Everything this year has felt incredibly political, and the 2017 VMAs are no exception. Of course were we really expecting anything less with Katy Perry hosting? She's been incredibly vocal since election season and with a platform as big as the VMAs stage, it's not surprising that she'd use it to discuss the current political climate.
But Katy isn't the only one who has something to say about Trump. With every presenter and performer comes a new moment to #resist. From Katy's intro to Paris Jackson calling us to action to show Nazi white supremacists that we will not tolerate their violence, it's clear that the celebrities who've come tonight aren't afraid to voice their opinions and denounce hate.
It's also important to note that the guest list itself is standing up against Trump and his recent political policy. As reported by The Wrap, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis will be joined by transgender soldiers at the VMAs in response to Donald Trump's policy that will prevent new transgender recruits from enlisting. Inviting transgender soldiers to the show is a chance to show the public how much they have sacrificed to keep America safe.
We can also expect Resistance is definitely the theme of the 2017 VMAs. Here is every political moment from the show ICYMI:
Katy Perry Gave A Political Intro Speech
Paris Jackson Called Out White Supremacists
This Behind-The-Scenes Moment That Proved How Fed Up With Trump Everyone Is
While we were on commercial break, the VMAs' audience was given a special playing of "FDT," also known as "F*ck Donald Trump" by YG and Nipsey Hussle.
Cardi B Showing Support For Colin Kaepernick
Heather Heyer's Mother's Emotional Tribute
Susan Bro announced the launch of the Heather Heyer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that will provide scholarships to "help more people join Heather's fight against hatred."
The Addition Of The "Best Fight Against The System" Award
The Speech Logic Gave At The End Of His Performance
Pink's "Stay Woke" And "Wake The F*ck Up" Sashes
Pink's Performance As A Whole
Robert E. Lee's Descendant Condemning White Supremacy
If you missed it, you can read a transcript of his speech here.
While some people aren't happy that the VMAs got political, it's definitely a positive thing that so many people used this platform to denounce hate and violence.