Taylor Swift and Alison Brie got political at the 2019 Video Music Awards on Monday night, making their views known on the Equality Act and immigration reform, respectively.
“You voting for this video means that you want a world where we’re all treated equally,” Swift said during her acceptance speech for video of the year for her song, “You Need to Calm Down.”
GLOW star Alison Brie also chimed in during the show, calling out the Trump administration’s immigration policies alongside rapper French Montana while presenting an award for Best Latin Video.
“What’s happening to immigrants in this country is unconstitutional, frankly disgusting,” Brie said.
Fox & Friends guest Allie Beth Stuckey was not a fan of either stars’ comments, finding their opinions to be uninformed and unconvincing.
“I’m not completely sure what she’s talking about,” Stuckey said in reference to Brie’s comments on immigration. “It sounds like she’s taken some talking points from left-wing media. I’m not sure she knows what she’s talking about either.”
Stuckey also name-checked Taylor Swift, who in June posted a letter she wrote to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander on Instagram that encouraged him to back the Equality Act, “which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations.”
“People, especially like Taylor Swift, the beauty and the charm of them was they were politically neutral. Now she’s kind of waded into these political waters and it doesn’t seem like they really know what they’re talking about. They’re not convincing anyone in the middle of the country or anyone who disagrees with them because they don’t have any viable argument.”
Several people on Twitter found Stuckey’s views on Swift and Brie to be off-base.
1/2 It’s shocking that @conservmillen thinks that @taylorswift13 and others on the @vmas stage last night don’t understand politically what their own speeches were about. Ma’am, I think Taylor absolutely understands the ERA. She’s about to own her own music, she took a man...— Cody Voyles (@CodyVoyles) August 27, 2019
2/2 To court because of how he harassed her in the workplace, sued him for $1 to prove a point that it wasnt about HER-its about inequality and protection. Sit high on your horse Allie Beth-Im sure @foxandfriends & @foxnewstalk doesnt have any of this happening. #era #equality— Cody Voyles (@CodyVoyles) August 27, 2019
Funny how the freedom of speech only applies to certain celebrities.— KristySuch (@KristySuch) August 27, 2019
Who is this woman and what, besides having a podcast, makes her an expert to discuss such matters?— Eric Anderson (@EA_Creative) August 27, 2019
I think Taylor Swift might know more about politics than fox and friends.— matt (@LegalMaruchana) August 27, 2019
Others agreed with the conservative podcaster, finding Swift and Brie’s rhetoric tiring.
Does #TaylorSwift really want all humanity treated equally? She is paid ridiculous sums of $$ to sing and she is treated far differently than the vast majority of humanity. Does she support #Bernie? Redistribute her wealth. @foxandfriends @greggutfeld @POTUS @briankilmeade— M. Spellman (@spellm) August 27, 2019
Maybe Alison Brie should have concentrated more on the dress she ALMOST wore! Who cares what she thinks...all BS! Stop the political rant at award shows! #VMAs 🤢🤢— Suzy 🇺🇸 🐎🐕 (@SusanMilusnic) August 27, 2019
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