Shocker: Grammys Get Political, Fetch Lowest Ever Ratings

A showbiz awards show gets political? That never happens.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards took place over the weekend, and it was just as politicized and forgettable as you would expect, as self-righteous. self-involved celebs virtue-signaled on everything from President Trump to DACA to gender equality, according to Fox News.

"Stars" like Kendrick Lamar, Camilla Cabello, and Cardi B (never heard of them? You're not missing anything) joined host James Corden, the biggest celebrity butt-kisser in Hollywood, in making Progressive speeches and poking fun at Trump. 

Cabello, for example, made a plea for the DACA "Dreamers":

"I'm here on this stage tonight because, just like the Dreamers, my parents brought me to this country with nothing in their pockets but hope. They showed me what it means to work twice as hard and never give up. And honestly, no part of my journey is any different from theirs. I'm a proud Cuban-Mexican immigrant, born in Eastern Havana, standing in front of you on the Grammys stage in New York City. And all I know is, just like dreams, these kids can't be forgotten and are worth fighting for." 

"No part of my journey is any different from theirs" -- except you're in the country legally. Slight difference.

Bono-fronted rock band U2, fresh off a controversial music video which featured Trump supporters as the KKK, opened the show with a politicized joint performance with rapper Kendrick Lamar, in which Lamar’s backup dancers began falling to the floor as the sounds of gunshots rang out on stage.

A pre-taped segment featured John Legend, Cher, Snoop Dog, Cardi B and DJ Khaled reading excerpts from Michael Wolff's bestselling work of fiction, Fire and Fury. It finished with a surprise appearance by failed presidential candidate and Clinton Foundation mafiosa Hillary Clinton, who also read an excerpt, because she doesn't have anything else to do since she's not President.

Purported comedienne Sarah Silverman, black comedian Dave Chappelle, and Daily Show host Trevor Noah all attempted lame anti-Trump jabs.

Singer Janelle Monae spoke up for equal pay for women and for victims of sexual assault, which is showbiz's hashtag cause du jour:

"We say time's up for pay equality... Time's up for harassment of any kind. It's not just going on in Hollywood, it's not just going on in Washington. It's going on right here in our industry. We have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well. So let's work together, women and men, as a united music industry committed to creating more safe work environments, equal pay and access for all women."

Rapper Logic rounded out the show with a speech on gender equality and immigration:

"And lastly, on behalf of those who fight for equality in a world that’s not equal, not just and not ready for the change we are here to bring, I say unto you, bring us your tired, poor and any immigrant who seeks refuge - for together, we can build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united."

The Hollywood Reporter noted that this year's Grammys posted the lowest-ever ratings. Lowest. Ever. Gee, it seems like this is a trend among showbiz awards shows that skew heavily toward leftist sermonizing. We wonder what might account for that?

As Laura Ingraham might say, "Shut up and sing."