Eminem In On Brüno’s Stunt
If you missed Baron Cohen’s grand entrance at the MTV Movie Awards, he flew over the crowd, suspended by wires and appearing as “Brüno,” his Austrian gay fashion reporter character, sporting angel wings, knee-high boots and a thong. Bruno was then lowered into the crowd and crash-landed on top of Eminem’s face, or rather, his exposed bum did.
The rapper, who has been criticized for what some believe are homophobic lyrics, apparently wasn’t a fan of the view and let out a bleeped out expletive or two before storming out of the awards.
While 52 percent of readers thought the whole thing was staged, 34 percent voted that MTV planned the gag but didn’t tell Em and the rest of you thought Em was really angry.
Scott Aukerman, head writer for this year’s MTV Movie Awards, wrote the following on his blog yesterday, according to Los Angeles Times’ blog Pop & Hiss: “Yes, the Bruno/Eminem incident was staged. That’s all anyone wants to talk about, so let’s get it out of the way. They rehearsed it at dress and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show then. Okay, you can stop reading this blog now!”
Aukerman’s post has since been removed from his blog. Baron Cohen, Eminem and MTV have yet to comment on the stunt.
Baron Cohen’s “Brüno” film is set to hit theaters next month.
Click here to check out Aukerman’s blog.
Click here to read the Pop & Hiss blog.