I’m going to start this by putting it out there – although I’m right smack bang in the middle of Taylor Swift’s target demographic, I have never liked her. Could this be influencing my opinion of what’s happening? Of course. But does that bias make the facts wrong? No.
I have no issue with Taylor as a musician; she is quite talented and ‘1989’ was a banger of a pop album. I feel bad for her with the gaslighting and slut shaming she’s been through with the media – I have no doubt that being a young celebrity in this media climate would be incredibly difficult and toxic for anyone. I do not, however, endorse the way she treats sensitive topics such as feminism, racism, politics and more. I do not agree with her lying her way out of the whole Kanye drama just to make herself look better. I do not agree with her playing the victim every single time she is accused of something slightly off. I do not agree with her (reportedly) cheating on ex-partners. I do not agree with her Vogue interview when she continuously made out that she was the victim of her own life and that her “favourite thing” in her room wasn’t even the Grammy that her fans helped her win. I do not agree with this whole ‘changing my reputation’ thing she’s going with here just to fit in with the current climate.
In fact, that’s the whole issue with this scenario. Taylor is adept at changing herself to fit whatever is popular at the time. This is not by any means a criticism – she is a celebrity, and celebrities must remain relevant to survive – however, I truly believe Taylor is not being a chameleon, she simply changes her entire being to fit what she thinks will get her far.
Just a few years ago, Taylor was calling herself a feminist but refusing to acknowledge Hillary Clinton as her presidential candidate of choice in the 2016 American Election. It’s obvious she is a Republican at heart – she is an upper-middle-class white lady with a Republican family. Despite my differing political views, I have no issues with Taylor supporting the Republican party, I just wish she would have actually come out and said that is who she is supporting. But she didn’t, because she knew it would harm her brand (it did anyway lol). Now, we see her do a complete 180 and spectacularly begin to support the Democrats after Trump comes under more and more heat for his actions as the President. Read her most recent post below.
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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈
US President Donald Trump said Monday he liked Swift’s music “about 25 percent less” after her endorsement of the Democrat in Tennessee’s Senate race. I like her 25% less because she’s gaining back followers who don’t realise she is manipulating them. I didn’t even like her 25% to begin with.
It’s too late, Taylor. You can’t just decide to get political because your shows aren’t selling out. You have young followers who need to be taught the right thing, and although this post is a step in the right direction as you are encouraging people to educate themselves, you can’t just let a psycho tv host run a country for two years before you decide to use your platform, perhaps one of the most incredibly influential on the planet, to do something about it.
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