Trump’s election has shined a light on the ugly side of the media, academia and the entertainment business. After losing the election, they’ve shown themselves to be some of the most petulant, hateful and unforgiving human beings we have seen in modern history.
The election has been over for over months now, but that hasn’t stopped the leftist media from their embarrassing obsession with America’s darling, Taylor Swift and who she voted for on November 8th. It’s killing the media that she refuses to stoop to the level of some of her best friends and pile on hate and disrespect for President-elect Trump. Mic’s Tom Barnes is no exception. Here is a screenshot of his most recent article:
Tom Barnes mocks Taylor Swift in his latest article, as he writes: “One Instagram is the only evidence we have that Nashville elite Taylor Swift even knew there was an election taking place in 2016.”
“Today is the day,” she wrote on Election Day. “Go out and VOTE.”
So thirsty was the public for hints of Swift’s political affiliations, that even an innocent picture of a voting line, stirred up a frenzy. “Who is Taylor Swift voting for?” skyrocketed in search queries, proving at the end of the cycle to have been one of the most popular search terms of the entire election.
Fans read deeply into the symbolism of Swift’s outfit and posture. Others took it as an opportunity to try to bait her into the political arena, pointing out her hypocrisy of having once styled herself as an outspoken feminist, only to back down at this most crucial moment. Admittedly some of those commentators had a point. It’s difficult to look away from the fact that one of the most staunchly anti-woman candidates gallivanted into Washington followed by scores sexual assault accusations in tow, and Swift just watched.
It is wrong to exploit feminism in order to sell records but then stand idly by as a misogynist ravages the country. Just FYI
— Casey Mink (@Casey_Mink) November 8, 2016
Barnes’ obsession with Taylor Swift not speaking out against Trump continues here:
Swift remains to this day one of the only major A-list celebrities who has not weighed in on the election. Lady Gaga comforted fans distraught by Trump’s successful attempts to reduce rape culture to “locker talk.” Kesha, Madonna, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Adele all connected with their fan bases to explain why Hillary Clinton offered the best way forward. Katy Perry literally did not stop singing and speaking for Clinton for the entirety of 2016. In a Time op-ed alongside a handful of clickier stunts, Swift bestie Lena Dunham said her support for Clinton was about far more than just “anatomy” or “girl power” Scores of artists have outright shamed the presidential inauguration committee for even asking to perform.
Given her election silence, Swift has undoubtedly been approached, but her team has yet to offer a comment.
A carefully chosen word of warning about the effect a successful Trump bid on normalizing misogyny or discrimination would have made for a natural extension of Swift’s past desires to increase the level of public discourse around feminism.
One could say the election is just another “narrative” she “never asked to be a part of,” and they would be correct. But if you’re Swift, why not speak up? For every time she made sure that the word “feminism” was as close to her name in headlines, it feels odd she would pass on a lay-up as easy as helping clarify what “locker room talk” actually means. A close look at the fans she needs to please helps explain the silence.
“She caters to a white audience that used to be country and then crossed over into pop,” Ani Johnson, associate professor of Music Business at Berklee College of Music and international lecturer and consultant in music licensing, marketing and strategic startups, said in an email. “She has to ‘stay sweet,’ ‘stay demure’ — the perfect picture of the blond, blue-eyed, true blue, young American girl. She can’t afford to speak up and lose sales from her red state, Republican base.”
It’s clear to Johnson what that base wants: “a pretty girl who sings about love and has ‘effectively’ nothing in her head.” –Music.Mic
Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes Award ceremony really backfired on her when conservatives in social media, and even some on the Left, were taken aback by her petulant attack on our President-elect Donald Trump. Streep really gave her viewers an opportunity to see her mean, bully streak when she stood on the stage, and without any credible evidence to back it up, accused Trump of being a racist and demeaning a disabled reporter. Both of those claims are false, but who the hell needs facts when you’re an Academy Award winning actress and can PRETEND they’re true?
The Left’s obsession didn’t start with Meryl Streep. As a matter of fact, some of the worst activists who mocked, lied and falsely accused Donald Trump of horrible things, were some of Taylor Swift’s best friends.
Hillary Clinton sycophant Lena Dunham, who admitted to sexually abusing her younger sister and lied to the world about being raped, likes to call Taylor Swift her “best friend.” She also promised to leave the country if Trump was elected. Unfortunately, she’s still here. Her promise to leave the country was as honest as her manufactured claims about Donald Trump being a misogynist.
Donald Trump hit back when Lena Dunham (along with a long list of “celebrities”) said she’d leave the US if Trump won the election:
Gigi Hadid can be seen frequently hanging out with Taylor Swift on Instagram and in the tabloids. Here’s one of Swift’s many photos with Hadid on her Instagram account:
Who can forget Hadid’s embarrassing imitation of Melania Trump?
Kudos to Taylor Swift for sticking to performing, and staying out of the fray when it comes to President-elect Trump; even when it means she will be harshly criticized by the people in her business for not jumping on the “Hate-Trump” bandwagon. It can’t be easy to keep out of discussion when the very people she calls her “besties” are some of the loudest anti-Trumpers in the business.