With controversial shows like “Skins” and “Jersey Shore,” MTV isn’t exactly known for promoting wholesome values. However, actress Reese Witherspoon proved to be a refreshing change during the network’s 2011 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, when she sent some words of wisdom not only to her female fans, but her fellow screen stars too.
“I get it, girls, that it’s cool to be a bad girl,” the 35-year-old told the audience as she accepted the MTV Generation Award at the Los Angeles-taped show. “But it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed.”
Are you listening Kim? Paris?
“And if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people!” Witherspoon continued. “Hide your face!”
Wow, did she just take a big dig at Blake Lively? The “Gossip Girl” star came under fire last week after several naked photos, allegedly taken by her, leaked onto the web – although Lively’s camp maintains that the scandalous snaps are fraudulent.
The “Walk the Line” star then ended her speech by vowing to make “good” behavior a predominant Tinseltown trend.
“So, for all the girls out there, it’s totally possible to be a good girl,” she urged. “I’m going to try to make it cool.”
And Witherspoon already has the support of at least one Hollywood colleague.
And this isn’t the first time the Oscar-winning actress has stood up for some old-fashioned values. Two years ago Witherspoon told FOX411’s Pop Tarts that in her quest to be a respectable role model for her children, she’d sworn off doing raunchy roles.
"I had my first baby when I was 23, so I've always been choosing roles knowing that I have a daughter and I have a responsibility to her and to the world to be representing women of strength," she said. "These are the women I know in life. I think it's a natural extension of parenthood for you to feel like you’re responsible for the worlds you create, whether they be silly or serious. I think you are responsible for the art you put in the world."
Hollie McKay has been a FoxNews.com staff reporter since 2007. She has reported extensively from the Middle East on the rise and fall of terrorist groups such as ISIS in Iraq. Follow her on twitter at @holliesmckay