It isn’t just little girls who enjoy singing along to Taylor Swift in their bedroom mirrors, but apparently fully grown Neo-Nazis too.
The singer is reportedly held in high esteem by members of far right groups, who have labelled her an ‘Aryan goddess’.
The news has even been confirmed by Andrew Anglin, the author of white supremacist blog the Daily Stormer.
Anglin told Broadly:
Firstly, Taylor Swift is a pure Aryan goddess, like something out of classical Greek poetry. Athena reborn. That’s the most important thing.
It is also an established fact that Taylor Swift is secretly a Nazi and is simply waiting for the time when Donald Trump makes it safe for her to come out and announce her Aryan agenda to the world. Probably, she will be betrothed to Trump’s son, and they will be crowned American royalty…
It’s incredible really that she’s surrounded by these filthy, perverted Jews, and yet she remains capable of exuding 1950s purity, femininity and innocence.
She is the anti-Miley. While Miley is out having gang-bangs with colored gentlemen, she is at home with her cat reading Jane Austen.
The American popstar has actually had to distance herself from fascism in the past, with her lawyer threatening action against a Pinterest user who was attributing Hitler quotes to Swift.
Part of a letter sent to Pinterest by her legal representatives read:
The association of Ms. Swift with Adolf Hitler undisputedly is ‘harmful,’ ‘abusive,’ ‘ethnically offensive,’ ‘humiliating to other people,’ ‘libelous,’ and no doubt ‘otherwise objectionable.’ It is of no import that Ms. Swift may be a public figure or that Pinterest conveniently now argues that the Offending Material is mere satire or parody. Public figures have rights. And, there are certain historical figures, such as Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson and the like, who are universally identified in the case law and popular culture as lightning rods for emotional and negative reaction.
Pinterest allowed the images to remain under parody law. Their creator Emily Pattinson said:
I didn’t continue making the quote images, but I didn’t delete my board either.
Taylor Swift for Fascist Europe has taken a similar approach in using Swift’s image alongside extreme right rhetoric.
The group’s community manager emailed Broadly and seemingly attempted to convince them that the page was not a parody.
The email read:
Not only has fascism traditionally opposed Marxism, rather than simple opposition to Communism in the spirit of many traditional conservative ideologies, but anti-Marxist principles are at the core of its ideology.
Only through the destruction of Marxism can Europe be restored to its former glory, and only fascism can ensure this destruction…Being Aryan is not simply a matter of blood, but it is also a matter of spirit.
Take Kim Kardashian or Miley Cyrus as examples of this: both began their lives with the same Nordic blood that Swift did, but what makes these two degenerates unfit for consideration as fascist icons? It is because, although Aryan in blood, the two are not Aryan in spirit. To be Aryan in spirit is what completes the fascist.
The page is listed as ‘Comedian’, so hopefully whoever sent that email was not being sincere.
Sadly, some Nazi themed images of Swift are slightly harder to explain…
As reported by the Daily Mail, AJ English explained his swastika adorned shirt by arguing it was an X that revelers at a neon paint party inappropriately edited.
A source then told TMZ that Swift had posed with about 100 people that night and she ‘didn’t realise what was on his shirt.’
Safe to say this is definitely not the fanbase Tay Tay was after…