Was Reese empowered or judgmental?
June 7th, 2011
05:03 PM ET

Was Reese empowered or judgmental?

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.

soundoff (174 Responses)
  1. Opinionated

    Ok, I honestly couldn't pay that much attention to what she was saying based on how she was saying it ... like ya know ... ya know ... um, like yeah – she sounded like a complete ditz to me so I can't believe anyone would take anything she said seriously.

    June 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. It is sad

    I think that those who are angry about what Reese said are angry b/c that is what they are into. Most people aren't into that and think the whole reality show genre is toxic and strange. And really–why on earth would you be foolish enough to send naked pictures of yourself?????

    June 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Decon

    I am sorry, but I was absolutely shocked at the language Reese chose to use while sitting in judgement of others. She had a potty mouth that I was shocked and disappointed to hear. And the biggest shocker was that she was insulting the presenters, acting like she was a "good" girl while using language that should not be used anywhere but certainly not in that setting. The Boob and crotch feel was also tasteless. But Reese lost a fan. Hopefully she will hear about it too. Can you say HYPOCRITE?

    June 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bree

      AND ... she started HER career by doing a pretty graphic love scene while totally naked (1998's Twilight). So she has no problem taking all or her clothes off for money, but stood there and passed judgment on others? She's such a hypocrite – can't stand her.

      June 8, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. charlie crack


    June 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. charlie crack

    @beautiful vixen– Human Centipede? You trip me out! On break for an hour, so checked in. Have not seen @Peace since before the weekend. You have a good day @ class as well. See you later. For all the others knocking what Reese said: She was speaking her mind, opinion/comment/stance. If its allowed on these blogs no matter how negative, what gives? We are brash and honest about our opinions.

    June 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Queeenie Calaizzo

    We need Reese not Sarah Palin to run for office.

    June 8, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. Queenie Michael Calaizzo

    I love Reeese very much.

    June 8, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. Michael Queenie Calaizzo-San Francisco

    You are stupid and look as Sarah palin.

    June 8, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mike Calaizzo

    Charlei you are mean.

    June 8, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. Beautiful Vixen

    @Charlie Crack..I have a pretty demented mind sometimes. I tried to come up with a good one for the Human Centipede yesterday but I decided not to go there..lol. Well have fun in class today. Haven't seen Peace around lately. Later 🙂

    June 8, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  11. Betsey

    Are we forgetting that she got knocked up by Ryan Phiilippe at a very young age while they were filimg Cruel Intentions? This seems to be a little bit of the pot calling the kettle black.

    June 8, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. KMZ

    Honestly, a little of both. She IS a classy star and she had extremely valid points. But consider the stage she did it on, MTV people. Was she judgmental, yes, and for right reason. She is a mother trying to set a good example for her kids. Any mother would do that. I am sorry, if you are trying to be a celebrity by starring in (lame) reality TV then you pretty much have lowered the bar in the self-respect meter. Sometimes the truth hurts…..

    June 8, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kat

    Why isn't anyone talking about how drunk she seemed and how annoying she was when she was speaking?? I could barely listen to her. I can just imagine what Chelsea Handler was thinking.

    June 8, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Right on, let's ignore the message and focus on superficial stuff like her voice tone and inflection or your incredible ability to determine she was drunk merely by observing her on TV! I share a similar skill; I can sense by what someone writes their and I'm sensing you're stoned out of your freaking mind!!!!

      June 8, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. Kaboom69

    She had every right to say what she had stated because it is the truth, so what if Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton get offended. As well who cares if the people from Jersey Shore get offended. Beside all of that it was a fairly good speach and remember you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dana B

    I think it was an awesome message. Girls don't have to strip down or bend over to be loved. Girls need to be women. I don't think she was judging anyone or trying to put anyone down. I think she just wanted to people getting into the business not to lose themselves.

    kudos to Reece.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  16. Greg

    Go Reese! To the idiot that slammed Legaly Blonde, do you understand the concept of a comedy? It's basically your life but make believe! To those think she shouldn't "preach", guess the 1st amendment is good for you as long as you agree with the opinion! Seeing all the negative posts regarding Reese only validates her opinion that all you MTV brats need to grow up!!!!

    June 8, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  17. I remember when.......

    I remember when a very young and very unmarried Reese got pregnant accidentally. No actress stood onstage and shamed her about birth control, abstinence, etc. Different lifestyles fit different people–no one should judge.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  18. VA KAT

    Is it me, or is she looking worn and tired? She usually looks so put together, but in this instance, she looks like she rolled out of bed and showed up.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  19. charlie crack

    @beautful vixen– you crack me up! Good laugh, very good! Ha ha

    June 8, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  20. Krow

    If she wasn't beautiful she'd be working at Walmarts. People who win the 'lottery of life' need to shut up.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  21. Conrad Shull

    Judgemental? Maybe, but she's perfectly right to tell the celebrity "children" they should behave as adults.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  22. Beautiful Vixen

    @ angry husband, I know of one facial that can be degrading, more so if one was to get it in the eye. For an added bonus one might get the pearl necklace too. Strike a pose, snap the pic and post it on facebook. One would be the hit of the town.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  23. jen

    Mr.Ed inhale deeply hold it hold it pretend your man has a lace scarf around your neck.

    June 8, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  24. Dea

    What she said was so much needed. There is nothing you can learn about these shows. They are totally useless and rubish. I think the industry has put himself in a very unrespectable position where they are more to blame than the people on the reality shows. Years ago journalism and TV was seen as a place to get real information and learn from things. Nowadays is all trash and silly stories. I mean what can you expect when over 90 percent of articles about Kardashians on the media is about her ass and boobs. That is a complete nonsense. And Reese is not arrogant like some put it. To say that it is not her business it is so wrong. Then we will allow domestic violence, crime and other bad things in the society to flow freely because it is not our
    personal business. How sad that would be. What Reese said is what almost every citizen feels but they do not have the luxury to say it in front of the TV. So kudos to her for speaking on behalf of millions.

    June 8, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  25. areyoujoking

    Can we please stop using the word "empowered every time a woman ties her shoes? She made a catty comment about girls she's jealous of. That's all she did. It's not the noble and "powerful" thing some of you think it is.

    June 8, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  26. big Al

    Life is full of choices. Taking the high road or the low road. If all the young women that her RS speak, may have solidified the high road to take. Got it!

    June 8, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  27. Aline

    Reese spoke the truth, and if that offended anybody then thats their problem. Everything she said was true. The girl has talent and she made it because she has talent!! Go Reese!!!

    June 8, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  28. ben dover

    just wait, when her career starts going south, she`ll make a video. hollywood is filled with hypocrits. and she`ll be no exception, just you wait.

    June 8, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  29. Cheryl

    Kids will emulate what they see and hear. If they only see and hear bad stuff, that's what they do. Good for Reese. More celebrities need to stand up for what's positive instead of what's negative and naked!

    June 8, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  30. Jeff

    For the folks that think Reese is about Legally Blonde, watch " Walk the Line"

    June 8, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  31. @Jen

    Stfu you flea infested c/unt. You are a walking std.

    June 8, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  32. garc

    Nobody's saying there should be some law to BAN crappy reality shows or "accidentally" tweeting naked pictures of yourself (or actually being so stupid as to not know that, if you're famous, such photos will leak out). There will always be this garbage out there. It would just be MORE unique and interesting at this point not to do it.

    June 8, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  33. jamesnyc

    Sorry folks, Reese was absolutely right and courageous to speak up. This nonsense has to stop from all parties, Weinergate included. My mom told me a long time ago don't write anything you don't want the whole world to know. This includes the internet. People should get recognition for talent and brains not just because they are stupid enough to caught with their clothes off.

    June 8, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  34. HoneyB

    The truth can hurt! Reese said what's on her mind like everyone else speaking on this blog. Most of reality shows are mindless trash and make you brain dead. No Reese is not perfect but she paid her dues. Obviously her message resonated with millions or we wouldn't be talking about it. Ha!

    June 8, 2011 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  35. jen

    That could easily be rectified, just take one last deep breath and don't exhale.

    June 8, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  36. Mr. Ed

    @Jen, you are an azz not because of your comment but because I have to breath the same air as you.

    June 8, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  37. charlie crack

    Can't blame her for being right.

    June 8, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  38. Sabby

    Somebody had to say it, sometimes the truth hurts but I care more about our youth that someone's ego being hurt at some point. Thumbs up Reese

    June 8, 2011 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
    • myst

      Amen to that. I hear celebrities say all the time that they are not role models. Well if kids are watching your video, movies, watching your show and supporting you then guess what, your are a role model. Our brains don't fully develop until around twenty five. Before then we really do not have a since of consequence. I bet a lot of girls and woman that are in there teens and twenties are going to look back someday and be totally embarrassed when their kids and their friends are sitting around and come across a picture of their mom on the internet acting like a, for lack of a better word, reality star. These pictures are FOREVER. I don’t think Reese was speaking to the audience she was speaking to all the young girls at home that were probably clicking as she was speaking.

      June 8, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  39. sk8rgirl

    why is it that when someone says the F or the A or the N word Live on TV, it just gets blipped out, and even tolerated, but saying something that makes sense gets criticized? Go Reese!

    June 8, 2011 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  40. Thr Don

    Hey Kelly J

    Maybe your just a loser its cool. You got your degree in the wrong stuff or your just a loser. When you really on media for lifestyle choices your hosed. People are evil when confined in cities like dog s in a kennill

    June 8, 2011 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
  41. Kelly J

    Her comments, while empowering, are also pretentious. She may have higher standards in life than the person next to her but if she's going to judge, does she need to do that so publicly? I respect her comments and her as an actress but being obvious about looking down on other people is arrogant. maybe those people didn't have as much luck or something else, so didn't turn out as classy as you.

    June 8, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  42. Thr Don

    Im so sick of these no talent ass clown e experts telling us all whats up. Get real meat heads. If you live in a city your life is fake and you rely on people like me to eat. How scary is that. Grow your food and start stock piling case otherwise your business skills wont mean nothing. Your done son

    June 8, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  43. Jane

    well she's condemning the act of other people ..in the next break she's using the term "mother fu#ker... arent her kids watching?...nice language for a mother.. She proved she has no class on many levels. it's the kind of trash that MTV has perpetuated on generations ...

    June 8, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  44. Thr Don

    Who the heck are these commentators? They judge celebrities about class what they should say and we should care? Their wannabes like the rest of us. Good for resse and others for opening their hearts.

    June 8, 2011 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  45. Jeff

    So these experts who have no last names are judging her?

    June 8, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  46. jen

    Hey Jeff the"jen" that made the the remark about the movie Fear was not me. I think Reese's statement was refreshing and very empowering.

    June 8, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  47. myob

    She is talented definitely. However, taking the pompous role and judging is not attractive. Period.

    June 8, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  48. alicia silvas

    Reese i dont care what anyone says i still think your a very talented actress so kuddos to you we should have a lot more classy ladies like you

    June 8, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  49. myob

    Oh that's right – you think Legally Blonde is so scholarly! What a joke!

    June 8, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  50. myob

    You got it by calling be a dimwit – which I am not.

    June 8, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  51. myob

    Anna you obviously haven't yet learned the ways of the world. So go grow a brain and have a great shriveled up life! Yikes!

    Cheers and sorry to any man who encounters you 🙁 can anyone say frigid beotch! I don't care how smart you "think" you are – there are things you seemingly haven't quite grasped about human emotions such as jealousy, power (or lack thereof), etc.

    She has no man because he left her. Wow! What a woman she must be – no wonder she is jealous and bitter!

    Get a clue!

    June 8, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  52. myob

    Why? Who is she to judge? Live and let live? Are these people hurting your life by tanning, working out, doing laundry, etc? Go cry away your misery but don't blame oblivious others! Maybe you're just deprived of attention 🙁 whaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! Otherwise why would you be so sour???

    June 8, 2011 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  53. Anna

    Grow a brain, Myob! How could an Oscar-winning actress be jealous of people who hasn't even earned anything for their solo performance? I mean otherwise than the support of a dimwit like you.

    June 8, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  54. L'Wren

    I don't even see why people are arguing about this. Reese did the right thing. She was given a time to speak, and she made a valid point. Guess what people; THE TRUTH HURTS. You go girl!!!

    June 8, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  55. myob

    Why oh why??????? Heee heeeeee!!!!!

    June 8, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  56. Eliana

    Whether you agree with her sentiments or not, it's pretty pathetic that people are offended by a successful, accomplished woman (respected by her peers in Hollywood, might I add) who pointed out the fact that it's possible (and preferable) for girls to conduct themselves with a little bit of class, dignity and self-respect. If that message is received negatively by you, maybe you should ask yourself why.

    June 8, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  57. OscarAA

    Empowered!! Anyone offended by what she had to say is obviously on the same boat as the people she is talking about.

    June 8, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  58. myob

    Once again the motto "Mind your own business" – are you paying the salary?

    June 8, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  59. myob

    She's just jealous!!! How transparent can it get? Ha ha!!!!!!

    June 8, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  60. myob

    What a beotch. Wow! Not classy at all to insult others. Who does she think she is?

    She's obviously bitter of those having fun. Hey beotch don't watch it. You made $$$ from being totally cheesy so step off. Step off beotch ...

    June 8, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  61. myob

    MYOB Reese W1theringaway. How 'bout that?

    June 8, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  62. Name

    what a boring old lady she had turned into. Kim kardashian is pretty conservative by most measures. Get a life lady!

    June 8, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  63. Gina

    Empowered for sure! I mean that takes a lot of courage to speak up for what you believe in. She has every right to speak her mind. She's not running for president here...why does everyone have to be so politically correct nowadays? Its like if you want to be famous now, u can't even stand for anything. U have to be generic, and quite frankly that's boring.

    June 8, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  64. soni

    Reese is my new idol!!! Down with the ho's like the Kardashians, Hudgens girl, Blake, Paris,Britney, and the list goes on!!

    June 8, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  65. kris

    Good for Reese! Finally someone came forward on the right platform to bring attention to the immoral and trashy idiocracy of what the shameful and desperate MTV executives prop up as normal or acceptable for the sake of ratings or thinking its good TV when its really not. MTV should not even call themselves "MTV" (MUSIC television) anymore. When do they play music consistently anyway? They should rename themselves "RTV" for Reality TV. Whoever's in charge over @ MTV these days is as trashy as the shows they air and the people they promote. Someone should remind them of what their acronym stands for.

    June 8, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  66. Catt

    If somebody can get famous by doing stupid things on TV without any talents, why can't she say whatever she wants? What's wrong with that? Those reality TV shows she referred to WERE junk anyway.

    June 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Name

    Middle aged square

    June 7, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  68. NickB5

    People who preach and condemn the loudest tend to also sin the most. She'll reap what she's sewn in time.

    June 7, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Name*josh z

    Come on people grow up. Good for reese for standing up to the status que. That was her moment and she had every right to say whatever she wanted. Its funny how ppl jump all over her for this but not over robertson for using the f word on live tv or justins gropping incident.

    June 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Elephant Bomb

    She's very judgemental for someone who just made a movie bomb. Someone should remind her that stars can fall as easliy as they rise.

    June 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  71. lyndsey

    Good job Reese! She said all the thing that so many of us have been thinking for a long time! She is very empowering! We are all very proud of her in nashville! She is the picture of a real southern lady!

    June 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Jeepers


    June 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Kascade Brown

    Right On! While some say this was the time nor place, this was the perfect time. You have to go to the source, since if she made these same statements on let's say "The View" you would only get the second-hand chopped up blog version. As I look at those younger than I (just turned 30 this year), I wonder about them as this generation are fascinated by things like sending naked pictures of themselves, and bullying on Facebook. In addition to that you have Rihanna releasing a video that can open dialogue about violence, yet she takes the " I'm 23 with no kids, I am not a role model" stance, as if 40 year old women are fan base. Yet it takes actress Gabrielle Union to open that dialogue speaking about her experience this week.

    Thanks, Reese, for saying something that is long overdue...

    June 7, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Carol

    Reese was mostly kidding but people are taking it seriously. I actually agree with her. People keep bringing up a nude scene Reese did but that was a movie guys. Reese was talking about the girls who take naked pics on their cells and it gets out and then they exploit it for publicity. There was a time people had shame but you have to have morals to have shame. She's right.

    June 7, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tasha

      Yea, the thing about the nude photos, she never said dont take them. She just said hide your face when you do take them. So shes okay with nudes, just as long as you cant see a face? Wow.

      June 8, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  75. Regina

    BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! to her.

    June 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  76. adam

    Go reese! The ones who think she was classless are the ones who are the problem.

    June 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  77. bell

    What I'm curious about is how what Reese said makes her an arrogant tramp? Oh well there will always be people that don't like hearing the truth! The truth doesn't make her arrogant what it does is make those that enjoy the people & reality shows they're on mad because she's right. & yes, Rob's joke was alittle bad but I still love him, he just tried to match wits with a very intelligent & talented person!

    June 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Dtd

    Who knows, at least she did it on the MTV awards show, which had about as many viewers as a reality show about sitting in the DMV

    June 7, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  79. smartmove

    Kudos to Reese for speaking out. Some of these reality shows are so boring and the people on them so vacuous. Reese is a very intelligent and talented actress. It is a shame that the quality of tv has deteriorated so much that there are so many reality shows on the air. Glad someone with some srarpower and clout spoke out.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  80. smartmove

    Kudos to Reese for speaking out. Some of these reality shows are so boring and the people on them so vacuous. Reese is a very intelligent and talented actress. It is a shame that the quality of tv has deteriorated so much that there are so many reality shows on the air. Glad someone with some srarpower and clout spoke out

    June 7, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Jamie

    Aww, did she make someone "uncomfortable?" Too. Damn. Bad. Maybe if people were a little more "uncomfortable," they would stop and think about how their actions affect other people, instead of being so freaking selfish. Reese is a grown-up and I admire that.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Ka

    I love that some one within the industry actually said something! I also think it was the perfect place to say something...MTV Awards...the birthplace of American trash TV!!! These girls in Hollywood & on reality tv are so embarassing. Their trashy behavior is funding some network exec's ST Bart's beach house and at the end of the day the girls mistakes are forever on tape and they will have these awful memories to chase them well into adulthood. These kids have no morals, no self respect & clealy no education. Disgusting!

    June 7, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  83. InTheIndustry

    I love it when a famewh^re tries to be superior over other famewh^ores!

    June 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Charlie Sheen

    Funny, she couldn't hold down a marriage for squat.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Rachel

    She's definitely empowered and I'm glad she took the risk of speaking out. Some of those Hollywood bimbos in the audience should be taken down a few notches for all their narcissistic adventures.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Bill

    You're kidding, right? With that massive chin she looks like Jay Leno's love child. She's "cute" but that's about it.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tasha

      Dont forget that dent in her forhead. Shes got some effed up bone structure, thats for sure

      June 8, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  87. KimiFaz

    Kudos to Reese, what happened to the days when celebrities could be looked up to? Girls should be able to have someone to look up to that hasn't showed everyone their Hay-nanner-nanner.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bea

      Why would you want young girls to look up to her? She got pregnant by her boyfriend, who she later married, did a nude scene that was VERY graphic in the movie "Twilight", lived with all her boyfriends before getting married to the most recent one (her kids have had a parade of potential daddys living in their home). Yeah, she's a shining light of morality and good taste.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Nick

    She has her price just like anyone else, as soon as I finish rolling these pennies I will show you how low her price actually is.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Your a dork obviously and don't have a clue!!! And you probably only can make pennies with that pea brain!!! Surprised you even know how to roll pennies!!! LOL

      June 7, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      Your right jeff I only make pennies, pimping your mom out isn't very lucrative. I make her roll the pennies at the end of each month, she works 180 hours a week and at the end of the month has about 2 full rolls. Some times I mess with her and throw a quarter on the table, it's so cute when she sees it and starts talking about buying an Audi. She's a great worker I can only imagine a awesome mom, lucky boy you are Jeff.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • nick n jeff

      Mom says take care of the pennies the dollars will take care of them self

      June 8, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Tasha

      Lmao nick, you're hilarious!

      June 8, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  89. Jeff

    Hey Jen, people can change!!! Maybe you should take a look at your life and not point your finger!!! At least Reese is making a quality comment to help young impressionable girls!!! And you????

    June 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rog

      There is such a thing as a reply link you know.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kel

      You talk about Jesus before and now you are insulting people's intelligence. I don't think that's very Christian-like behavior. A true Christian is someone who is not judgemental and doesn't poke fun of other people. Where are your morals?

      June 7, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  90. ajr


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  91. AK

    I love you Meagan Choi.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Jen


    June 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Jeff

    Whoever Scott is that made the comment that Reese is arrogant, is ignorant!!! Because he fails to understand his own stupidity and carnality!!! If he really understood what she is trying to portray, he would be in a lot better place in this world!!!!! Hey Scott, try finding Jesus in your life!! He is the way, the truth, and the life!!!! And then get back to me!!!

    June 7, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Jeff

    Fyi, Reese it HOT!

    June 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Jeff

    EMPOWERMENT! Horray for Reese. It's time these wannabe reality/acting folks got real acting gigs.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  96. MomO3

    I am going to say something that will be contradictory but here it goes...I am really glad she said what she did. It needed to be done by someone who is respected. Then the "bad girl" in me loved it when she gave it right back to Robert Pattinson! I was enjoying what he was saying right up until he added that bit about getting to "F#*@ you.:" That was not necessary. I always liked his quirky style and presence but he came down a notch for me after that one.Calling him the biggest M-fer in Hollywood was worth the shock factor. He deserved that one! You go Reece!

    June 7, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Kelly

    I felt it came across as judgmental. She used the work 'motherf****r' as a joke and nodded when her costar said she couldn't stop at one drink when it comes to tequila (when it's her of course it's "cute", not "bad"). "Good girl" "Bad girl" it's all relative. It is off putting for people to toot their own horn.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      100% agree with you Kelly. She's off in her own arrogant world now where she's "above" the rest of us peons, and has no problem saying so at an awards show.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kel

      People -look. So she made a few -let me reiterate that A FEW movies that were not so good. Look at all the movies she's made that were huge hits. She deserves her reward. She is old enough to drink, therefore a nod of the head to drinking tequila – is not a crime. It's not like she actually said anything about it in her speech. ALL she was saying was that you can make it in Hollywood with a legitimate career and not by doing things like (the first person who came to my mind) Lindsay Lohan. When was the last time she was in a movie or made a show, or even a commercial. Here is someone who is gaining negative media attention and I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who would stick up for her. All Reese was saying was that that kind of attention needs to stop. The attention from the media needs to stop and actors/actresses need to stop trying to gain attention in this way.

      June 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  98. loosebolts

    why is it only fat ugly girls think she is empowered? get over the fact men like a hot woman.. she is not hot thats why she is hating the ones that are

    June 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  99. blueangelunicorn

    EMPOWERED!!!!!.. its all true about these reality shows....they are all so shallow.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Mona Rodriguez

    Thumbs up to Reese for having a pair, and trying to encourage youngsters toward focusing on their talents and intellect. Respect has taken on a new meaning with regard to obtaining it. There's something to be said about a woman who can enter a room and become the center of attraction without having to utter a word. Whether she is beautiful or a beast if people take notice the point is made. In addition, given an audience people will perform so more power to those who feel a need to do so because they are satisfying their audience.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  101. H.A.M 99

    A mans fantasy is not about a old married woman with kids. As far as looks, two little things are a big deal.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  102. chuck

    Please .... she is a hypocrite. Did she donate movie royalties in which skin was bared, donated to places such as battered women shelters?

    Like Reba McIntyre being dead against 2nd amendment rights, yet makes Monet portraying Annie Oakley lol

    June 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  103. noemi

    Go reese its about time someone with class sid something about all those ugly realty shows don't watch them ,but have heard about some of the STUPID people I know.so right call on that paris and the kardashin hos.spot on reese.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      She performed buck naked in the movie Twilight and had an erotic scene. How is this classy?

      June 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  104. mnbluess

    Good for Reese!!! I respect your courage to shine a light in a messy room! People have to take a look at the clutter and figure out what they want to do with it. I hope she's wise enough to ignore those calling her judgemental. Yae for beauty and brains.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  105. H.A.M 99

    For women in the movies and music, skin is in. If they want to make it. Pick your own heroes. Be a leader, not a troll. The media is good at telling you what to like.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  106. JD

    Good for Reese!! About time a true celebrity spoke out about the non-talented media sensations like Paris Hilton. The media keeps these wannabes in the fore front due to their behavior. Shameful.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lenore

      the fact that she did it in such an overt & rude way shows she's just as trashy as the reality stars.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  107. angry husband

    Next she will be telling women "facials" are degrading.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Val

    EMPOWERED!!! =)

    June 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  109. yang

    Go Reese!!! Be a good example... That is the reality when you say something good...that's the spirit!

    June 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  110. josie

    I think its funny how woman can kiss on tv and its accepted but when someon says hey lets respect ourselves its offensive this world is a mess sadly ur calling her preachy so what does that make you

    June 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Vickie

    I think Reese has been in the business long enough to be able to have her opinion. She's done it the right, dignified way. I only wish she'd brushed her hair before accepting the award. That do was hideous.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenna

      Legally Blonde, Little Nicky and King of the Hill were dignified? Um, ok.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • victoria

      What about her nude scene in 1998's "Twilight" movie? Yeah, REAL dignified.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kel

      I agree. She is saying that you can make it in Hollywood without having to go to rehab, have a criminal record and get negative attention in that way from the media just to 'make a statement'. I applaud her for her comments.

      June 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  112. slimpickens

    I think she nailed the current situation in popculture. I salute her for saying it in front of a large audience because it needs to said more often. Hopefully the people who need to hear it were listening.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Lolly

    Totally empowered. There is nothing wrong with what she said, NOTHING.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lollipop

      There's nothing wrong with what she said, if she wants people to think she's a holier-than-thou arrogant snot who looks down on others.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Tully

    She said things that most actors and decent, regular, hard-working folks would think of but would not speak out. Empowered for sure.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      You contradicted your own point, and proved mine: "decent people" would "never have said" what she did. She's become an arrogant priss.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  115. katie

    Total points for Reese. She made a point all of the "good" girls have been wanting to have made.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuckles

      "Good girls" don't get pregnant by their boyfriends, outside of marriage, like Reese did, and have all of her boyfriends move in with her in front of her kids. She needs to get off her high horse.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • what??

      Actually, that's not true. I consider myself a good girl and I got pregnant at 16. Still turned out pretty successful. And if I'm not mistaken, they ended up married. How about you get off your high horse and quit making assumptions...

      June 8, 2011 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  116. firewerks

    More h8trs! someone had to speak Up!especially someone in that business,

    June 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • kim

      Chuckles..BARF. Reese is saying what most of us think..these pathetic trashy reality wh0res that go to extreme embarrasing lenghts to get noticed. About half of women nowadays get pregnant before marriage I did, and we got married eventually. She does not have men in and out of her life like many other single moms. If you are looking for truly a "good" girl then go join the Mormom church.

      June 7, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  117. r

    She can say what she wants and I'm glad she said that. Too bad she didn't say anything about Timberlake and Kunis and their stupid, juvenile, crass shenanigans as presenters.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  118. mandah

    Well said 🙂 finally someone who can be heard has something good to say about the reality overkill Crap on tv these days.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Jay

    Good for her. It's about time someone recognises the fact that these retarded "reality" shows and star-wannabes are destroying society.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harper

      Using the r-word is destructive too Jay. Educate yourself. Get informed & show respect. So you don't sound as ignorant as those star-wannabes.

      June 8, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  120. Sarah in Texas

    The point she said she was trying to make is that being good can be cool. That's not judgmental or arrogant.

    June 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bethany

      Actually, I think Reese was being highly critical. Given that she herself got knocked up before she was married and has shacked up with all of her boyfriends prior to marriage #2, she's hardly qualified to espouse values and act as a morality cop. People in glass houses, Reese.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lindyloo

      ... but that's not what she did. She didn't just say, "being good is cool" ... she trashed the other people who were at the awards show. She's just as low class as those she bashed for the way she behaved.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  121. sheenius

    F that scallywag

    June 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  122. MadCityBabe

    ....and I hope all the scags in the MTV audience squirmed in their sticky seats............................ick

    June 7, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  123. MadCityBabe

    well it's about time someone called the reality scags out............hats off to Reese...........she's got talent, plain and simple......

    June 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Yeah, her brilliant dramatic performances in the Legally Blonde movies were riveting.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • JB

      Legally Blonde was not that bad. There have been lot worse.

      June 7, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • simplicity

      Just because Legally Blond wasn't deep and full of thought provoking material does not mean it wasn't successful. There are different kinds of genre for a reason, sometimes people need a simple laugh. She's clearly not as clueless as Elle Woods so I guess that would mean she did a pretty good job ACTING that way, huh?

      June 8, 2011 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Helena

      Totally agree

      June 8, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  124. LL

    Reese's comments that MTV movie awards is no less inappropriate than Howard Stern showing up in a superhero costume with his exposed butt cheeks. For a network that hardly ever plays music videos anymore and shows reality TV shows of drunk kids who trash talk each other and think that the top three most important things in life are the gym, tanning salon, and laundry...it was absolutely appropriate for her to address the audience with her message.

    June 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Lennie Ross

    I think she was definitely empowered. Women need to know that you can succeed through your brains and talent, not just on whether or not you'll take your clothes off.

    Lennie Ross

    June 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • wookie


      June 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      True; but that was not the time for her to pontificate. She chose to slam those reality stars who were also guests at this event. Reese showed absolutely no class on this one, as she could have voiced her opinion in a more appropriate forum.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • MeIAm

      I agree with her! And she was helping to promote class by making that social statement. If you don't like what she has to say, then the same applies to you....don't read anything about what she has to say!!!

      June 7, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • humberto

      How do people still illegally hold dual citizenship after what the crappy media did ?

      June 8, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      I agree. You CAN make it without taking off your clothes. They put doors on bedrooms for a reason.

      June 8, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • jayman419

      But that's not what she said. She was just making fun of Kim Kardashian and Blake Lively. There was no "empowerment"... she just said reality TV sucks and you should hide your face when you send your BF pics.

      The punchline really could be that there are a thousand shots of Reese floating around on the internet already, we just don't know it.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      But she did take her clothes off to help make her career, in a 1998 movie called Twilight (no connection to the boring vampire movies). It's hypocritical of her to tell women what not to do when she has done it herself. It may not be right but the reality is that for a young actress to get noticed she often has to do nude scenes. She did it in a traditional way but with changing technology actresses are now able to do it more on their own terms but really it is two sides of the same coin .

      June 8, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
    • maxine

      hear, hear!!!!!

      June 8, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |

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