2018 American Music Awards: Patrick Starrr represents on the red carpet
AMAs has set the stage for this year's voting, and Patrick Starrr made the exceptional entry as a rep for the LGBTQ community
A lot happened at the 2018 American Music Awards, including a plethora of musicians and artistes coming forward to speak out on an equal stand to all communities. From Billy Eichner's speech about who to vote for to the rousing tribute to the late Aretha Franklin featuring Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, and Mary Mary, the event also saw the YouTube sensation, Patrick Starrr, put forward her stance regarding music.
Flushed in tangerine, Starrr told Meaww that she chose an extremely bright color like orange to celebrate the fall season. When asked what made the American Music Awards so special and different from all the other music events, Starr explained, "What music does is such a universal language and we are here to celebrate diversity, fashion, and art and it just brings a bunch of people together to celebrate art and music in itself.”
She also elaborated on how music has changed and become more inclusive in the last year. She said, "My dear friend Logic was such a force in the industry with the song '1-800' for suicide prevention, I think that was the biggest message especially for me."
Starrr who is known to be quite the sensation on the internet for voicing her opinions and giving out strong messages regarding the LGBTQ community mentioned that Logic's song has actually helped a lot of people recognize themselves. "The LGBTQ community, I think its just amazing how he put out a song and he tried to get people to recognize and reach out and find refuge in that song because there are a lot of kids that are struggling with identity."
She also stated that she was representing the entire community at the red carpet, "I’m here to represent the LGBTQ community on the carpet, that you can do it, that you’re fierce, you’re beautiful and this fat ass plus size Filipino made it!"
The 2018 American Music Awards was pretty different from other events this year. While representation and inclusivity have been a big matter of concern in the past year, Eichner included in his speech to persuade people to vote that it was time young people voted for a more inclusive government. In his speech, he said, "If you believe in equality for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community. If you believe that climate change is real and that we need to do something about it, don't let anyone tell you your vote won't count."
Both Starrr and Eichner have spoken at length about representing an entire community which has been in the dark for so long, and it is only a matter time till we know if this representation is also inclusive.
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