We know that the Grammys like to go for some silly, comedic moments here and there during the show, but none seemed to have the impact of Hillary Clinton reading Fire and Fury during one pre-taped bit.
The premise of this segment was actually to have many of the biggest names in music sit down and try to comprehend some of the stuff in Michael Wolff’s book, which has absolutely drawn a lot of attention (and criticism) over the past few weeks. The segment ended with Hillary reading a small snippet, receiving a reaction that drew, per host James Corden, the biggest applause of the night.
We would say that this moment would have angered many of the conservative viewers on the night, but by the time this segment aired we’re not sure that there were all that many conservative viewers even watching. This is a show that already mingled music and such discussion points as immigration and women’s rights.
If you take politics out of the equation for a moment, one of the other questions that is worth pondering about is this: Was there any real point to this segment being on the Grammys itself? Fire and Fury has been in the headlines for a little while and while Trump humor is always topical, it wasn’t really all that relevant to anything else on the night. We’re certainly not one of those “stick to music” people, mostly because music and politics and everything else are all interwoven in their own unique ways. You can’t just bury your head in the sand and ignore something because of discomfort.
The biggest reason why this cameo did work was because it was so random and unexpected. We almost had to do a double-take the moment we saw it just because there was no real build-up or hype towards her making an appearance. It happened, and we were certainly rather glad that it did.
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