MTV’s Iconic “Moon Man” Statue is Going Gender Neutral

#MTV is making a few changes to its infamous “moon man” trophy at the #VideoMusicAwards this year. The trophy will now be called the “moon person” and will not identify as male or female.

“Why should it be a man,” MTV President Chris McCarthy told the New York Times. “It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist.”

MTV is also eliminating gender specific awards categories at the upcoming VMAs. The network replaced Best Female Video and Best Male Video with the New Artist of the Year award.

Thoughts on the new changes MTV will be debuting at the 2017 VMAs? 

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