Are you just as fed up as the rest of America?
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! 🗳😃🌈
“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: