I’ve often said that these entertainers today both actors and singers are great at what they do, but when it comes to politics they show themselves to be complete political morons. The Grammys were no exception.
Prior to the program Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich had a message for those who will take the stage on Sunday’s ceremony: Bring it on.
Ehrlich has no reservations about political messages or anti-President Trump statements flying during CBS’ three and a half hour Grammy cast. Artists expressing passionate opinions about real-life issues are the stuff of memorable moments, he said.
“One of the tenets of our show is artistic freedom, and over the years we’ve shown we do believe in it,” Ehrlich told Variety. “How many more times do we need to hear ‘I’d like to thank my publicist, my agent, my wife and kids.’ The great acceptance speeches are ones that have a point of view and are more personal.” Grammys producer wants stars to be political during speeches | Page Six
This was just a polite liberal way of saying I want you to attack Trump.” They didn’t do this during the Obama years it was always the old “I’d like to thank….” And list scores of names you’d forget about ten minutes later, but with Trump it was an attack disguised under freedom of speech. Sure all presidents are made fun of in the media. It’s to be expected, but with a democrat like Bill Clinton, Hillary and Obama it was always light hearted ,but with republicans like Bush and now Trump it is always mean spirited, now especially with Trump
I didn’t see the show, but saw clips from it (that was enough for me) and read about what they said. Their statements were liberal claptrap that was all emotional and no fact that showed they didn’t know what they were talking about.
A rapper named Busta Rhymes dissed Trump by having a huge foam rubber wall with people busting through it and one woman wearing a Muslim hajib. Busta referred to Trump as Agent Orange and sang (if you can call it that) that Trump was spreading evil across the land. That’s like a disease calling the cure evil.
The night went on like that with entertainers referring to the temporary halt on immigration as a Muslim ban which it ‘s not. It’s a temporary freeze on immigration from seven countries their guy Obama listed as the most dangerous countries to America. You can see Mark Dice lace into these people here and expose the truth. Busta Rhymes Disses Trump at Grammys 2017 – YouTube
After a night of bashing Trump they then had the audacity to ask him and congress for money to fund their arts and have radio stations pay their artists to play their music. “The Recording Academy, together with America’s music makers, call on the president and Congress to help keep the music playing by updating music laws, protecting music education, and renewing America’s commitment to the arts,” Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, said during the 2017 Grammy Awards Sunday night. Anti-Trump musicians ask president for money…
If I were Trump I’d make a deal with them to say for them to show him some respect if they want their money.
On a positive side they did have a nice tribute to jazz singer Al Jarreau who just died that day and super star singer Adele won five top awards for Best album, best singer, best song, best performer and best solo performer. She is a beautiful singer and does deserve it, but ironically as one commenter I read said, “For an organization that prides itself in diversity how come the white girl got all the top awards?” Now a whole backlash is ensuing. Having long faced accusations that the Grammys overlook young, progressive black artists — the last black woman to win album of the year was Lauryn Hill in 1999 — the Recording Academy faced a potential backlash for going all-in on a white, traditionalist choice like Adele. Grammys face backlash for goingall-in on white artist…
One can only imagine what the Academy Awards are going to be like. Another show I don’t watch because of all the mindless “Thank yous” and phony acceptance speeches. I’ve always said they should just go up there accept their award and say “Thank you” without mentioning anyone and walk off.