2017 MTV Video Music Awards - Press Room
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Over the past few years, award shows have become a platform for actors, musicians, and other Hollywood types to spout their political positions to a wide range of audiences.

This year's MTV Video Music Awards were certainly no different.

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris, 19, went after President Donald Trump, Nazis, and white supremacists in a short introduction before announcing the 2017 Best Pop Video:

"You know, if we were all to put our voices together, do you know the difference we could make? If we were to stand up all united as one, our impact it would be ‘yuge.’ It would be ‘yuge.’ Believe me, ‘yuge.’ And that’s not fake news.

We must show these Nazi white supremacist jerks in Charlottesville and all over the country that, as a nation with liberty as our slogan, we have zero tolerance for their violence, their hatred, and their discrimination! We must resist!"

Later on in the VMAs, Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer who was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, took the stage to announce that she was starting a foundation in her daughter's name.

Watch Jackson's speech in the video below.

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