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The MTV Video Music Awards has historically been home to some of the most ridiculous celebrity fashion moments of all time . It’s essentially the camp-themed Met Gala every single year, and everyone just kind of accepts it. Well…until this year, apparently. The 2019 VMAs are on a whole other level, because apparently reptiles as accessories are a thing, now.
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Tana Mongeau showed up on the red carpet with a snake, and then H.E.R. rolled in with one a few minutes later. Yeah, Britney Spears wore a snake during her 2001 performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U,” and that’s probably what both Tana and H.E.R. were trying to channel with their looks. (I mean, it’s one of the most iconic Halloween costumes ever. But like, people usually rock a stuffed snake, instead. You know, that long stuffed boa from IKEA?) People are understandably pretty upset about the whole thing because these snakes are literal living animals that have FEELINGS TOO, ya know! Unfortunately, Harry Potter was unavailable to speak to these snakes for comment, so here’s what Twitter is thinking, instead.
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I usually have no opinions on this girl but I’m so mad at this- is she for real? #savethesnake #VMAs #itsnotanaccessory ps. Keep in mind pythons are actually very docile and shy snakes… they want to be left alone. In fact most reptiles hate being handled. https://t.co/so0UJxlf35
— Zoya sauce (@sauce_zoya) August 27, 2019 That snake is clearly stressed out. This isn’t cute. #VMAs https://t.co/AnFbL8TZec
— Bree! (@iKhaleesi_) August 27, 2019 Can someone please tell the celebs wearing snakes that animals are not accessories 🐍 #VMAs
— JT ☠️ (@ZorroWizard) August 27, 2019 why is everybody wearing snakes. what we doin
— gloss bby🇵🇦 (@NotoriousMNR) August 26, 2019 these gurls need to stop wearing snakes my god #VMAs
— nick the katycat🌼💖 (@nickthekatycat) August 26, 2019 Inhumanity isn’t the only thing Twitter is calling these snake-wearers out for. One user pointed out that showing up to the VMAs wearing a snake is like showing up to Buckingham Palace in the crown jewels. TBH, I didn’t even think of that, but Britney Spears is kind of our queen, so I guess it makes sense?
You don’t stroll in to Buckingham Palace wearing the crown jewels and YOU DON’T GO TO THE VMAS WITH A SNAKE
— CJ (@CJSheffler) August 27, 2019 Of course, there were plenty of people that were so here for H.E.R. and Tana‘s outfits
@tanamongeau WEARING A SNAKE. That’s it that’s the tweet. 🐍
— melanie (@smelaniejean) August 27, 2019 @tanamongeau wearing a snake because all the men in her life have snaked her is ICONICCCCC
— tiah mccurdy (@tiahmccurdy) August 27, 2019 H.E.R pulled up with a damn snake around her neck
WHAT A QUEEN
I STAN😍🤧🙌🏾 #VMAs pic.twitter.com/ip9bgBIaC3
— skyerenaee (@skyerenaee1) August 27, 2019 H.E.R. IS WEARING A SNAKE!!!!!!!! BRITNEY SPEARS WHO
— jareth the goblin king | #SAVESPIDEY (@9teenfifty2) August 26, 2019 Besides the fact that H.E.R. and Tana Mongeau both casually wearing live snakes is raising eyebrows for a bunch of reasons…showing up in the same outfit as another person totally squashes the whole mission, especially if the intention was to be shocking. Unintentional twinning is always going to be awkward.
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