Kesha Shows Support For Alicia Machado, Slams Pile Of Garbage Donald Trump
Two days after showing her support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton following the first presidential debate, Kesha took to Instagram once again with a fiery post about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
If you haven’t caught the firestorm that’s been building over Machado and Trump, here’s a recap: Clinton sideswiped Trump during Monday’s (September 26) debate, after the billionaire was questioned by moderator Lester Holt about his previous comments regarding Clinton lacking a presidential “look.” Trump attempted to back-pedal, saying he was actually referring to Clinton’s stamina.
“He tried to switch from looks to stamina, but this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs,” Clinton quipped. “One of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest. He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman Miss Piggy, then he called her Miss Housekeeping because she’s Latina. Donald, she has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado, and she has become a US citizen — and you can bet she is going to vote this November.”
The Clinton campaign released a video the following day narrated by Machado, a Venezuelan who won the Miss Universe title in 1996, the year Trump became co-owner of the pageant.
“I was very scared of him. He’d yell at me all the time,” Machado states in the video. “He’d tell me, ‘You look ugly,’ or, ‘You look fat’.” She continues by saying that despite all the promotional appearances she made and money she earned Trump’s company, she was never paid her contractual 10% of profits.
Trump is seen in the video talking to reporters about Machado’s apparent eventual weight gain. “She weighed 118 pounds or 117 pounds and she went up to to 160 or 170,” he says. “So this is somebody that likes to eat.”
Enter Kesha, who has been very public with her claims that her former producer Dr. Luke was once critical of her own weight gain.
“I want to give my support and respect to you, Alicia. You did not deserve to be shamed by this monster,” the singer wrote on Instagram. “Your body is NO ONE else’s business. Donald Trump said that your body or weight was an issue (which makes me so sad and just sick). but, I find the real problem here being his bloated, arrogant ego and offensive, racist, misogynist verbal diarrhea. he is a bully. WORDS mean something, and can be extremely hurtful and dangerous.”
Read Kesha’s full post below.
I want to give my support and respect to you, Alicia. You did not deserve to be shamed by this monster. Your body is NO ONE else’s business. Donald Trump said that your body or weight was an issue (which makes me so sad and just sick). but, I find the real problem here being his bloated, arrogant ego and offensive, racist, misogynist verbal diarrhea. he is a bully. WORDS mean something, and can be extremely hurtful and dangerous. They stay deep inside you and can affect your emotional and mental health. I know this from personal experience. They are hard, and sometimes impossible, to ever forget. please don’t let him get to you any longer, instead realize that you are a strong woman and a beautiful role model for standing up and telling the truth, even if it hurts to remember it. much love, and mad respect ❤️🙏🏻❤️