than anything anywhere else. But it's still a fun thing for 13-year-olds in Canada to feel close to.
Basically The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran (who also hosted, more on that below) won all the awards. Drake made an appearance. They brought a terrified cat out onto stage twice.
Here was my problem with last night's show: Ed Sheeran is kind of the worst.
Most of what Ed Sheeran said as host was super sexist. Here are some examples:
- Introducing Gigi Hadid: "A bunch of 13 year old boys look at her pictures and pleasure themselves to her."
- Gigi Hadid on the Taylor Swift Bad Blood video: "we were waiting for you to join us!"
Ed: "I didn’t have my period so I couldn’t."
- Introducing Sarah Hyland: "She’s on a show called Modern Family which is apparently really good and the mom on it is hot."
I mean, it's 2015. The show is primarily watched by a younger, female audience. Can he introduce a female without referring to her (or someone else's) good looks? It was so blatantly awful it was hard not to notice. I was expecting him to be lovely and a great host of the show, especially after all the positive press of the great things he's done across Canada this week. It was uncomfortable to watch and left a very bad taste in my mouth, personally.