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Taylor Swift, SJW

Posted on | October 10, 2018 | No Comments

 

Pop culture in the Age of Wokeness:

When did Phil Bredesen become a heroic figure in “the fight for LGBTQ rights”? That was the first thought that hit me when I read pop singer Taylor Swift’s endorsement of the Tennessee Democrat’s Senate campaign on her Tumblr fan page. Miss Swift seems to be under the impression that Bredesen, a 74-year-old former governor, is some kind of progressive Trojan Horse. While the Democrat has been trying to paint himself as a common-sense moderate, Miss Swift conveyed to her impressionable young fans the idea that Bredesen is secretly a Social Justice Warrior (SJW) committed to fighting “any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender” and ending the allegedly “terrifying, sickening and prevalent” problem of “systemic racism.”
Are those the themes of Bredesen’s campaign ads in Tennessee? Did I somehow miss the news that the septuagenarian former governor underwent an ideological makeover to become a radical clone of Cory Booker? Or is Miss Swift’s endorsement of Bredesen an ill-considered attempt by the singer to dispel the criticism she received from the Left for avoiding political commentary during the Trump era?
For months, leftists have been hammering Miss Swift for her failure to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign, or to condemn President Trump since his election. Despite being one of the most successful female entertainers in history, Miss Swift was accused of doing feminism wrong. The website Everyday Feminist slammed her in September 2015 with a headline: “5 Ways Taylor Swift Exemplifies White Feminism — And Why That’s a Problem.” . . .

Read the rest of my column at The American Spectator.



 

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