June 7th, 2011
05:03 PM ET
Whether you fully supported Reese Witherspoon’s call for stars to reclaim their dignity and stay out of sex scandals or felt that her speech sounded more like preaching, you had plenty to say on the matter.
Witherspoon’s words at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday resonated with some commenters, who praised the star for taking advantage of the opportunity to speak out.
“It is about time someone with class stood up to the nonsense that is making the news these days," commenter Laura said. "Millions of teenage girls and boys were tuned in to this show and have now heard the message.”
But others thought the “Water for Elephants” actress chose an inappropriate time to make such pointed remarks toward celebrities who've opted to capture their saucy escapades on camera.
Commenter Jaredallas said that while Witherspoon made some good points, her speech came across as a “vendetta” against reality shows instead of focusing simply on self-respect. "It would have been more appropriate if she delivered...that message without condemning specific acts that obviously would remind us of specific people," Jaredallas wrote.
Another commenter, Alyssa, said “While I totally agree with Reese's assessment of the 'bad' Hollywood girls, it would have been much classier for her to be positive instead of making people uncomfortable.”
And although Witherspoon might not have any sex tapes or nude photos circulating on the Web, commenter Scott thinks her remarks were arrogant.
“If you don't like them, don't watch them and don't make them,” Scott said. “It's not your business.”
"Showbiz Tonight's" A.J. Hammer said young girls could feel pressure to mimic some of the actions of other celebrities and commended Witherspoon.
"Reese made it on her talent and that, to me (and I’m guessing a whole lot of people), is a lot more respectable than getting famous for a sex tape," he said.
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