Taylor Swift’s newfound wokeness has already claimed its first victim according to reports, and it’s a member of her family.
According to The Daily Mail, Swift’s father, Scott Swift, had to delete his Facebook page after the pop-star caused fans to go searching through his Facebook page after she posted a joke he had made on her Tumblr. To their shock and horror, Swift fans found right-wing memes on his page and, as well all know, that’s not allowed. Not only was the Tumblr post deleted from Swift’s page, but Mr. Swift’s Facebook disappeared altogether.
Taylor Swift‘s father Scott has deleted his Facebook account after the singer appeared to reveal it to fans, who claimed they had found right-wing memes on his personal page.
The 29-year-old pop star, who endorsed Democrat politicians in her home state of Tennessee last year, appeared to share a joke on Tumblr which her father Scott Swift had made on his personal Facebook page.
The Tumblr post was quickly deleted and her father’s Facebook account disappeared soon after.
But before Scott’s Facebook was deleted, screenshots were taken of what were claimed to be political posts including right-leaning memes about immigration and one refusing to acknowledge Elizabeth Warren as a Senator.
One meme he posted was a take on the IRS asking him if he has dependents.
“The IRS has returned my tax return to me this year after I apparently answered one of the questions incorrectly… In response to the question, ‘Do you have anyone dependent on you?’ I wrote: ‘9.5 million illegal immigrants, 1.1 million crack heads, 3.4 million unemployable scroungers, 80,000 criminals in over 85 prisons plus 650 idiots in Washington’. The IRS stated the answer I gave was ‘unacceptable!’,” the meme read.
He also posted to his page that he was sad about the passing of Nancy Reagan. How scandalous.
And all of this before Swift releases her new album “Lover,” which she says has left-leaning political undertones.
It’s tragic that Swift’s father can’t have conservative opinions and now must hide from the world because of it. What’s more, it’s sad that his daughter takes positions she does despite her father being a conservative. Not in the sense that she has left-leaning ideas, mind you. Every person is an individual and Swift is more than welcome to have her own opinions.
The problem is that Swift has taken to the notion that right-leaning people are a part of the problem our society is having. Watching her video for her latest single “You Need to Calm Down,” Swift portrays the LGBT community’s opposition as filthy, hateful rednecks.
The problem with this is that opposition to the LGBT agenda doesn’t necessarily relate to hate and ignorance. Protecting the rights of private citizens are often undertaken against LGBT activists who would force their will on others. You can ask a cakeshop owner in Colorado about that.
Swift doesn’t address that part, and her lack of nuance combined with her massive stage presence is part of the reason we can’t really work things out. Bigotry exists for sure, but it swings both ways and Swift is feeding that beast. Stereotypes are fostered and hatred is cultivated.
And now, Swift’s dad is on the receiving end of the very hatred Swift helped create. Tragic.