Well, you've done it yet again. You have found a way for me to feel bad for a starlet who, under normal circumstances, I'd be carrying on and on over her 2 digit IQ qualifying/self-entitled/train wreck antics.
Somehow, some way, you managed to score yet ANOTHER hosting gig for an MTV awards show. My theory is that you must have something on the network, because after your last gig this past spring, where you took cheap, disgusting shot after cheap, disgusting shot at Paris Hilton, I honestly can't imagine why they'd hire you again.
You make me want to have a person like Paris Hilton's back, Sarah. THAT'S NOT COOL.
Last night, after Britney Spears's mailed-in "performance", you got up and went on about "Britney Spears! Amazing, right?" only then to proceed to do your bit that made reference to how her kids were "the most adorable mistakes". Then, as if that wasn't enough, compared them to be as "cute as the hairless vagina they came out of", topping off the routine by contorting your face/lips to resemble to said vagina.
I was so uncomfortable, so outraged with your whatever you want to call that, I changed the channel immediately.
I get it; Brit-Brit is a self-imposed target with all the crap she pulls. Love her, hate her, love-to-hate-her, whatever. But her children, these babies, seriously, what the hell have they ever done to you to be referred to, on a nationally televised program, as a mistake? To be compared to a vagina? And just because you proceeded it with the word "adorable" does not offset the word "mistake", which you made sure to repeat a few times. I have seen many comedy acts in my time and I can't recall of one, not ONE that has taken a shot at a celebrities' kids, let alone at a couple of toddlers.
From what I've read, MTV specifically requested that there was no reference to Britney's children**. I mean, it's an MTV awards show, how hard a request is that to honor? Is there not enough material out there? It's like fish-in-a-barrel season right now, seriously, her kids were a must? But apparently this was red cape being waved in front of the bull "artistically" speaking, the opportunity to wave the "Free Speech" pass we enjoy, and you made it your mission to be offensive. Not funny-offensive, just offensive-offensive.
Material that is mean does not = funny. Being mean does not equate to comedic gold.
Being mean simply put means this: You're an asshole.
It's not "brave", it's not "edgy", it's not "intelligent" or "clever", it's not "out there", it's not "your truth". You're no Kaufman, Ms Silverman. R.E.M. will not be penning a song with the lyric "Sarah Silverman was not afraid". They may, however, feel compelled to write, "Sarah Silverman was quite a bitch."
I don't have children but I think I can imagine how upset, how completely bullshit Britney must have been to hear what you said about her babies.
Really, you must be so proud.
Edited to add: There has been discussion that no such conversation existed, that her rehearsal went, "joke, joke, joke, 50 Cent, joke joke joke, Britney Spears...". Regardless, still maintain it was a pretty shitastic thing to do.