Recently politicized pop star Taylor Alison Susan B. Anthony Swift was a big winner at last night's American Music Awards, taking home Artist of the Year and becoming the AMAs most awarded artist, surpassing Whitney Houston with 23 trophies. Swift used her acceptance speech as another opportunity to voice her newfound wokeness, urging fans to vote in the midterm elections on November 6.
"This award, and every single award given out tonight, were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people?" Swift asked. "The midterm elections on November 6. Get out and vote. I love you guys."
\u201cIs it cool that she said all that? Of course it is. @taylorswift13 accepts the award for #AMAs Artist of the Year! \ud83c\udf89 #TaylorSwiftAMAs\u201d
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Swift wasn't the only celebrity at the AMAs urging the youth of America to vote, and she certainly wasn't the gayest. Billy Eichner made a passionate -- and loud -- plea for young viewers to use their political power. "Young people of America, the biggest election of our lifetime is happening, on November 6," he shouted. "Tonight is the final night to register in 20 states in this country. Please grab your friends. Tell them to vote. Now is the time. If you believe in equality for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community, if you believe if climate change is real and that we need to do something about it. Don't let anyone tell you your vote won't count. It does!"
\u201c.@billyeichner makes a passionate plea for millennials to register to vote during the #AMAs. \ud83d\udc4f\u201d
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