Taylor Swift may have stirred up some “Bad Blood” with social justice warriors for not being sufficiently woke in her new pro-LGBT song. On Friday the pop star released the lyric video to the single “You Need to Calm Down” and on Monday she released the official music video which appears to take place in a gay, rainbow-themed trailer park and features dozens of (mostly) LGBT celebrity cameos.
Ever since her decision to go political back in October, Taylor Swift has chugged the entire pitcher of liberal Kool-aid. On Saturday, Swift posted a letter she wrote to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander on her Instagram. The letter urged the Senator to support the Equality Act, an “anti-discrimination” bill that discriminates against religious views on traditional marriage and biological sex.
Remember when Taylor Swift refused to get political? Good times. Now we know she’s a garden-variety entertainment lefty, and she’s proving it with a large donation to an aggressive pro-LGBT interest group in Tennessee.
Finally, Taylor Swift has promised to grace us with more of her political opinion. After years of media haranguing and being quiet when asked her opinions on the bad Orange Man (Vice claimed her silence may be partially to blame for Trump’s election) the pop princess claimed that from here on out she “will be more active in political campaigns.”
Taylor Swift is undeniably talented, but she seems to have been struggling with identity for the better part of her career. Her days of strumming tunes about lost high school love into the hearts of country audiences are very long gone, and since the early 2010’s she has been trying to reinvent herself as a pop princess of the same strain as Katy Perry and Ke$ha. Simply put, Swift is a revolving door for labels.
It happens all too often these days in Tinseltown. A studio spends a gazillion dollars on the CGI-est spandex simulations and atomic death ray explosions in the latest installment of Mission Impossible 9: Batman Punches The Death Star, only to see it’s surefire summer blockbuster bring in B Movie-level receipts.
After all three networks gushed over pop star Taylor Swift endorsing the Democrat in Tennessee’s Senate race a few weeks ago, they largely ignored the GOP candidate Marsha Blackburn completely demolishing her opponent in last night’s midterm election.
On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, while discussing Kanye West's recent alliance with Republican President Donald Trump, CNN host Don Lemon twice claimed without citing any evidence that Trump supporters in the past had "called him the N-word" when he criticized singer Taylor Swift and President George W. Bush. Additionally, CNN contributors Bakari Sellers and Tara Setmayer inserted racially tinged comments into the discussion as Setmayer called West a "token negro," and Sellers derided him as "what happens when negroes don't read."
The newly political singing artist, Taylor Swift, just can’t seem to help herself when it comes to speaking out about the upcoming mid-term elections. The 2018 American Music Awards ceremony provided her with another opportunity to do just that. At the end of the show, as she accepted the award as Artist of the Year, she ended with a reminder to the audience – “Get out and vote.”
While devoting a full report to celebrity Taylor Swift endorsing Democrats in her home state of Tennessee, the journalists at ABC’s Nightline on Monday couldn’t help but compare the situation to past liberal champions: The Dixie Chicks. Journalist Linsey Davis reminded, “The Dixie Chicks certainly know what it's like to be punished for getting political. Back in 2003, they triggered a landslide of criticism after saying they were ashamed then-president George W. Bush was from their home state of Texas.”
On Monday, the focus of midterm election coverage on all three network morning shows was cheering on pop star Taylor Swift “as she uses her voice to venture into the political fray” by endorsing Democrats in her home state of Tennessee. Anchors and reporters gushed over the singer finally using her influence to push a liberal agenda after having “avoided politics in the past.”
Sunday’s New York Times Magazine explored “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going.” Part of the answer was there were too many white girls badly trying to appropriate black music, singling out Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, because "some white artists and listeners love black culture without necessarily seeing black people, their politics, or their pain."