In what should be a sign to the unhinged left that SJW swill, anti-white bigotry and Trump hating isn’t going to sell in large parts of the country come election time, that MTV Video Music Awards have posted the worst ratings in the show’s history.
Ratings for Monday night’s spectacle of virtue signaling and bashing white fell six percent from last year but what can you expect when your content intentionally alienates a large chunk of your potential audience.
MTV VMAs Slip in Ratings to Set Another Record Low https://t.co/uGcJKT0m4h
— MAGA News Report (@MagaNewsReport) August 22, 2018
Via The Wrap, “MTV VMAs Slip in Ratings to Set Another Record Low”:
The VMAs took a hit Monday night, marking another record low for the MTV awards show, which went host-less this year.
The annual awards spectacle — which this year boasted performances by Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes, among others — has grappled with the same linear viewership declines that have plagued many other awards shows in recent years, and Monday’s simulcast dropped a further six percent from last year’s previous record-low among adults 18-49, according to numbers from Nielsen.
On MTV alone, the 2018 VMAs received 2.25 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the adults 18-49 range, putting it down 15 percent in overall eyeballs and 21 percent in the demo from last year’s totals. In all, the show aired across eight Viacom-owned channels.
The political left would do well to pay heed to the law of unintended consequences because their increasingly hostile rhetoric directed at white people and especially white males may end up backfiring spectacularly at the ballot box.
The Democrats and the celebrities who serve as their mouthpieces have degenerated into a conglomeration of extremists, hatemongers, and outright racists at breakneck speed since Barack Obama left the White House. It is jaw-dropping to think that this was once a serious national political party that enjoyed widespread appeal.
It isn’t a reach to suggest that much of the recent demonizing of whites, law enforcement and the rejection of social unity has been driven by a subconscious fury directed at the Constitution which both term-limited Obama and through the Electoral College, put Donald Trump into the White House.
Trump just makes a convenient scapegoat for something deeper and much uglier that now exists with the left and it’s not going to go away until it either burns itself or burns the entire country down with it.
All of this vileness was all on display on Monday at the MTV Video Music Awards which like every other entertainment industry award show, has degenerated into a slop bucket of resentment over a lost election, standard SJW drool and the aforementioned bigotry that is now a hallmark of the left.
It started off with a double-barreled blast of white male bashing from “comedians” Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and went downhill from there.
Via The Daily Wire, “Stars Bash Trump At VMAs. Nothing Could Help Trump More”:
On Monday night, the star-studded Video Music Awards on MTV featured its usual bevy of shock performances, bizarre behavior, and garbage music. But its unifying feature was the repeated display of anti-Trump sentiment from the stage. It began with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Hadish opening the show with some Trump-bashing..
— MTV (@MTV) August 21, 2018
Hart stated, “At this game, you guys can kneel. You can do whatever the hell you want. There’s no old white man that can stop you.” He later stated, “You never know what’s going to happen at the VMs. I mean, beefs pop off, bad language, people sending out crazy tweets. It’s basically like your typical day at the White House. In your face, Trump — suck it!”
That wasn’t the only anti-Trump moment. Logic sang his song “One Day” while wearing a shirt saying, “F*** The Wall,” accompanied by immigration advocates wearing shirts reading, “We Are All Human Beings.”
They may all be “human beings” but they are also all acting like assholes.
And speaking of asshoholes, the one old white male who has achieved special status with the hip-hoppers, cop- haters, and socialists just happened to pop up at the venue.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 21, 2018
It takes a glorified pimp to have the necessary street cred to roll with The Resistance.
Watching this grotesque pageant it’s hard to see how this isn’t going to end up hitting the Democrats hard the more that they embrace this angry, bigoted rabble but hey, everyone knows the fable of the frog and the scorpion.
The Daily Wire nails it:
All of this actually helps Trump.
Trump’s support base isn’t driven by economic concerns. It’s driven by cultural flash points, by the culture wars promoted by the Left and leveraged against those in the middle of the country. The pervasive feeling of being scorned, of being sneered at by those in the cultural know drove a lot of Trump’s appeal for those people, and the VMAs renewed that feeling. Cultural elites who treat those in the middle of the country as deplorables drive voters into Trump’s arms. That’s why Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention, which featured star power that dwarfed the star power of the RNC, was such a major backfire.
Needless to say, the level of overt racism that now exists with the left and is not only sanctioned but actively encouraged by the Democrats is divisive and dangerous. It is also a huge turnoff to the majority of the country that exists outside of the coastal metropolitan areas that are home to the liberal and cultural elite.
Cheering on loudmouthed celeb bigots may feel good but it’s not going to do anything to take the sting out of the #TrumpSlide that’s coming in 2020.