Kid Rock is no fan of Taylor Swift’s newfound political outspokenness. The “Picture” singer is even claiming that Swift is only publicly siding with Democrats because she wants a career in the movies.
“Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period,” Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, tweeted on Friday.
He added, “And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.”
Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period. And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) August 9, 2019
Rock’s comments came in response to a recent Vogue interview where Swift tried to explain why she wasn’t involved in the 2016 presidential election, despite being so politically vocal now.
“Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement,” the singer said. “He was going around saying, I’m a man of the people. I’m for you. I care about you.’ I just knew I wasn’t going to help.”
She added about her own reputation in 2016, “Also, you know, the summer before that election, all people were saying was, ‘She’s calculated. She’s manipulative. She’s not what she seems. She’s a snake. She’s a liar.'”
She continued, “These are the same exact insults people were hurling at Hillary. Would I be an endorsement or would I be a liability? ‘Look, snakes of a feather flock together. Look, the two lying women. The two nasty women.’ Literally millions of people were telling me to disappear. So I disappeared. In many senses.”
Since then Swift has gotten very outspoken, which has been a shock to many fans.
She has said her upcoming album will have political undertones, and she even endorsed Tennessee Democrats Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives.
She has also stated that “rights are being stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male,” which is maybe one of the most ridiculous statements to be made by a celebrity this year — and that is really saying something considering the nonsense so many celebrities are usually pushing.
‘Celine coat. Dior shoes.’ Taylor Swift ripped for statement on rights ‘being stripped’ from citizens https://t.co/oqgcWsJhTM
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 9, 2019
Rock’s comments about Swift weren’t said in the best way, but he brings up a point about Hollywood that can never be brought up enough — the place is biased against conservative artists. Everyone from James Woods to Kelsey Grammer to Robert Davi to countless others have confirmed horror stories of ridiculous bias in Tinseltown. Hollywood is a town that rewards leftist politics and doesn’t consider right-leaning artists real artists at all.
Swift could very well be politically outspoken because she simply sees it as a means to survive in the modern entertainment industry. Conservative artists don’t exactly get the best responses from liberal artists today, after all.
Rock himself has long been an outspoken conservative and Trump supporter. While his music career has long flourished, he’s never had much of a movie career. His most significant role was in the cult hit 2001 comedy “Joe Dirt.” He’s also had small roles in movies like “Osmosis Jones” and “Biker Boyz.”
On the other end of the rock and roll spectrum, Tommy Lee tried to prove his leftist credentials by recently attacking Trump supporters in a bizarre social media message where he promised “Planned Parenthoods on every corner” when liberals take back the White House.
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