Fuck it, I’m stealing this article wholeheartedly from Defamer because it’s so goddamn true. I was one of the many people who “grew up in a time where [MTV] was perceived as alternative, cutting-edge, and cool,” and I truly miss the network’s salad days.
In reading this, I thought back to times when music videos dominated, reality shows were new and carried an authentic air of excitement, and youth culture had a truly influential, substantial, and inspirational voice to rally around.
Oh, sadness engulfs me. As originally posted on Defamer: Here, then, are seven iconic MTV personalities who would have no place on a network that now fills its programming with multiple iterations of the “spoiled rich girl” reality genre: