August 2019

Taylor Swift on Why She Was Silent During the 2016 Election

In a recent interview with ‘Vogue’ magazine,Taylor Swift opened up about why she was so reluctant to endorse a political candidate in 2016.Her political silence at the time led a number of people to think the 29-year-old singer was a secret Trump supporter.According to Swift however, her silence was actually in defense of Hillary Clinton. .Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement... I just knew I wasn’t going to help, Taylor Swift, via 'Vogue'.Swift thought that aligning herself with Clinton wouldn’t help, but would rather be a “liability.”.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. , Taylor Swift, via 'Vogue'.Since then, Taylor has been much more vocal about her political stances,saying she feels “very differently” now. .In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years,I feel very differently about that now, Taylor Swift, via 'Vogue'.