Right Wingers Attack Taylor Swift, Burn Her Album After Singer Breaks Political Silence To Endorse Democrat

Nathan Francis

Taylor Swift had barely hit publish on a statement breaking her long-held political neutrality and endorsing a Democrat when the backlash started.

The singer was notoriously guarded about her political beliefs as she rose to fame, leading to speculation that she was quietly a supporter of Donald Trump, but Taylor broke her silence on Sunday in a long post endorsing Tennessee Democrati Senate candidate Phil Bredesen. Though many on the left praised Taylor for finally announcing her political stance, the endorsement did not go over well with many on the right.

Social media lit up with abusive statements against Taylor Swift, including many personal attacks against her. On Twitter, many attacked Swift as a "b**ch," attacked her looks, and even posted death threats against the singer.

"Burn in hell, wh***," one Twitter user posted.

There were more direct protests against her senate endorsement as well. One viral video showed someone burning a Taylor Swift album, and others vowed that they would never spend money on her albums or concerts again.

A number of reports made reference to 4chan after Swift's endorsement, noting that the commenters there were having a particularly difficult time dealing with her finally taking a political stance.