At the MTV music awards, one of the hosts, British comedian Russell Brand, amused the audience by ridiculing Promise Rings, which many young people–including some celebrities such as the Jonas Brothers–wear to symbolize their pledge not to have sex before marriage. Later in the show, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks came to the mike and saidthis:
I just have one thing to say about promise rings. It’s not bad to wear a promise ring, because not everybody, guy or a girl, wants to be a slut.
I liked her on “American Idol” but now I also respect her. And she is not alone. There are lots of teenagers and young adults with that same attitude.