?For this sin the singer-songwriter features paid a heavy price.
She may be labelled “aggressively white”, linked to neo-Nazis, and accused of being a “messenger” for a “disturbing new era”. This morning she was criticised by BuzzFeed because of taking part in the second annual Ladies March, aka the world’s longest post-election tantrum.
Another BuzzFeed hit piece assigned Swift for having “white supremacist fans” and said that she is “intrinsically linked to whiteness and privilege”.
The media attacks against Fast began in 2016 when people in the US and UK mass media began writing about her loss from Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail.
After virtually all, every other A-list pop princess as well as Beyonce, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus publicly backed Clinton during the United states presidential campaign. Why was Speedy silent?
“Why won’t Taylor Swift mention who she’s voting for?Half inch was the headline on the “news” piece in the?Telegraph. Yearly after the election, women’s newspaper?Marie Claire?was still raging: “We’re nonetheless waiting for an explanation of Taylor Swift’s determination to remain apolitical during the 2016 election.”
New York’s?Regular News carried the title: “Taylor Swift’s silence on politics energy sources speculation that she secretly identified as for Trump”, while?The?Daily Beast?went with “Taylor Swift’s Spineless Feminism”.
Swift has been the subject of a multitude of articles, columns or a bizarre?Guardian?editorial specializing in what a horrible example she actually is to womanhood.
To be clear, that wasn’t one of the?Guardian’s?many moonbat columnists crafting an irrational feelpiece on the key reason why Swift’s apolitical stance is deeply a problem. No, this was its article, headed: “The?Guardian?view on Taylor Speedi: an envoy for Trump’s values?”
“Swift’s songs echo Mr Trump’s obsession with small score-settling – The message is quintessentially Trumpian: most people are out to get me * but I win anyway,Inch it read.
“Her silence seems to be more wilful: a product of the girl inward gaze, perhaps, as well as her pettiness and refusal that will concede to critics. Swift seems not simply a product within the age of Trump, but a musical envoy for the President’s values.”
I’ve endured some truly wacky pieces in recent years, but none more dastardly and delusional as compared with this editorial, which perhaps took issue with Swift’s “largely thin, bright white and wealthy” friends and falsely accused her of not knowing “structural racism”.
All this vitriol just because Swift has always been neutral and focused on the woman’s craft rather than trying to influence her impressionable young fans to take on her political viewpoints.
Imagine what harassment she’d endure in the event that she’d actually come out simply the Republicans or – gasp ( space ) Trump.
That is simply unthinkable in the Leftist indicate chamber inhabited by much of the media, many of whom still can’t process the fact Trump is their President.
Many of those who expected champion progressive values just interested in protecting women who parrot their political beliefs. Any sort of woman who dares deviate from that groupthink is attacked. Even a person that remains silent is judged an enemy by the censorious collective.
It’s a brand of misogyny that seeks for you to punish women who do not evolve.
Frankly, like most sane people, I couldn’t give a stuff about Swift’s governmental policies, or about who the woman voted for in the last election.
If I had to take a guess I’d say she voted to get Clinton, given her comments in relation to Barack Obama back in 2009 (“I’ve never witnessed this country so happy in regards to a political decision – I will be so glad this was my own first election”) and the fact that she discovers as a feminist.
I wouldn’t enjoy her music any more or a lesser amount of if she were politics, but what is admirable is that she has withstood enormous pressure and not given in to the bullies within the entertainment and media earth. She has refused to be anxious into declaring her allegiances.
Swift has previously spoken about her reluctance to play politics: “I look up to couples that are running for company – (but) I’m not intending to sit here and go into my political views Because that’s not what I chose to do. I chose to do music.
“I put myself as educated plus informed as possible.
“But I don’t talk about politics because it might affect other people.
“And I don’t think that I’m sure enough yet in life to be telling people who to choose.”
What a refreshing and considered stance at a time when the artistic neighborhood is beclowning itself by a often hypocritical grandstanding on social as well as political issues.
After all, not one person should care what Hasty thinks about socio-political matters, or the best way she votes.
She is treasured for her music, not the woman’s insights on global affairs or domestic policy.