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15 November 2019 20:37

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Chilean singer Mon Laferte protests police brutality by going topless at Latin Grammy Awards

A Chilean singer staged a topless protest on the Latin Grammy Awards red carpet Thursday night — railing against a brutal police response to civil uprisings in her country that have left 20 people dead and another 200 blind. Songstress Mon Laferte, 36, arrived at the awards ceremony in Las Vegas in a trench coat that she removed to reveal a political message decrying violence in the country that she had written across her bare breasts. "En Chile torturan violan y matan," Laferte wrote across her chest — which translates to "In Chile they torture, rape and kill." Anti-government protests have rocked the South American country in recent weeks as protesters demand social reforms and a change to the constitution, which currently does not establish the government's responsibility to provide heath care and education, the BBC reported Friday. Laferte later scooped the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album and kept her trench coat buttoned up as she dedicated the win to Chile. In this context, the Latin Grammys red carpet has become more of a site for making a statement, whether protesting Trump for his racist policies against immigrants or, in the case of Thursday night's red carpet and Mexican-Chilean singer Mon Laferte, above, drawing attention to ongoing human rights abuses in Chile by pulling off a topless protest.

"EN CHILE TORTURAN VIOLAN Y MATAN"—they're torturing, raping, and killing in Chile—in support of the protesters rallying for a more just government that does not abuse its citizens. The women of Brazilian duo Anavitória did lovely contrasting tent gowns; Anitta turned it out with a tube top bow and perfect finger waves; my king Bad Bunny wore what appears to be a Samsung Galaxy as eyewear and square-toed hard- bottom shoes, in keeping with his current Y2K/Matrix fashion story; Evelyn Sicairos paired a gorgeous forest green sequin gown with AF1s, of-the-moment and practical for those of us trying to buck the oppressive system of shitty stilettos on the carpet! Alessia Cara's embroidery is lovely; Lali Esposito is giving us Paco Rabanne styles; Roselyn Sanchez looks like a Grecian statue; and Ximena Sariñana's gown appears to be a print of her own floating head in space? While Daddy Yankee and J Balvin didn't attend the 20th annual show in protest of a lack of reggaeton acts being nominated, per the Los Angeles Times, it was singer Mon Laferte who made the biggest splash at the MGM Grand Arena. Amid deadly anti-government protests in her native country of Chile over its constitution, Laferte made a huge political statement on the red carpet ahead of the show.

Though she initially appeared wearing a black trench coat, black pants and a green scarf around her neck, the singer opened up her coat while posing for photographers to completely bare her breasts and reveal a statement written on her bare chest. Other stars who attended the 2019 Grammy Awards included host Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny, former Fifth Harmony star Lauren Jauregui, Miguel and Sofia Carson, among many others. See Mon Laferte's political statement and more red carpet moments in the gallery below: 11 PHOTOS Latin Grammys 2019: Red carpet arrivals See Gallery Latin Grammys 2019: Red carpet arrivals LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Mon Laferte attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: (EDITORS NOTE: This image contains nudity.) Mon Laferte attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Ricky Martin attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Miguel attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Rosalía attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Lauren Jauregui attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for LARAS) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Bad Bunny attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Sofia Carson attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for LARAS) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Roselyn Sánchez attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Anitta attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for LARAS) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Prince Royce attends the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. All of the non-country celebs who hit the 2019 CMA awards red carpet The 20th annual Latin Grammy Awards was held on November 14, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. Many celebrities made some amazing fashion statements on the red carpet event of the award show.

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Chilean singer Mon Laferte made heads turn with her red carpet presence. Mon Laferte gave a social message by exposing herself on the red carpet event. ALSO READ: Winners In Key Categories At The 2019 Latin Grammy Awards Laferte came to the red carpet dressed in a black jacket with a belt around its waist. She stopped, while walking on the red carpet and opened her jacket. ALSO READ: Latin Grammys 2019: Best Dressed Celebs From The Evening That Stunned Many ALSO READ: People's Choice Awards: Best-dressed Celebs Who Graced The Red Carpet A Chilean singer staged a topless protest on the Latin Grammy Awards red carpet Thursday night time — railing in opposition to a brutal law enforcement response to civil uprisings in her state that have left 20 folks lifeless and another 200 blind. Songstress Mon Laferte, 36, arrived at the awards ceremony in Las Vegas in a trench coat which she eradicated to expose a political information decrying violence in the country which she experienced composed across her bare breasts. "En Chile torturan violan y matan," Laferte wrote across her upper body — which translates to "in Chile they torture, rape and destroy." Laferte afterwards scooped the Grammy for Best Different Songs Album and kept her trench coat buttoned up as she devoted the acquire to Chile.