Taylor Swift’s #WomensMarch Support Has Sparked Backlash for *This* Specific Reason
The Women’s March is officially the largest inaugural protest EVER, with an estimated 4.6 million protestors showing up in the US alone (and there were plenty of other protestors around the world). Among the numbers were some of your fave celebs, including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and, natch, Hillary Clinton. But one celeb who WASN’T there was Taylor Swift, and although she sent her support, her effort (or lack thereof) has sparked some major backlash.
While it’s understandable that not everyone was able to make it to the marches, including plenty of celebs who may have had unbreakable work commitments, (like Halle Berry and Kendall Jenner, just to name a few), folks simply weren’t willing to let Tay off that easy.
So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 21, 2017
The ugliness started when Taylor took to Twitter to say, “So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I’m proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch” While that seems like a perfectly lovely statement of solidarity, plenty of people weren’t impressed. At all.
— amber (@JustinOutsold) January 21, 2017
@taylorswift13 then why didn't you say anything during the presidential campaign when we could've made it so that this didn't have to happen
— Rachel (@ladyofthelorde) January 21, 2017
@taylorswift13 This is gross opportunism. Be better.
— Chris Rollins (@chrisrollins_) January 22, 2017
lol @ taylor swift expressing solidarity with women today like she didn't remain ambiguous about who she supported during the election
— champagne unhapi (@AtomSiraullo) January 22, 2017
And they couldn’t help but notice that her notorious #girlsquad was also nowhere to be seen.
Funny how no one from "Taylor Swift's feminist squad" isn't at women's march to support women
— Noya (@noyavic) January 21, 2017
— dakota moss (@MileyGrunge) January 21, 2017
— olivia pope (@worldofchanxes) January 21, 2017
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(h/t Inquisitr; photo via Gary Miller/Getty)