This Monday, 26of August, during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift backed up the Equality Act (once more) while performing on stage.
Seems this year Taylor has made a splash with the release of “You Need to Calm Down”, which has been considered by some a LGBT+ Pride Anthem. The video features a host of queer actors, influencers, singers and musicians, drag queens and Ellen!
So, it’s not surprising that when she takes the stage to perform the music, the entire stage was brightly colored by the trailer of the videoclip but with the words Equality Act etched onto the screen.
But while accepting her award for wining Video of the Year award, she hit back at President Trump:
“I just want to say that this is a fan-voted award.
“So, I first want to say thank you to the fans because in this video, several points were made, so you voting for this video means that you want a world where we’re all treated equally.
“Regardless of who we are, regardless of how we identify, at the end of this video there was a petition – and there still is a petition for the Equality Act, which basically just says we all deserve equal rights under the law.
“And, I want to thank everyone who signed that petition because it now has half-a-million signatures, which is five times the amount that it would need to warrant a response from the White House.”
You can check the performance here:
Cover photo from US Weekly.