One good thing that came out of the MTV VMAs last night

Though the Gov. Palin family-bashing seemed to be a big hit last night amongst the liberal Hollywood elite at the VMAs, the normally-not-worth-watching annual show did have a bright moment in the middle of all the a** kissin’, as Fox News reports:

MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand took several digs Sunday night at young stars wearing “purity rings” to pledge their virginity until marriage — and “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks wasn’t having any of it.

The British Brand — who is a celebrity in the U.K. but not well known in the U.S. — made a series of jokes centered on the Jonas Brothers and their rings. At one point, he even pretended he’d stolen a Jonas Brother’s virginity as he held a ring in his hand.

Sparks used her moment on stage to have her say about his constant remarks.

“It’s not bad to wear a promise ring because not everybody, guy or girl, wants to be a slut,” Sparks spat back, the auditorium filling with applause. Sparks, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez are also among the young stars who have vowed to remain chaste.

Minutes later, Brand apologized, saying, “I’ve gotta say sorry because I said those things about promise rings; that was bad of me. I didn’t mean to take it lightly.”

Brand added, “I love Jonas Brothers, I think it’s (purity) really good. I don’t want to piss off teenage fans … Promise rings, I’m well up for it, well done everyone.”

But he couldn’t resist a final jab, adding, “It’s just, a bit of sex occasionally never hurt anybody.”

Sparks told’s Pop Tarts column later Sunday night at the In Touch magazine after-party that she was more than happy to put Brand — known as Britain’s ultimate playboy — in his place.

“Somebody had to do it,” she said.

Indeed! What a breath of fresh air. Here’s the vid:

The Fox article says that the auditorium was “filling with applause” at her quick statement – you couldn’t tell it from that video. There were probably a lot of stars in the audience thinking she was from another planet. After all, who the heck would – like – truly show respect for their bodies these days when it’s so easy to “just say yes“?

As the article mentioned, Sparks is joined by teen sensations Miley Cyrus, Serena Gomez, and the Jonas Brothers as part of a new generation of stars who aren’t embarassed to promote the idea of that young people taking things slow in a relationship is not a bad thing. Two-time Dancing With the Stars winner and now country music star Julianne Hough, 19, is on the same wavelength:

Julianne Hough of “Dancing with the Stars” wants to remain a virgin until marriage, she tells CosmoGirl magazine.

In a recent interview, the 19-year-old spoke of her trouble fitting in with the Hollywood crowd, due to the presence of the drugs, sex and alcohol she refrains from.

Hough says she wants “to be with that special person … and [waiting to have sex] will strengthen that relationship. I’m not trying to preach consequences here, but I think when you say no, down the line it will be a better decision.”


“My dad, whom I’m very close with, will text me, ‘Are you doing the right things, in the right place, at the right time?’ And it’s usually when I’m someplace I shouldn’t be. So I’ll call him and say, ‘Thanks, I needed to hear that.'”

Is this a trend? I certainly hope so. As I’ve said before, if today’s rad feministas and those who agree with them would spend as much time promoting abstinence to our young people as they do so-called “safe sex,” you’d probably see teenagers who were a lot less confused about who they were, who were more emotionally as well as physically healthy, who truly had respect for their body – enough respect to be responsible with it. Teen pregnancies, abortions, and disease would, of course, dramatically drop as healthy, responsible lifestyles would replace unhealthy, all-too-carefree ones.

Ah – a girl can dream, can’t she? :-<

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