During the acceptance speech at VMAs. Taylor becomes a bit political as she called out the White House to draw their attention on a petition related to LGBTQ rights.
At the MTV video music awards 2019, Taylor Swift was on another sky when she received the award for the best video of the year for her latest single “You need to calm down.” This music video was related to the LGBTQ community and has been a winner since it first released. While Taylor was accepting the award, she got political as she called out the white house to draw their attention towards an equality petition. This petition is related to the right of the LGBTQ community. This song video also features this equality petition at the end of the video, has been urging the Senate to vote on the Equality Act.
During the acceptance speech, Taylor said that “Everyone deserves equal rights under the Law. I want to give a big thanks to all who have signed this petition because it has half a million signatures, which is five times the amount it would need to warrant a response from the White House” swift said this while gesturing towards her watch.
And Taylor has succeeded in her mission. As two days later, The White House responded to Taylor’s petition and took note on it. A report by CNN says that the White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said that the Trump administration rejects every kind of discrimination but doesn’t support Taylor’s equality bill.
“The Trump administration opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, the House-passed bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights,” this is what Deere replied when she was asked about Taylor’s comment on the equality petition.
The Democratic-controlled House has passed the equality bill, but still, it hasn’t been brought out to the Republican-controlled Senate.