Pop icon Taylor Swift has made a complete 180-degree shift from being the formerly singular apolitical voice in an industry overrun with left-wing activists to being a full-blown woke-scold.
Speaking with Rolling Stone magazine, Swift said that she is now entirely committed to “helping Democrats” defeat President Trump come 2020.
“I keep trying to learn as much as I can about politics, and it’s become something I’m now obsessed with, whereas before, I was living in this sort of political ambivalence because the person I voted for had always won,” Swift said. “I think a lot of people are like me, where they just didn’t really know that this could happen. But I’m just focused on the 2020 election. I’m really focused on it. I’m really focused on how I can help and not hinder. Because I also don’t want it to backfire again, because I do feel that the celebrity involvement with Hillary’s campaign was used against her in a lot of ways.”
Swift said that Democrats need to start thinking more like a team and quit the purity tests that can prevent more electable candidates from becoming the party’s nominees.
“I do think, as a party, we need to be more of a team,” Swift said. “With Republicans, if you’re wearing that red hat, you’re one of them. And if we’re going to do anything to change what’s happening, we need to stick together. We need to stop dissecting why someone’s on our side or if they’re on our side in the right way or if they phrased it correctly. We need to not have the right kind of Democrat and the wrong kind of Democrat. We need to just be like, ‘You’re a Democrat? Sick. Get in the car. We’re going to the mall.'”
The “Shake It Off” singer’s evolution into a full-throated Democratic activist comes after leftists criticized her for not speaking out in Hillary’s favor during the 2016 election, arguing she had a duty to help defeat President Trump.
“If Taylor thinks that her public fallout with Kimye was the most damning public relations nightmare she endured last year, then she should probably expand her news diet,” wrote Marie Claire magazine at the time. “Fall of 2016 saw a slew of celebrities become outspokenly involved in the political process, as they should have … Whether she likes it or not, Taylor’s politics (or her perceived political apathy) are a part of her reputation, and a song addressing or at least acknowledging that (even if the song did not address her personal politics) would have been welcome.”
Since then, Swift has adopted a radical leftist persona on every issue sacred to the Democratic Party, including abortion, which she recently told The Guardian she “obviously” supports.
As to why she remained out of politics during the 2016 election, Swift told The Guardian that she experienced a tremendous amount of family drama that year, forcing her to keep a lower profile in order to maintain her mental health.
“I was just trying to protect my mental health — not read the news very much, go cast my vote, tell people to vote. I just knew what I could handle and I knew what I couldn’t. I was literally about to break,” she said, adding that she felt “really remorseful for not saying anything.”