British comedian Russell Brand, host of MTV's Video Music Awards (VMAs), said that the unplanned pregnancy of Sarah Palin's teenage daughter was “THE best safe sex message of all time.”
And I feel most sorry for that poor teenaged father. Boy, bloody, one minute he's just a teenage lad in
Brand, who told the audience he was famous in the
Brand tied the Palin pregnancy to the Jonas Brothers' purity pledge. After making a lewd joke about Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin's fiancé, never having sex again except for self-pleasuring (though he used a more vulgar term), Brand said:
The whole situation, in fact makes the idea of pledging to God that you'll remain a virgin till marriage seem like quite a good idea. So well done the Jonas Brothers. God bless those boys. In case you were unaware, each of the Jonas Brothers does wear a tiny ring as a mark of their commitment to God. I'd take it a little more seriously if they wore it on their genitals. And also, it is a little bit ungrateful, because they could literally have sex with any woman that they want, but they're not going to do it. They're like Superman just deciding not to fly and to go everywhere on a bus.
Brand also urged the audience to vote for Barack Obama (see Newsbusters' posts here  and here  for more on that) and closed his tasteless monologue by mixing the Jonas Brothers with President Bush.
New music, new president, brand-new
The joke fell flat.
While Brand continued to use the Jonas Brothers as fodder throughout the awards program he also got verbally slapped  by former American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. Appearing later in the show to present an award,
Her comments were greeted with applause and cheers.
MTV.com is currently promoting Brand's “raciest” moments on the front page of its Web site.