The MTV EMAs Pulled A Political Prank On Its Guests, Showing Everyone Is Scared Of the 2016 Election

Americans are, as a whole, sick and tired of hearing about the 2016 election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. I know I don’t want to hear the word “email” and “classified” in a sentence again for as long as I live. Even though the rest of the world doesn’t have to live the USA’s election craziness day in and day out, the 2016 MTV EMAs showed that everyone should be scared of the 2016 US election.

Host Bebe Rexha spoke earlier in the broadcast about how she loves to prank people, and that seemed to be one of the themes of the night at the 2016 MTV EMAs. In a hidden camera segment, various talent, like DNCE, Sean Mendes, Zara Larsson, and Rexha herself were seen being herded into a dressing room to wait for something to do with the award show. It was a normal dressing room set up — chairs, a sofa, and a big vanity with a mirror. Just when the artist wasn’t expecting it — boom! — Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump (well, actors playing them) would pop up on the other side of the two-way mirror. Reactions were mixed, with DNCE being slightly surprised and Larsson almost having a heart attack. To be honest, I’d have a heart attack, too, if Donald Trump’s face popped up Bloody Mary-style in my bathroom mirror, too.


The prank was definitely funny, and I can’t help but feel like it was a metaphor for the rest of the world to be ready for the US election. We’re all in this together, and there’s a distinct possibility that Donald Trump could be popping up in bathroom mirrors all around the world should he be elected President of the United States. Most of the folks at the EMAs can’t vote in the US election, but the EMAs showed that they should still be afraid, very afraid.

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