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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jordin Sparks Controversy

Of all the artists at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Jordin Sparks is the last one I would have expected to generate controversy.

But generate it she did…

If you missed it, host Russell Brand—for some reason—decided to doggedly go after the Jonas Brothers and their purity rings. So when Jordin came out to present an award with John Legend, she decided to go off script and go after Brand.

She told the audience, “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.”

Jordin herself wears a purity ring.

When Brand returned to the stage, he offered a bit of an apology. “I didn’t mean to take it lightly. I don’t want to p--- off teenage fans.” But then he started a series of off-color jokes about how sex never hurt anyone.

Now news outlets everywhere are examining the pros and cons of purity rings…

Jordin told that she’s not sorry she made her comments. "I wish I would've worded it differently — that somebody who doesn't wear a promise ring isn't necessarily a slut — but I can't take it back now. It was a split-second thing, and it came out kind of wrong. Still, I don't regret it."

Jordin said that the Jonas Brothers complimented Jordin for her comments and even she and Brand shared a laugh about it. Jordin also told she’d be happy to go back to the awards show—if she’s invited back…