Liberals in the entertainment industry love using their ridiculous award shows to preach to the American people about how evil Donald Trump is. The Country Music Awards, however, isn’t about to let anti-Trump liberals politicize their show.
The Daily Caller reported that the Country Music Association just asked the media to refrain from asking questions about guns and politics out of respect for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting and the artists involved.
“In light of recent events, and out of respect for the artists directly or indirectly involved, please refrain from focusing your coverage of the CMA Awards Red Carpet and Backstage Media Center on the Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like,” the media guidelines state. “It’s vital, more so this year than in years past due to the sensitivities at hand, that the CMA Awards be a celebration of Country Music and the artists that make this genre so great. It’s an evening to honor the outstanding achievements in Country Music of the previous year and we want everyone to feel comfortable talking to press about this exciting time.”
A CMA spokesman added that “all outlets must agree for access” to the event, making it clear that they really aren’t messing around with these regulations.
The CMA Awards will be taking place just over a month after the attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival where many of the biggest stars in country music performed. Reporters who violate the CMA’s restrictions could have their credentials revoked and be escorted out by security.
During a preview of the CMA’s for the media this week, hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley said they want to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting at the upcoming show. The entire country music world has come together to support the victims of the horrific shooting and raise as much money for them as they can.
This comes as Hollywood awards shows have become increasingly politicized. Actors seem to see their awards shows as a chance for them to make headlines by brutally attacking our president. We’re glad to see the CMA’s acknowledge that the average American is sick of this nonsense. These awards shows are a means of escapism, and they therefore should NOT be used for political purposes!
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The Country Music Association has responded to outcry over its media guidelines with the following statement: “CMA apologizes for the recently distributed restrictions in the CMA Awards media guidelines, which have since been lifted. The sentiment was not to infringe and was created with the best of intentions to honor and celebrate Country Music.”
UPDATE: CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley has responded to the Country Music Association’s demand that members of the media refrain from asking political questions at the upcoming show, tweeting, “I’m sure the CMA will do the right thing and rescind these ridiculous and unfair press guidelines.”
When the Country Music Association stages its 51st CMA Awards on November 8th in Nashville, they’ll do so with a strict edict to members of the press: don’t pose questions about the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest festival shooting or gun issues to country artists in attendance. Should a journalist fail to adhere to the rules, the association says, they could have their credentials revoked “via security escort.”
In a set of media guidelines disseminated Thursday morning, the Country Music Association singled out the “Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like” as verboten, both on the CMA Awards red carpet and in the backstage pressroom.
“It’s vital, more so this year than in year’s [sic] past due to the sensitivities at hand, that the CMA Awards be a celebration of Country Music and the artists that make this genre so great. It’s an evening to honor the outstanding achievements in Country Music of the previous year and we want everyone to feel comfortable talking to press about this exciting time,” the guidelines read. “If you are reported as straying from these guidelines, your credential will be reviewed and potentially revoked via security escort.”
The Route 91 Harvest festival shooting on October 1st rocked the country music community, thrusting the genre and its artists into the hard news cycle as issues about gun control were raised in light of the tragedy. Nashville artists’ relationships with the NRA Country organization were questioned and ties to the group showed early signs of fraying, with acts like Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett, former NRA Country spotlight artists, confirming they had no ongoing partnership with the organization. Some stars were more outspoken: Jason Isbell tweeted, “What a truly awful thing. It simply shouldn’t be that easy to hurt that many people,” while Maren Morris channeled her frustration into the new song “Dear Hate.”
Florida Georgia Line, Rhett, Isbell and Morris are all nominees at Wednesday’s CMA Awards.