Demi Lovato's message urging fans to vote during her anti- anthem is ...

Critics have accused NBC of censorship after they edited out a message urging citizens to vote during their broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night.  

The incident occurred during Demi Lovato's performance of her new anti- anthem, Commander In Chief. 

Raw footage of the performance, obtained by TMZ, shows that the act concluded with the word 'VOTE' appearing behind Lovato on a giant screen. 

However, the word was cut from the broadcasts which aired on NBC, with the camera instead zooming in close on the Grammy nominee's face. 

According to TMZ, Lovato's message was reportedly cut because her scathing lyrics in combination with the words 'VOTE' would have been a call to cast a ballot against

The song features the lyrics: 'If I did the things you do/ I couldn't sleep', 'We're in a state of crisis, people are dying/ While you line your pockets deep' and 'Wont give up, stand our ground/ We'll be in the streets while you're bunkering down'.

Critics have accused NBC of censorship after they edited out a message urging citizens to vote during Demi Lovato's performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night

Critics have accused NBC of censorship after they edited out a message urging citizens to vote during Demi Lovato's performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night

Cut out: While the word 'VOTE' was clear to see in raw footage of the performance, NBC nixed the message and instead focused on the singer's face

Cut out: While the word 'VOTE' was clear to see in raw footage of the performance, NBC nixed the message and instead focused on the singer's face 

Fans took to Twitter to blast NBC for the alleged censorship.  

One raged: 'Demi Lovato had the courage that many artists don't have - she criticized one of the biggest political leaders through music but NBC decided to censor the 'VOTE' message... Why @nbc?'

Another chimed in: 'How dare you? @nbc you will NOT silence her.' 

Others pointed out her performance was also left out of the many 'suggested clips' on NBC's Twitter. 

It comes as NBC faces criticism for agreeing to broadcast a town hall with President on Thursday night. 

Rival network ABC had already agreed to air a separate town hall featuring Democratic nominee Joe Biden. 

Many took to Twitter accusing NBC of forcing undecided voters to choose which broadcast they would need to watch as they will both air simultaneously. 

According to sources, several NBC stars are said to be livid about

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