30 STM criticized MTV for ignoring rock genre at the VMAs

Despite having been out with an award in hand, Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars) criticized MTV for ignoring rock genre at VMA 2013 that rolled last Sunday (25).

The band was the winner of the category for Best Rock Video for "Up In The Air", but the award was presented at the pre-show. Furthermore, 30 STM did not get the chance to perform on stage at the event.

In an interview with HuffingtonPost, the musician said that fans should express their discontent with the station for letting the rock aside.

"Rock deserves a place there," he said. "I think people do not get bored with it. But at the moment, we live in a world that seems to be anesthetized, which seems to want to feel just one thing. It's this slight sedation."," added the singer.

The interviewer made a remark that the "tide" may be changing with the increasing popularity of bands like Passion Pit and fun. , who also use heavier themes in their compositions. Leto said he agreed, but not entirely. "I would go further and say that the most successful songs of them are ones that people are seeing something they want to see, which is something that fits in the scope" he concluded.

Watch the video for " Up In The Air "below: