Last month, Taylor Swift posed in designer clothes (pants not included) to draw attention to the “rights being stripped away from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male.” Since that time, it seems she’s been getting even more “obsessed” with getting political:
Taylor Swift says she is now "obsessed with" politics and the 2020 election: "We need to just be like, 'You’re a Democrat? Sick. Get in the car. We’re going to the mall.'" https://t.co/9I3wB4HRyI pic.twitter.com/P7fES9rISl
— Stereogum (@stereogum) September 18, 2019
More from Rolling Stone:
[…]There’s literally nothing worse than white supremacy. It’s repulsive. There should be no place for it. Really, I keep trying to learn as much as I can about politics, and it’s become something I’m now obsessed with, whereas before, I was living in this sort of political ambivalence, because the person I voted for had always won. We were in such an amazing time when Obama was president because foreign nations respected us. We were so excited to have this dignified person in the White House. My first election was voting for him when he made it into office, and then voting to re-elect him. I think a lot of people are like me, where they just didn’t really know that this could happen. But I’m just focused on the 2020 election. I’m really focused on it. I’m really focused on how I can help and not hinder. Because I also don’t want it to backfire again, because I do feel that the celebrity involvement with Hillary’s campaign was used against her in a lot of ways.
[…]I do think, as a party, we need to be more of a team. With Republicans, if you’re wearing that red hat, you’re one of them. And if we’re going to do anything to change what’s happening, we need to stick together. We need to stop dissecting why someone’s on our side or if they’re on our side in the right way or if they phrased it correctly. We need to not have the right kind of Democrat and the wrong kind of Democrat. We need to just be like, “You’re a Democrat? Sick. Get in the car. We’re going to the mall.”
To the mall!
— Mason Farrell (@masnyourface) September 18, 2019
Do they do abortions at malls?
— Federalist Musket?? (@Patriot_Musket) September 18, 2019
Wait, why are they going to the mall? Wouldnt the voting booth be the right place? Does…Does she think politics happens in the mall?
— Benjamin Sano (@Lcoyote93) September 18, 2019
Why are you going to the mall? Is that where the polling booth is? You being at the mall and not the polling booth is why Hillary is signing books at Costco https://t.co/P6JkX1xRLI
— Orange Muppet Energy (Sunny) (@sunnyright) September 18, 2019
Why the Republican landslide?
All the Democrat voters are at the mall with Taylor Swift.
Sounds like voter suppression, but in a pop music sort of way. pic.twitter.com/APbbyLMdV7
— Mark Roxberry (@roxberry) September 18, 2019
But seriously. Where is it written that a celebrity needs to get political? Odds are that the reason said celebrity became famous to begin with had absolutely nothing to do with politics. And you know what? That’s actually really OK. Not everything or everyone should be political. It’s actually better for everyone to get a break from politics.
Too bad Taylor Swift apparently missed that memo.
Oh TayTay. pic.twitter.com/uXGQlnLAf8
— ?Duchess of Football AnnaD? (@AnnaDsays) September 18, 2019
Can she even name the branches of government? pic.twitter.com/nLk7T6sUmE
— Liberty Blonde (@justsippinsomeT) September 18, 2019
oh ok wow so she’s positioning herself as a regina when to me she’s always been a gretchen
— big bad rizzy (@bigbadrizzy) September 18, 2019
“Obsessed with politics” by being as superficially tribal as possible. Seems legit https://t.co/soMQDPtDXu
— BitterApplesauce (@bitterclinger4e) September 18, 2019
This won't end well. https://t.co/PkQidwHpdX
— Seth (@dcseth) September 18, 2019
It never does, does it?