The singer acquired political throughout her 2019 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech for video of the yr, which she received for the pride-themed anthem, to name out the Trump administration’s present lack of acknowledgment of the Equality Act petition for LGBTQ rights. A name to signal the petition was featured on the finish of her video.
“It now has half 1,000,000 signatures, which is 5 occasions the quantity that it will have to warrant a response from the White Home,” Swift stated, then checked out her wrist as if to gesture she was checking the time on a watch.
She additionally advised that elected officers towards this and comparable measures ought to be cautious of a sea change as a result of followers voted “You Have to Calm Down” because the class’s winner.
“On this video a number of factors have been made, so that you voting for this video means that you really want a world, the place we’re all handled equally underneath the legislation,” she stated.
Swift wasn’t the one performer to get political at this yr’s VMAs. Rapper French Montana and “GLOW” star Alison Brie took a pro-immigration stance once they offered the award for greatest Latin music video.
The Moroccan-born musician stated he was proud to current the award as an immigrant, including “I really feel like we’re the those that make this nation, and I really feel like I wish to be the voice.”
CNN has reached out to the White Home for a response to Swift’s feedback.