Katy Perry is on the May cover of Vogue Magazine and the singer took the opportunity to take a few subtle shots at Taylor Swift. While discussing the topic of her political activism, the singer took aim at stars who were noticeably silent during one of the most important elections.
“I don’t think you have to shout it from the rooftops, but I think you have to stand for something, and if you’re not standing for anything,” she says. While the singer doesn’t name any names, Taylor was a major celeb who chose to remain quiet during the 2016 elections. It was a surprising move since the self-proclaimed feminist singer is so vocal when it comes to issues that relate to her.
“If you have a voice you have a responsibility to use it now, more than ever,” Katy adds. This wouldn’t be the first time Taylor has been called out for her political silence. In March, actress Lola Kirke spoke out against Taylor for not being politically involved saying, she “may as well have just voted for Trump.” While others may have an issue with Taylor not speaking up, Lena Dunham defended the star for not using her voice.
“You have to fucking watch it because people are nuts,” Lena said.
Read Katy’s full Vogue cover story here and check out the cover and additional photos below.
(Photo credits: Vogue and Katy Perry Instagram account)