A lot of things stood between me and the Teen Choice Awards. Mainly adulthood, which meant I was watching full of questions: why was everyone screaming so much? Who were these people? Why are some people wearing shorts and others wearing semi-formalwear? Another problem was my rip-roaring “Sunday night in my late 20s” schedule – how would I fold laundry, take a shower, dust the downstairs, do crunches AND eat half a box of Kashi sea salt crackers while watching this mess?
So I may not have watched the entire show, but I was heartened by the solidarity I felt with the non-teens in the audience, whose faces betrayed them: their choice was to be anywhere but at these awards.
Josh Peck, a 28-year-old, exhorted the children in the audience to look up from their phones. When Josh Peck and I were teens (shoutout to the 1986 babies!) the only reason you’d be looking down at your phone is if you were in the middle of a particularly long game of Snake.
Scott Earnestwood, an adult man, is perplexed. Our face exactly, Scott.
John Stamos, a famous uncle, gives side-eye to his younger self – something I often do figuratively but never IRL.
Sarah Hyland, who can vote and drink in all 50 states, tripped… then dropped an f-bomb, because she’s an adult and she can.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi, a married couple, celebrated their seven-year anniversary at the Teen Choice Awards … because see, when you’re a full-fledged grown-up you get stuck doing work stuff on your birthday or anniversary a lot of the time.
Britney Spears, a mom, brought her cute kids and niece along because “mom, we don’t HAVE a bedtime on summer vacation” and also because her sons are now closer in age to Baby One More Time-era Britney than Britney is.
Nina Dobrev, former teen/ current 26-year-old, delivered a big “see ya later, suckers!” to the teen vampire genre.
And finally, Gabourey Sidibe, not a girl not yet a woman, decided to just go with it:
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lol this is awesome. award shows like these are the bane of my existence
Glad I’m not the only one who is not a fan! It was not good.
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