NBC's 2022 Billboard Music Awards pushed a pro-abortion agenda on Sunday night, using a girlish teen activist as their mouthpiece. The embarrassed kid stumbled over an awkwardly adult speech that was obviously written by ideologically invested grown-ups.
Even more embarrassing, the speech came shortly after a rapper dedicated part of his song to his "unborn child."
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly began his song "Twin Flame" by saying "I wrote this song for my wife," a likely reference to his fiancée, actress Megan Fox. (Fox and Kelly recently made headlines by admitting they drink each other's blood "for ritual purposes.")
Midway through the performance, Kelly paused and said, "This is for our unborn child." The rapper then sang the words, "Go to sleep. I'll see you in my dreams. This changes everything. Now I have to set you free."
Shortly after Kelly's performance, the ceremony presented Amariyanna Copeny with the "Billboard Changemaker Award." Copeny wrote a 2016 letter to Barack Obama about Flint, Michigan's water crisis. The video segment honoring Copeny included Hollywood's usual hagiograpic treatment of Obama.
During Copeny's acceptance speech, she tied the issue of toxic water in her hometown to...wait for it...Roe v. Wade.
Copeny: I know what it's like when leadership on all levels fail you over and over because people don't take elections seriously [ cheers and applause]. Unfortunately, women across the nation will know the pain and disappointment marginalized communities face every day, even more if the Supreme Court overturns Roe V. Wade. [ Cheers and applause]
America has a water crisis because of its long history of neglecting low-income communities, but some people in charge would rather spend their time in power to dictate what women can and can't do with their bodies. [ Cheers and applause] It's dangerous and also very weird. Elected officials and judges are in place to help citizens and fix wrong. When government priorities are misguided, we must speak out. There is no time to wait. I advocate for the kids across America because people who look like me always get the short end of the stick. [Applause]
Okay. The -- oh, I done did it again this is embarrassing oh, my God [ cheers and applause]. The individuals in this room have the power to reach the world and influence millions. I challenge you to take action and do way more than just applaud this speech. Thank you.
This speech's text felt like Planned Parenthood copypasta, but delivered by a sweet and giggly teen. It was like an awards show version of those tweets where an adult brags about a kid saying the exact woke words the adult would want them to repeat.
When Copeny says, "I advocate for the kids across America because people who look like me always get the short end of the stick," does she not see the irony in advocating "for kids" by supporting the murder of unborn ones? Does she also really believe she will always "get the short end of the stick" because she is black in America? Who taught her such a psychologically inhibiting belief?
Copeny is just the latest uninformed teen girl "activist" insidiously used as a puppet by the left.
Copeny's speech was not the only left-wing activism of the night. Earlier in the evening, the show's host and executive producer, rapper P. Diddy, embraced left-wing social justice lunatic Tamika Mallory, a woman so extreme she was kicked out of a leadership role in the Women's March. Mallory, whose organization Until Freedom has been active in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, has called Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan "the G.O.A.T." (Greatest of All Time).
P. Diddy handed Mallory the "Revolt Award of Black Excellence" (whatever that is).
"You fight for us on the front lines," Diddy told Mallory.
The 2022 Billboard Music Awards isn't the first music awards show to feature Mallory. She was featured prominently at the 2021 Grammy's.
Despite giving an award to a radical BLM-style activist, some Twitter social justice warriors were angry at Diddy because he allowed country singer Morgan Wallen to perform at the show. Wallen was canceled last year after a video surfaced of him drunkenly calling a friend the "n" word. Diddy has stood by his decision.
In addition to his rebuke of cancel culture, Diddy also openly embraced charter schools during the show "because education was so important to me. My mother sacrificed to have the best education for me." The concept of charter schools is traditionally aligned with political conservativism, so it was a surprise to see it slipped into the ceremony.
All in all, however, the night was still mostly a mix of forgettable musical performances punctuated by moments of social justice radicalism. The 2022 Billboard Awards was just the latest example of why Americans are tuning out awards shows in general.