Taylor Swift Says There’s “Literally Nothing Worse” Than This; “It’s Repulsive”
It’s hard to believe that Taylor Swift was once publicly neutral about politics. In 2019, Swift has been anything but quiet about her political beliefs. This Summer alone, she has openly supported the LGBT community with her video “You Need To Calm Down” and her petition, which urges the Senate to support the Equality Act. To date, the petition has amassed over 500,000 signatures. These days it’s pretty clear that Swift is a staunch Democrat and liberal, but just a few years ago, where the songstress stood politically was wildly unknown.
During the 2016 election, Swift was one of the few public figures who didn’t publically endorse a political candidate. This caused some people to believe that Swift was secretly a Trump supporter and had right-winged beliefs like her father. “I don’t think they do anymore. Yeah, that was jarring, and I didn’t hear about that until after it had happened,” Swift said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
Taylor Swift renounces white supremacy in Rolling Stone interview
But what was even more jarring was when a white-supremacist website insinuated that Swift was supportive of them. At the time, many of Swift’s fans were outraged by this claim. And while Swift’s team threatened to sue publications making these claims, she never formally renounced white supremacy at the time. It seems that there is a good reason for that as Swift confessed that she never knew that it happened. “I didn’t even see that, but, like, if that happened, that’s just disgusting,” the Lover artist shared.
Swift went on to confess her true feelings about white supremacy and ever being associated with the concept. “There’s literally nothing worse than white supremacy. It’s repulsive. There should be no place for it,” the”ME!” singer said adamantly. The “Daylight” singer then went on to talk about how her feelings about politics had changed in years past.
Swift gets political
“Really, I keep trying to learn as much as I can about politics, and it’s become something I’m now obsessed with, whereas before, I was living in this sort of political ambivalence, because the person I voted for had always won,” the 29-year-old confessed. Swift continued on to share that she was blindsided by the results of the 2016 election and was floored that something like that could even happen.
“We were in such an amazing time when Obama was president because foreign nations respected us. We were so excited to have this dignified person in the White House. My first election was voting for him when he made it into office, and then voting to re-elect him. I think a lot of people are like me, where they just didn’t really know that this could happen,” Swift admitted.
The 2020 Presidental Election
However, now that Swift knows better she is thinking of ways she can use her platform and her power for good. “But I’m just focused on the 2020 election. I’m really focused on it. I’m really focused on how I can help and not hinder,” Swift confessed. Swift might have been a little late to the political game, at least publicly, but we’re happy she’s getting involved now. This is a true case of, better late than never.