Taylor Swift Condemned On Social Media For Gun Reform Support, Called ‘Publicity Stunt’

Daryl Deino - Author
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Mar. 24 2018, Updated 6:27 p.m. ET

Taylor Swift just can’t do right by anyone these days. In terms of PR, things looked good when the Washington Post reported that Swift has decided to publicly support gun reform.

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“On Friday afternoon, Taylor Swift published an Instagram post that took many people by surprise: A logo for this weekend’s March For our Lives, the student-led rally urging Congress to take action on gun control and stop mass shootings.”

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The article added that Swift pointed out that nobody should have to go to school, a nightclub, or to a concert in fear of gun violence.

“I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March for Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform,” Swift said.

However, many commenters are claiming that Swift’s support isn’t altruistic. The comments after a similar article on Slate weren’t very flattering.

“She’s playing the celebrity ‘don’t offend anybody’ game. It’s what she does; paying the mortgages depends on it,” read a comment.

“Eventually she would have to address the widespread assumption that she tacitly endorses rightwing-nutjob beliefs,” claims one commenter, hinting that Swift is using the situation to save her brand.

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Then, there’s Twitter.

https://twitter.com/MichaelSollace/status/977281172811210757

Many on Twitter seem to also think that Swift is trying to rebrand her image as the “Queen of Woke,” instead of the “Queen of the Alt-Right,” even though Swift has never claimed to support the Alt-Right, Nazis, or any extremists. However, the suggestion that she is the Alt-Right’s darling has done some damage to her reputation.

Speaking of “Reputation,” Swift’s album by the same name has just crossed the 2 million mark. CNN has the news.

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