Liberal pop star gets political, says president doesn’t support ‘the Equality Act’
Liberal pop star Taylor Swift slammed President Donald Trump while demanding people to support a law to protect LGBT people in the United States.
Swift, who last year told her 112 million Instagram followers to vote Democrats in the coming mid-term elections despite not being registered to vote herself, called for fans s to send letters to their senators demanding they back the Equality Act.
The act would implement laws protecting the LGBT community and outlawing discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The singer posted a letter she wrote to her senator in Tennessee, Republican Lamar Alexander, alongside the hashtag #lettertomysenator.
In Reference to Trump’s reported opposition to the act, Swift said:
“I personally reject the president’s stance that his administration ‘supports equal treatment for all’ but that the Equality Act ‘in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.’
“No. One cannot take the position that one supports a community, while condemning it in the next breath as going against ‘conscience’ or ‘parental rights.’”
“That statement implies that there is something morally wrong with being anything other than heterosexual or cisgender, which is an incredibly harmful message to send to a nation full of healthy and loving families with same-sex, nonbinary or transgender parents, sons or daughters.”
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 1, 2019
Earlier this week, Swift revealed the music on her new album would have “political undertones.”
The former country star’s music will go in a more political direction even though dabbling in politics has done little for Swift’s career in the past.
Swift declared that her new songs would feature “political undertones” and said she would be urging her fans to register to vote and become politically engaged before the next election.
“I definitely think there are political undertones in the new music I made,” she said during an interview, according to Elle Magazine.
“I’m not planning to stop encouraging young people to vote and to try to get them to talk about what’s going on in our country.
“I think that’s one of the most important things I could do.”