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Have Americans had enough of celebrities lecturing them about politics?

It certainly looks that way, at least if the recent “American Music Awards” are any sign.

On Tuesday, the pop culture awards show aired on ABC, and one of its star performers has been in the news a lot lately: Taylor Swift.

Swift, as has been covered endlessly by the fawning mainstream media, recently joined the list of stars running their mouths about elections. The country-turned-pop musician and occasional actress tried to influence the upcoming Tennessee election for Senate by slamming the Republican candidate, Marsha Blackburn.

Swift made the bizarre claim that Blackburn — if you look closely, a woman — was bad for women, and used Instagram to encourage Tennesseans to vote for the male Democrat in the race.

Media outlets jumped on the story, and cheered the perpetually-heartbroken singer for revitalizing the election.

Circa News tried desperately to claim that tens of thousands of people had rushed to register to vote just because Swift had spoken up.

“Taylor Swift’s Instagram post about midterm elections has increased voter registration nationwide,” a breathless headline from the major online news site declared.

“Over 50,000 new registrations have been tallied nationwide after Taylor Swift made her political views public for the first time ever,” the story stated.

We’re just going to say it: Informed and educated voters are important. If somebody had no interest in voting in the midterms, an Instagram post from a blonde pop singer is a pretty bad reason to rush out and blindly stumble into a polling booth without knowing about the issues.

It apparently hadn’t dawned on that outlet that the singer’s social media post had only been published two days prior, and the fact that the hotly-contested midterm election was less than a month away — not to mention voter registration deadlines also within days of the post — were likely the real reasons for an increase in national voter registrations.

That report and others like it made it seem as if the pop diva had a huge following that was excited to show up wherever she did, even to the polls. But dismal ratings from the Swift-backed American Music Awards blow huge holes in that theory.

“ABC’s ‘AMAs’ set a new record low in TV ratings on Tuesday, despite Taylor Swift opening the show with a performance and closing it by clutching the evening’s top award,” The Wrap reported.

How bad was it? Pretty darn bad.

“The ‘American Music Awards’ settled for a 1.8 rating this year among adults 18-49, which is the demographic most attractive to advertisers,” explained the entertainment news site.

“It had a 2.4 in 2017 when the special aired on a Sunday in November. Last year’s 2.4 tied the previous record-low set by the 2016 version,” The Wrap continued.

You read that right: The previous low for the AMA’s was a 2.4 Nielsen rating. Taylor Swift, hot off her political ranting, sunk this year’s ratings to an appalling 1.8. In simple terms, it stunk.

It looks like the singer just isn’t the magnet the left thinks she is. If anything, you could make the case that people are tired of celebrities sabotaging their own acts by delving into political commentary. They sure seem to be turning off their TVs in droves.

Once again, liberals seem to be in an echo chamber and have vastly overestimated their own popularity among heartland Americans. If that trend proves true on election day, Democrats are in for a shocking surprise.

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Henry Fechner

    October 12, 2018 at 7:09 am

    These people have got to be stupid. You would think they should have learned from the NFL that people do not go to games and award shows to hear political statements.

  2. Michael

    October 12, 2018 at 7:15 am

    I promise you all, this might not last long. As the ratings for further awards shows gets worse and worse, there’s gonna be some pissed off shareholders and stockholders. Some of these dinosaurs that run the entertainment industry are gonna have their balls in a vice grip and will either retire, be canned, or be forced to tell their performers to shut up,

    Billy Eichner was at the AMAs as well. How I’d love to throw him into a lake of acid. He’s about the biggest fucking cunt troll ever, physically and mentally. Funny how he tells everyone to vote. People who watched this show aren’t/might not vote Democrat. Talk about being vague.

  3. Terry

    October 12, 2018 at 7:45 am

    I haven’t watched an awards show since President Trump was elected. I can’t stop them from using their free speech. The only avenue I have to spend my money and attention elsewhere.

  4. Samuel Russell

    October 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Entertainers, in general, have been given way more attention than they deserve. As such, they believe the myth themselves. Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers are still popular because they stuck to the business of entertaining. The young sprouts must learn the hard way, I believe.

  5. Not a Fan

    October 12, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Taylor Swift’s first hit “Mean” was about a music critic Bob Lefsetz who wrote about Taylor’s off key performance at the 2010 Grammys. But this turns into a music video about an effeminate boy who prefers reading glamour magazines than playing football with the rest of the guys. Taylor Swift needs to take a red dodgeball hit to the face.

  6. Anthony Taylor

    October 12, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    I’m grateful I don’t waste any of my time watching any of these award shows. None, nada, any of them. They are nothing more than self-proclaimed glorified people glorifying each other so as to make them feel special because deep down in their hearts they know that are nothing but self-proclaimed glorified LOOSERS.

  7. Lynne

    October 14, 2018 at 1:26 am

    I have not watched any awards ceremonies or reality or comedy shows since all the backlash against Donald Trump started, I am not INTERESTED in Hollywood, I just live here in LA and ignore their politics and bullshit
    VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!

  8. Kenneth Barr

    October 16, 2018 at 3:29 am

    I think California is getting more Red every time Hollywood opens their mouths!! Keep on you losers!! Hahaha!!!!!

  9. Kenneth Barr

    October 16, 2018 at 3:32 am

    Think will see some shocking “upsets “ in California this November.

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