Of course, Kunis was all too happy to return the favor, going low and grabbing JT’s junk while the two — who, it should be noted, star in the upcoming comedy “Friends With Benefits” (and whose relationship has been the subject of much speculation in the past) — announced the nominees for “Best Male Performance.”
Not surprisingly, in the hours following the Awards, Kunis and Timberlake’s rather, uh, unique embrace became the most-searched thing on the Internet, and since the zeitgeist clearly loves some good old fashioned genital-groping, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the fact that, over the years, MTV’s award shows have basically set the standard for inappropriate touching … we’re sort of pioneers in that regard.
So, with Mila’s and Justin’s pawing still fresh on everyone’s mind, here’s a look back at some of the most inappropriate touches in MTV award-show history.
Howard Stern as ’Fartman’ at the 1992 Video Music Awards
While Stern’s ass-less chaps were certainly inappropriate, the reason we’ve included this bit here is the moment when Luke Perry (in prime “90210” mode) bows down and places two hands on Fartman’s pasty cheeks. For added emphasis — and to allow the bit to stretch on for three agonizing minutes — Stern then invites a woman up from the audience to also grab a handful. Groundbreakingly gross.
Milton Berle and RuPaul at the 1993 VMAs
One of the most awkward moments in VMA history happened in ’93, when the comedy legend presented with RuPaul, and unexpectedly grabbed the drag icon’s breast. Ru responded by spitting “So you used to wear gowns, but now you’re wearing diapers” (a reference to Berle’s old cross-dressing comedy bits,) to which Uncle Miltie shot back “Oh, we’re going to ad lib? I’ll check my brain and we’ll start even.” Inappropriate and uncomfortable in every single way.
Lil Kim and Diana Ross at the 1999 VMAs
We weren’t the only ones mesmerized by Kim’s ’99 VMA get-up, a sparkly number which left one of her breasts covered by just a pastie. Motown icon Diana Ross also couldn’t take her eyes off the outfit … or, her hand off Kim’s breast, for that matter. Her brief grope was met with thunderous applause from the crowd, and remains one of the most memorable moments in VMA history.
Brüno drops in on Eminem at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards
In theory, Sacha Baron Cohen — in full Brüno glory — attended the ’09 Movie Awards to hype his upcoming film and present the award for Best Male Performance. But his descent to the stage went awry and in the aftermath, he was left with his rump placed firmly on Eminem’s face. The whole thing may have been planned, but Em’s reaction — and the subsequent scuffle that ensued — certainly looked real at the time.
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