What Should We Expect From The 2014 VMAs?


Since last year’s performances at MTV’s Video Music Awards were pretty controversial and sexually explicit, the Parent’s Television Council (PTC) wrote an open letter asking the network to tone the show down.

In addition, Director of Communications and Policy for the PTC Dan Isett said MTV scripts most of the show.

“Last year’s content, in particular, created quite a firestorm for a number of reasons,” Isett said. “It was rated appropriate for a 14-year-old child last year.”

“What we’re talking about is not the sort of one-off, people say goofy things when they’re at the microphone. We’re talking about the scripted content that producers know ahead of time.”

On the other hand, MTV claims everything on stage happens in the spur of the moment.

“The beauty of the VMAs is we never know what’s going to happen,” Amy Doyle, an executive producer of the Video Music Awards told FOX411. “We put the best artists and some of the world’s most interesting personalities in one room, sit back and watch the magic happen.”

“Every year there is an expectation for unpredictable moments, this year that expectation feels heightened because last year is still fresh in everyone’s minds,” Doyle added. “By design, each year we re-invent the show so it feels uniquely fresh.”

Former TV producer Ryan McCormick said the network should focus on the music, keeping the performances cleaner than last year.

“They reached the peak of what they could do last year,” he said. “It would be in their interest to do something that is a strong show that you can watch with your children.”

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