Marie Claire savaged for demanding Taylor Swift push leftist politics like all other celebs

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Look what Marie Claire made the internet do.

The magazine is under fire for a story chastising the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer for not getting involved in the 2016 presidential election.

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In the story, titled “5 Things Taylor Swift *Should* Have Addressed on ‘Reputation’ but Didn’t,” author Kayleigh Roberts said that “her decision to remain silent in what was a particularly contentious and consequential presidential battle.”

Roberts cited a statement the American Civil Liberties Union issued against Swift after the singer’s legal team demanded that a blogger remove a story they wrote that called Swift “an icon of white supremacist, nationalists and other fringe groups,” because she didn’t speak out against President Donald Trump.

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“Taylor is not required to be vocal about her politics (obviously, every American has the right to keep their vote private), but it’s also fair to side-eye and question her decision to remain silent — and said silence certainly contributed to her rep,” Roberts said.

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“Whether she likes it or not, Taylor’s politics (or her perceived political apathy) are a part of her reputation, and a song addressing, or at least acknowledging, that (even if the song did not address her personal politics) would have been impactful,” Roberts wrote.

Social media did not appreciate Marie Claire’s attack on Swift.

Front and center among them was conservative writer Dana Loesch.

“Because she’s a singer and not a pundit and wants to perform, not alienate. This is a silly Mean Girls witch hunt for nothing,” Loesch tweeted.

Many others joined in on the attack against the magazine for what they considered to be bullying.

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