Jackass star Poopies took home the best kiss award (Picture: Getty)

Viewers were truly baffled as a Jackass stunt took home the best kiss award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards 2022 – with Poopies giving a huge snake a peck on stage.

Yes, seriously.

The big screen stunt – which was unveiled in the gang’s latest big film, Jackass Forever – was honored at this year’s ceremony, which was hosted at the Barker Hangar in LA.

It included the stuntman taking part in The Quiet Game, where he attempted to kiss a snake without making a sound.

The scene was victorious against Emily in Paris stars Lily Collins and Lucien Laviscount, Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz in The Batman, Hunter Schafer and Dominic Fike in Euphoria, and Tom Holland and Zendaya in Spider-Man.

Heading to the stage to accept the gong, Poopies joked that he had ‘split’ from that particular snake, before a team of animal wranglers carried a much bigger python on to the stage.

He was joined on stage by a huge python – as you do (Picture: Getty)

The stuntman leaned in for a peck with the animal (Picture: Getty)

He then lent in for a peck, with the snake attempting to move away – leaving the star-studded audience confused and terrified in equal measures.

Those watching on from home were divided over the scenes, questioning why the snake had been taken out on stage.

And your 2022 #MTVAwards Best Kiss winners:

Poopies and the Snake from #JackassForever 💋🐍 pic.twitter.com/WDGtXNvSZw

— Movie & TV Awards (@MTVAwards) June 6, 2022

‘That poor snake. Just for a flipping laugh for one of those Jackass morons. #MTVAwards,’ one fumed.

Another noted: ‘That’s a big freaken snake  #MTVAwards [sic].’

Fans watching on from home were not impressed (Picture: Getty)

Viewers shared their thoughts on social media (Picture: Getty)

‘AIN’T NO WAY IN HELL THEY GOT A REAL SNAKE UP IN THIS B***H #MTVAwards,’ a Twitter user said.

A follower commented: ‘I hate that they brought out the snake for that BS. #MTVAwards.’

While others were just very unhappy that the stunt beat out their faves for the popcorn award.

‘Lol this is so Stupid. A dude and a snake for Best Kiss??? Wtf? #MTVAwards,’ an unimpressed fan said.

That’s a big snake #mtvawards .

— Nicholas_Sye (@NicholasSye1) June 6, 2022

I hate that they brought out the snake for that BS. #MTVAwards

— FSM Media (Di) (@FSMMedia) June 6, 2022

That poor snake. Just for a flipping laugh for one of those Jackass morons. 🤬#MTVAwards

— Sandra 🇺🇦🌻 (@JimmyTheCat2) June 6, 2022

Yeah I’m turning this off ain’t no way a SNAKE won best kiss #MTVAwards

— Yanni (@Yannibearx) June 6, 2022

The snake ?!?!?! #mtv #MTVMovieAwards #MTVAwards pic.twitter.com/hDJ4zQELFb

— bianca luz (@realitybianca_) June 6, 2022

‘When did this show become such a mess? A snake bite for best kiss? Bring back Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Geller #MTVAwards,’ one insisted.

As one added: ‘How the hell did a snake and the guy from Jackass beat Zendaya and Tom Holland for best kiss!? #MTVAwards.’

Jackass Forever was released last summer, following the stars – led by Johnny Knoxville – as they took on even wilder stunts.

The flick used animals, including bees, a bull, a scorpion and the aforementioned snake, in several wince-inducing stunts.

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Peta later requested a criminal investigation into the movie, with bosses contacting the Los Angeles City Attorney and Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney to take action.

In a statement, Peta President Ingrid Newkirk described Jackass stunts as ‘violent and vulgar, but if the talent is willing and the wounds are self-inflicted, that’s one thing’.

‘However, it’s quite another when animals are exploited, harassed, and harmed: That’s cruelty.’

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