There’s a sudden hate against pop superstar Taylor Swift on the internet, and we’re here to make you understand why. Back when she first came to our consciousness with Teardrops on my Guitar, we all loved that fragile teenager who got her heart broken because of young love.
It was easy to love Swift. She was the quintessential country princess with her blonde ringlets and blue eyes. Her tunes are catchy, and she always seems to directly hit our emotional chords with her songs.
Why Is There So Much Hate For Taylor Swift Now?
It all began because of her views on feminism, and her literal absence from every important feminist event. Back in 2012, at the cusp of her groundbreaking 1989 album, Taylor Swift said she doesn’t want to be branded a feminist earlier in her career because she doesn’t want to alienate her male audience.
“But these days, she’s proud to identify herself as a feminist,” the profile on Rolling Stone, as quoted by The Washington Post, said. Since then, Swift compiled a powerful group of women and constantly talked about how they empower each other. She even implored young women in her infamous Grammys acceptance speech to stay focus even when other people try to take credit for their success.
However, a lot are calling her attention now for being a keyboard feminist, which basically means she’s not doing anything to advance the cause of feminism. It all came tumbling down on her when she did not attend the Women’s March this January. Most of Hollywood’s bright stars such as Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Alicia Keys, Madonna, and many more joined the protests against President Donald Trump’s comments and treatment of women.
Where Was Taylor During Women’s March?
Instead, Swift sent out a tweet: “So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I’m proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch” To which, one of her fans commented: “You do not get to pick and choose when feminism benefits you.”
Apparently, even her fans were noticing that she seems to have been using the concept of feminism when she can earn from it. She didn’t even bother to campaign against Trump, a known misogynist. She urged her 83 million followers on Twitter to vote, but did not tell them who to vote for.
Some are also calling her out for collaborating with Zayn Malik for I Don’t Wanna Live Forever, the theme song for Fifty Shades Darker. Considering that the movie’s story was about the “romantic” abuse on women, netizens are calling Taylor Swift out for her supposed feminism.
— Vevo (@Vevo) January 29, 2017