Taylor Swift’s political awakening was on display in full flourish at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night as she called out Trump’s White House for ignoring her Equality Act petition. The 29-year-old, who recently said she regrets remaining silent during the 2016 presidential election and vowed to be more active ahead of the 2020 election, made good on her promise during her triumphant night at the ceremony. She gave a politically changed performance of her pro LGBTQ+ anthem You Need to Calm Down while opening the show; the words Equality Act flashed up during the rollicking rendition that featured rainbows and drag queens. The track also brought the country-turned-pop singer one of the night’s top prizes – Video of the Year. It also took the ‘Video for Good’ statuette for songs that have raised awareness. During her acceptance speech for Video of the Year, she told the crowd: ’There still is a petition for the Equality Act, which basically says we all deserve equal rights under the law. And, I want to thank everyone who has signed that petition because it now has half a million signatures.’ She then went on to say the petition has ‘five times the… Read full this story
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