Adam Rippon Praises 'Authentic' Britney Spears as She Slays at GLAAD Awards

Lula Sharp
April 13, 2018

Spears, who was joined by boyfriend Sam Asghari at the event, has always been a supporter and ally of the gay community, and her speech touted the importance of acceptance and love.

She also posed with man of the hour Adam Rippon and Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy. She gave a speech about how society has put so much "emphasis on what's normal" and has a tendency to look down anything else as "strange". "It made me know that we as a community were really embraced by Hollywood in a real way".

Britney also performed a powerful musical tribute to honour the victims of the 2016 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. "It's such an honor to be here, and thank you so much GLAAD and thank you to the LGBTQ community and my family, and all of my friends and fans".

Britney Spears reportedly was a hit at the GLAAD Awards - and it wasn't just because she looked hot in her sequined mini-dress.

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A role model she is, especially for the LGBTQ community. She added that for people to feel they can express themselves as "an individual through art is a blessing". The award was presented to the singer by Ricky Martin, who noted that Spears "uses her platform to remind audiences around the globe that intolerance is unacceptable".

'We can lift each other up and show our gifts without hesitation, ' she said in her acceptance speech.

"I'd be like, 'Can we do an Instagram fashion show please?" She turned to a super tiny silver dress with fringe detailing and strategic cutouts that showed off the body she works hard to keep athletic, plus those abs and legs. Halle Berry presented her the award, and the actresses embraced before Waithe delivered her acceptance speech. Being a mother has shown me what it means to love unconditionally and you in this room [have] showed me throughout my career what it means to be loved unconditionally. "Isn't that insane? What are the chances?"

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