Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past week, you’re likely aware that Taylor Swift emerged from her yearlong silence and released a new song and announced an album, titled “Reputation,” to be released this November. While this author is personally a fan of “Look What You Made Me Do,” and looks forward to buying the album come November, some people took an odd take on the album announcement: they demanded that the politically-inactive singer speak out and condemn President Donald Trump.
In a post that reads kind of hilariously following the record-breaking success of both the single and the accompanying music video, Katie Cunningham of Junkee says that for Swift to get her career back to what it was, she must “renounce Donald Trump.”
So bad was the backlash to being exposed as a fraud that Swift spent the year more or less in hiding — her posts on social media were mostly limited to birthday wishes for her famous friends, she stopped attending high-profile events, she didn’t hold her annual Fourth of July party. Depending on how cooked you like your conspiracy theories, she even started leaving her New York apartment inside a box to avoid paparazzi. Her house of cards collapsed.
But Taylor Swift’s biggest problem isn’t Kim Kardashian or Kanye West. It’s not even Katy Perry. If Taylor Swift wants her career back, there’s one thing she has to do: renounce Donald Trump.
(Spoiler alert: her career appears to be fine.)
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Amy Zimmerman from the Daily Beast had similar thoughts, and said that in order for people to “trust” Swift once again, she must denounce the president, even if it means “pissing off some of her fans.”
Swift can complain about her mangled reputation all she wants, but the facts speak for themselves. The pop singer, while inarguably talented, often comes across as highly secretive at best and deceitful at worst. If Taylor Swift actually wants us to trust her, she could start by publicly announcing that she didn’t vote for Donald Trump—even if that means pissing off some of her fans. Until Swift is ready to let go of her perfectly controlled (albeit compromised) reputation, the pop star’s vision of glowing headlines and a fresh new start will stay a fantasy.
The takes continued:
LifeNews Note: Christine Rousselle is a web editor with Townhall.com.