The US ambassador to United Nations, Nikki Haley is not happy with the Fire and Fury skit at Grammys 2018 ceremony. For being a significant member of Trump’s administration, Nikki Haley didn’t show her approval of Hillary Trump’s recording at Grammys, where she read an excerpt from Michal Wolff’s Fire and Fury.
Nikki Haley’s Furious Tweet on Grammys’ Political Skit
This year’s socio-political Grammys award ceremony didn’t make headlines for who won big. The skit that featured musicians and Hillary Clinton reading excerpts from Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury remained a talk of the town.
Remarking on this political skit in a music awards ceremony, Nikki Haley said, “I have always loved Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Some of us love the music without politics thrown in it.”
I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) January 29, 2018
It was not only Nikki Haley who criticized the skit that featured musicians like DJ Khaled, John Legend, Cher, Snoop Dog and a surprise appearance from Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump Jr. also remarked that Grammys showing Hillary reading Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury was just like a consolation prize to a candidate who lost the presidency.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 29, 2018
Is Art Always Apolitical?
The purpose of art is not only to provide entertainment. It also tries to convey a message to the society. Ceremonies like Grammy Awards 2018 that have massive viewership across America and the world prove to be a right platform for the propagation of useful messages. The fact is evident from this year’s Grammy award ceremony that provided artists a platform to raise their voice on different issues. In the awards ceremony, performers didn’t hesitate to use the art for expressing their grievances against sexual harassment, gender discrimination and rampant racial prejudice in the country.
In such a context, Nikki Hailey’s objection that art should not take up the politics sparked a debate. Commenting on this, American playwright and screenwriter Beau Willimon remarked, “To argue that artists should be apolitical reveals your fundamental misunderstanding of how art functions in society.”
Much of the greatest music ever recorded is overtly political. The chief role of an artist is be a truth-teller. To argue that artists should be apolitical reveals your fundamental misunderstanding of how art functions in society. Stick to embarrassing the U.S. at the U.N. https://t.co/FlGmWvJjhW
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) January 29, 2018
Being Furious over Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury
The reaction of Nikki Haley over Grammys’ political skit was much likely. Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury had made Trump and his well-wishers furious. The book had revealed an allegedly chaotic life of Donald Trump in White House along with troublesome of Trump’s relationship with his wife, Melania. Making Hillary Clinton, read such a book among millions of viewers was indeed a situation difficult to tolerate for the Trump administration.