If we as a nation learned one thing during tonight's MTV VIdeo Music Awards, it is that Taylor Swift is gloriously incapable of holding her tongue. Take, for instance, this indelible moment, which occurred while One Direction was on stage presenting the award for Best Pop Video:

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Not surprisingly, the Directioners were having none of it, unleashing a tirade against T-Swift on Twitter for both the above invective and for throwing shade at ex-boyfriend Harry Styles while accepting the award for Best Female Video later in the evening. Following, then, are a few of the most grossly inappropriate highlights.

 

 

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A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.