VMA Wants Americans to Support Women in Music Industry, Ignores Lives of Preborn Baby Girls

As part of the Video Music Award ceremony on August 30, Citi Bank supported the hashtag #SeeHerHearHer, which is meant to support women in the music industry. Unsurprisingly, no mention is made of the hundreds of thousands of preborn baby girls lost to abortion every year.

Citi Bank is heavily involved in the music industry and wanted a way to support women in music, which resulted in the #SeeHer movement. One of their main supporters is singer Sheryl Crow.

In an interview, Crow stated, “It’s been an interesting thing to watch the whole #MeToo movement and the conversations that are being had now about the presence, or lack of presence, of women in substantial roles in the music business. It’s finally a conversation we’re hearing. And it’s kind of long overdue. I’ve been making records for the better part of 25 years, and things are starting to change. But it’s pretty slow going. So, to be part of a campaign or a movement toward lifting young female artists and women who are interested in being not only in the business side of music, but perhaps behind the recording desk or even in a position of producing—that’s something I was really interested in helping push forward.”

Though it’s encouraging to see women supporting women in the music industry, it seems rather unnecessary. Last year, Taylor Swift earned more than any other musician in the industry, taking home a staggering $185 million. Though the remaining top five earners were all men, her earnings exceeded Kanye West’s, who was second in the ranking, by $35 million.

Forbes recently announced that the female musician with the highest net worth is Rihanna with $600 million, beating out Madonna, Celine Dion and Beyonce. Most of her net worth comes from her rising Fenty Beauty brand, which is co-owned by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, which stands for Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. She will also make history when she becomes the first “black woman to run a major luxury fashion house.”

Based on all this evidence, the idea that women are somehow at a disadvantage within the music industry seems a bit ridiculous.

The SeeHer 2020 Twitter account stated, “In summary: We need to be not just seen but also HEARD. Women in music fear losing their dignity, we need to show female empowerment in music. It is crucial.”

Are they talking about the Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion song “WAP,” which stands for an acronym so vulgar that it’s unsuitable for publication?

Instead of standing up for sexually explicit lyrics and those that are already millionaires, perhaps Citi Bank should focus on the preborn babies, especially the baby girls, that have never been given the chance to live.

Imagine how many talented female singers and entertainers have been lost to abortion at Planned Parenthoods and other abortion clinics across the country. In addition to the babies, think of the women that have been so devastated by the abortion decision that they give up their dream and drown in addiction or self-loathing.

These are the women and girls that an organization like Citi Bank should be lifting up, not simply supporting and advocating for women in the music industry.

If you want to #SeeHer, consider tuning in for Focus on the Family’s See Life Clearly event, happening September 26 at 8 p.m. EST, where the star of the show will not be an overpaid celebrity, but a preborn baby shown on a 4D ultrasound.

If you’ve struggled with the aftereffects of an abortion decision, Focus on the Family can help!

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