MTV Invites Transgender Troops To VMAs; Hillary Clinton Agrees Ban Is "Hate"

MTV Invites Transgender Troops To VMAs; Hillary Clinton Agrees Ban Is

MTV Invites Transgender Troops To VMAs; Hillary Clinton Agrees Ban Is "Hate"

"DoD confirms that MTV has invited Service members in their personal capacity to this year's VMAs", said Pentagon spokesman Lt Col Paul Haverstick in a statement.

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards are happening this Sunday, August 27 at 8 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted from Inglewood, CA.

According to the report, army members who are in active duty are prohibited from attending high-profile events of national interest, particularly those that are related in politics.

After adopting gender-neutral categories for its Film and TV Awards earlier this year, MTV are continuing on their missions towards equality by changing their "Moon Man" award to "Moon Person" awards.

The Pentagon says it's reviewing invitations after the network's president, Chris McCarthy, said he'd be honoured if the transgender "heroes" attended the ceremony in LA on Sunday.

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Today, President Trump announced the U.S. military would indeed be following through with its proposed plan to reject trans applicants because of "tremendous medical costs".

The full list of 2017 MTV VMAs nominations can be found here.

Ahead of the Video Music Awards this weekend, MTV have proven they're standing on the right side of history by reaching out to the United States military to invite active-duty trans soldiers to the ceremony.

Her latest tease comes just days before MTV's big awards show, sparking speculation about a performance or reconciliation with host and former friend Katy Perry, who herself dropped the video for her rumored Swift diss track "Swish Swish" this week as well.

This award has previously been given to musical icons such as The Beatles, Guns 'N Roses, Madonna, Beyonce and Rihanna. There will also be two remote performances live from Vegas - Demi Lovato will perform "Sorry Not Sorry", and the Joe Jonas-fronted DNCE will join Sir Rod Stewart (!) for an updated version of Stewart's classic "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy". Artist Kendrick Lamar has led the nomination table, earning a total of eight nods. "Brace for impact!" Perry is also nominated in five categories, including Artist of the Year.

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