On Election Day, Taylor Swift lastly made a lukewarm political assertion after months of full silence on something politics-oriented. Her assertion was an Instagram encouraging individuals to vote. Positive. Taylor by no means did endorse any political candidate explicitly or implicitly, which led to some hypothesis that she is likely to be a closeted Child Fists supporter. I personally suppose it had extra to do with Katy Perry’s involvement in Hillary Clinton’s marketing campaign – Katy and Swifty are historic enemies, and Taylor wished to keep away from aligning herself in any method publicly with one thing or somebody Katy preferred. So sure, I suspected Taylor’s political leanings have been based mostly on interpersonal pettiness greater than the rest, like feminism, the destiny of the free world, environmentalism, monetary self-interest or intersectionality.
The issue then and the issue now could be that Taylor’s self-declared feminism and girl-centric squad targets (or no matter) all the time appeared deep as a puddle. The squad was a clique, and it was a advertising and marketing software to assist Taylor develop a brand new picture for herself after too a few years of being known as out for being a boy-crazy stalker writing blind-item songs about guys she solely dated for just a few days. Taylor Swift has by no means been about feminism. Which is why all hell broke unfastened when she tweeted this on Saturday:
A lot love, pleasure, and respect for individuals who marched. I am proud to be a girl in the present day, and day by day. #WomensMarch
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 21, 2017
I assume the criticism is that Taylor – in her distinctive place – might have and may have executed greater than ship out one tweet after a lot of the marches have been already winding down. She might have despatched tweets forward of time. She might have really attended one of many marches, just like the one in LA or New York or Nashville and even DC (which is the place Katy Perry attended). However right here’s what I wish to know: why did individuals anticipate Taylor to talk out in any method? She was completely silent when Emperor P-ssygrabber assumed management. In any case, The Every day Beast wrote a completely scathing piece known as “Taylor Swift’s Spineless Feminism.” And naturally Twitter went HAM on her. Due to course!
“I can not consider that is all for me!” – Taylor Swift staring down on the Ladies’s March from her penthouse.
— Peter Taggart (@petertaggart) January 22, 2017
@taylorswift13 however the place have been you throughout your entire election?
— Jordan Ross (@jordanrosstv) January 22, 2017
taylor swift solely cares about cash, she is aware of that an ideal a part of her gross sales come from that racist white individuals who voted for trump
— malek (@viewsfromalek) January 21, 2017
Humorous how nobody from “Taylor Swift’s feminist squad” is not at ladies’s march to help ladies
— Noya (@noyavic) January 21, 2017
@taylorswift13 when you do not go to the ladies’s march or submit something about it you’ll finest not use feminism to help your self ever once more
— alyssa (@gyIIenswifts) January 21, 2017
— amber (@JustinOutsold) January 21, 2017
— jeremy cabo 💚 (@jeremycabo) January 21, 2017
— Bob ن (@BobHicks_) January 23, 2017
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