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Katy Perry Complains About Clinton Losing Election Despite Winning Popular Vote During VMA Hosting Gig

Katy Perry at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards / Getty

Singer Katy Perry used one of her jokes at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards to complain about President Donald Trump winning the 2016 election, despite losing the popular vote.

Perry, who was a major supporter of Hillary Clinton, hosted the annual awards show Sunday. During the 2016 campaign, Perry did events with Clinton and performed at her rallies. Clinton often used one of Perry's songs, "Roar," at her events as well.

Perry encouraged the audience to go online to vote for Best New Artist when she repeated a frequent complaint from Clinton supporters in the aftermath of her defeat.

"Listen, guys, this is one election where the popular vote actually matters," Perry said. "So vote online. But hurry up, before some random Russian pop star wins, OK?"

Earlier in the show, Perry did a routine about women wearing outfits from The Handmaid's Tale, a popular Hulu show based on the dystopian novel of the same name. Women have dressed in the distinctive costume from the show throughout 2017 to protest abortion laws and other legislation they view as restricting women's rights.