Swift also told fans to "stand up for yourself", days after Kid Rock was widely condemned for a "sexist tweet" claiming the pop star was only supporting left-leaning causes to further her career in Hollywood.
The 29-year-old was introduced to the stage by Alex Morgan, who won the World Cup with the United States women's football team last month. While accepting the award, which was presented by one of the cocaptains of the US Women's National Soccer Team, Alex Morgan, Taylor shared some exciting news that she will be releasing a new single, "Lover", on August 16.
"Thank you all so much for voting #riverdale ❤️ we are very grateful and blessed to have fans that care so deeply about our show. Not only winning the World cup with her awesome teammates. but while they were winning the World Cup they were also taking a historic stand in terms of gender equality, gender pay gap", Swift told the crowd. "What happened to them is unfair and it's happening everywhere, and they are heroes and icons for standing up", Swift said.
"Aesthetically speaking this may be my favourite award", she told the crowd. I love meeting you.
"If anyone is a teen out there, I think one thing I wish I would have known when I was a teen is that mistakes are inevitable".
Kevin, Joe and Nick took to the stage to accept the prize, which organisers said celebrates their development over the past 10 years. No one gets through unscathed.
"Please be kind to yourself and stand up for yourself".
To finish her epic acceptance speech, Swift announced the release of her next song, "Lover" on Friday (Aug. 16).