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MTV ‘Moonman’ Becoming Gender-Neutral

"Why should it be a man? It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist."

MTV’s iconic Video Music Award, the “Moonman” is going gender neutral.

Related: Katy Perry to Host MTV Video Music Awards

According to MTV president Chris McCarthy the “Moonman” will be replaced by a “Moon Person.”

“Why should it be a man? It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist,” McCarthy told  The New York Times.

The timing is appropriate, for the first time at the VMAs the “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” categories have been combined into “Artist of the Year.” The move is not surprising, it follows the network’s decision to get rid of gender-specific categories at their Movie & TV Awards show earlier this year.

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