The MTV VMAs are always full of surprises, and the 2012 show wasn’t an exception. Kevin Hart pulled no punches in his opening monologue from the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, and he addressed what he called “the elephant in the room”: the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal. Except it wasn’t really the elephant in the room until he made it one. (Check out the video of Kevin Hart at the VMAs below for the full scoop on his speech.)
While a lot of things didn’t shock us too much (oh hey, One Direction slaying!), Kevin Hart defending Kristen Stewart shocked a lot of Twihards–and probably the Twilight cast, who were present for the ceremony. His take? “If she did? It’s over. Move on!”
To which we say: Dude, most of us already did … Until you brought it up again.
As you–and the whole world–probably know, Kristen Stewart was caught by paps cheating on Robert Pattinson, the on and off-screen love of her life, with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director. K-Stew responded to the photos with a heartfelt public apology to Rob–her first truly public acknowledgement of their relaysh–and then radio silence.
We felt pretty bad for Rob, who was in the audience at the time, for having this dredged up again. It’s hard enough to move on from a bad breakup when you’re not famous, but when you are, that crap gets thrown in your face 24/7. Even if you avoid the Internet and TV, eventually you’re going to leave your house and spy a magazine cover with your mugs on it and the word “CHEATING” emblazoned across your foreheads. Think of it like seeing your ex in your FB feed times a million.
The fact is, as a whole, people have pretty short attention spans, and a lot of people moved on from the K-Stew scandal already, if only because we had so many other things to distract us: Gabby Douglas! Carina Victoria’s hair flip! Taylor Swift’s new song! The Hunger Games on DVD! Miley Cyrus’ haircut!
We’re sure Kevin Hart defending Kristen Stewart was done with the best of intentions–but it was also really counterproductive, because no one can move on when something’s being addressed publicly every time you’re out. Even in his interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, R-Pattz pretty much dodged actually discussing the drama, and aside from her statement right after the photos hit the Web, Kristen’s been mum about ’em, too.
K-Stew herself was promoting On the Road in Toronto, so she wasn’t around to hear Kevin’s testimony. But we’re betting she’d prefer it if he’d have kept his mouth shut about it… But s— happens.
Do you think Kevin Hart defending Kristen Stewart cheating at the VMAs was a bad idea? What was your favorite VMA moment? Have you ever blabbed in defense of a pal? Tell us in the comments!