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Jamie Foxx and His Gum Epitomized How Little People Were Trying at the MTV Movie Awards

Tonight’s MTV Movie Awards were a pretty big mess, as usual — with stars stumbling over their cue cards, seemingly random musical performances, and both “Best Kiss” and “Best Shirtless Performance” presented without any actual kisses or naked pecs on stage. One of the best moments involved Kerry Washington presenting her “on-screen husband” Jamie Foxx with “The Generation Award” (we have no idea, either). It should not have been a surprise that the camera would then cut to Foxx, and indeed he smiled modestly as honorees in the audience are wont to do. And then the smile faded and he took a wad of gum out of his mouth. Was nobody trying at all?

Jamie Foxx’s Gum Moment on the MTV Movie Awards