Among the biggest winners at MTV’s Video Music Awards, which were presented Monday night, were the usual suspects — Taylor Swift won Video of the Year, Ariana Grande won Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year went to “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus.
Missy Elliott received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and Billie Eilish was named Best New Artist. (Click here to see the full list of winners.)
But one of the biggest stories was the arrival of snakes on the red carpet. YouTube star Tana Mongeau was among the guests showing up with a live snake as a fashion accessory, prompting an outcry online. Musician H.E.R. also arrived with a snake.
You can see the reaction on Twitter from PETA below.