In news surprising no one, FOX News has written a defense of Taylor Swift’s ongoing silence on politics. Taylor refused to publicly takes sides in the 2016 election, leading many to question where here political allegiances lie. She’s even been suing anyone bold enough to compare her to a fascist.
Marie Claire apparently thought Taylor’s new smash album was a great chance for her to say anything political. But Taylor’s refusal to do so was one of the publication’s top five things she left off of “Reputation.”
“Taylor is not required to be open about her politics, of course, but it’s also fair to question her decision to remain silent in what was a particularly contentious and consequential presidential battle,” Marie Claire’s Kayleigh Roberts writes. “Whether she likes it or not, Taylor’s politics (or her perceived political apathy) are a part of her reputation.”
That was too much for the folks at FOX News. A new article responding to the Marie Claire piece is called “Dear Taylor Swift, thanks for NOT telling me about your politics” and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
“I’m a fan of old movies, but I never say to myself ‘I wonder if Fred Astaire supported Roosevelt?’ or ‘I wonder if Audrey Hepburn favored economic reform?'” Steve Kurtz writes. “I don’t know the answers to these questions, because back then stars generally kept their beliefs to themselves. But, more importantly, I don’t care what they thought about those issues.”
“I have no trouble with – in fact I favor – any celebrity who chooses to remain silent,” wrote the columnist who also dislikes NFL players protesting police brutality. “And this argument is only stronger when the issue is particularly contentious. It makes me wonder if Marie Claire would think it’s so wonderful if Swift was more explicit about her beliefs, but on the side Kayleigh Roberts doesn’t like.”
What the FOX News writer must not know is that many are only waiting for a hint at Taylor’s political persuasions in order to drag her for it.
Are you surprised that FOX loves Taylor?
(Photo credit: Taylor Swift VEVO YouTube account)