As women and men all over the world stood together for equal human rights, the previously-vocal feminist Taylor Swift stayed surprisingly quiet.
In fact, even after Donald Trump’s overtly sexist comments, Taylor seemed to make no comment on the election, which angered many of her fans.
After the Women’s March was over, Taylor did however type a supportive 140 characters saying: “So much love, pride, and respect to those who marched. I’m proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch.”
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
Unsurprisingly, many Twitter users branded her opportunistic and uncommitted to the cause:
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Alexandra Wang reckons Taylor stayed quiet so as not to impact her record sales.
Chris Rollins had a simple piece of advice for Swift…’Be better.’
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There was just an Error 404 where she should have been…
Alyssa said ‘you do not get to pick and choose when feminism benefits you’ and expressed how Taylor should have spoken up before the election.
It’s a valid question…
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While many other celebrities such as Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Cher, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys marched, many were confused as to where Taylor was.
Chelsea reckons Taylor’s silence was a tactical move because her fan base are largely republican…
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There is increasing pressure on celebrities to be politically vocal.
With such a huge stage, far-reaching voice, and strong influence, maybe it is right that they are held responsible for being political conscious.