MTV to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Law as EMAs in Budapest Will “Stand in Solidarity” With LGBTQ+ Community

Nov 5, 2021 2:45 PM ET
Chris McCarthy VIACOMCBS

Originally published by The Hollywood Reporter

After the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will return live from Budapest, Hungary this year, with the company planning to use the big event to counter the country’s recent anti-gay law and “stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Hungary and around the world,” Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of MTV Entertainment Group Worldwide said in an internal memo.

MTV, part of ViacomCBS, will hold the live event on Nov. 14 as “a global celebration of music for all audiences around the world,” on Tuesday unveiling the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna as the venue.

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