This past week, Taylor Swift announced that she will be getting more political in her album to come.
If you grew up in the era of T Swift, Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), and Selena Gomez dominating pop culture of the early 2000s, you are probably just as disappointed as I am.
The Taylor Swift that used to write the love ballads we would all sing along to before we even had our first kiss are being replaced to fulfill a political agenda that so many have already tried to shove down our throats.
When will Hollywood separate their political beliefs from their talent?
When asked about it, Swift claimed that she vowed to torch half of her fan base. Is that what we have turned to? Are we so polarized that these young talents don't want fans that have different political ideologies than them?
Swift had stayed out of politics up until the most recent midterm elections. According to my research, "She encouraged her 112 million followers to vote for Democrat Phil Bredesen for the Tennessee Senate, and also for Rep. Jim Cooper, a Democrat who was running for re-election. Her post was also highly critical of Republican Marsha Blackburn." https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/taylor-swift-political-undertones-2020-election
Her Instagram post read as follows, "As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me." https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/taylor-swift-political-undertones-2020-election
Well, what is more, terrifying than a bunch of Hollywood elitists that have the power and voice to influence a sea of voters?
What people fail to recognize is that these actors, actresses, singers, and songwriters are in their own little bubble on fire out in California and should not have any say in politics if they aren't out there physically trying to make a difference.
Stick to what you know best, T Swift, for the sake of middle school girls everywhere.