June 1st, 2009
11:44 AM ET

Eminem butt of joke at MTV awards show

MTV might want to think twice before it invites Eminem to another awards show.

The star seemed shocked and not a little bit displeased when actor Sacha Baron Cohen, appearing as his alter-ego Bruno, landed face down in the rapper’s lap during  Sunday’s “MTV Movie Awards.”

Watch Eminem's reaction to the stunt:

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, appeared to be unaware of the joke when a winged Cohen descended on him from the rafters. Security for the rap artist shoved Cohen away before Eminem stormed out of the Gibson Amphitheatre.

It was not the first time the rapper had a run-in at an MTV awards show. In 2002, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (voiced by comic Robert Smigel) angered Eminem during a mock interview at the "MTV Video Music Awards."

The puppet pooch weighed in on the latest incident after Sunday’s show. "I'm a legend," Triumph told MTV News. "And I sat on Eminem's face long before Bruno ever did.”

Check out some of the stars arriving on the red carpet at the "MTV Movie Awards."

–Lisa Respers France, CNN.com writer


Filed under: Music • television

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  3. Food Scales

    Eminem makes the best rap songs that i have ever heard, i like Eminem as well as 50 Cent when it comes to rap songs ,`*

    December 13, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sherlyn Vinnette

    Ha, Get the facts right.

    It was STAGED.
    Eminem knew about this.

    Morons, should seriously think before you write.

    November 25, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John Powers

    I'd love to interview Eminem.
    He's a total washup... loser.

    The last two albums he put out were terrible.
    It's like he forgot what got him there.

    Just recently started a webisode
    featuring puppets made of... my hand.

    If you like what Bruno did to him,
    just wait and see what my Hauppets
    would say to the washed-up rapper.

    Check out the Hand-Off here:
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctD4sa6Fzzw&w=640&h=390]

    September 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mia Harris

    eminem is one of the best rapper in town, i like his style of rapping.';*

    June 20, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ladagosta

    Marshall Mathers was truly the Butt of a joke on this one and it was done in very poor taste.. there is little to no reason why anyone would pull a stunt like that,, Cohen is obviously obssessed with Eminem to pull this "joke" i dont blame MArshall for waling out how down right embarrassing to have someones Butt in your face just not cool .. not funny

    June 5, 2009 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. AshkanDaXCon

    It was staged you idiots!! Eminem and Sasha had rehearsed this for over 2 weeks before the show. Had yall fooled and it was funny. And as far as Eminem goes, hes the highest selling artist once again, after being gone from the rap game for 4 years.

    June 4, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. adelaide

    Eminem is a pathetic joke. He desrves everything he gets.
    He is nothing but talentless white trash.
    Good work Bruno!

    June 3, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. daniel

    Why is it such a big deal that it happened. He's a comedian....making a joke. God forbid a rapper who makes his living off of songs about hitting women, doing drugs, and breaking the law be the butt of a shock humor joke. It was all a ploy to make Eminem to look like a hard. Ohh and i almost forgot, good thing his Eminem's giant crew was there to keep balls out of his face...ohh wait they didnt.

    June 3, 2009 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. UKKENYA

    ************************
    is it just me or are people missing the point!
    This wasn't done to a decent respectable kind person, this was done to someone who has made a (tasteless) career of mocking and insulting decent people and artists. I'm wondering why no one defends all the folks eminem inults like Michael Jasckson and others.
    As we saw at the MTV awards, Eminem should stop poking his nose where it doesn't belong! and this time he's the one who's found him self in a hairy situation. lol
    ***********************

    June 2, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michigan

    That was completely inappropriate and disgusting! Not even Eminem deserves that, he can be cruel but at least its somewhat humerous that was a scary sight! They should never have pulled that on him especially not on the homophobe. I am surprised he didnt punch him : 0

    June 2, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Nicole

    I do think what happend to Eminem was completely wrong. I can't beileve MTV would allow something like that to happen. Everyone says that Eminem makes fun of everyone in his latest video...he had to get the premission first to do so, did anyone get his premission to let some immature guy fly his butt into Eminem's face? I am not at all a fan of Eminen, but I do think what happend was wrong and MTV should get into some kind of trouble for allowing that childish behavior. IT WAS JUST TASTELESS AND SICK!!!

    June 2, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Maria

    VERY POOR TASTE. OH, BUT WHAT ABOUT JANET JACKSON???WHICH IS WORSE? SASHA SHOWING HIS BUTT OR JANET SHOWING HER BREAST? OH, MAYBE THIS WAS NOT A SHOW CHILDREN WOULD WATCH.. DOUBLE STANDARD????????

    June 2, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Borat

    Kazakhstan is the greatest country in the world!

    June 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Elaine

    Anyone can see this was staged. They showed Eminem before the fall. Why? He knew it was coming. It was all choreographed, and rather poorly.

    June 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jesse

    EM and his guys should have just beaten him up !.

    why is it "OK" for sasha to sit on his face almost naked in an event like this and is it not "OK" for EM to beat him up for doin that ! .

    anyway EM will just have to kill him on the MIC now...cant wait for that

    June 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. em loves dre

    a stunt pure and simple...

    What bothers me is that people on this post seem surprised to learn that young kids watch MTV. MTV may claim to run adult programming, but they have a huge audience of pure-teen and early teen viewers.

    Look at what movies took home most of the awards... Twilight, High School Musical 3, Billy Ray's talentless girl. I am guessing the average voter was 12 and the average viewer not much older.

    Not saying it is right, its just how it is. Most parents these days would rather let the TV raise their kids, as long as it keeps them out of their hair.

    June 1, 2009 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Julie

    It's a joke, people... Jesus. I'm not too sure why people are offended by such an event. I'm betting that if it was a hot bombshell (chick) that did the stunt instead of Cohen, then you and Em would be thrilled. Why is everyone so afraid of same gender bodies touching?

    On a side note.. Eminem's music isn't the most classy itself. If you're gonna give it, you better be able to take it.

    June 1, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. CT

    IT WAS A JOKE!! IT WAS STAGED!! Please try to limit the ignorance in this blog... Look at it again, Eminem knew he was coming down! I weep for the future...

    June 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  22. JRH

    Ok. I guess I'm just getting older and my sense of humor is going away. I didn't think anything on the show was funny except for Keifer Southerland acting a breakdown. Everything else was just stupid. I don't care if Eminem was in on it or not. It sucked. The host and all his skits and songs sucked. I can't believe how much stuff was not censored on the show. The songs they performed were retarded. I don't think body parts in a box is funny and if you're on a boat, use it to go somewhere else. MTV and the humor of this generation blows.

    June 1, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. diceman

    MTV is such a big joke now. I watched part of the show last night thinking wow is this as good as it gets now for them. They ban Andrew Dice Clay years back for his antics but here they are on live TV doing much worse. I can't remember when I last saw a video on MTV but they were playing the star wars movies two weeks ago. The saying back in the day was I want my mtv....well you can have mine I'd rather listen to the radio.

    June 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  24. pc

    that's gross but it's kind of funny, although I know I would have been mad if I got a butt in the face. eminems a closet homosexual anyway..

    June 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Braeden

    Looks like M&Ms finally got what he deserves. He is known to be homophobic .....KARMA baby KARMA...what goes around comes around..no deal with it!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  26. hillarious

    You people really crack me up, all defensive about this... Oh no, someone played a joke on Eminem.. Boo freaking hoo.. that wanna be has been making fun of just about everyone in hollywood in his "music" (if you call it that) for years and getting rich off of it.. He's also one of the most vulgar rappers out there.. So he got some butt cheeks in his face.. I laughed till I was blue in the face..

    Also, Sacha Baron Cohen is Bruno, it's a character for his new movie so they are the same person...

    June 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Potsy

    who cares they are both millionaires oh well we all just made them a few more million people will go see his movie and other will buy the other guys cd's to hear him rip on him this shouldn't even had made news.

    June 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Matt

    I don't think most people would laugh if it was being done to you – it's pretty much insulting beyond belief to teabag someone at a public show like that. In the Arab world the guy would have been plucked of his feathers and stoned to death. Eminem, with all due respect held himself together, didn't go at the guy or anything – just calmly walked out.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jeff

    I don't see why he should receive sympathy for being a ranting violent misogynist homophobe, what's so cool about that?!...at least Cohen has a sense of humor.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ed

    This was really funny, it was the best part of that stupid show. Why didn't the bodyguards prevent Bruno from landing on Eminem like that, if I were Eminem I would have beat the crap out of him. But this was the best part of the show.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sara

    He got what he deserved. He always uses people as the butt of his jokes, now it is his turn!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Tina

    The whole thing was staged people! Eminem has a new CD and SBC has a new movie. No such thing as bad publicity right. If it wasn't staged Eminem would have moved BEFORE SBC landed in his lap.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  33. M

    It was Sacha Baron Cohen. It is another of his characters. It was a promo for his new movie called Bruno. That was not cool for him to do that to Eminem.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Powers

    How is it funny putting your ass on someone's face. I wish the bouncers would of got that dude off the line and beat his a$$.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Cohen Rocks

    rotflmao

    you righteously indignant, puffed up politically correct whiners are such hypocrits

    cohen should have landed on your face

    too funny, man

    June 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  36. CT

    Someone must have brought the dummy stick and hit the people commenting here... Please take off the dunce cap people, all Eminem had to do was step to the side! He clearly saw Cohen coming down... And you think he just perfectly landed on top of Eminem's head like that? I feel very sad for America today!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  37. cm

    The MTV awards show is getting more and more classless, tacky and BORING as the years go by.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Brian

    Even though Em makes fun of people in his music, thats no reason for him to get sexually assaulted by someone. can't take a joke? i'd be mad to if i had some funky sack in my face!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Linda

    This simply was a disgusting and deplorable act. You could tell by Eminems face that he was very disgusted. And to those of you who say he has been spewing all these years..?? It is hardly the same thing. This should be considered an assault of some kind. Enough with this guy who thinks he is " funny". He is appalling and putrid.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Larry

    Bill Claff......Eminem Lives in Detroit, Not Philadelphia, don't waste everyones time with your comments if you have no idea what your talking about.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  41. George in Cali

    It made me laugh. It's MTV. What do you expect?? If Eminem vanishes tomorrow, would anyone care?? Please...

    June 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  42. josh

    or hey the "joke" could of been an accident. maybe he wasn't supposed to land there, and he just stayed in character.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  43. JAmes

    I G N O R ANT..
    agree . why news.
    why challenge the man tempermant and reputation?
    what a nice image though preserved in a bottle after casturation.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Dan R.

    So, little Marshall can dish it out but he can't take it, huh?

    He's a no-talent punk. The only reason he's news is because there are enough brain-dead idiots out there who actually buy the junk he produces.

    Just remember: You can't spell "CRAP" without the R-A-P!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Diana

    Ok first of all,
    To all you people who say Eminem can dish it, but he can't take it. Eminem uses WORDS. He doesn't sexually assault people or physicially do anything he raps about in his songs.

    Second,
    Eminem is not a prankster. He's a rapper. Again he uses WORDS. He doesn't do things people. So saying the prankster got pranked is misleading and you obviously don't anything about eminem.

    Third,
    This was supposed to be an event where Eminem could enjoy himself. I joke with people all time, but if I'm at an awards dinner I don't expect someone to land with their testicles in my face simply because I joke with people on a regular basis.

    This was sick and disgusting joke and not only should it have been on the television for all of america to see, but also it should not have been at all. Eminem was a guest and to treat your guests like crap is unacceptable. I knew there was reason why I stopped watched MTV 8 years ago this is why.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Merv

    Oh C'mon people. They are both actors! This was totally planned. Sasha new movie, Eminem new Album...go figure!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Bill Claff

    This was hilarious. Go crying back to Philly Marshall.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Ashley

    Okay...so a bunch of people are affirming this as the prankster who can dish it out but can't take it?

    I don't think those that agree with the above statement actually understand it - from what I know (and I'll actually admit I don't know everything, shocker no one else does that!) Eminem raps - yep, that's what he does he raps about people. He doesn't go up to their face and stick his bare bottom two inches away from it – he's not physically abusing anyone (and just for the record, I'm not agreeing with anything that Em has rapped about) just pointing out that one is a song that someone can turn off or not listen to and the other is someone actually right there in your face that you cannot move from, that you cannot turn off.

    Prank Eminem all you want, have at it....but it's gotta be on the same playing field otherwise it's an unfair battle.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Cary

    It really says alot about our culture when anyone would "deserve this". The only question is whether or not Eminem consented to this. If he did not, this was a crime, pure and simple. The fact that Eminem is an entertainer or even ignorant does not make this type of assault permissible. What if this was your husband? You wife? Your child? I wonder what your response would be. What will Mr. Mathers tell his daughter when she sees this? I'm praying he comes out and says he agreed to this. Otherwise, I would hope CNN and other news channels would have the guts to call MTV on it. Not that I expect they would, however. All they really want us to do is "tune in".

    June 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  50. nonny

    I think this stunt was really trashy and desperate of MTV and Sasha. Eminem has every right to be angry and leave. I do not think Eminem desvered this. Saying something in song is not the same as physically trying to humilate someone. Eminem makes fun of pop culture and plenty of celebs/presenters did that at the movie awards and other mtv awards.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Angela

    The whole awards show was raunchy and tacky! Which is why those awards are becoming less and less popular. What they did to Eminem was rude and disrespectful...especially for someone who just performed on their show and attracted more viewers! As far as Triumph goes... he should have learned his lesson after Eminem punked him with "Ass Like That."

    June 1, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Dan

    They were both in on it! Eminem needs some publicity for his new mediocre album, and Cohen is hyping up his movie. A huge set up from the beginning!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Yesterday's News

    Who's Eminem???

    June 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  54. JOSOLO

    people, IT WAS STAGED! do you actually someone would do that and get away with it??! the fix is in.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  55. WD40

    So Eminem is the butt of a joke after building a career off making everyone else the butt of his jokes and we're supposed to feel bad for him? Boo hoo. Now his bum is on YOUR lips, slim shady.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Larry

    This was terrible....for all you people saying Eminem makes fun of others...he does, IN HIS MUSIC...it's your choice to listen to it...but to have something PHYSICALLY done to humiliate him on National TV is just tasteless and inexcuseable....his music performance was the best of the night...and considering for the past month MTV has been promoting his music and his new Album and then they do that to him is a huge slap in the face! I can't wait till his new album comes out....he's gonna rip MTV apart!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Twinny-Twinny

    Somebody's album dropped and need some publicity. Why not rely on the homosexual scenario to generate buzz? It worked before.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  58. socialavenger

    He was not sitting next to his bodyguards. That was Swifty, Bizzare, and Kuniva from Em's group D12.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  59. PSCAR

    Looked planned at first..(BUTT) I don't think he knew that the BUTT was going to be bare and right in his face.... Storming off, could of done with out that....

    June 1, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  60. jimmyjohn

    Hillarious! made my day

    June 1, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  61. TimP

    When did Sacha Baron Cohen become funny ?

    M & M is still making news ?

    June 1, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Dre

    ?????
    Why didn't Em move out of the way????? He just sat there and watched... really????

    Guess Insane Clown Posse was right about Em....

    June 1, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  63. M.R. in L.A.

    The whole show was much funnier than years past and this was the funniest moment. Bruno is an awesome character who confronts homophobia head-on. Em has a strong homophobic past but also seems to have changed a lot over the past few years. I wonder what his "friend" Elton John thinks of this joke. I think it was very, very funny.

    Also very funny was Forrest Whitaker singing Dick In a Box.
    Great show MTV!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  64. mike christensen

    M&M? Is this the owner of M&M? Is he famous?

    Mike
    Denmark.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Phil

    I thought it was hilarious. I don't think any children will ever be hurt in ANY WAY AT ALL by watching this sort of thing. America is the only country in the world where parents are so ridiculously protective of what their kids watch, yet we have the highest drug, suicide, drop-out rates of any civilized country. Concentrate on important things rather than worrying your kids being "subjected" to seeing a tasteless joke and maybe a little bit of someone's butt.

    Bottom line: To do this to a homophobic person that constantly makes fun of other people is pure genius!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Ann

    If someone shoved their genitalia in my face, it would be assault...just because Cohen is a comedian, and Eminem is a rapper does not make it ok. It is disgusting, and I don't blame Eminem for leaving. Words are one thing, and I know Eminem spews horrible hatred towards many people. But those are words and if you don't want to hear them, don't listen to Eminem. Putting any body part in someone's face is inappropriate. I hope Eminem sues Mtv or Cohen.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  67. KAF

    I am still laughing!! This was great! best aprt of the show.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Texas Terri

    How does this compare legally to the wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl a few years back? Should MTV or the networks have their hands slapped? Or did the private parts get blurred out appropriately?

    June 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Can't take a joke?

    M-n-M is a pompous jerkwad who can't take a joke. He acts like a street kid but has no street cred whatsoever. M-n-M only had 8 bodyguards to manhandle Bruno. The delicate prince M-n-M is just like any other street kid rapper.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  70. mare21

    Eminem had it coming. He is derogoraty to women and everyone else. Got what you deserve punk!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  71. DarthNole

    Eminen did not deserve that. His raps are VERBAL assaults on people not physical ones, so no this was not deserved.

    MTV owes Em an apology for knowingly allowing this to occur.

    Everyone who has made comments saying this is what he deserves would be saying something different if Cohen had landed on Sandra Bullock. Just because you don't like his music doesn't mean that this should be something that you think was OK. Had you been sitting in the audience and a bare butt ended up in your face as a joke, you would be pissed off too!

    It's no surprise that MTV had Em perform first before this "joke" was played. CLASSLESS!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  72. AB

    Dirty...Butts have fecal bacteria. What are the chances he used a flushable wipe last time he went potty?

    June 1, 2009 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  73. GS

    @Lynn:
    "Prime example on why so many other countries out rank us in Class and Intelligence!"

    Ooooh if this isn't a 12 oz. porterhouse of irony. Yummm yummm

    June 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  74. calvin

    this is crazy do this any artist that contributes value to the music industry versus some clown on rope. MTV needs to apologize for this very unfunny stunt. shame on MTV

    June 1, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Louie Capiro

    Eminem knows he enjoys the company of another man. It's time for all these fake thug rappers to come out and state they are sexually adventurous with men and women. Sacha is crazy and funny. This is truly a classic. I'm sure Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson are laughing.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Ellie

    I thought it was completely and utterly gross! I hope he gets sued!!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  77. tommymann

    whats the point in making a comment if its being censored out???? Ahhhh modde by americans.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  78. santa

    MTV is a joke. Who watches that anymore? Does anyone know what channel its on? I don't.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Tiffani Dee Maynor

    I am truly upset and appalled by the events that occurred at the MTV movie awards. I was also shocked that the movie awards allowed such vulgar, repulsive skits. Poor Mylie Cyrus a 15 or 16 year old pop country music star princess having to be exposed to such language, and obscenity. Whoever was put in charge of putting the MTV movie awards together should be ashamed of themselves. I can say the only ones that acted accordingly were the Twilight kids in my opinion someone needs to send an apology to the fans and the celebrities that were paid to do such repulsive acts. Children are watching this show so that they could see their idols get awards for making the movie entertainment industry a success. I am sorry to see that the television departments allowed it. I am deeply sorry for the rapper star Eminem. Such a fine gentlemen in his nature did not deserve to be pranked by actor, Sacha Baron Cohen. Mr. Cohen you should be ashamed of yourself.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  80. g man

    Couldn't have happened to a nicer fella! Remember what an Butt hole Mathers was to Moby a few years ago? A real class act by storming out as well! Mathers can give it but not take it. His overinflated ego needed an ass in its face!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  81. JJay

    Guess Octomom wasn't available for the stunt

    June 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  82. james

    This is news?...maybe for People Magazine, but CNN?

    June 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Dee

    I was in sock when I saw it and thought one of eminems homies was gonna shank the guy or something.

    Whatever Eminem has always pushed peoples buttons and last night they really pushed his! How dare someone do this to a rapper! lol

    Whatever... he'll get over it..

    really... I think... why is this such big news? I need ot get back to work...

    June 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  84. James

    If it was a planned stunt it was tasteless. If it was a surprise to Eminem it was tasteless.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  85. HAHA

    HAHAHAHA!

    June 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Cristy

    I like Eminem's music but seems like he can dish it but can't take it when he's the "butt" of someone else's joke.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Dan

    Are you all slow? He was in on it. Also, who cares.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Alex

    Of course he deserves it. He made miilions out of trashing gays, women and other celebrities. How many people actually got physically hurt because of Eminem's bad influence on teenagers, who can't think for themselves. No need to feel sorry for this guy. MTV is trash, and so is Eminem.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  89. PWall

    I like how it's obvious that every Eminem fan is saying that the joke was completely tasteless and out-of-line. I'm pretty sure that a good amount of Em's music can be classified under those categories. Yeah, the guy is great at social commentary but it's also short-sighted and completely skewed.

    Just like no one is forced to listen to his music, no one forced Eminem to go the awards show. Obviously, he must've signed a waiver or something along those lines or we would already be hearing about some sort of legal suit all over the news, like it's the new Swine Flu. He needs to understand that if he's going to dish out some hate, he's going to get it right back.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Pete

    Moderately funny. Would have been better if the stunt wasn't a combination of a previous Howard Stern MTV something or other "fartman" entrance and Sasha's own performance in his Borat movie where he gets into the naked fight with his manager/friend or whoever that guy was.

    Eminem was the target, and almost surely in on the stunt, because he's the perceived 'bad boy / 'loose canon' type which garners the most shock value. All he had to do was move out of the way and he wouldn't have had his nose buried in Sasha's ABC on national television.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Brian

    I can't believe that anyone is making such a big deal about this. This was planned!!! Prior to Sacha Baron Cohen releasing a movie, from the Ali G franchise, his team goes to people that are going to be involved in the skit to sign a waiver and get paid off. The only thing is, that they don't know what is going to happen before hand. So that way there is still the element of surprise. If you sign something blindly, then you should expect the worse. It was a little humor at someone else's expense to promote a movie. If people get their panties in a wad, then there is hype for the movie and people go to see it. He was wearing a nude colored thong, so nothing was really in anyone's face. If you don't react poorly, then a big deal isn't made out of nothing. If Eminem is truly offended then you will find out in his next album.

    June 1, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Shelly

    I think it is totally distasteful! Just because it is MTV, they still should be held accountable for 'bad antics'. I did not think it was funny at all, nor in the beginning when Sasha showed up in the stupid outfit. Nasty! Who wants to see stuff like that? I am by no means, straight laced, but that was not humor and I don't blame Eminem for walking out!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  93. tom

    Okay – I loved it. Poetic Justice!

    However – it was TOTALLY over the top if Marshall didn't know about it. Just because he's a douche bag doesn't mean this is okay.

    If he DID know about it, then I'm completely over MTV. YUK!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Gabe

    @Lynn "out rank" is one word.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  95. ryan

    What a F*ckn faggot! Em's security should have stomped the P.O.S.!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  96. d

    What happened to Em was awesome. He's homophobic, he like's to rip on people, but when the joke is on him he get's mad. Oh what a cry baby! That idiot deserves it.
    Way to go Bruno!!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Lisa

    This whole incident was STAGED– please find something more worthwhile to take a stand on. Do you actually think Mtv is going to drop an ass in someone's face without their prior consent?? HA.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  98. brian

    For a guy who portrays his ex wife as a blow up doll in his music videos and endlessly fueds with moby because he's a "homo", Eminem got back what he dishes out to everyone else. He thinks the joke is only funny when it's his. I hope Cohen farted in his face.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Kireina

    LOLworthy indeed. Thank you, CNN, for a good laugh.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Mikkel

    A joke is a joke, but this really isn't. He put Eminem at physical discomfort and restrain I don't see how that can be a joke at all. It's weird that it can happen in a country like USA where everyone sues because even here in Denmark that cohen guy would be locked up on the spot.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Nugzy

    Its hilarious how everyone is saying Eminem got what he deserved and he shouldnt be such a crybaby. People, Eminem was in on this! He agreed to this. This was all planned and staged. So what about Eminems sense of humor now?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Jessica

    this is BRILLIANT!

    i mean, the irony of all of it is just great! super homophobe eminem spews his hate endlessly over radio waves (and like it or not I HAVE TO LISTEN TO HIM BEFORE I CAN CHANGE THE CHANNEL) and he gets a little bum in his face and he's storming out of the place?

    amazingly awesome!

    and now all these readers who are talking about how this is "sexual assault"...just crack me up too.

    Yeah, cuz all those times eminem talked about killing or beating women...see, that was just "pretend" (cuz words dont hurt anyone!)...yet, a fake bruno dressed as an angel falls from the rafters "for pretend" as a joke...and people are angered, eminem is angered.

    Come on guys, we're just having fun!!!! What, what'd we do? Where are you going? Oh you can dish it but cant take it?

    CLASSIC!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Lolita

    Yes Eminem makes fun of people, but with his WORDS. Since when do your words mean you deserve to be treated that way. I'm on the side of decency.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  104. mkay

    no one watches MTV anymore. Its the irrelevant sitting on the face of the irrelevant. Who cares?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Be Eazy Neezy

    BTW, everyone who is talking about how he should sue...YOU are the reason people despise America. Grow up.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  106. MC

    Lighten up eminem. I gues he can't take it when the jokes on him. What an egomaniac. He acts like a big tough guy then walks out out like a sissy when he can't take a joke. What a punk.
    And if it happened to me, yes, I'd roll with it because that's what you expect from Cohen. It's a joke. He didn't sodomize eminem. He put his butt near his face.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  107. steve

    please-this whole thing was set up, he was on wires for gods sake, and what is the chance that he's gonna wind up in eminems face like that-please, i dont understand why this is news, but i find it funny that people think that this was not planned, clearly the whole thing was set up before hand.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  108. jw

    FYI...everyone is so worked up and this was actually a staged stunt. Eminem was in the loop and it was not only pre-planned, but also rehearsed. Though very funny, I didn't think that Em's posse storming out was convincing. It looked staged. I guess the rest of the country thought otherwise, huh? Too funny! Oh, the magic of television....

    June 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  109. adrian

    agreed, why is this news?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  110. m

    MTV is nothing that it started out to be. The joke was stupid and yes, this country does look tacky and ignorant. But unfortunately, MTV is just playing up to the mentality of its viewers and much of today's teen, 20's and 30's viewers. This country is becoming trailer trash at its best.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Cissy

    What?!!! Can't believe it!!!! Where's the outrage?!!!! Janet Jackson show less than half of her boob and all are ready to crucify her. This guy show's his entire butt to the world for a good 3 minutes plus, and nobody says a thing!!! Americans can be such hypocrites!!!

    What I want to know is why is the media giving it so much play and says nothing condemning about such distasteful behavior, just laughs? MTV should be ashamed and embarrassed for showing themselves in this light and dissin' one of their own. No loyalty in the ranks that's for sure!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  112. vallary

    this is doing what they wanted. people talking. because they can make the head lines with music news, or movie news. It has to be who can be the nasty. and we fall for it every time. I like one person said on here. WHY IS THIS NEWS

    June 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Lolita

    Some say Eminem deserved it. Personally, I don't believe anyone deserves to have someone's butt in their face while attending an awards ceremony. I hope Eminem knew about this, otherwise I think MTV should be held accountable for this. Y is this funny but Janet and JT at the Super Bowl isn't? I am not a homophobe, but I don't want anyone's butt of any gender in my face period! This story reminded me of why I don't watch MTV anymore...I grew up!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  114. P.C.Sunil

    I did not expect CNN of all channels to air this. This is unbecoming of your esteemed channel.
    I hope Marshall Mathers takes this oppurtunity and files a case against MTV and the guy who landed on his face for the biggest amount in history for ruining what ever reputation the rapper had in the past. I sincerely hope Marshall wins the lawsuit.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  115. James

    Completely agree with some of the other posters here. Joke may have been excessive, but then again so is slandering countless people on your albums solely for the sake of publicity and being topical.

    Suddenly, when Eminem's not the one getting the laughs it's a grave insult. He's a homophobe and another archaic relic of a form of hip hop that's becoming less and less relevant.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  116. joe

    This is offically the funniest thing I've ever seen. It's also funny how many of you break out the moral outrage when the joke is targeted at somebody whose CDs you happen to own. On any given day there are a dozen things on MTV worse than this. The joke was very funny, and not only on eminemeinemem or whatever his name is, it's also on his flock of supportive sheep.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Alex

    Hahaha, Eminem sucks and this is funny!! He doesn't seem so tough with a hairy ass on his face. I hope he can't sleep for weeks after that close-up!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  118. j

    Who thought this up? What a bunch of scumbags to humiliate anyone like that in public! What are you, a bunch of second graders playing school yard bully? Tasteless, crass, and I hope he sues the perpetrators for defamation of character, loss of income, and mental duress!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  119. stanley

    This was obviously staged Eminem would have moved out of the way if he was not part of the joke did anyone notice that Eminem was the only upcoming album commercial during the entire event..hmm..great publicity Marsall..I will continue to support you bu buying your albums..thanks 4 the good laugh!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Miss Kiya

    Anyone who defends MTV and/or Sasha Cohen for this major violation is damaged.

    Granted Eminem is the nicest person and obviously a homophobe (however if you happed to listen to his latest CD you get some understanding as to why) although neither is relevant.

    What is relevant is he is a person whose personal space was invaded.

    The whole prank was demeaning and degrading regardless of said persons views or personality. I don't believe anyone would have taken so lightly as to join in, unless they had been forewarned and agreed to participate. But to ambush someone in that manner had to be humiliating, and if you watched some the audience they appeared to be embarrassed for him.

    If it had been me not only would I be suing MTV and Cohen for mental distress I would be filing assault charges at the least and quite possibly sexual assault charges.

    I mean ask yourself what would your response be if some strangers caught you in a position where you could not escape basically pinning you down while another rub their barely cover balls and bare ass in your face, would it be “aww shucks guys you got me, ha ha” , I doubt it.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Darryl

    Being a crew member at last night show, I can tell you it was planned out. It was planned the Bruno (Cohen) would come down from the ceiling and land in Eminem lap. And it was to be a play of Bruno, being totally Gay and Eminem's many negative references to gays in his songs. Thats was the plan, and it was to end as Bruno shot back up into the roof.
    Bruno changed the agreement by himself. That is why the bodyguards didn't initially react when he comes down, as he was suppose to, they only reacted when Eminem yells to get him off.
    He should have been sitting in his lap with a bare chest and thong on.

    I'm sure this will help his new movie Bruno tremendiously.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  122. vallary

    First off who cares about this stupid award show. I mean please why can people sit examples and behave like they should. Get real

    June 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  123. tommymann

    You yanks are so screwed up!!!! Napalming stoneage villages and dispatching 'smart bombs' from thousands of miles away that still cause 'collateral damage' is cause for celebration and Booyaahs all around. But a talentless homophobic airhead being pranked by an extremely funny and innovative comedian with what you guys call "balls" invokes outrage across the country...? Go figure... What Sacha Cohen did there and most of the things he did for his Borat in america movie is real bravery. Would any one of ye have done half the things he did? I think not. You go guy Sacha, Bruno, Ali G and any other personas you're going to invent!!! At least you can joke about yourself dude. Plus I'll bet Sascha Baron Cohen doesnt need bodyguards. Unlike many many other north american settlers I could mention.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  124. marty sawyer

    And one other thing, Cohen practiced this stunt 3 times yesterday morning to see if he could get the position right, and Eminem was so excited to be a part of this all along. Even his security were told how to "fake" hit Cohen! It's funny how all you people think this WASN'T planned! Do you guys NOT remember BORAT and how that was the exact SAME POSITION Borat was in in the hotel scene?!?!

    Just relax people with all the "lawsuit" talk! It was all planned!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  125. CT

    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Lee

    So it's ok for the wrapper to make people the but of his jokes? Since he didn't like it then he should stop doing the same thing to other people.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Cristina

    So yes, Eminem dishes out his share of dirt on many and any in Hollywood. Talking trash is one thing, but actually assaulting someone when they don't expect it is another. I think Eminem is talented – angry at the world – but talented nonetheless. His attacks are often unwarranted, but it goes by the old "sticks and stones" theory. Words are just words... period... but when you bring the physical aspect into play, it changes the game.

    This was tasteless, unpleasant to watch and just plain gross. MTV has already lost a lot of my respect because they are no longer the MTV I grew up with. They don't show videos and have spilled all of their resources into garbage television. I haven't watched videos in years because I refuse to wake up at 3am just to watch them. To promote this sort of disgusting stunt, especially with countless numbers of young people watching is really unacceptable.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Johny

    @Rhonda who said:

    "I find what happened at the MTV Awards sick. I let all four of my girls watch it. Their ages are 11, 12, 12, and 16. I am mad at MTV and Bunro. This is the last time that I let my girls watch that trash. You can never watch a clean MTV Awards any longer. There has to be something nasty all the time. And MTV never considers that there are children that watchs that. Joke or no Joke that wasn’t funny. I don’t blame Eminem for walking out. Bunro and MTV shame on you."

    Why you would let your children watch anything on MTV is beyond me.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Manny

    How come they aint try that stunt on Akon or Pitbull? You seen what those guys have done in situations like that!!!! LOL

    June 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  130. joe

    First, if you say you like a good joke, that generally means you don't. Second, Eminem made fun of about 10 other people in the video for the song he performed, but when he becomes the butt of the joke (pun intended) he pitches a fit like a child.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Fred

    I don't see why eminem gets mad. He runs his mouth about everybody and doesn't expect to be targeted as being someone to play a joke on. Whatever. Well I guess there are some of those people out there that can joke about people but when the joke is on them, they get upset. I think it was hilarious. I saw it live and I am still laughing about it.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Mike

    My question is...who still watches MTV anyway? I didn't see this until now but heard about it and it didn't surprise me. Also, this is one reason why I don't watch award shows anymore...don't complain if you wasted your own time watching. LOL.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  133. melissa

    ok, it's been released that it was staged. he was wearing a microphone, which is why we could hear everything and the camera were perfectly arranged to catch the shot. so, everyone can calm down! ha! it was totally a joke...not really so funny to me personally but a joke nonetheless that he was in on...and why not, GREAT publicity.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  134. steven

    Why would this be different than any of his other dates???? Seems he should have taken the ball and run.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Daisy

    Dee said:

    This story is incorrect! it was not Sacha Cohen who landed on him it was another guy by the name of Brüno and it was not one of Cohen’s characters… This was a different guy completely. I know what Sacha Cohen looks like.
    ============================

    Um, "Bruno" is a new character that Sacha Cohen has developed and will feature in an upcoming movie. Google it and look at the makeup they did to change his face.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Victory Gin

    I don't consider the things Eminem says in his songs about his mother and his ex-wife to be 'jokes'. He's a sociopath waiting to snap.
    This unstable idiot is only a beating away from a jail sentence. I feel sorry for the person that has to bear the brunt of it.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Dario

    This is what the music (I use that term loosely) industry. has become. Music is no longer music, awards are given to videos and not music (even the Grammy's are a joke now). The good old days when talent got you somewhere has been replaced with needing good looks or a criminal record to make it.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Janice from Kansas

    This is nothing but bullying. If these were children, we would not tolerate this so what makes it okay for adults? It's not. If that was done to me, I'd beel humiliated. There are limits and I believe the PRANKSTER should be fined for bullying.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Travis Y

    You don't stick your junk in someone's face that you don't know. EVER. First madonna rolling around, then the superbowl, now this. MTV needs Eminem, so why anger those you need the most ??? Well to be fair MTV is no longer about MUSIC anyway. Pull all your videos from now on and put them on iTunes for free E. Let's show the little folks "MTV" that the big boys "Eminem" "Jay-Z" etc. can do without their 2 hours out of 24 for videos.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  140. JohnQ

    I thought it was funnier when I saw who the prank was on. Poor M&M. Part of me thinks he was in on the joke for publicity sake. He reacted like we expected him to, being the "tough, serious rapper" and Bruno promoted his movie which is over-the-top humor like Borat. if he wasn't in on the joke I think his posse would have reacted a little more violently.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  141. TMA

    That is the most direspectful display I have ever seen. I hope no one has the audacity to say that Eminem can't take a joke. There was no joke, this was just a blatant assault on his person. No one wants stranger's ass and balls in their face. I don't find this kind of humor funny. Like JK says Let's see what the FCC says about this one. I don't agree with a most of Enimem's lyric or actions, but you can't codone this crap humor

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Latanya

    I don't care how funny the joke might have seemed to everyone...that was disrespectful. A man does not put his package in another man's face. I thought the joke was totally and utterly disrespectful and not funny whatsoever. I feel for Eminem...I would have whooped his ass right there on live TV

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  143. JG

    That is hilarious!! kinda funny eminem cant take a joke! Maybe now he knows how Christina aguilera and Britney Spears feel when he makes fun of them. HAHA

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Annie C.

    Sick!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  145. T

    Hi homopobia remarks ar made to sell albums, in fact he has very strong relationship with elon john

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  146. The Lorax

    This was hilarious, Eminem should have just laughed it off. He's done his share of stupidity.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  147. rj

    AWWSummmEEE!! That was funny!!!!!! i wish that was done on anderson cooper!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  148. The Truth

    Eminem was in on the joke. Were you all born yesterday?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  149. nestilana

    Words are one thing. Putting you butt in someone face unexpected is not funny! What did MTV think he would do. They used him all week to promote the train wreck and this is what they do! The awards have gone down hill for the past couple of years anyways, Really Twilight winning all of those awards?? So the whole awards show is just a big 2 hour as for whatever mtv needs to promote anyways! I think Em, needs to sue the shit out of them for putting him in that situation. If He did that to anyone else they would sue him.. Again words are one thing!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Fared

    Deep down i think Em was in on it, i mean pam anderson knew what would occur in the scene with her in borat so why would this be any different . that said however it makes both mtv and eminem look bad no wonder vh1 is much better.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  151. PrettyBaby

    Awwwwwwwwwwww...poor Marshall Mathers...that dysfunctional, angry, depressed jerk who does nothing but talk about beating his mother and/or girlfriend's head in with a baseball bat, and/or poking fun of every other celebrity out there...oh, and his "posse" – give me a break....all big (- – – – -) dudes, (of course, they don't work) with no brains should be surrounding him because if they didn't...what? People would attack him for his autograph? Give me a break, people! He deserves to have a – – – – in his – – -, not an a – – in his face! Go Sasha!!!! Go MTV....BIG BABY! What, can dish it out, but can't take it???? Tooooooooooooo friggen bad!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  152. A Grownup

    So am I concluding from so many of these 'he deserved it' responses that
    because Eminem IS straight, that this bizarre display was totally deserving and appropriate?

    If the answer is YES, no wonder he's so anti-gay. That stupid, ignorant display did nothing for empathy to gay lifestyles and only reenforced why the majority of people can't stand the 'in your face' (literally) gay agenda.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Sarah

    It looked like a setup. Why was Eminem on a microphone when he was just sitting in the audience?? MTV seriously s*cks. That show last night was an Ode to Twilight – What Garbage!. MTV needs to hang it up.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  154. steve

    These comments are the funniest thing I have seen in ages. From people who thought this was real, to people who think that Bruno is different than Sasha, to those who are literally angered by it.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Chicky

    BWAHH..HA..HA..HA..HA......hilarious!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  156. MM

    Given all the flack about the FCC and the recent rulings, do you really think that this wasn't staged? And that both parties were in on it.

    Because guess what, if Eminem's bodyguards allowed someone to get that close to their client, and have all that happen to him, then they need to be fired. And then they need to go find another occupation.

    And the buzz has started because people are talking about this silly stunt. Publicity has occurred.

    And MTV has also been edgy, so if you're that concerned about what your kids watch, they shouldn't have been watching the channel AT ALL.

    Unless you plan to lock your kids in a closet and hide them from the world, I suggest you talk to them (constantly) instead of shielding them. It's not as if they couldn't get the info off of You Tube or any other networking system when you're not around. You're not at their school, you're not on the playground, you can't be with them 24/7. So stop with the panic attacks.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Spiker

    Some of you say Eminem desserves it as in karma due to his controversial lyrics. Then as karma is portrayed then I wonder what will happen to Sacha, it will be worse than what happens to Eminem.

    Poor taste in comedy MTV and Sacha!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Dave

    Washed up rapper is on nobody's radar before yesterday and coincidentally has a new album out? I am shocked, SHOCKED, that MTV would stumble upon such a galactic-scale of coincidence.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  159. mythoughts

    are you people kidding me? eminem has done nothing but denigrate people through his music. it's about time he gets a taste of his own medicine. but when the shoe is on the other foot, he can't take the heat. eminem you are overrated, undertalented, and a sore loser. go back to beating your wife and stay out of the music biz please.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Marshell

    This was not a joke, this was a sexual assult plain and simple!!!! "Bruno" shoved his private parts in Eminem's face against his will! That's an assault! I'm not a fan of Eminem either, he's crass and homophobic and has become famous for these kind of remarks about people. But those are only words! No one deserved to have this done to them. If you don't like what Eminem has to say change the channel, if you don't like his music then DON'T BUY IT!

    What MTV and "Bruno" did to him was criminal to say the least. I hope Eminem files charges or at the very least sues MTV and Sasha Cohen!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Steve R

    Who the hell is Eminem?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Jonas

    Very disrespectful. It shouldn't have been done to anybody. Shame on MTV.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Matt

    Don't be so gullible. This was 100% Staged. He was in on the joke and now ALL of the news circuits are giving him and Sacha Cohen free press.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Rick

    Eminem will destroy Bruno's Career along with MTV. He can easily sue both literally for sexual assault and defamation by being humiliated on international TV. I am talking hundreds of millions of dollars! We shall definitely see who gets the last laugh!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  165. unpossible

    People still watch MTV?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Bubba

    Can't believe M&M didn't neuter that sick pup when he had the chance. His next album coulda been called BALLBREAKER.

    Trav, this time it wasn't M%M who hung the moon.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Jim

    ok fine call him a "crybaby" but how would you feel if out of the blue someone flies down and sticks their nasty butt and junk all in your face on national television? huh? yea thats what i thought.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Santa Claus

    Marshall 'Jerry' Mathers left because Bruno broke wind on him... after binge eating cheese.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Jack

    Lord people. You act like a little genitalia to the face is the end of civilization. Did none of you see Borat? Millions of people paid money to see naked men wrestle each other for 5 minutes, and everyone loved it. So what if it's Eminem? This guy talks about masturbating to Miley Cryus. If anyone should be able to take a joke, it's him. Also Sacha is European, and this kind of stuff is a lot more typical over there. Stop being such prudes America.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Maryann Rose

    I thought it was disgusting and tasteless. Doesn't matter if it was Eminem or any other artist.

    I was so excited when MTV premiered back in 1981, and used to watch it all the time for the videos.

    Now they don't even play music videos anymore, just reality shows and other crap. Can't even remember the last time I turned on MTV.

    Glad I didn't waste my time with their offensive awards show.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Ed Ochoa

    Funny how everyone is complaining about this stunt, yet no one complains about the lyrics in this low life's songs about Cristopher Reeve's or the women that he will beat up and chop up, incredible. I think he got what he deserved

    June 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  172. SWill

    what with eminem being so relevent these days...can't believe that MTV would risk angering the hordes or staunch eminem supportors and to believe that sacha cohen would do this is just shocking.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Normal Human Being

    hahahah

    I can't wait for Bruno's movie.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Chris

    Wow, a lot of uptight people this morning.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  175. marty sawyer

    Guys, for the record, my roommate is a cameraman for MTV and shot last night. It was all planned. They wanted to get the same shot from BORAT when it happened to Cohen. The security guys were fake hitting and just pushed him back and forth.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  176. James

    On the frontside, this was over the line and shouldn't have been allowed even by MTV's standards without the "victim" being in on it.

    On the backside, Eminem is a talentless hack succeeding only because there isn't a lot of competition in the white rapper niche and should be thankful for any media attention he gets, no matter that it's due to an even less talented buttinsky.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Brian

    Am I the only one who finds this hilarious?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Ben

    MTV is stupid. No wonder why they are loosing ratings. I hope MTV sinks to the bottom.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Surprised

    I'm surprised how many people can't tell that this is STAGED. Seriously, are the posters on this board that naive that they can't tell that both guys were in on the joke? Seriously, I can't believe this fooled practically EVERYone here.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Cleveland

    It was perhaps not in good taste to do that to anyone unawares.

    However, all you people who Hate Basketball, Hate Football and Love Hockey and deciding to come on here and despise rap, need to grow up as well.

    If an industry can be created out of nothing out of dispair and discouragement that Society dealt, then that is good for the people who have come up from the boot straps.

    You people amaze me, however, you aren't that amazing at all. Living your plush lives, making comments which show your lack of compassion for an entire industry. Do yourselves a favor and leave the country. You threatened to do so if a "Black" man took office so leave.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Dom

    Ha-Ha-Ha poor Mathers, the little wigger!!!! It couldn't happen to a better person!!!! It nice to see him get dissed it public again!!!! He needs to grow up!!!! If you're in your 40's and you still listen to Rap...how much of a loser are you??? Rap needs to go bye-bye!!!! Word!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  182. David

    WHAT~!! I LOVE EM, but the WAS funnnnnnny. WHAT.. LIKE HE DIDNT DESERVE IT! EM was a baby considering he talks crap about everyoneelse and HE cant take a joke!!!! lol

    June 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  183. mike christensen

    I cant stop laughing!! What a perfectly idiotic scene. Wonderful!!
    Both performer and victim are entertainers. And I am entertained!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Leo

    Anyone that hasn;t listened to Eminems new album this might seem a bit too much. Butt if you have then you'll realize he kind of deserves an A$$ in the face once in awhile..

    June 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Pen Is Mighter

    It wasn't funny and was in very poor taste but for a guy who has acted in the manner and created the things he has to be have a hissy over it is also ridiculous.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Michael

    who cares? eminem just cant take a joke. it was funny, and anyone offended by it is just ridiculous. there are things much worse than this happening in the world. bob clark died, kevin dixon is charged with the murder. that type of news. not "bruno put his butt in eminems face"

    June 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  187. JLP

    Poor taste. Cohen is NOT humorous, he insults one's intelligence. Eminem was a class act to react by walking out. His lyrics will hopefully dictate his true feelings.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  188. goaway

    The media (and apparently most of you) swallowed this publicity stunt hook, line and sinker.

    Eminem was obviously in on this. It is virtually impossible to land upside down right on target when attached to such long wires get someone's head right between one's legs like that.

    Why didn't Eminem do the instinctual thing and DUCK when the guy was coming down from the ceiling? Why did he lean back instead? And why did both he and his security wait for the camera to get ths shot before reacting?

    This is the Pam Anderson-in-a-bag stunt reduex. Please do not post this as news.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Tony

    Come on people! This wasn't the Oscars, it's MTV, and their award shows have absolutely no credibility anyway. I've always liked Eminem but he needs to stoop taking himself so seriously. Besides, didn't he just make fun of like 20 other celebrities in his latest video. He can dish it but he turns into a whiny little kid as soon as the joke is on him.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  190. The Scotsman

    Guess who's BUTT, Guess who's BUTT, na na na na na....na na na na na......the ego trip eminem is on took a dip and fell in to a little crack!! The tough gangsta sat there saying "are you kiddin me" and then stormed out in a big huff!! Thank goodness he didn't pull out his gat and smoke the mofo!!
    Oh you sad little loser, take a chill PILL!!!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  191. James

    From Eminem's rap "Who Knew":

    "F***that, take drugs, r*** sl***
    Make fun of gay clubs, men who wear make-up
    Get aware, wake up, get a sense of humor
    Quit tryin to censor music, this is for your kid's amusement"

    Perhaps Marshall Mathers should follow his own advice.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  192. MilesO'Toole

    This is sexual assault. If you were to just shove your bare arse in to some stranger's face without their consent, you would go to prison, and rightfully so. How does Borat get away with this, unless Eminem was in on it?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Nev

    This would be a lot easier for Em to condemn if he hadn't made his career and fame mocking everyone with innuendo and/or explicitly sexual lyrics himself for the last decade.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  194. ML

    Rose Wrote :'Was this “live” and are there children watching? If so, then there seems to be a hube problem…….. I don’t care if it was on a cable channel. Kids watch cable — Disney — remember'

    Isn't it the job of the parent???

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Be Eazy Neezy

    @ Stone-Please, please, please don't think that Eminem represents America....

    anyway, i like Eminem, but come on have a sense of humor. Maybe next time you rap about homosexuals in a demeaning manor you will think twice, because quite frankly if you have seen any of Sacha Baron Cohens other stuff, its safe to say he doesn't really care who he pranks.(or what happens afterwards)

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Nathan

    Rhonda-

    Probably 90% of MTV's shows most would consider trash TV, but that's why the TV ratings system was invented and V chips are put in all TVs. But parents have to still parent their children. You should only blame yourself, and not MTV, for allowing your children to watch such programming.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  197. srmante

    He wouldn't keep getting pranked like this if he didn't keep showing how poor he is at taking it. If he just laughed along ONE TIME, he'd take away the whole reason people keep doing it to him, and they'd find some other crybaby. But he can't, because laughing at yourself is an act of humility–something most rappers think they can't display because humility isn't "hard."

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  198. keith

    Its all funny till the jokes on him. what a baby.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Kevin

    The "joke" was actually a "crime". It's called sexual battery in most states, although I'm unsure if it's called that in California, but I'd be willing to bet it's a felony. Mathers should get the last laugh and file criminal charges against Cohen, and if it's proven that MTV folks set it up include them as co-conspirators. See who's laughing then.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  200. marie

    Ok so because it was a man, and not a woman its "sexual harrassment" of poor Eminem... if it was a woman, then that would have been ok... where is your sense of humor people? a butt is a butt... what a bunch of puritanical rubbish

    June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  201. J G

    Eminem couldn't kick anybody's butt. He just sat there like a helpless bug-eyed boy. Dude had to beg his bodyguards to get Cohen off him. Hilarious.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Pablo Pascuali, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    How often do we see Eminem making fun of other celebrities??

    He could dish it, but can't take it? Not cool. I'm glad that was done to him. What's he gonna do now, make a dis song about Bruno or Sacha? He should have just laughed it off.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  203. RickyB

    a) this is not news worthy of cnn b) everyone lighten up

    June 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  204. James

    That is the funniest thing Ive seen in a long time.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Yuri

    Society is sick and this is yet more evidence of how degenerate it has become. This is far from entertainment, it is cheap, insulting behavior for the amusement of the feeble minded.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  206. lolface

    take a joke... man has fame, fortune, everything a person could want for themselves/family... joke might not have had much class, but he could have stepped up to the plate and taken it like a man.

    lame + epic fail = his reaction.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  207. wow

    This was staged, and Eminem was in on it.

    For everyone who is angrily posting about this, you are the butt of Sasha's joke. He is a shock-artist and is apparently very successful. I happen to be a fan, but just so you know, everytime you respond to his stunts, you fuel his fire and his bankroll.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  208. kiki

    appalling prank. not funny whatsoever. eminem deserves a huge apology from mtv in my opinion. i dont care what eminem says on his albums, to play that kind of sick joke on sumone is just disgusting.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Matt,

    Folks.... IT WAS STAGED! Get over it. It's TV.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  210. RENE

    Sacha Cohen does need to grow up. That was not funny and it was done in poor taste. MTV what the hell is wrong with you lately.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Sue

    First of all, this was clearly staged. To think that MTV is capable of a spontaneous moment is giving too much credit to the network. Secondly, Eminem's entire song catalog is filled with horrible insults justified as 'jokes'. He tears other people apart to write his songs. Usually, his targets are women. I don't think this coward would ever have the courage to rap about Suge Knight the way he raps about Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera. Why? The most balls he has ever had were the ones in his face last night. If you can dish it out, it's pretty pathetic to show the world that you can't take it.

    If this were real.

    Which clearly, it was not.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Will

    Hilarious, esp M&Ms reaction! Btw Lynn re ur comment "Prime example on why so many other countries out rank us in Class and Intelligence!", Sasha is English- so so much for ur US bashing

    June 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  213. John

    Absolutely hilarious ... enough said

    June 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Gferia

    What happened to his whole tough guy persona? If he didn't have his entorage there he would have easily been knee deep in balls and ass. This was a tasteless stunt......but it was funnny. You can't say he didn't have it coming.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Jim

    Supremely FUNNY!!!
    This is the definition of KARMA.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  216. jean

    MTV went way to far with this.
    It's deplorable and disgusting. No one should have this done to them.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Don

    I loathe this guy (EMINEM) and his whole genre anyway. I can't see anything that is akin to talent in his "work" that amounts to no more than nursery rhymes. In as much he has no issues with making others the butts of jokes but he can't take what he dishes out.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  218. ?????

    Ok.... first off.. i don't care about anyone involed in this highly immuture so called joke. MTV needs to grow up... this was not even close to being funny. And to all that say it was.... maybe borat or whatever the heck his name is... should stick his bare essentials in your face and see how you like it. Second.... as much as I "USED" to respect CNN.... this should not even be on this site... save it for the MTV crapfest blogs..... kids and teens get info off this site for school and what not... Anyway have a good day mtv... maybe youll grow up some day.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  219. BecauseICare

    That's funny and well deserved for subjecting us to years of his "music". Couldn't have happened to a better no-talent-has-been.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  220. alex v

    eminem acted like a 10 year old girl.....booohoooo

    June 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  221. dl

    I was accidently watching MTV last night – actually I was forced to watch it by my 14 year old son. I do have some knowledge of Eminem and I can tell you that he actually reacted rather well. I was surprised that he did not kick the guy's.....so give him a little credit. Wouldn't you get up and walk out if some guy stuck his nasty crack in your face? I would. It was over the top. And I hope Eminem sues the network over this. I don't buy his music, but I just might go out and purchase his CD now – just to show my support of him. I hope his reps are reading the public's comments. Because the majority of us think this was a disgusting act by MTV. Pure nasty.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Zoltron

    Some of the above posts are just plain scary. You think that a bit of nudity and a joke are horrible, but solving it with "kicking his a**" is acceptable? In other words, Americans think violence is the answer and nudity is offensive. THAT, my friends, is one of the biggest problems with Americans, not some practical joke from one rich famous guy on another. Think about it...

    June 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Ron

    I can't believe you people think this was an accident. An amazing placement of Bruno. The camera that was already showing Eminem long before SBC ended up in his lap. No actor is going to risk being driven head first into someone's knee or chair for a joke. Eminem saw him slowly coming from the air. All he had to do was get up and move. Those weren't his bodyguards. They were members of his group D12. Eminem came back to his seat. It's not a big deal. It was a stunt so people could remember that he was still alive and a horrible artist (Eminem). Since when is something on MTV real and not scripted? Do you people believe The Real World or The Hills are reality shows?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Old Goat

    I've never been a fan of Mathers, but I can see how a man with a chip on his shoulder could be insulted. If he were a quick thinker, he could have turned this faux pas into an experience to benefit his lost career. Mathers can be thankful that his head wasn't absorbed into Cohens orifice.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Steve-O

    This is true Karma! Eminem loves get in people's faces to talk crap and now..... He gets a little in his! And then he splits, that was appropriate to. Crack a joke Mathers, get a life, and talk more crap, you'll get more strife.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  226. andy

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! I love Sasha, the fact that theres so many people who were offended by this joke makes it totally sweet for Sasha B. Cohen. It was a pretty heavy joke to have played on you but for how much Eminem likes to talk head about people he really shouldnt act like such a baby. He should get over it and laugh about it, everyone else is.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Sherry

    I don't watch MTV, but this sound disgusting, but long over-due. I have heard on various entertainment shows that he just poked fun at several cebrities in a very bad way. I do have to admit...him leaving made him look like a big ole baby!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  228. bill

    MTV is worthless. This was not a joke and Eminem should sue MTV for everything they have. Stone has that ever happended to you and were you happy with it? If not, you have no idea what you are talking about anymore than any uptight American.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Robert

    Eminem is whiny little homophobic wuss. He loves to play the tough guy and runs away like a 3rd grader when someone disses him, which he deserves royally. Anyone lamenting "poor littel Eminem" is a fool.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  230. J242

    To "Dee": Dude, you are so off. Bruno is a SBC character, his movie is coming out soon and he was a primary character on the Ali G show as well...

    "This story is incorrect! it was not Sacha Cohen who landed on him it was another guy by the name of Brüno and it was not one of Cohen’s characters… This was a different guy completely. I know what Sacha Cohen looks like."

    No, you just don't know what you are talking about. IMDB "Bruno" or go to Apple's trailer site or any number of other sites to watch the trailer. So Dee, it's time to open your mouth and insert your foot.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Roger

    I'm surprised Eminem showed as much restraint as he did. This was a sick, childish, boorish thing to do and "Borat" owes Eminem a big apology!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  232. randy

    very, very, very, very funny!

    if it had happened to me I would have gotten pissed too!

    but it hapened to the best person to have it have to...:)

    way to go MTV.

    maybe you can get Janet Jackson to show up and have a wardrobe malfunction next time?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Elise

    I laughed my butt off. Hilarious. Eminem made it funnier by his reaction. Thank you Eminem for being humorless, thereby making this the funny prank that it is.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Summer

    Was I the only one that thought this was a planned stunt? I think if this was something that actually happened that was real, Sasha would have literally gotten his butt kicked.

    Anyway, I think this was something that was planned, and it was planned for Eminem to storm out of the place.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  235. james jj magick

    I don't like slim shady but this 'joke' act was truly stupid and tasteless. why didnt shady's bodyguard prevent this from happening?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  236. but

    as one would say one butt to another.....

    June 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Buzzkill

    Don't be naive. The whole thing was staged... this is a non-story.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  238. GP

    This had to be planned. If it wasnt Emimen would have punched him for teabagging him.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  239. MJ

    whats going to happen now is that eminem is going to talk trash to bruno cohen or whoever and its really only going to give him more fame and glamour

    at the same time people will be eager to see what em has to say so he will get more sales also when he releases his next album/songs

    i would say its a clever marketing strategy, eminem had plenty of time to move out of the way when cohen was being lowered but instead just seemed to just stare and not move.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Beaver in my nuts

    This was awesome! I thought I was watching a UFC event!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  241. lee

    "My bum is on yer lips... my bum is on yer lips..." hahahahahaaaa

    June 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  242. jessica thecat

    Don' t like Eminem but that was totally gross and totally not funny.

    If I had been M&N I would have taken a chunk out of his butt with my teeth and then saw who was laughing.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  243. melissa

    i really don't think this was an "accident" or a joke against eminem. i think it was totally planned. eminem is a jokester and if this was real, wouldn't his people have beat the crap out of him? they just pushed him back and forth and let him swing. i don't buy it. eminem's new album hits stores soon, if not already (sorry, i don't know) and this is GREAT publicity. EVERYONE's talking about him AGAIN.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Clarissa

    That is so gross and not funny at all. Disrespect.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Mike A.

    Am I the only one who thinks Eminem had to be in on this??

    Watch the video. Obviously everyone is aware that Bruno was descending from above, so everyone is looking right up at him. And Bruno somehow lands, spread eagle, on Eminem's face without Eminem so much as getting an arm up to defend himself?

    Any person's immediate, quick and natural reaction would be to duck and put their arms up unless they were in on the joke and knew it was coming.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  246. HA!

    For ALL the stuff this KID talks about regarding being "street" "cold" and "tough" and all he could do was sit there and cry to a body guard to "get this mother####cker off me!"

    Can't you people that support this wanna be of wanna be's see that Bruno is more gangsta in this situation than any of 'em?

    But no, Eminem is the hard gangsta for getting up and walking out like a embarrassed little kid. RIGHT...cause that's C.O.L.D.!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  247. AllofYou

    Lighten up Francis!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Den

    Cmon people its called a publicity stunt. You think this happened by mistake? How convenient Eminem has an album out that is doing just ok....this was planned out to the T.

    For the idiot that said that Sacha Cohen is a different person then bruno...you need to do a little research before you post something.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Shaw Girl

    My bad... reaping what you sow... whatev! It was still funny!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  250. BillyT

    MNGAL: are you kidding? Some jokes are definitely inappropriate or even in bad taste, but your "two words: sexual assualt" is just plain ridiculous. Seriously, stop taking yourself so seriously and try laughing for once in your life. Not saying you have to laugh at this, but lighten up.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  251. patsy

    MTV should be ashamed of theirselves, the awards were a little wack with cohens butt in eminems face and then the dick in a box song . my kids were so excited about watching and after all the wacked out humor i couldnt let them! Although i think it is funny marshall mathers got played on mtv . He sucks and I will never buy his music anymore.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Jamie

    This was all staged!!!!!! Good entertainment, but it was all staged.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Peter

    Dee you are so funny

    This is why Sasha is so brilliant. Bruno is his character and it was actually him>

    June 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Shandra

    Interesting that Eminem fans are stupidly defending him but when he crticises other celebrities and humiliates them, they laugh! Does anyone remember the Eminem song where he wants to slash and kill the MOTHER of his daughter? The mother of his daughter! How about all of his other songs where he pokes fun at boy bands and other muscians? Is that ok? He even has a new song that pokes fun at Mariah Carey. So let me get this straight? Eminem can humiliate his daughter's mom, other celebrities but no one can poke fun at him? Right.......because he is GOD! I hope this fake, white hoodlum disappears like Vanilla Ice! He can dish out but can't receive!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  255. James

    In a word: "STAGED!"

    June 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  256. T Mac

    Is anyone really surprised either way? This is MTV – what once was a great channel dedicated to information about and video support for current artists. Today, it's a network of lifestyle abuses and everything in excess. It's all about ratings and trash rather than respect and authenticity. I grew up on MTV when it started but hate it now.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Ginger

    Eminem this time, maybe singer PINK next. Two cocky singers who have a long track record of making fun of other singers – in the most childish way. Guess they both think they appear "cool" by contrast. Two silly people!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Slim Gravy

    HAHAHA! I love it.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  259. jack

    Someone said it already but Eminem has no problem making fun of everyone but when anyone dares to prank him, he acts like the immature baby he really is. And props to Cohen for using his butt to play Em. Eminem has a very homophobic history and most homophobes are usually repressing some inner angst about WHO they really are. Eminem, when are you going to come out of the closet and stop playing the wanna be rapper???

    June 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  260. John

    Wow. that is funny. Seeing a guy rub his junk in another guys face. pure genius. I can't wait for the encore, when he knocks down an old lady and starts humping her on the sidewalk. That cohen is a comic genius.

    I'd also demand access to Cohens medical records. How funny would that be if he had HIV and infected Eminem that way. Histerical!

    I'd also get new security guys. If I have security, and some nut job starts rubbing his junk in my face, they had damn well better beat the living daylights out of him. Then I'd have him arrested for assualt, include the porducers who planned the attack. How funny would that be to have Cohen sent to Jail in that outfit. Man rape is soooo funny.

    I'd also slap MTV with a sexual harrasment lawsuit. It seems pretty clear cut that his job as a performer requires him to attend crap like the MTV awards, and them MTV hires? some idiot to hump him so they can get some cheap publicity. Haha wouldn' t that be funny.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  261. David

    Eminem...I think my dad used to listen to him back in the 90s...is that the guy we're talking about? Who cares?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  262. JEFF

    I would have got up and left too, MTV took this too far as they are known to do,why would they purposely humiliate Eminem OR ANYONE ELSE with this, I watched the video and the footage is downright nasty and in poor taste.....

    June 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Hoho

    That's funny right there, My bum is on m&m my bum is on m&m

    June 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  264. KayMA

    Dee, 'Bruno' is played by Sascha Baron Cohen. It's the name of his new movie coming out soon, and Bruno is the main character played by Sascha. He was obviously in makeup last night to play the character.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Kirby

    KARMA!!!!
    Noone deserves to be humilliated, but eminem has insulted women and other sorts... sometimes its best to check ur actions to make money its not always wise to make fun of others. it hurts when is done to ourselves. Eminem made a joke of the Governor Palin, look at him with a man butt up his face.. WOW.. again .. KARMA

    June 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Ranjit

    Finally Eminem got a dose of his medicine. How it feels to be ridiculed, Eminem? His latest video of mocking Sarah Palin and Britney Spears was so tasteless and he should not be complaining about the stunt in the MTV show. It is part of the showbiz, right?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  267. lashun

    It doesn't matter what Eminem has done in the past or in his lyrics. One wrong does NOT justify another. Sacha was wrong on that day and in this case.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Shaw Girl

    A true example of sowing what you reap! I for one thought it was funny! And yes at the expense of a "celebrity" who has taken enough cheap shots at other "celebrities"! E.g. Michael Jackson sitting on a bed with children while his hair burned... whatev! Oh and notice that his bodyguards didn't angry until Marshall starting whining like a big baby! If he had laughed, they would have laughed.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Jack

    MTV is still a channel?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  270. TCR

    Eminem, Sacha, and - for that matter - MTV, are all old news, and have little if anything to do with real music.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Jo

    I can't believe he has an enterauge and security! He needs a sense of humor badly. Cohen needs a sense of talent badly, and I've got to stop flipping by this page, BADLY. No wonder I don't watch this crap.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  272. DaveO

    COME ON! This was all planned. It's great publicity for Bruno, Eminem and MTV. This gives more ammo to Eminem for lyric writing.

    If a half naked foreign guy was slowly falling down at me from the ceiling, I'd move BEFORE he landed on me. Eminem didn't make a single movement till long after Cohen was firmly planted on top of him.

    Everybody wins.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Susan

    I think now it is clear that Eminem really can not take a joke.

    Why is he back anyway? What I have heard from his new album basically sounds like bathroom.

    Go back to the place you were before you released this last album. I don't mean musically...I just mean where I couldn't hear or see you.

    Thanks-Management

    June 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Nate

    Dee: You are an idiot.

    How is this NOT funny? Eminem sings about killing his own mother. It's about time he had a dude's jock in his mouth lmao. That was hilarious.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Ugh

    Why is this even news?? If anything he got what he deserved. HIs albums are pretty crappy and he pokes fun at a lot of different people in them ... butt really ...... why is this even news?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  276. mae

    no one was hurt. life goes on. post some real news, please.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  277. crtravelcr

    Jeez, come on people. It was set up.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  278. John

    After all the years of white trash, juvenile theatrics and bad music, Auntie Eminem got a taste of his own vulgarity?

    Karma rears its beautiful head (no pun intended).

    June 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Huh

    You people do realize this was a set up right? It was such bad acting it was embarrassing.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Ray

    It doesnt matter if one is a fan of Eminem or not this was disgusting. I dont care how many people he's offended in the past *or present* and to everyone saying he needs a sense of humor why dont you let some guy land with his bare a$$ in your face. The whole thing was NASTY! I'm not one for violence but Eminem should have whooped his a$$ right then and there. But since he didnt he should be commended for having the guts to just walk away without causing a HUGE scene. Because i can say without a doubt had he done this to another rapper he would probably still be in a coma.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  281. BillyT

    Are you serious? How can anyone feel bad or sympathetic towards Eminem? He has insulted more people on his albums in such an unapologetic way for so many years. I think it is fair game.

    All this incident proves is that Eminem is an egotistical, hypersensitive, little brat that can dish it out but can't take it. He might be able to make albums, but someone like him would not last a second in most other work environments where no one will kowtow to him.

    Grow up Eminem and take a joke. The rest of you, stop feeling bad for him. Having a good sense of humor and beign willing to let things roll off your back goes a lot further in life than being hypersensitive and scathing when speaking about others.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Amanda

    Seriously, why is this on cnn.com? So distasteful! Keep this kind of "news" on the superficial. I read the superficial when I want to read about celebs. I read CNN for actual news...

    June 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Tricky

    That was too funny ROFL! Bravo Bruno, Bravo!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Somewhere

    The whole show was a joke. Bad script, bad hosting and bad entertainment. The show should be cancelled by now.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Does anyone really care about the feelings of a newly rehabed rapper? Let us all weep for the millionaire rapper who can dish it out but is unable to take on any humor at his expense. Boo-hoo

    June 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Creek Crew

    You don't think Marshall was in on this? I don't think his crew would have let the guy land on him if he wasn't in on it.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Cleve

    Dee, you only know what Sacha looks like, not Bruno. Hope he gets dusted off for that.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Master T

    You people are ridiculous for getting worked up about this. The Bruno's whole raison d'etre is to satire homophobia. Eminem is notorious for his homophobic lyrics, so he was the ideal target for the prank. Even so, I wouldn't doubt it if Eminem knew about it beforehand and played along by acting so offended; Marshall Mathers is also known for his sense of humor.

    The real travesty here is CNN's (unintentional? intentional?) role as a publicity shill for all these people.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  289. citizenUSA

    If Sacha has put his privates in my face he'd have to change is name to Sasha, (a woman, get it?).

    June 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  290. bruce

    Tasteless, obviously, MTV and whatever do not care. I don't even like Eminem, but I am just tired of today's unfunny humor and these losers making even more money off teaching the world's people that to be cool you have to humiliate other people. Of course, before there was this tasteless humor there was rap's tasteless music to build on.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Ryan

    I'm shocked by all the people that actually believed this was real. Guys, it was a joke! Eminem was in on it. Watch the video again knowing that, and feel the embarassment for not being able to tell the difference between an obviously staged comedy routine and real life.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  292. jacqui

    While I think Eminem making fun of other celebrities is at times in poor taste and over the top, no one deserves to have some guy or girl's naked butt in their face unless they consent to having it there. I don't think this has anything with someone being homophobic or not. This was truly a joke gone horribly wrong and tasteless to say the least.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Cranston

    Comic genius . . . ala Andy Kaufman style . . .

    C

    June 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  294. M.L

    I really think he should learn to laugh at himself.... as the Joker says.. "why so serious?" Lol

    June 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  295. eddie

    this is nasty but was really funny . when u put down people , payback is a bitch . he deserved it but still that was nasty , if that happened to me i would of kicked his ass .

    June 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Richard Sweat

    Hahahha....Eminem is a punk. Lighten up folks!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  297. shawn

    I watched this in shock. I couldnt believe my eyes. Ten minutes later Forrest Whitaker was on stage singing about his "richard" in a box. None of it was bleeped. This is comedy?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Connor

    I don't know what you guys are talking about... this is absolutely hilarious. Eminem is all high and mighty, expecting a huge welcome mat from every single person in that room – Cohen gives him something unexpected, and he freaks out.

    Nobody cares about Eminem's well being, so don't get all pissy about it.

    Plus, it shouldn't be on CNN, that's kind of ridiculous.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  299. TG

    What do you expect from a network ran by & involved with punks, thugs & just plain dim witted viewers

    June 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  300. np

    Obviously he was in on it.....he just released a new album and the movie Bruno is coming out this summer....all about the press

    June 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  301. dukie

    Nah, he took the butt of it...straight out!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Megan

    I thought that it was funny. Eminem deserved it, he acts like he is so high and mighty and obviously cannot take a joke. This was not nearly as bad as the music videos he makes. Yeah, it was a little tasteless, but come on, can you blame a network that has stupid tv shows anyways?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  303. JL

    I wonder if Em is gonna have that clip in his next video??

    June 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  304. John

    No fan of M&M ( except the Candy) but this went to far. Imagine if that was a 8 year old girl instead of eminem. Everyone would scream sexual assult. Changing the victim does not change the action done. I hope he is charged for this at the very least.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Sharon Berg

    Another fine example of the dumbing down of America – along with reality shows like "The Cougar" – give me a break! No wonder other countries have such little respect for us.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  306. ed

    think it was staged.. why wouldnt he have stood up and moved???? he saw him coming down

    June 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  307. KL

    Revolting.....That wasn't a joke or prank. That was just disgusting. I don't care if he is a good or bad rapper, that was just uncalled for.
    If I was sitting there, I sure would NOT want some guy's smelly butt landing in my face. Doesn't MTV remember that Howard Stern butt thing? They should have learned. But I can't expect anything from a so-called "music" channel that has turned into Reality TV 24/7. I hope Cohen figures out what it feels like. As much as Eminem may mock people in videos or songs all because the name rhymed, it never escalated to him sticking his butt and all in someone's face. Come on, this was just extremely poor taste. Mock Eminem back, don't stick your butt in his face...Yuck.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  308. T

    I am hoping this was a stunt that both parties knew about...

    But if not that was just nasty...

    And I didn't think it was funny AT ALL. I am not a fan of Sacha's or any of his characters. He goes too far for a 10 second laugh (and I have a very liberal sense of humor).

    June 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  309. mo nada

    I freakin love it! jerry err marshall mathers fans saying the stunt was tasteless, people have you actually listened to your boys recorded BS??
    mathers is a completely tasteless jerk, in his "art" and in his life, THAT and the fact he takes himself waaaaay too seriously is what makes him a target of jokes like this, he deserves what ever he gets ans should lighten the F up, he's a middle class punk who got incredibly lucky and just isn't bright enough to know it

    June 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  310. Disorganized

    This may very well be the first thing that Cohen has done, that I actually liked! Mathers is a whiney douche.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  311. NI

    You idiots that think this is funny and that Eminem got what was coming to him are just plain stupid.

    He makes fun of people in his songs, he doesn't assault anyone. What was done to Eminem was nothing short of sexual assault. Cohen should be sued and imprisoned as a sexual deviant. Eminem really had every right to defend himself physically.

    There is a difference between making fun of someone and putting your body on another person.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Anne

    HYSTERICAL!! This is what instant karma looks like. Eminimen has been spewing violence & homophobic garbage for years. Payback's hell.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  313. john

    Dee,

    You are out of touch.... it was sasha cohen... it's called acting... look it up before you type.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Brad

    Mr. Mathers can make fun of everyone else in his music but he can't take a joke. Give me a break Marshall. Relax a little bit. There were plenty of people in the crowd who were laughing their heads off at the stunt, including me. Probably happy to see him get a taste of his own medicine.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Leslie

    True the prank was tacky and disgusting, and yes it was wrong.

    But it warms a special place in my heart for someone to put their rear in Eminem's face for once. He built an entire career on tearing other people down with no regard for their feelings. If this is worst retaliation he gets, he got off easy.

    Be self righteous if you want to, but in my book when bad things happen to bad people, it's good!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Amy

    I agree with James . . . Why is this news? And who cares that Marshall Mathers is upset?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  317. ross

    Im making a prediction now, that these two are friends and have planned the stunt so eminem could release a track dissing SBC, and cohen will reply with a song or mockary of some kind... eminem has continually done stuff like this. and acts as if everything is a joke, i highly doubt this isnt just another gag

    June 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Rob

    I can't believe any of you don't believe the Eminem was in on this joke...Baron cohen has been known for these kinds of jokes all along...I mean really he just happens to land on Eminem of all the people there in just that postion..followed by Eminem's security not destroying him on sight..please

    June 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Really?

    I like Eminem's music, but dude needs to stop taking himself so seriously. Not sure how I'd feel about someone's nasty butt in my face, but that's life... butts happen!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Tom

    Yeah..it looks like Eminem wasnt in on the joke, but lets remember Sacha has done stunts to celebrities before that appeared "not to be in on it" but secretly were. Like Pamela Anderson. This is probably a well rehearsed stunt...kind of like a throw back to the days of Andy Koffman

    June 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Just1n Moti0n

    His bum is on his face. His bum is on his face. And if your lucky Bruno, he might just give it a little taste.

    hahahahaha.

    Everyone point a finger at Marshall!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  322. D

    Don't any of you people realize that this was a setup for the award show?

    But, no , wait... It's really interesting and edgy news!!!

    Funny how the cameras just happened to be in the right places...

    Linger Longer

    June 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Brett

    Mr Mathers, the lyrical bully, gets his day. I am sure a lot of people that have been maligned by him are enjoying this good karma. Definitely over the top, but it couldn't happen to a nicer guy. What goes around comes around.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  324. jamie

    Anyone every think Em was in on this joke...otherwise he just sat there like a stiff while this butt slowly made its way to his face. Looks like Borat folled you guys again.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  325. wayne

    come on people it does not matter if you like or dislike eminem. none of us would like some nasty guys butt and other parts in our face. i would have walked out also but before i did i would have knocked the s... out of the guy.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Lala

    So he got punked-who cares? Eminem get over it. People get over it. you will have gotten over it by the time the day is over, so just start now.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  327. AH

    You know, its funny, I never could stand Eminem. I remember him being lauded as greatest rapper who just happened to be white not 8 years ago. "He should win album of the year!" "8 Mile should win an Oscar!!" Hah! Good thing all that ridiculousness is just a bad memory now since mainstream media has no loyalty or attention span; the guy disappears for 5 years, and he thinks he can pick up where he left off like Superman? No Mr. Mathers, your seat at the Table of Irrelevance is reserved.

    And MTV is horrible anyway. And its got one sad excuse for an awards show, obviously developed to cater to the "Huh?" Generation of 20-something-year-old teenagers (and their teenaged 9-year old little sisters). I saw the winners of the categories, and I thought they accidentally posted the results from the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. With categories like "WTF Moment", is there any value behind these things anymore? Was there ever? Lets stop wasting time and money on this garbage.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Jay

    Some of these comments are hilarious....first off, although Em has humiliated people in his day, true, but he's never gone to this extent. So for him to be pranked to this degree, is unacceptable. I'm a prankster myself, but all of my pranks have been in line with the treatment I may have received from someone pranking me. If I humiliate someone verbally, then I welcome the same. Again, it's a joke/Prank. But I'm willing to bet that no MAN on this blog would like it if another bare butt man dropped down and landed ish A** in their face. That's just too far. And if you do like things like that, then clearly you're playing for the other team....which is completely your preference, just not mine.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Bill G

    Cohen wasnt funny in that lame movie he did and he remains unfunny.
    Making fun of other people or cultures is vulgar, cruel and humorless.
    Cohen would like the world to believe he is the new Andy Kaufman. Truth is, he is more like Andy Dick. Unfunny and desperate to more and more ourageous things to get publicity. The truly unfortunate thing is that Eminem's security didnt put Cohen in the hospital.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  330. sem

    I agree. Why is this news? It's funny to me that he can dish it out, always making fun of other people but when it happens to him he can't take it. Ironic... I mean seriously, grow up.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  331. MELISSA[NC]

    oh. another thing to those who says eminem is a crybaby...

    you would have done the same thing. words are different than actions, and imagine someone of your same sex putting their nasty butts and private areas ALL in your face, in the public, for laughs? eww.

    as a matter of fact, Eminem was the bigger person and walked away rather than thrashing ol' dude. I APPLAUD Eminem....VERY MUCH!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  332. st

    totally staged. and not even that funny

    June 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Joe in NJ

    Does anyone even watch MTV anymore? Who cares? MTV is totally irrelevant now especially with regard to music.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  334. shel

    Sorry but that's just not cool for any guy to do to another guy, prank or otherwise. If someone did that to you on the street it would be assault. Just a sad attempt by MTV to entertain, since their entire line up of shows is pure garbage and for the simpleminded.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Rye

    Are you all so dense that you do not get that this was a commentary on Eminem's hateful, bigotry-filled, homophobic lyrics and strident, violent attitude? Eminem surely is free to publish such lyrics in the name of "art." But if he is such a big, bad tough guy and man enough to put himself out there with such opinions, and openly state "these are the views I hold," he better be prepared to take whatever reactions come his way. Further, Sacha (not "Sasha") Cohen is equally free to comment on Eminem's views using his own medium of art. This absolutely does not rise to the level of sexual harassment, etc. as some of you have suggested. That's patently absurd.

    Further, if you were not aware, Bruno is a gay character created by Sacha Cohen for the explicit purpose of commenting on such prevailing attitudes in society. Judging by the reactions to this story, he has a lot of work to do.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  336. Trav

    People – are you seriously critizing MTV for its broadcasting/production of inappropriate and "tasteless" programming? C'mon – have you ever watched "The Hills"? (feel free to substitute any other part of the MTV lineup in there). Eminem, who I once watched molest a young girls kitten in front of an entire church group, is an entertainer. Marshal Mathers deserves the same consideration and respect and as any other person, but when you cultivate and promote yourself as what is essentially a fictional character (which is really what entertainment – in any form – is about), you can't run crying home because not everybody thinks you hung moon. He's a talented artist, but seems to be a little of a "diva" also. Stop whining already....

    June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  337. socalgal

    If Sacha puts his body parts out there where they don't belong, I wish someone with quick thinking would sick their pit bull on them in order to remove them...have a great marriage Isla.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  338. kc

    Duh... it was planned, everyone one was in on it, ones got a movie coming one has an album that just dropped...do the math, no victims here.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Ray Avilla

    AndyF and others above can't be more wrong. If you don't like Eminmen (I don't), then don't listen to him! He was not given the option of having this "comedian" land on his face.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Lynn

    This is like Gross Sexual Imposition! Some have been locked up for this, but it's funny how so many people on this blog find this funny.... Would you find this funny if it was done to you National/International TV?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Justin

    Eminem is such a joke. This is great. He's basically a parody of himself. He was so serious on Jimmy Kimmel's show. It was uncomfortably funny. What an idiot. If your standing up for him and his music you might want to take another look at yourself because you're an idiot.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Kool J

    Dumb joke. Very poor taste. Yes, Eminem dishes out the insults mostly through his music but he doesn't physically assult someone by touching them. BIG DIFFERENCE. Voicing your opinion about someone is a protected right in the US Constitution (Free Speak, I'm sure you've heard of it.) Touching another person without their consent is a 3 class felony Assult (minimum). Sticking you bare butt and genitals in the face of another person is Sexual Assult.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  343. SeanB

    Total BS. Eminem was in on that. It was a publicity stunt. Duh

    June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Rhonda

    Correction Bruno

    June 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  345. JK

    I didn't see it until I watched it here. Eminem's jokes are in his songs, they don't actually get in people's FACES. I hope he does file suit against MTV (if they allowed it) and this "prankster". If the FCC gets involved in cases where an accidental clothing malfunction happens. I hope they get involved here...where this was deliberate and horrific. I like a good joke, too..but this went way too far. This was about as close to a sexual assault as it comes. If any of us did such a thing to another person, we would certainly be charged with such.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Lee

    Do people really care about how he feels to be the butt of a joke? This is a man who made money off of lyrics that belittle woman. POOR POOR little boy.....

    June 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Stone

    The prank was brilliant– not only funny but a fantastic publicity stunt. And to those commenting on its "class and intelligence", go watch some tame censored garbage on TBS or any other channel that airs crap primetime "comedy".

    In response to a previous comment: We foreigners laugh at America's inability to take a good joke. Cohen's a Brit and we've been embracing his crass humour for the better part of a decade (see Ali G). Simply lighten the f**k up!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  348. msb

    How are you supposed to take it when a half naked man with wings drops in your lap and puts his man junk in your face? I think He did very well. I would have been much less forgiving.

    There is nothing homophobic about it, its just WRONG.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  349. MLOL

    I peed a little, then I LOL'd

    June 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Sarita

    I can't believe all the people who say that Eminem "deserves" this. It's one thing to roast someone and poke fun at them (like what South Park did with Kanye), but for Cohen to put his practically naked groin and butt in Eminem's face is completely inappropriate, disgusting, and offensive. And I'm angry at myself that I even viewed the video here on CNN of all places.

    Eminem did not act like a crybaby...he reacted like an average reasonable person. They should be grateful that all he did was walk away instead of giving that guy a beat down. I'm walking away from MTV as well. I'm done with that network.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  351. MELISSA[NC]

    i dont like that bruno did that to eminem. that was disrepectful, and they should have beat his....
    especially since they humiliated him in front of everyone. not cool at all.
    i feel sorry for eminem, with his sexy self.lol

    but yea, bruno needs to get his butt kicked. for real

    June 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  352. MM

    Oh come on people. This has "set up" written all over it!! Of course everyone was "in" on it!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  353. jtcmart

    True that Eminem does make fun of other celebs and is rude to many in his songs, but he has never put his naked @$$ in any of their faces. If Bruno would have made comments about Eminem on stage then I would say fine, Eminem gets in return what he dishes out. But we are talking apples and oranges here. Comments are totally different that putting your hairy @$$ in someones face, and I think most of you idiots supporting this act would be outraged if it had happened to you. If you wouldn't have then there is something very wrong with you.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  354. soothsayer

    Prediction:
    sacha cohen ends up dead by next week

    June 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  355. xui

    How much of this was staged?

    June 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Henny

    GOOD! He deserves what he got.

    That prank was for all the people he's talked ish about ... for no reason.

    LMAO..

    June 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Rhonda

    I find what happened at the MTV Awards sick. I let all four of my girls watch it. Their ages are 11, 12, 12, and 16. I am mad at MTV and Bunro. This is the last time that I let my girls watch that trash. You can never watch a clean MTV Awards any longer. There has to be something nasty all the time. And MTV never considers that there are children that watchs that. Joke or no Joke that wasn't funny. I don't blame Eminem for walking out. Bunro and MTV shame on you.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Tony

    I loved what he did to him.. lol. Maybe Sacha has a crash on Em.
    Or, maybe this is an act they like doing for the sake of both their publicity.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  359. Conrad

    Stephen, objecting to sexual assault and harrassment in public makes you a homophobe?....

    June 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  360. lbg

    Hey, Dee....Bruno is a character that he created for his new movie...it was Sacha Cohen...

    June 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Jeanine

    Although I do like to see EM get a dose of his own behavior I do have to say that this was very tasteless and it made me feel very uncomfortable to even watch it. No one wants that part of anyones part planted on their face. Gross!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Allan MInns

    Funniest thing I have seen in a while! The unmitigated gall!!! Awesome..

    June 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  363. mngal

    Two words: Sexual assault.

    If that had happened to a woman, there would have been a completely different reaction. Any way you look at it, it was NOT ok.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  364. DCT

    Dee,

    Obviously you are living under a rock. Sacha Coen is playing Bruno in his upcoming movie. It ir Sacha Coen. He goes overboard and has been doing stunts like this all over Europe.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  365. starzzguitar

    So it's okay to assault someone if they are a homophobe. Lots of people are homophobes. "Bruno" should have gotten his face bashed in. Ha, ha, funny.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  366. RE

    Get a clue – Sasha's movie is due out in 9 days – Can you say publicity???

    It would not be an event had Em not had a reaction – smart move on both Sasha and Em (who had this planned).

    Daaaaaaaaaah

    Baaaaaaaaah says the sheep

    June 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  367. LaLaw

    Carol get a clue, ewww Marshall Mathers gets punked. That was FUNNY, didn't see show just the clip. NOW I will watch the repeat.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  368. MP

    I'm so glad I've matured beyond MTV! There was no humor in this, everyone was just left thinking "what the h#ll just happened?" I guess I'm an old geezer at 30.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  369. Fizer Joty

    KARMA ALERT!

    Eminem is 36. Remember what he said about Moby in the song "Without Me"?

    It comes back at him now that he's still making music.

    You're too old Slim Marshall M&M!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  370. SE

    It was a joke. Who cares

    June 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  371. some dude

    Eminem got touched by an angel.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  372. Arkasha

    I thought it was hilarious.

    But I do find it depressing when I read the people here going hysterical ("punch him in the balls! Sue him!!!!!") over a stunt.

    Get a sense of humor, people.

    June 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Donna

    this segment was blocked before it aired – all involved knew it was going to go down, just as it did. In fact, the media too was probably given a heads up of the story – maybe not the entire version, but that something was going to happen. Eminem was not dissed by surprise – this was all done in advance -

    June 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  374. cristl

    eminem stinks, sasha rules!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  375. bette

    both eminem and sacha cohen are losers
    there is nothing musical about eminem's music
    and there's nothing funny about sacha – he's just gross

    June 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  376. David

    Eminem, don't go away angry... Just go away. The kind of homophobic garbage you spew forth in your "music" isn't acceptable. It's offensive.

    You can dish it out, but you can't take it. You got what you deserved, and it was hysterical!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  377. muzicvirus

    I know someone who was sitting in the audience. They saw Emenim and his crew laughing after M&M "stormed off" . As real as it looked. It was staged for future material. Think about it. Of all people he lands on MM. Not on top of two people or between or behind. He lands dead center on top of him the way he did. It was staged and he couldnt keep from laughing about it later.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  378. neupaneaj

    while i am not Eminem fan – this is disgusting – "anything goes" in the name of entertainment got to stop – makeing a verbal jokes is one thing – nobody wants to see somebody's ass up your face – i would strom out too.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  379. qball

    He deserves every bit of butt in his face. All he ever has to rap about is making fun of other people.

    It's about time someone made him look like an ass....

    Eminem sucks!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  380. Matt

    it's one thing for Em to "rap" about somebody in his songs, but to be physically imposed upon is quite another. That is the difference that an awful lot of comments here do not take into consideration. I don't think that Cohen or any of his characters are funny. I got over the fart and grade school jokes back when I was in grade school.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  381. Lisa

    Eminem,
    Eat them up! Utterly ridiculous! You rock Em! We all love you and you don't need to even worry about this crap.

    MTV...you don't even rock anymore. You haven't for years. You need to change your channel name from Music Television (MTV) to RBTV (Real Bad Television), because you've sucked for years!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  382. JW

    You reap what you sow Eminem! Bad karma always comes back to you ten folds. If he didn't want to be the "butt" of a joke, then maybe he shouldn't have built a career of ridiculing others. This joke crossed the line but then again so has Eminem on numerous occassions!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  383. rufus

    It is time that he sees how it feels after all his nasty put-downs of others. What goes around comes around. Maybe he should lift people up instead and see what pranks are pulled on him then

    June 1, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Elle

    Though horrible if not staged I found it to be hilarious, I have not laughed that hard in a while.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  385. Disgusted

    Nice to see journalism is maintaining its standards.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Snakeyes

    Absolutely hilarious, I watched it 3 times on my TiVo and laughed harder each time…still laughing today. That was classic!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  387. OH

    Guys,

    Eminem was in on it. Staff at MTV have come out and said he was in on it. People that were there said that when the cameras turned away from him Eminem and his bodyguards started laughing. Have a sense of humor.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  388. R

    Ha ha this was absolutely hilarious ... I read about it on another site, and watched a rerun of the show just so I could see it. I just wish I knew whether Eminem was in on the joke or not (i.e. whether it was staged). It was kinda hard to tell ... but ... at this point I'm leaning towards Em NOT being in on the joke.

    I'm thinking that this was a test for Eminem to see if he had learned how to take a joke since the Triumph incident several years ago ... and it seems the answer is no. Eminem seems to have failed the test miserably hahahaha ... the look on Zachary Quinto's face while it was happening was priceless.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Chris

    Dee, wow you need to look at Sacha more, because it was him. And he and his little alter egos or split personalities need to die. If you did a search on Bruno's new movie you would see its Sacha. Get your facts right. And Em's body guards looked like the did beat him a little. Planned or not that was messed up and maybe 50, dre and eminem will run up on sacha one day and t-bag him!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  390. Lotus

    First off....eminem was in on the joke...

    second if he was not. Great job! eminem can dish it out but not take it. he is a chump.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  391. keith

    "Lynn June 1st, 2009 12:29 pm ET

    Prime example on why so many other countries out rank us in Class and Intelligence!"

    YOU KNOW HE IS NOT AMERICAN RIGHT?

    "Dee June 1st, 2009 12:21 pm ET

    This story is incorrect! it was not Sacha Cohen who landed on him it was another guy by the name of Brüno and it was not one of Cohen’s characters… This was a different guy completely. I know what Sacha Cohen looks like."

    ARE YOU SERIOUS WITH THIS?

    June 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  392. Holly

    A pretend joke on a pretend musician. LMAO!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  393. Jay

    Gotta chill M, What goes around comes around.........Wouldn't need security if you didn't mess with people!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  394. rae

    I respect Eminem as an artist but.....

    Isn't it funny how Eminem was not too happy when the tables are turned? What about the numerous stars in his videos and songs that he insults/ parodies?

    Come On, that 'stunt' was for jokes, humor, laughter, publicity!

    Get a sence of humor and get the board out of your butt!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  395. pat

    im shocked by the stupidity of nearly every comment on this page. do all of you honestly believe that eminem was not in on this? it was a staged stunt, for god's sakes. smell the coffee, people.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Steven Ray

    Haha, poor Eminem... This is awesome!
    Now more of a Sasha Cohen fan than ever. :)

    June 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  397. JD Healy

    That's nothing. I own and operate the Museum Of Death. On Saturday the writers called and asked to rent our real stuffed white cat saying that Will Ferrel would be holding it and petting throughout the skit he was to do. We like Will Ferell so we did it. If you saw what happen, he kicked it out into the audience at the end of the skit. Is that funny? At no time were we ever told that this was going to happen. If we were told this there is no way we would have rented it. The cat is extremely rare and belonged to a famous celebrity. At what point do these idiots ever think? They call themselves comedy writers. You've got to be kidding they couldn't joke there way out of a wet bag. So words to the wise. If someone comes to you from MTV run fast and far away from these idiots and you'll do yourself a favor. Have a great life! korvptvs

    June 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  398. Jdog

    he shoulda farted in his face hahha.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Detroit

    If Borat ends up dead don't be suprised....

    June 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  400. Timothy

    Eminem should have crushed him. Yeah eminem, does jokes on people but never physically pulls stunts like this.....Eminem will come back HARD BODY on Bruno. I'm on Em's side.....no reason for this....hurts me that Eminem has to deal with all this ish today..

    June 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  401. Jack

    It was planned. Eminem had a mic on if you look closely.
    I thought the award show sucked last night anyhow.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  402. Ivan Gonzalez

    Well deserved for this idiot Eminem whom thinks he is the best shit out there. I hope his face now smells like COhen's butt,

    June 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  403. MK

    I dont watch MTV but I know one thing when you issue an invitation to somone to come to your event, they are considered your guests. Anyone who mistreats their guest has no class no style and is certainly not worth wasting time and money over – shame on MTV

    June 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  404. Barbie

    I thought it was priceless! I can't stand him and he got what he deserved. He's a punk.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  405. Sandi

    I love both Em and Sasha and am pretty sure this was set up just like the Pam Anderson scene in Borat. I can't imagine Em getting bent out of shape about something so silly. Think about the envelopes he himself pushes in his videos, etc. He's not at all afraid of button pushing for affect.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Get Over It

    Lynn said "Prime example on why so many other countries out rank us in Class and Intelligence!"

    Since when has MTV been the pinnacle of "class and intelligence"? Look at who their target audience is. Teens and gangstah thugs.

    And, get over yourself Eminem! You can dish it out but you can't take it eh?

    June 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  407. paz

    LOL. ARRGGGGGH! Than S#!T was hilarious. it was wrong but hilarious. Whew!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Mike

    That's about the best thing MTV has done since it actually aired music videos. Hysterical.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Mary

    Pul-leeze. That was soooo planned. Eminem was in on the skit, otherwise his big, burly bodyguards could easily have kept that swaying douche angel away from landing so perfectly. Get a grip people.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  410. Ranger Jay

    I thought it was hilarious. The funniest thing on MTV in ages...

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  411. Jack, Peoria

    Couldn't have happened to a bigger punk than Eminem. Cohens a riot. He has more intelligence than Enimem could ever have.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  412. Brian T

    To Rose,

    Yes kids watch cable, but if you let your kids watch MTV in this day and age, and after what MTV has become, you are a GREAT parent....

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  413. William

    Anyone who thinks he is a talentless loser doesn't know music.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  414. Jack

    This was clearly staged. It's not like Bruno (Sasha Baron Cohen) was lowered so quickly that Eminem could not get out of the way. Plus, you'd think that at least ONE of Eminem's body guards would have prevented Bruno from actually ending up in such a (perfectly) staged position - as Bruno slowly descended on the (seemingly) unaware rapper.

    Eminem has a new album out and is looking for publicity (exactly like this) to sell it.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  415. Matt

    Sacha's bum is on his lips..... his bum is on his lips... and if he's lucky Emimen might give it a kiss........... lolol irony.....

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  416. Joe

    So many uptight folks here. I think you need to realize that the target audience for this kind of show is the key 18-25 demographic. That's mostly college-age kids who find men being hit in the groin with a football funny.

    I remember when MTV just played music videos. There was a reason to call it Music Television back then. Nowadays, so many channels (MTV, G4, Spike) are targeting programming to the lowest common denominator. So we get all of this low-brow comedy which is supposed to be entertaining, but is only enjoyed by a particular mindset.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Miss Maker

    The Awards show was full of cuss words....I hope the MTV goes down for this............................Hate it!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  418. Andrea

    Tasteless of MTV! And tell me how different this is from Janet Jackson And timbo's stunt? MTV should be fined! Kids were looking at this and whould not condone this type of behavior in my house!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  419. Mike

    Genius marketing ploy by Sasha. A true genius.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Brett

    Oh grow up people, it was a publicity stunt and everyone was in on it, including Eminem. The stunt was even being rehearsed earlier in the day.

    That's the problem with society.... Nobody can tell make believe from reality anymore. It's called showbiz.. Do you really think an awards ceremony is so "out of control" that something like this could "just happen". Get a clue.

    That said, I thought the stunt was hilarious.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  421. JOSE MONTALVO

    LOL..... well I got to say that Sacha Baron Cohen is in a way, really bold, like Borat, not a a kinda thing the peolpe like, and yeah they are really heavy jokes, and in a way I think MTV should give to mr Marshall Mathers an apologize for this, He has an strong persona and for the most acted in a really good way.

    Don't make me wrong, that was funny as hell, but faint of hearth should avoid this kinda situation.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  422. Bossman

    Eminem is always funny to do a joke on because he takes himself way to seriously. He should just stop going to MTV events because he makes an easy target. He acts so hard but can't stand when people laugh at him.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  423. Swoon

    The whole show was tasteless!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Jared from Delaware

    w00 h00 for Bruno! High marks to Sascha Baron Cohen for this great trick and joke!

    Eminem needs to grow up and quit being a whiny little b**ch as he's always been. You've had no more trouble in life than the rest of us, you whiny baby, so grow up!

    He is, in fact, a joke....so Bruno picking on him fit perfectly!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  425. RTD

    OMG that is HILARIOUS ..... I never even seen that until now.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  426. Mike

    What idiot sits there with there hands down and lets a butt drop in there face? push him out of the way or get up. Its a joke get over it

    June 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  427. SPS

    This is just another retarded stunt. No way did Eminem know what was going on. It's a good things he is older now and has a more level head otherwise someone would have been leaving in an ambulance

    June 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  428. CTF

    What did you all expect? The MTV awards is NOT like it was originally intended...(hasn't been for YEARS) for awarding merit to TALENTED musician artists. It actually is just a platform for EGO driven crudity & CRAP music. I have not (& will not) watched it years. The ratings of this event has gone down the toilet & the sponsors (wake up!) need to put their money to better events. Let's have some REAL music awards!!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  429. Alex

    Hilarious!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  430. Michael

    I have never watched any of Sacha Cohen's movies. Just the previews make me sick. This stunt proves once again the guy has no taste and will do anything to satisfy his childish humor. The media shouldn't encourage him by covering this. Boycott Sascha Cohen. Blacklist him.
    I'm not a big fan of Eminem, but his music has some creativity to it. I could listen to it. He was right to walk out of MTV awards. I think he has grounds for a lawsuit for assault.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  431. Bob-a-latte

    Don't you just love it when the persecutor becomes the victim. Wha wha wha. Bruno was mean to me.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  432. Frank

    Eminem was in on it. Great pub for his new album

    June 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  433. Tiffany M.

    What goes around comes around–and Eminem got a dose of his own sh*t. He couldn't handle it. What a hypocrite.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  434. Betsy

    I don't care who you are or what you have done, this was in poor taste. I am not an Eminem fan either; however, Sasha Cohen should be banned from public television. That was disgusting.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  435. In Buffalo

    I am NOT a fan of Eminem AT ALL, but this is totally inappropriate and should be considered an assault. Eminem and his staff deserve credit for NOT assaulting this man in return. Disgusting. Charges should be filed against this man. No one has the right to attack someone in this way. Shame on MTV. They should be charged as well.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  436. tiffani

    he deserved whatever happen to him last night. since when do we call someone an artist because they come in the game talking about people just to sell their music. everytime he has a cd or something coming out he creates drama by talking..him and his partner 50 cent both deserve to be hit in the face with butts because their both wack. the fact that neither one can come out with a cd without any drama speaks for its self.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  437. Ed

    For anybody else, I would have not agreed BUT for Eminem...this was totally his thing. He likes to do this crap to others in whichever form, then he should be able to take that as a joke.
    His music is tasteless, he's a racist, a homophobe and always humiliating others in an effort to sell his albums. He definitely had it coming to him. Hoooray!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  438. L Tutt

    All I can say is GROWN UP!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  439. Jon O

    "MTV hasn’t learned its lesson, Em will destroy them on his next track. Triumph isn’t a legend, Elmo, maybe, but triumph is just a stupid pupett."

    Wow, you must be a superfan to award Em that much power. Guess what? You make fun of MTV too much, they stop airing your videos, you get less exposure, etc. So let's just wait and see how much "Em destroys them." Big difference between Pam Anderson's chest and music-culture giant MTV.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  440. Chad

    Go Sasha!!! Eminem is the joke! He probably loved it.....

    June 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  441. Mike

    @ Rose

    Are you stupid? You think its ok for a child to watch MTV after 9pm? Its not made for your children and MTV has a history of more adult progamming. You need to get with the times if your going to be a parent.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  442. RebeccaNJ

    Disgusting. The stupid dude in the wings is lucky Em didn't grab and twist and keep a souvenir for himself. Rocky Mountain oysters, anyone?

    June 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  443. Traffic

    He should file Sexual Harrassment charges immediately ! That was disgusting!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  444. gmh

    Who the H*ll is Eminem? And why should I care?

    June 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  445. KarmaPolice

    The only one's that were fooled are the pinheads (CNN included) posting here. It was all staged. There were no surprises.

    @ Dee: Bruno IS one of Cohen's characters and his movie is releasing this summer. Pull your head out of the sand every once in a while.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  446. Jon O

    Ha! The people who defend Em like he is some role model to be respected make me laugh – I enjoy his music, thats my "generation" but in the end, he's a rapper who raps about drugs, women and killing people and a crotch in the face is just fine.

    That being said, the flash to him w/ the cameras before the stunt even took place makes me believe this is all pre-arranged, especially on the back side of a major record release and less than stellar performance for his singles on the charts. My guess? Publicity stunt for both of them.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  447. Ben

    eminem was in on it! suckers!!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  448. Maureen

    Oh boo hoo Eminem – you get what you give and it hurts.... does it not????

    June 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  449. Janie

    I don't blame Eminem from getting upset. That was completely inappropriate. In no way was that funny. If it had happened to me, I would have been just as offended.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  450. CM

    All of you are so stupid! This is not news. It's a joke. And Em & Em deserves it! He needs a sense of humor. I think most of you most be a little too leftish liberals b/c you can't take a f*#)@g joke! Oh yes, you are the jokes along with Em & Em.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  451. Mike

    Absolutely love it. Eminem is so full of himself and it was a total joke. Get over it. Eminem is a skinny little punk and if it wasnt for his bodyguards would have already been beat up for being a jerk.

    On top of that all the idiots on here commenting about how low class and how its a poor reflection of our country need to get over themselves too. Ive seen much more crass and vulgar jokes on tv not blurred out in other countries.

    You people are way to uptight. Eminem deserves to be joked on for him thinking hes too cool,

    June 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  452. Girl

    This was just funny! But then again I love Sacha Cohen..

    June 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  453. Andy

    Watch the clip – it was obviously set up.
    The camera cuts to Eminem while Bruno is still up in the rafters – if they weren't all in on it, how else would the camera know where he was going to land? And how did Cohen know he landed on Eminem? He said "Mr. Eminem, so nice to meet you" without seening exactly where he landed.
    And would his "bodyguards" have meerly pushed Bruno around on his strings? They would have been dropping fists on him!
    Cohen is awesome for his Kauffman-esque comedy – just like Pam Anderson was in on the Borat thing, Eminem is in on this one.
    Just like "reality TV", most of this still is planned.
    It was well played, and pretty funny.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  454. Zach

    it was staged.
    duh.
    now we are talking about Bruno
    and Eminem. Perfect marketing.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  455. LOL

    People commenting this all out-raged need to grow up. It was hysterical, and you're all equally as funny getting all bent out of shape over it. Is it newsworthy? No. Was it one of the highlights of the awards show? You bet.

    Seriously. Get over it.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  456. MynameisRush,and I love to eat.ALOT

    Kind of silly but yeah I wouldn't have liked it either. I would of punched him.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  457. Kerry

    Eminem is a loser. at least this helped get him a few more minutes of the spotlight. Cohen is a Genius.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  458. Alex

    is everyone really this slow? you're very naive is you think for a second that it wasnt a coordinated stunt that had eminem involved all the way and if you pay even the slightest bit of attention you could see that eminem was clearly acting and sadly not acting well at all....."YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!?! YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING Me!!"

    they could have made it really interesting by making eminem "swing" on Sasha and pretending to stomp him out........as you see in the footage eminem sat still with the guys naked arse right up in his face for the first 10-15 seconds or so.....you think if eminem wasnin on the bit he would allow a naked guy's ass in his face with his only response being "YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!"

    June 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  459. JBB

    Dee, it most definitely was Sacha Cohen and Bruno is one of his most famous characters. A Bruno movie is coming out this year sometime, it's already been filmed in the same style as Borat.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  460. Marie

    Serves him right. It's amazing how he can poke fun and say awful things about other people, but can't take it when it happens to him. HA, HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved it. I'm not a big Sacha Cohen fan, but this was hilarious.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  461. TwentySomething

    We know that Eminem enjoys these things. He put on a good act that he didn't like it. Haha!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  462. BD

    Aww, poor baby. The prankster got panked.

    Guess he can dish it out, but raps infamous homophobe can't take the butt of the joke

    June 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  463. M

    What i find funny is that no one would say anythingif it were a woman. americans are the most uncomfortable people with their sexuality and its a damn shame. get a grip it was a joke not a good one but it wasnt done with malintention.

    on further note eminem needs to grow up. he finally got a taste of his own medicine and cant handle it boo hoo cry for the baby

    June 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  464. Alex

    The prank was uncalled for, but Mathers responded like a true cry-baby. You get joked on for two reasons – because you're loved, or because you suck. Your attitude helps decide which.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  465. TJ

    It's funny how emenem can make everyone else the butt of jokes in his music but he cant take a little humor...What a joke of a human. No wonder his record sales are down. People see how fake he is.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  466. monomoy42

    I think I saw a dingleberry....

    June 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  467. Shawn L

    It was freaking funny. All of the people posting here need to grow a sense of humor.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  468. AG

    This was the funniest thing that happened at the show. Eminem needs to get a sense of humor. He spoofs and makes fun of celebrities but when the joke is on him he storms out and pouts.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  469. Derek

    if a have naked guy were slowly falling right above you, why in the world would you not get up and move out of the way?

    June 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  470. Don

    That is funny as hell. Poor little Marshall got embarrassed. hahaha

    June 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  471. Brianne

    There is funny and then there is really bad call by MTV. They should have known that a bare-cheeked "Bruno" landing in Eminem's face would be a really bad call. Obviously they didn't care because "Bruno" could have dropped on someone else who was already in on it. I think it would have been funny if he had dropped and then was pulled back up immediately. But to dangle there in his face was not good. Sad day for awards shows.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  472. Carol in PA

    Somebody should censor Sasha...Cohen. The lead-in to the story should have been, "Sasha.... reaches another height of disgust". Eminem did nothing wrong. I would have left, too. I hope Eminem files a criminal complaint against Cohen for indecent assault. This should have never been done or broadcast.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  473. Rose

    Only one question: Was this "live" and are there children watching? If so, then there seems to be a hube problem........ I don't care if it was on a cable channel. Kids watch cable - Disney - remember? It should be OK for a child to watch the MTV awards. I'm on Eminem's side - he deserves respect..... - he should be able to enjoy a night out without stuff like this. The prankster should have received Eminem's permission prior to doing anything like this.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  474. egg

    Yes!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  475. newsjunkie47

    why should he be mad, doesnt he make fun of other people?

    June 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  476. Shawn

    Couldn't have happened to a better person! Eminem has no respect for anybody as evidenced in his music. It's about time someone gives back some disrespect.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  477. Dave

    Eminem needs to get over himself and his own publicity. This was in humor....if he had gone along with it, it would make him MORE of a star than what he thinks he is.

    Award shows have humor....he should have slapped the bare butt and went along with the gag...but now, he has made himself the butt of the joke.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  478. Betty

    I walked into the room while my daughter was watching this show. The little bit I saw( the incident above plus the songs that were sung) was so disgusting. I can't believe that decent people watch that crap.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  479. Bill

    Why does anyone still pay attention to this talentless loser?

    June 1, 2009 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  480. Brad Theissen

    The stunt was total inappropriate and disgusting.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  481. WTH

    "Bruno" should have been punched and kicked in the face and balls. That was close to sexual assault and should not be tolerated.

    Go Obama!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  482. hank

    Eminem is a total loser anyway, so why any group honors him ( with his bodyguards) at any awards show is a disgrace in the first place.
    He and his music are crap. Showing him up was priceless.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  483. Chris

    How juvenile your network, and your country is... needing to blur out some mostly-bare buttocks. Grow up.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  484. don from maine

    just another example of mtv's lack of class. but then crap...er I mean rap stars are full of themselves anyway. personally the whole rap genre could go the way of disco and die off and all of music would be better off. rap just condones the exploitation of women, sex and drugs and lack of moral values. totally needless crap along with mtv for that matter.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  485. socalgal

    Additionally, MTV should be penalized for promoting the stunt.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  486. Not Amuzed

    definalty tasteless and certainly not funny

    June 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  487. Lynn

    Prime example on why so many other countries out rank us in Class and Intelligence!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  488. sc

    I think it's horrible that MTV allowed that to happen to Eminem. Obviously, he was unaware of what was going to happen. MTV should issue an apology to him.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  489. Deb (NY)

    Childish!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  490. Lynn

    Just plain ignorant!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  491. Kevin

    Eminem

    June 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  492. stephen

    crass joke, but Eminem once again proves himself to be a humorless homophobe. I love the guy's music but I'll no longer support him by buying any of it.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  493. KC

    Eminem can dish it but he can't take it. He makes fun of stars all the time but when he is the "butt" of the joke he gets mad and storms off like a big baby. Granted the joke was over the top but it was funny.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  494. JediMasterMatt

    I for one enjoyed Eminem being the 'butt' of an MTV joke...I just hope that he truly wasn't aware of what was going to happen.

    He finally got what he deserved, after all the freakin' homophobia he's been spewing in all of his rap.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  495. Steve

    I hope Cohen was wearing some kind of bikini/thong, etc. If not I'd say Em has a good reason to be mad. Yuck.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  496. Michaelann

    I felt sorry for Eminem and I thought that it was very tasteless and tacky of Cohen to do that. I think that the Rapper should have punched Cohen in the face. Real Tacky MTV...Now I remeber why I quit watching MTV, nothing but tastlees crap...

    June 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  497. jky

    Why is this news? What would otherwise be considered sodomy and sexual assault is now considered comedy? Even though Eminem has done his own share of publicly humiliating others, this sort of ridiculous display doesn't belong on television, and certainly doesn't need to be on a major news network website as important news. Really, you have sunk to new lows. A little professional conduct would be refreshing.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  498. Dave

    MTV hasn't learned its lesson, Em will destroy them on his next track. Triumph isn't a legend, Elmo, maybe, but triumph is just a stupid pupett.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Dee

    This story is incorrect! it was not Sacha Cohen who landed on him it was another guy by the name of Brüno and it was not one of Cohen's characters... This was a different guy completely. I know what Sacha Cohen looks like.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  500. AndyF

    Awwww... Poor Eminem, er, Marshall Mathers... He winds up with a butt in his face and got upset...

    Of course, we in the public have been listening to his backside for years, so this only seems mildly fair. And when you think that all his "talent" and brains reside in his backside, well, the guy should just chill out.

    Of course, speaking just for myself, I think Bruno should have sat on his face...

    June 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  501. cheann

    This is not funny. CNN blurred out the picture but I seen the video with it not blurred out and it was just very poor taste to do to anyone. And I like a good joke!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  502. James

    Why is this news?

    June 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  503. Isabel

    There is no excuse for Sacha to do that to Eminem or anyone else for that matter for the sake of laughs. It would have been great if Eminem's security guys would have socked Sacha in his nasty balls. I hope the idiot gets sued by Eminem! Sacha grow up already. You ARE THE JOKE!!!

    June 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |

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