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ADDED ON: 10/19/2021

MTV Vows To Use EMAs To Speak Out Against Hungary’s Anti-LGBTQ Laws

10/19/2021 | Yahoo News

The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country’s recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ. The ceremony is an opportunity to make a stand for gay and trans civil rights worldwide in the central European nation that has moved to curtail them, said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of MTV Entertainment Group Worldwide. “We’re looking forward to using the event to amplify our voices and stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ siblings,” McCarthy said in an interview with The Associated Press. No government censorship of the telecast will be tolerated, McCarthy said.

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