Taylor Swift Receives Social Media Backlash After Women’s March Tweet
Saturday, January 21, will go down in history as a day to remember.
It was one that saw people from all over the world come together to take part in women’s marches, all as a stance against new President-elect Trump and his anti-women comments.
Among the variety of people from all different walks of life at the empowering marches – that took place in big cities across the globe – were influential female celebrities such as Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson and America Ferrera.
The famous stars stood together in unity with the millions of women and men all over the world who wanted their voice heard.
One star who was absent from the monumental day was Taylor Swift.
She has since received backlash for her tweet about the women’s marches, which fans and Twitter followers deemed far too late.
The ‘Bad Blood’ singer didn’t show up to any of the organised marches, she instead took to social media to show her support.
The 1989 singer tweeted,
So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I’m proud to be a woman today, and every day.
Despite the 27-year old’s kind message, that showed appreciation for those people who had took part in the marches, fans and Twitter critics thought it was a sign of ‘false feminism’.
The irony comes as Swift has became known as a modern day feminist icon over the last few years, implementing girl power and in her lyrics and songs, and being known for her ‘squad’ which is full of famous empowering females.
People on Twitter were quick to let the blonde pop star know what they thought of her late night tweet.
Online journalist Chris Rollins didn’t hesitate to tell the multi-millionaire singer that her tweet was ‘gross opportunism’, whilst other fans accused her of ‘only speak[ing] of feminism when it’s “cool” [and] can benefit you personally’.
@taylorswift13 This is gross opportunism. Be better.
— Chris Rollins (@chrisrollins_) January 22, 2017
Others were dubious as to why Swift hadn’t spoken out at all during the election protest when arguably her voice was needed most.
@taylorswift13 then why didn't you say anything during the presidential campaign when we could've made it so that this didn't have to happen
— Rachel (@ladyofthelorde) January 21, 2017
It seems fans feel let down by Swift’s silence during the presidential campaigns and her failure to make a powerful statement, especially as she’s one of the industry’s top female stars.