The media has been asked not to ask any questions about guns or politics at the CMA Awards after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Media outlets who ask questions about guns or politics run the risk of having their credentials revoked.
The following statement was issued to media outlets: “In light of recent events, and out of respect for the artists directly or indirectly involved, please refrain from focusing your coverage of the CMA Awards Red Carpet and Backstage Media Center on the Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like. It’s vital, more so this year than in year’s (sic) past due to the sensitivities at hand, that the CMA Awards be a celebration of Country Music and the artists that make this genre so great. It’s an evening to honor the outstanding achievements in Country Music of the previous year and we want everyone to feel comfortable talking to press about this exciting time. If you are reported as straying from these guidelines, your credential will be reviewed and potentially revoked via security escort. We appreciate your cooperation in advance.”
The 2017 CMA Awards air on ABC at 8PM ET on November 8.