Taylor Swift on her religious beliefs and the ‘sinister’ way politicians hide behind ‘family values’
Musician Taylor Swift has a long history of silence on political and religious matters. But with his new documentary, Miss American coming to Netflix, and the hard times of the last few years she started talking. Here’s what Swift has to say about religion and the politicians who use it to distort their messages.
Taylor Swift has always worked not to alienate her base
When she first broke, Swift was known as a country singer. Country music, more than any other genre, is known for its more conservative basis and Christian values are often embedded in it. Because of this and her young age, it was very important for her to remain silent on political issues.
However, it wasn’t until more recently that Swift realized how much her image had been linked to white supremacist groups. “I didn’t even see that, but, like, if it happened, it’s just disgusting. There is literally nothing worse than white supremacy. It’s repulsive. There shouldn’t be a place for it, ”she said in an interview in 2019.
She has changed her mind in recent years
During the Reputation Back then, Swift didn’t talk much, allowing her music to be the message. But she’s gone through a very dramatic change in the past two years since the album’s release and is now more committed than ever to revealing her beliefs.
Take, for example, his single “You Need to Calm Down”. She used the 2019 hit to convey the intolerance of many towards the LGBTQ + community. Swift also took other action, denouncing Marsha Blackburn, who ran for the Senate in her home state of Tennessee. For her work, she is honored by GLAAD.
Why she spoke out against Blackburn
In a variety profile on Miss American, Swift explained that she told her team at Blackburn, “I can’t see another ad [with] she disguised these policies behind the words “Tennessee Christian Values”. I live in Tennessee. I am Christian. This is not what we stand for. She has made it clear that her religious values are important to her here.
His decision to speak out was not taken lightly by his team (or his father, who was concerned for his safety). But Swift was confident. “It was a situation where, from a human point of view, and from what my moral compass told me I had to do, I knew I was right, and I really didn’t care about the repercussions,” she declared.
Swift’s anger towards some politicians
When “You Need to Calm Down” came out, some felt it was almost too much of a stretch in its lyrics. But Swift felt it was important to clarify her point of view. “Celebrating but not defending seemed wrong to me,” she said. “Using my voice to try to defend was the only choice. Because I’ve talked about equality and sang about it in songs like “Welcome to New York,” but we’re at a point where human rights are being violated. “
Swift continued, bemoaning the messages used by conservative politicians to pass hateful legislation. “When you say that some people can get kicked out of a restaurant because of who they like or how they identify, and that these are real policies that some politicians verbally support, and they disguise them as family values is sinister. So, so dark, ”she said.