Taylor Swift got a response from the White House over her VMA acceptance speech, but it might not be what she has hoped for.
Taylor Swift made a public appeal for the White House to acknowledge her petition for the Equality Act. On Monday evening at MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor won the Video of the Year for her song ‘ You need to Calm Down.’ At the end of the video, there is a message encouraging the viewers to sign for the Equality Act petition.
During her award acceptance speech, she said, “I want to thank everyone who signed that 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.” Here’s the full speech:
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 27, 2019
WHITE HOUSE RESPONDED TO TAYLOR’S VMAs ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
Deputy press secretary of the White House, Judd Deer released a statement saying that the Trump Administration “opposes discrimination of any kind” but would not support the bill.
” The Trump administration opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, the house- passed the bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.”
The statement was similar to the previous statement issued back in May before Taylor launched her Equality Act petition.
The White House advisor Kellyanne Conway also responded to Swift’s speech in an appearance. ” I actually like the new Taylor Swift song. It’s called You need to calm down. I can sing it for you. You know where she says, ‘ if you say it on the street, that’s a knockout. If you say it in a tweet that’s a cop-out.’ I love that. That’s basically is Washington in a nutshell.”
Earlier this summer Taylor launched a petition in support of the Equality Act. The aim of the appeal was to support the LGBTQ from discrimination. This petition was to urge the senators to support the act.