Latinos may have been the big voting block in the 2016 Presidential elections but apparently the folks at the Latin Grammy Awards didn’t want the media to ask any questions about politics to the winners or nominees.
EN SHOCK. En la sala de prensa @latingrammy nos pidieron a todos los miembros de medios de comunicación q no hagamos preguntas de politica. Que error buscar silenciar temas que importan tanto #latingrammy
IN SHOCK In the #LatinGrammy press room they have just asked all members of the media NOT to ask questions related to politics. What a mistake to silence the topics that are so important for Latinos right now.
The media should not be silenced. We have the right to ask anyone including celebrities questions about any topic. And guess what? Everyone has an opinion on the recent election of President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s loss.
Here’s hoping someone in the press let the nominees and winners know they have been told not to do their jobs, ask the questions they want about politics. Here’s to hoping the celebrities, entertainers, and Latin Grammy nominees and winners speak out and complain too.
Stand up for the media. We have to do our jobs even at the Latin Grammy Awards.