Most stars got pretty political during the election season back in 2016, except for Taylor Swift, who has only recently started to express her stances on social media. So why did she not use her voice at the time?
The singer chatted with Vogue and revealed that she just thought she would not be able to make any difference no matter if she got involved or not.
As you may remember, in 2016, a lot of celebrities came together to speak out in favor of Hillary Clinton and to encourage their fans to go vote.
Of course, the current President had a few less-known names support him as well but most of the attention was on Clinton’s A-lister support.
But since Taylor Swift is such a well-known artist in the industry, her absence from the discussion did not go unnoticed.
Now, years later, Taylor told Vogue the reason why she did not speak out.
‘Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement. He was going around saying, ‘I’m a man of the people. I’m for you. I care about you.’ I just knew. I knew I wasn’t going to help,’ Taylor told the news outlet for the September issue cover story.
She went on: ‘Also, you know, the summer before that election, people were saying was: ‘She’s calculated, manipulative. She’s not what she seems. She’s a snake and a liar.’ These are the same exact insults people were hurling at Hillary. Would I be an endorsement or would I be a liability? Look, the two lying women. The two nasty women. Millions of people were telling me to just disappear. So I disappeared. In many senses.’