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Ratings for Last Night’s American Music Awards Reveal Just How Fed up America Is With Political Celebrities

It seems as if every awards show on TV these days has become a liberal policial rally, and the viewers at home have caught on and have had enough.

Tuesday night’s American Music Awards set a new low in viewers and had their worst rating ever. The show was televised on ABC and earned a 1.8 rating, with 6.5 million total viewers.

Last year the show had a 2.4 rating and 9.2 million viewers, meaning the total went down nearly 25 percent in one year.

On Tuesday night’s show, Taylor Swift urged her fans to get out and vote and slammed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn on social media.

“This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people,” said Swift while accepting her third award of the night. “And you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Get out and vote. I love you guys.”

Swift also took to her social media to support Democrat congressional candidates Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper.

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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“As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support [GOP Rep.] Marsha Blackburn,” wrote Swift. “Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.”

“I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent,” she continued. “I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love.”

Comedian Billy Eichner also had a political message at the American Music Awards, calling the upcoming midterms “the biggest election of our lifetime.”

“Please grab your friends. Tell them to vote. If you believe in equality for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community. If you believe that climate change is real and that we need to do something about it, don’t let anyone tell you your vote won’t count,” said Eichner.

This year’s 70th Emmy Awards also hit an all-time low in the ratings department.

Some actors wore Nike apparel to support Colin Kaepernick, Nazi jokes were made, including jabs at Roseanne Barr, as well as a healthy dose of Trump bashing.

It probably isn’t a big surprise then that the 2018 Emmy Awards’ ratings plummeted by 10% from last year, setting a new all-time low with a 7.4 household rating.

This follows the recent trend of dropping ratings for award shows this year as America grows tired of the political theatrics. The 2018 Oscars dropped by 16% and the Grammys fell by 20%.

This year’s Emmys were hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che and featured the following jokes:

“The only white people who thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads.”

“The Emmys were first held in 1949. Things were very different back then. We all agreed that Nazis were bad.”

“Roseanne was canceled by herself and then picked up by white nationalists.”

Here is the opening monologue, for example:

Are you just as fed up as the rest of America?

43 Comments

43 Comments

  1. John

    October 11, 2018 at 12:37 am

    I no longer watch award shows. I no longer watch NFL football. And I no longer go to movie theaters. I do not spend money with sponsors that I know support the NFL. No more Budweiser.
    I hope they all die on the vine. It would not bother me one bit. When the. Leftist Celebrities speak, stupid falls out anyway. Maybe they should get educations.

    • JIM

      October 11, 2018 at 2:29 am

      AMEN!

    • Ruth Collins

      October 11, 2018 at 2:40 am

      I don’t either. Boring

    • Merida

      October 11, 2018 at 3:11 am

      I wouldn’t watch an awards show if they paid me!

    • Holly

      October 11, 2018 at 5:27 am

      I totally agree! I do not support Hollywood or celebrities. Done with them…period.

    • Patricia

      October 11, 2018 at 6:42 am

      I not only do not watch award shows, I DO NOT watch movies and many TV shows anymore. I refuse to support these so called celebrities that think they can think for us now too. Frankly they need to stick to their professions and shut up. They are a disgrace to our country. I will not be influenced by these airheads who think they are above us ordinary people. I have news for them, without our money for their craft they wouldn’t have what they have.

    • Sherry

      October 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      You are a blessed man indeed, John. I, and many, many others stand with you on all that you believe and witness today.

    • carolyn swanson

      October 11, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      me either if they want to be political quit singing and run for office and shut up about who we should vote on. I am republican all the way. democrats are about the craziest people I have ever saw or heard.

  2. gonzo

    October 11, 2018 at 12:41 am

    It has come to this.. the left has totally LOST their minds.. If they were to change the wording to say those things about Democrats. they would be appalled..civility? Antifa has no idea what civility is.. Nor do the Democrats.. chasing someone out of a restararunt? Really? or doxxing Senators? when the left’s rhetoric goes so far as to incite someone to try and assassinate a sitting member of congress.. it’s gone toooo far.. .it’s become a blood sport for the left.. I only hope that someone on the left says.. ENOUGH.. stop.. and let’s try to work together to fix this country

    • diane

      October 11, 2018 at 3:10 am

      I’m with you GONZO

  3. Baylee

    October 11, 2018 at 12:45 am

    People are just plain fed-up with these idiot people. As Trump said about Hillary: “she just doesn’t get it.” Neither do they.
    Just read on another site, where they said, Dimms. were more motivated to vote in Nov. than Republicans. Guess these are same people who said women were against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. Wrong story.They just don’t get it.
    Heard CNN said that Republicans needed to stop using the word ‘mob.’ They are a mob. Just like in earlier days, when they lynched all the blacks. Anybody they want gone, they gather in a mob.

    • Ruth

      October 11, 2018 at 2:48 am

      VOTE RED!!

  4. Pj

    October 11, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Taylor swift, what a joke. Every time she sleeps with someone she writes a song.The whore of pop music. She is doing what’s she told or her career is over. Not a free thinker there. The awards shows are a joke. Haven’t watched any tv in a long time.tire of filthy mouths, sex all the time. Always bashing someone ideas if it not theirs.No thanks. Won’t be a puppet for socialists Nazis party.

    • Virginia Coyne

      October 11, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      These Hollywood Looney Tunes characters have too much to say they better stick to what they do best because they’ll go down real fast! They think we are devoted to them but no way! The Country, The Constitution, The Military, The Senior Citizens, The American “Citizens”, President Trump, The Supreme Court especially now that Brett Kavanaugh is part of it and real Americans didn’t believe the Lies and Hatred he and his Lovely Family had to endure! No Hollywood and the Music Industry just don’t count so they better wise up or they’ll be living in Tent City!

  5. Mark Scully

    October 11, 2018 at 12:51 am

    I did’nt like swifts as far back as American idol.i thought there were much better than her at the time.i don’t care for her junk much more now,than I did then.her opinion matters to no one I know.and surely not to me.i hav’nt watched an awards show in 2 years.no plans to start now.politics don’t belong on that stage.

  6. ESR

    October 11, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Entertainers should stay out of politics. If the public would be interested in their views, they would ask. These imbeciles mentioned to vote for women, blacks and gays and not one made mention of intelect, experience or their capacity to serve!!! We are creating a society of worthless people. I can not even call them individuals for they can not think or rationalize for themselves.

    • Jamie

      October 11, 2018 at 8:39 am

      agreed!

  7. Scott

    October 11, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Swift is living proof that light travels faster than sound. She appears intelligent until you hear what she has to say.

  8. Pam

    October 11, 2018 at 1:48 am

    I used to really enjoy award shows. I do not watch any of them anymore. They have been ruined by the ranting of Liberals. A lot of people are really getting fed up.

  9. Betty Ballard

    October 11, 2018 at 1:51 am

    These people are so self-centered they only know about their little bubble. They get involved in this current political situation because they are being paid, or they want free publicity. They are totally insignificant and a waste of time. I don’t watch, I don’t buy. I put my TV on the curb 4-years ago.

  10. Joe

    October 11, 2018 at 1:54 am

    They don’t seem to work much anymore, just give themselves awards for a living. And they are all libtards who can do no independent thinking. You would think that the lowest unemployment rate and highest GDP in recent history would make them think, OK, somethings working, but not these idiots. It’s all about the soros monkeys, and these people are the monkey trainers. I haven’t watched a hollyweed award show in decades, quit watching late night TV, no Kneeling Football League, and I’m careful where I spend my money. It’s war.

  11. Diana

    October 11, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Look I don’t care what any celebrity trash has to say kill babies, save animals, love queers and pedophilers,, it is Wrong and anyone with a half of mind knows this, I cannot and will not say it is ok, but I don’t go around trying to force it on anyone and I will not respect anyone that thinks threats intemimadation and trying to force anyone to accept what we all know is WRONG, live the way you want but stay out of my life I don’t come around and act crazy like these people, don’t watch hardly any shows on tv anymore it’s all sex violent and mixing of races do what you want but don’t push you stuff on me, and I won’t bother you and stay out of schools, children have the right to be children not sex garbage forced on them when they should be playing games and dolls cowboys it didn’t hurt us and we had fun they will grow up soon enough so stay out , and the Gov. needs to enforce all perverted garbage banned from schools till in 10 th grade even then it does not belong in school

  12. Terry G Edwards

    October 11, 2018 at 3:34 am

    No award shows, no NFL, no NBA, no beer, no sodas, no Doritos or McDonald’s or Papa John’s, no Gieco or Allstate, no music cd’s or downloads, no movies not even Redbox, no Ford Chevy or Dodge, not even Amazon. All gone away. Any further attempts disgrace or disrupt the people trying to turn this country back around will meet the same fate.

  13. Maggie

    October 11, 2018 at 4:01 am

    As for Taylor Swift… Thankful I never wasted a dime on anything of hers! She had the chance to be a good roll model, but she let the worldly ideology get her, hook, line and sinker.
    Have you noticed how much easier it is getting, in separating the good and evil?
    The only place I find Truth anymore, is in God’s Word, The Holy Bible. I live by Proverbs3:5-6
    The Dems cannot control themselves without being rude and violent. They are hell bent on taking MANY of our Constitutional rights away!
    Tell them all NO, in November!!
    Vote them all O.U.T.!!!!!

  14. Phillip Lake

    October 11, 2018 at 4:11 am

    I would like to know when, why and how these dumbass left wing hypocrites started calling us Nazis just because we believe in civility and what is right vs. what is wrong in society. Because we believe in not killing babies, and we don’t bow down to ingrate queers and socialism then we are automatically racist pigs. You perverted folks can live any way you like but DO NOT condemn me or force me to “respect” your belief systems if I don’t. You can all live in a garbage dump all your lives and go to hell when you die if that is what you want: that is your belief. I will take my chances on the other side.

    • LJP

      October 11, 2018 at 4:45 am

      Amen!

  15. Proud vet

    October 11, 2018 at 4:17 am

    God Almighty will take care of Miss Taylor Swift as he does all those who go against him and his people! God bless America

  16. ALSCV

    October 11, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Taylor your values are not of Tennessee. Tennessee is conservative. You need to research why MS Blackburn voted against the bills you favor. Could it not be riders attached that were not needed? Research, research, research! You know nothing about how the three branches of government work.

  17. Ken

    October 11, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Taylor swift should stop talking politics before she winds up like the dixie chicks.

    • Charlotte Hall

      October 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      You are right Ken. That is exactly what I thought when I heard what Taylor Swift said. Someone needs to explain to her what happened to the Dixie Chicks, and why their careers went down in flames! Since Ms.Swift is depending on the public to support her by buying her silly music, it doesn’t seem like a good idea to offend those people by making a political statement on national TV.

  18. Benita

    October 11, 2018 at 6:11 am

    When will they wise up and realize that we don’t care what their political views are and if they continue, we won’t care about their music either

  19. Jamie

    October 11, 2018 at 8:38 am

    she has Trump derangement syndrome. And I liked her!! Im so disappointed. Shes a typical millenial who hasnt lived long enuf to know her ass from a hole in the ground. Shes never wanted for anything and doesnt even know whats she fighting for. They say these kids have a voice and I say, yeah an annoying one because they havent grown up yet.

  20. Backgammon

    October 11, 2018 at 9:25 am

    I do not find watching these self congratulation shows entertaining, nor do I like to be insulted with the idea that I need advice from them. Telling that Swift is supposed to have 100 million twitter fans and yet only 7 million watched the show. Perhaps those are made up Fans, like her made up political views.

  21. DENNIS E VAN HORN

    October 11, 2018 at 9:38 am

    I HOPE I LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE THESE CRETINS TRY TO LIVE UNDER COMMUNISM SO I CAN SPIT IN THEIR FACES AND LAUGH AT THEM

  22. Nancy West

    October 11, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Taylor Swift’s career has taken a serious nose dive. I for one used to be fan, but as soon as politics hit her, out she goes for me and mine

  23. Elizabeth Thompson

    October 11, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    God help us. People tend to open their mouths before they think or oven know the facts. I don’t see her spending much time watching the news nor following both sides. Most “stars” live in another world. They are their own worst enemy.

  24. Joseph M. Stonelake

    October 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Anymore today we have to be aware and use our own best judgment on our life’s experiences! Mine are Democrats like to enable and disrupt then blame everyone else! That is sad! I would love to see all parties discuss independently instead of as a Party! I wish the Partys would realize they represent all of America and it’s secure future! Hopefully, they will all grow up and realize that Communist groups and Leftwinged groups are trying to destroy our way of life and government! But then you get Entertainers who look a gift horse in the mouth, She should keep her opinions to herself rather then trying to get her Followers to hate Republicans! She should try to UNITE rather the Separate! Childish Rich Ignorant wast of space!

  25. susanna

    October 11, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Forget the hate bashing shows No to award shows I just watch the food network and fox news where sane people are trying to help make some us understand what’s going on C N N is just trash talking

  26. Becky

    October 11, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    I believe in a lot of the things Swift referred to…and I’ll be voting Republican for just those reasons. How anyone can think that Democrats have any respect for women is beyond me. Just another liberal star with no clue how the rest of us live.

  27. Tim Thompson

    October 11, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Hopefully the end results of all these insane Hollywood spoiled brats, the well will dry up, their fortunes will diminish and eventually they will get out of their lalla state of mind and think what they are doing, stop following the leftist mantra of America is evil. We conservatives have stopped watching you make fools out of yourselves criticizing us wanting to go back to the constitutions meaning of freedom and liberty. Until they feel our efforts to not support those that want to go political, piss off.

  28. Linda

    October 11, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    I have stopped watching any of the trash which is presented by these maniacal morons! And everyone who is reading these comments….. Just remember….grab your friends and vote November 6th ALL RED! VOTE RED! Leave these idiots who will destroy our nation to their own wicked ways!

  29. Joseph

    October 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    She is just another dumb twit that hasn’t a clue abut this country and the people. Racism was all but gone until they elected a moslem president and he alone re-kindled the racial tensions again by stirring up the black community and creating a huge rift in the society between whites and blacks and all other non-whites. It is in fact Democrats who pay rioters and protesters to disrupt meetings of those who don’t think as they do. Even most of the mass shooters were registered Democrats. Republicans are in fact to afraid to do anything like that because they would lose their jobs.

  30. VIETNAM VETERAN

    October 13, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    American Music Awards are a JOKE and those who partake in them do not have a brain. These people think and appears that they control you……THINK FOR YOURSELF…AMERICAN MUSIC WINNERS ARE POLITICAL HACKS. THEY NOW HAVE MONEY AND THINK THEY CAN TELL YOU HOW TO THINK, SPEND YOUR MONEY AND VOTE. If you desire to listen to real music try country.

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