Meet MTV’s Moon Person
MTV’s Moonman trophy, which is handed out at the Video Music Awards, has been discontinued. From now on, the metallic figurine will go by “Moon Person” instead.
“Why should it be a man?” MTV President Chris McCarthy recently told the New York Times. “It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist.”
The move is MTV’s latest effort to do away with gender norms during its awards proceedings. The network eliminated gender-specific categories at its MTV Movie & TV Awards earlier this year, where all nominees were placed in neutral categories.
The VMAs will broadcast from the Forum in Inglewood on Aug. 27.