It seems during 2016 elections, Singer Taylor Swift was given offer by the current President Donald Trump to endorse the Democratic Candidate. Though Swift did not take it forward but several stars like Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and more did endorse the Democratic candidate. The pop singer of the country says that it wasn’t just her celebrity status that kept her mum but it was about her specific reputation.
In one of her interviews in the Vogue’s all-important September issue, Swift mentioned that the reason why she was silent about politics during the 2016 election is that “She was of the opinion that she would actually harm Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.” She further added that – “Unfortunately 2016 election had a political opponent (she was referring it to President Trump) who was weaponizing the idea of celebrity endorsement. He was going around saying that he is a man of the people. He is there for them and does care for his people. Swift was confident that all these talks were not going to help.”
Swift continued further that everyone is aware about the summer before that election where all people were saying was – ‘She’s calculated. She’s manipulative. She’s not what she seems. She’s a snake. She’s a liar.’ People were hurling exactly the same insults at Hillary too. She was not sure whether she would end up being an endorsement or would she be a liability? There could be remarks such as ‘two lying women’ or ‘two nasty women’ and so on. She was literally advised by millions of people to disappear and she actually went underground for a significant period of time following the summer of 2016. She made her appearance later to give her blessing to the track “Famous” when it was released by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.