Billboard Music Awards Get Political!

The Billboard Music Awards kicked things off with a political statement.

Singer Kelly Clarkson took the stage, making comments about the recent school shooting, which took place in Clarkson's home state of Texas.

As being reported by

Kelly Clarkson opened up the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night with a tribute to those who died on Friday in the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 people dead after a gunman opened fire.

"I'm a Texas girl and my home state has had so much heartbreak over this past year," an emotional Clarkson, the host of the show this year, told the audience.

The "American Idol" star said that "once again," the nation is "grieving for more kids that have died for just an absolute no reason at all" and said producers of the show asked that she prepared a "moment of silence" for the eight students and two teachers who were killed.

But Clarkson, choking up, said she's "so sick of 'moment of silence,'" which she said is "not working."

"Why don't we not do a 'moment of silence,' why don't we do a 'moment of action,'" she suggested. "

We understand being emotional because it took place in Texas, and everyone knows something has to be done. Action does need to happen to prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future. But it also seems distasteful to suggest getting rid of doing a 'moment of silence'. That action is done for the respect of the victims, for inner contemplation, and prayer. Things this country could use more of, and then maybe less of these horrific and needless acts of violence would occur.

The Billboard Music Awards is just another name on the list of entertainment events that have turned to push political agendas of entertainers. They have as much right to their opinions as anyone else, but they are also pandering to certain audiences. Entertainers also need to understand that due to their celebrity status, their voices have a much larger reach than others, including, unfortunately, politicians, and individuals who are much more knowledgeable about politics and current events.

Here's how some are responding.

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Posted Monday, May 21, 2018

Brenda 27 days ago (report)

It's easy to stand before an audience and talk about what needs to be done. But these entertainers tend to forget that they have made money from songs and movies that use guns, in very violent ways. Songs are sung by rappers that are equally as violent. Not to mention in their very words of protest, there's violent messages. So before these entertainers start pointing fingers at guns, maybe they need to look in their mirrors. People pull the trigger on guns, for reasons only they know why. Stop promoting an end to violence, by violent means.

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