Seems that MTV is getting with the times with a revamp to their iconic Video Music Awards trophy.
Bye-bye Mr. Moonman … Hello Moon Person!
In keeping with some new changes at the network, MTV is doing away with the gendered VMA trophy, lovingly called the “Moonman,” in favor of a gender-free space traveler, which will be henceforth known as the “Moon Person.”
MTV’s president Chris McCarthy said that, in addition to getting rid of the gendered categories at the 2017 MTV Movie Awards and upcoming 2017 MTV VMAs, winners would be taking home the gender neutral figure.
Viewers will be able to see the updated trophy at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, which will air live on Sunday, August 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
In other news… Katy Perry has been roped in to being the host for this years awards.