Taylor Swift 'Liked' A SAVAGE Meme About Republicans On Tumblr
10 October 2018, 14:53 | Updated: 10 October 2018, 15:12
One things for sure, Taylor Swift is DONE with caring about what other people think of her personal political choices.
In case you missed it, Taylor Swift ended her own political silence with a powerful Instagram statement earlier this week and people are living for it. If you haven't yet taken the time to read it, you probably should.
On Sunday, Taylor (who will now henceforth be known as 'Tayliberal Swift') took to Instagram to write a long, personal post about the importance of voting. In her caption, she urged fans to register to vote, take time to consider which candidates speak for them and then also revealed that she will be voting for two Democratic candidates in the mid-terms. She also spoke out against Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn's values and 'terrifying' voting record in Congress.
Her statement has earned her huge amounts of fans and praise from people all over the world but, as expected, it's pissed off a lot of Republicans - including Trump, who had a lot to say about her the other day in the press. SAD!
Following her iconic political statement, Tayliberal logged onto Tumblr and started engaging with her fans, as she often likes to do in her down time. She liked a few posts from stans saying how proud they were of her, and how important it was for them to see Taylor finally speak up so publicly about the importance of voting.
And then she started liking memes... The one meme in particular that sent the fandom into hysterics? It was a photo of her kicking one of her dancers on the Reputation tour, with the word "Republicans" captioned over the falling dancer. Preeeeetty savage, huh?
Some people were absolutely living for the new savage 'no-fucks-given' Swift.
republicans: taylor said go out and vote!— lindsay (@haurrytaylor) October 10, 2018
that look after ending republicans, donald trump, kanye west and other shitty male species in three days pic.twitter.com/3sZlB9z1aL— cristy 🧚🏻♀️ (@TaylorUnicorn13) October 10, 2018
Taylor Swift liked this meme of her kicking away republicans, I will stan for life pic.twitter.com/7RwOxiupGo— Bob-eek👻 (@nlntendho) October 8, 2018
Others weren't, given the subtext of the image. While Taylor simply encouraged people to vote of their own accord (she never persuaded anyone to vote the same way as her), some fans took her acknowledging this meme to mean that she doesn't care about her fans who are Republicans.
She just liked this post on tumblr. It's official. Taylor doesn't want fans that are republicans. I feel totally betrayed. She only cares for her liberal fans. I'm done with this fandom and I'm done with Taylor Swift. Im heartbroken. #TaylorSwift @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/ODZv28zGbo— Elite Swifty (@fearlessswifty9) October 8, 2018
As spicy as the meme was, it's clear that Taylor only liked it as a joke. We highly doubt that she'd go around kicking people because of their political stances. But judging by the other memes and posts she's liked, it's clear that she's done caring about silencing herself on important matters that affect the country, minorities and those who's voices are never heard.
As a result of Taylor's passionate Instagram post, there has been a HUGE surge in voter registration. Vote.org reports that nearly 65,000 Americans ages 18 to 29 registered to vote in the roughly 24 hours after the singer-songwriter's social media rallying cry. By 12pm the next day, that number grew to more than 102,000. HER IMPACT! HER MIND!
Oh, and what did Trump have to say about her Instagram post? Apparently, he likes her music "25% less now." Oh no, what a shame. How ever will she cope without the full 100% of his support?