They told me that if I voted for Trump things were going to get weird. Well, the day has come when I’m publishing an article about… Taylor Swift, so I suppose “they” were right.
Why would we be discussing the “Ready For It?” singer here? It’s because of her politics. Or, more accurately, her almost complete lack of them on the public stage. Swift received some criticism during the 2016 campaign for getting on with the business of producing music and performing on tour without jumping on the Hillary Clinton (or Donald Trump) bandwagon like most of the pop star brigade. Since that time, it seems that the attacks have actually stepped up in intensity rather than dying down, with some in her social circle claiming that she must have committed the unimaginable sin of actually voting for Trump since she hasn’t publicly disavowed the President. (NY Daily News)
Taylor Swift has remained notoriously tight-lipped on her political leanings, but her friend and back-up dancer Todrick Hall says that anyone who takes her silence as evidence she voted for Donald Trump is making a “huge assumption.”
Swift faced criticism throughout the election season for remaining mum, and not following in the footsteps of her fellow pop stars, who expressed their support for Hillary Clinton and disdain for Trump.
Her sole foray into the world of politics was as an apolitical Instagram post on Election Day telling her followers to “go out and VOTE.”
But according to Hall, who has been friends with the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer for years, nothing about Swift leads him to believe that she’s set on making America great again.Maybe she's smart enough to realize there's no point in pissing off half your potential audience? Or maybe she's smart enough to realize she doesn't understand politics well enough to tell others what to think?
This is apparently how bad the situation has become. Some of her friends are now forced to go out and defend Swift against the possibility that she might be a Trump voter (absent any evidence at all) without actually saying whether she is or she isn’t.
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