To her eternal credit, pop superstar Taylor Swift has so far declined to step into the political arena and do what virtually all her musical counterparts have done – join the #Resistance against President Trump.
Last year, Swift tweeted a picture of herself voting, but noticeably failed to mention who she was voting for.
Which prompted The Daily Beast’s Kevin Fallon to pen an entire article castigating Swift for her supposedly tacit approval of then-candidate Trump.
Because all the cool pop stars support Hilly!
— billboard (@billboard) August 26, 2017
“Well, look who finally acknowledged that there’s an election,” Fallon wrote. “Yep, Beyoncé gave her #ImWithHer speech. Madonna performed her last-minute Hillary concert in New York’s Washington Square Park. J. Lo brought Clinton onstage at a concert. Lady Gaga donned the Michael Jackson jacket to make her final pleas, the Boss rocked his rallies, and Katy Perry basically hasn’t stopped singing. All of the music industry’s biggest stars have spent the last week in a veritable musical blitz for Hillary Clinton. But all anyone wants to know is who Taylor Swift voted for.”
Trump supporter or no, maybe Swift just didn’t want to alienate half the country by choosing sides in a highly divisive contest.
— billboard (@billboard) August 27, 2017
And now that Swift is back in the musical spotlight thanks to the release of a brand-new single, the Beast is at it again, this time with writer Amy Zimmerman wondering why, oh why Swift hasn’t spoken out against Trump.
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) August 25, 2017
Which naturally prompted plenty of Twitter reaction:
The New McCarthyites are out in force. “Have you ever voted for a Republican?!?”
— Steve Kirby (@Skinny_Steve_A1) August 25, 2017
Good lord what a lunatic
— Greg (@crowbro19) August 25, 2017
— Eric Johnson #ORPUW (@Ejbocfan) August 25, 2017
Pretty sure if Taylor Swift ever finds a reason to take @thedailybeast to court it wld be for more than $1. As has been suggested seek help.
— Maggie (@drillanwr) August 25, 2017
Wow this is nuts
— ME (@otheredtoo) August 25, 2017
Hi Amy I’m from the future and would you believe that you whiffed a take so hard that it changed the course of time and space
— Joe Schoffstall (@JoeSchoffstall) August 25, 2017
There’s a reason why voting booths have partitions meant for privacy ?
— Hether Skether (@HSkether) August 25, 2017
I have no idea who the writer is, but what sad life she must live to think this deeply about a pop star’s song.
— Chris Weatherly (@ChrisWeatherly1) August 25, 2017
And finally, a comment that puts all this celebrity-political stuff into context. If only the rest of them would take a cue from Swift!
Even if she didn’t vote for Trump, I’m not upset, because she hasn’t insulted me for doing so, and she keeps her politics to herself.
— Dan (@DBR96A) August 26, 2017
— UPS (@UPS) August 25, 2017
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