During the show, comedian, vlogger, and MTV Decoded host Franchesca Ramsey and her husband also schooled an All Lives Matter troll who called the movement to protect Black lives “bullshit.”
Although Ramsey said she had fun at the VMAs, her night was nearly ruined after her encounter with an audience member who tried to start a fight with Ramsey’s husband Patrick over the couple’s pro-Black Lives Matter stance.
Ramsey and her husband recounted the incident on Twitter.
— Patrick (@tieoptional) August 31, 2015
They also filmed the encounter, in which the man literally covered his ears when Ramsey tried to explain why Black Lives Matter was important.
Despite its troubling nature, the incident perfectly illustrates just how unwilling some people are to recognize the importance of affirming the lives of Black people.