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Jordin Sparks - MTV VMAs 2008

Jordin Sparks (in Betsey Johnson) arrives at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The 18-year-old American Idol champ, who finished off her look with Nicole Khristine jewels (Rockstar Earrings and a Faith Ring), sat in the VIP section at the Chateau Marmont after the In Touch Weekly’s Icons and Idols after-party.

The 18-year-old singer spoke out against host Russell Brand for joking about the Jonas Brothers and their purity rings. She told the crowd, ‘I just have one thing to say about promise rings. It’s not bad to wear a promise ring because not everybody – guy or girl – wants to be a slut.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Jordin sticking up for the Jonas Brothers?

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  • UGLY FUGS !!!!(JONAS)

    cool!!!!!! good for you jordin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • opine

    Jordin is a smart cookie. I love what she said.

    VMAs were a great big ol bomb, though. Lousy, Lousy show.

  • reid

    GOOD FOR YOU JORDIN!!!!
    love ya girlll!

  • Tha

    I think it’s cool she stood out for them..
    We all know Russell just meant to joke, though, not be taken so seriously.. but still. You go girl.

  • .

    loveddd how she wore the black n pink dress its perfect for her body and actually both her dresses are perfect!!!

  • t

    she was speaking up for herself, saying she has one too, ….and not having one doesn’t mean you’re a slut, things aren’t black and white.

  • Future mrs.Joejonas

    I only have one thing to say, YOU GO GIRL!!!!! lol. Russel crossed the line last night and I’m glad that she stood up for not only the Jonas Brothers, but also everyone who makes the decision to stay pure until marriage. She’s definetly always been one of my role-models since she won American Idol.

  • lalalove

    That’s a stupid comment actually.
    If ur having sex ur a slut?

  • jb fan

    she was great!!!!!!!!! that guy couldn’t stop talking about their
    purity rings! and the jokes weren’t even funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I thought that was a total lack of respect towards them!!!

    GO JORDIN!!!!!!!

  • lalalove

    Great!
    They censored my $lut and kept Jordin’s!

    On a more positive note, she looks cute!

  • Taylor

    I think it was cool but I don’t think she was only sticking up for the Jonas Brothers. She wears won too.

  • Taylor

    I think it was cool but I don’t think she was standing up for JB
    She wears one too.

  • Katie

    I’m sorry, but she sounded like an idiot who can’t take a freaking joke. Someone needs to lighten up.

  • Jj

    that comedian was riculous! he couldn’t make good jokes!

    he had to mention jb the entire show!

  • Tony

    I like Jordin and I think the JB’s are awesome. If they want to stay virgins, that’s good for them. I respect them for that.

    BUT…

    Jordin pissed me off. I don’t know why.

    I get what she meant, and I know what she was trying to say, but i came out SO wrong.

    it came across like people who have sex are sluts. I have sex. I have sex with people I date, it doesn’t mean you’re a slut.

  • Nicole

    Being made fun of at the Vmas comes with the territory of being famous. Past hosts made fun of Nsync and Backstreet boys so i dont think Russell crossed the line. He is hilarious by the way.

  • andy

    jordin sparks doesnt know what shes talking about. that was a stupid ignorant comment.

  • tia

    i was really pissed off by what she said!!! basically impying that anyone who doesnt wear one of thoose stupid little rings is a slut! uhhhhhh NO jordin we are just normal and young! ppl only wear thoose damn rings cuz its a trend!oh and this is coming from a HUGE jordin sparks fan, im not a hater! i was just really offended by what she said!

  • Kayla

    shut up stupid boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • morgan

    WAY TO GO! I think that that weird guy should go and stay in his own country if he is going to be making fun of our TALENT when he doesn’t have any!!!!!!!!!!!! The Jonas Brothers are amazing and it rocks that they still are virgins! You don’t need to have sex to have a good teanage stage in life! NO ONE WANTS THAT GUY BACK! Jst stay in the UK BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mel

    I think they where both being tacky.
    russell’s jb joke was funny at first he should have cut it off and jordin shouldn’t have played into it ..calling everyone how has sex before marrige a slu* is equally offensive

  • kourtney

    I really applaud Jordin for standing standing up for the Jonas Brothers, herself, and anyone else with the same beliefs as them. I was really offened by what Russell said..

    as far as the people who are saying theyre mad about what she said, don’t take things so literal. you and I both know she meant people who sleep with just a bunch of random people, as Russell was very openly talking about. dating someone and having sex is one thing, but just sleeping with everyone you see is another.

    by the way, she looked gorgeous!

  • Anita

    What she said is equally offensive like mel said. So because I’m having sex with my boyfriend, I’m a slut? Because I choose not to wait until marriage, I’m a slut? I think it was a dumb comment. Paris Hilton’s comment on the other hand was not offensive and I can’t believe I’m saying this but well said. And btw, Russell Brand is a comedian, Sparks isn’t.

  • gossipgirl

    prissy little b i t c h. um im still a virgin but i don’t need to ANNOUNCE it to the world with a CHEAP little ring.

  • Kelsey

    I think it was good of her to point out that it wasn’t a problem. Brand is a comedian and does have a right to make jokes, but he crossed the line when he claimed to have taken one of their rings. That was just sick, especially when there were so many young fans of JB watching the show. He didn’t need to come back to them all night, he could have gone on to other topics. Don’t tell me there aren’t any other celebrity scandals going on right now, that he had no choice but to focus only on a teen band and their choice to stay pure until marriage (a personal choice made on morals and beliefs). Considering Nick is only 15, Brand sunk really low. Good for Jordin.

  • Ashleigh

    thank goodness someone said something. I had never heard of Russell Brand before the VMAs, and he left a horrible first impression. Just because the Jonas Brothers are 10 times more famous than you will ever be (Even in the UK), doesnt mean you get to bash them for religious beliefs. I cant even believe they let him say that…You know you are an idiot when Paris Hilton disagrees with you.

    Russell Brand screwed up the whole show and I am very disapointed MTV let their host use the awards show as a political advertisement, and they let him make fun of people that were performing, presenting, and accepting awards at the very same show..

  • daisy

    I’m guessing that the majority of the people who say he isn’t funny are American and don’t get British humour. Russell is one of Britain’s best comedians and a lot of people probably don’t get/understand him because he’s quick and his vocabulary is out of this frickin world!

  • raye

    you’re not a slut anita, but you are nasty

  • chelsea

    I thought Russell was hilarious! I think it’s fine to have a purity ring, but the odds of keeping that promise are little to none. I’m pretty sure that’s the point he was trying make. Also, people who have sex aren’t sluts. And everyone else needs to learn how to take a joke.

  • raye

    daisy, Europeans are not funny. russell suck arse hahaha get it? arse hahaha

  • raye

    damn it jared the * thing took the funny out of my racist comment.

  • daisy

    Also, ye, Rusell was ripping the p*iss outta a the JoBros but people need to grow some skin – he was blates just doing it for a laugh. And I agree with GossipGirl, the rings ARE slightly retarded because its like what, you need a ring to tell you not to do it, why don’t you just not do it fullstop? At the end of the day, a rings got nothing to do with it, it doesn’t seal off your sexual organs, it’s up to the individual to excercise control.

  • Anna

    Fat Stupid Bitch

  • good for her

    I admire her for standing up for what she believes in but I don’t think that people who have sex are ******. I understand that he was just trying to be funny and as a host it’s his job to “shock.” But she should know better than to take anything like that seriously. She should have laugh it off or she should have re-worded what she said so that it didn’t sound like she thought that she was better than people who have sex cause that’s what it sounded like to me.

    A snap judgement on both of their parts if you ask me.

  • Anon

    I hope their fans know that they’re probably not really virgins. They all pull the same crap and I remember when it was Britney Spears and the guys in N’Sync witht the WWJD necklaces (and now we know that was a bunch of bull) It’s all spin and not real. And Jordan needs to lighten up. Simply because you have sex doesn’t make you a slu? and because you’re a virgin it doesn’t make you a saint.

  • Maryanne

    Good for her. She sounded nervous and that was obviously unscripted. I don’t think she meant to imply that not wearing one makes you a slut. Her wording could have been better – but I have to give her a LOT of credit for going up against someone as slick and slimy as Russell Brand.

  • …..

    I think it was cool of her to stand up for them. They’re all really good friends. besides, he also offended HER because she also wears a purity ring. He was an ass the entire night. All he talked about was sex!! Frickin perv!

  • …..

    Oh and btw: If anyone is offended by Jordin’s comment, then you must be a slut. I mean, I’m ure until marriage, but I don’t have a ring. I’m not offended though because I know for a fact that I’m not a sl*t. If you get mad, then you must sleep around a lot or the comment wouldn’t even bother you…

  • …..

    Oh and btw: If anyone is offended by Jordin’s comment, then you must be a slut. I mean, I’m ure until marriage, but I don’t have a ring. I’m not offended though because I know for a fact that I’m not a sl*t. If you get mad, then you must sleep around a lot or the comment wouldn’t even bother you…

  • jane

    Never heard of this stupid cow….but…..

    Calling all others who don’t wear a purity ring a slut is an amazingly diplomatic statement.

    I won’t bother to argue her “statement” because it’s obvious her lack of ability to form a sentence that actually states her thoughts is so lacking that it’s laughable. Ergo, she has no clue what came out of her mouth and it probably took several people to explain her ENORMOUS gaffe.

    Russel Brand was at least performing a comedy routine.

  • lady

    I think it was well said. Sure, it was a joke but her come back was snappy. I loved!

  • jane

    Caveat: most TMZ readers, see above, don’t recognize her enormous gaffe either, so it’s fair to assume, they also won’t understand my comment.

  • hmm

    I don’t think anyone was offended by her comments, I think some people just saw them as unnecessary. Some might say that if you choose to wear a purity ring or some other symbol of chastity that is your business and has nothing to do with anyone else. She came across a little judgmental and a tad bit sanctimonious. But on the plus side, people are talking about her and that’s a step up for her.

  • swe3t23

    jordan sparks is being let go from her record company……….she sucks!!! fat fuck!!!!

  • CATE

    Daisy #27, you are so right, its obvious American’s don’t get Russell’s humour. I thought he was brilliant, made the VMA’s worth watching, god, all it was, was rapping borrrrrring! And purity rings OK, but clearly they want people to talk about it otherwise they wouldn’t feel the need to wear them.

    Awsome job Russell :)

  • Nadia

    i think that its perfectly fine.
    and she should stand up for herself, just becuase the jonas brothers are more known for having purity rings. it doesnt mean their the only people that should be made fun of. and no one tells and makes fun of russel brand about his personal problems and decisions. and the jb shouldnt be blamed for being such good and grounded people. the jonas brothers are amazing and well grounded. they are the real people that are going to succeed in this life.

  • Malie!

    has the same dress that vanessa hudgens…
    the second is the same!
    vanessa what had already used in other awards …

  • http://justjared sayanything

    This is not meant to be harsh, but more like advice from someone who cares. If you were offended, maybe you feel guilty and should rethink the casual sex “with people you date” thing. GO JORDIN AND JOBROS. They have a clear conscience each new morning and have kept a special part of themselves for that right person. Don’t casually give it away.

  • Andrea

    I am thankful that she said somthing. no one else was going to and the russle dude was going to get away with it. He really crossed the line and i hope he realized that.
    Thanks Jordin.

  • vai82

    if you have sex you’re not necessarily a slut either, and there are people WITHOUT promise rings that remain chaste too. She snapped over nothing, Brand was only making jokes.