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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    I looked up the lyrics to the song. Unless, I missed something, I don't see where there was any reference directly or implied regarding white supremacy. While I understand that some blogger will try to spin some issue, what I don't understand is why the ACLU would get involved. I vaguely remember years ago, that the ACLU defined the rights of the KKK, nothing represents white supremacy more than the KKK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    She can go home and sleep in a bed of money and not give two shits what anyone says.
    So true, very funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    I vaguely remember years ago, that the ACLU defined the rights of the KKK, nothing represents white supremacy more than the KKK.
    I assume that you meant "defended" rather than "defined". The ACLU will represent anyone whose civil rights are challenged -- even if they wholeheartedly disagree with their ideology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I assume that you meant "defended" rather than "defined". The ACLU will represent anyone whose civil rights are challenged -- even if they wholeheartedly disagree with their ideology.
    You are correct, I misspelled. I totally agree with you regarding the mission of the ACLU, which is why I don't understand their involvement in this case.

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    lol I am not sure what this says about your "alt right", that they listen to Taylor Swift... Nothing good about their manhood, that's for sure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    You are correct, I misspelled. I totally agree with you regarding the mission of the ACLU, which is why I don't understand their involvement in this case.
    Probably because Swift threatened to sue in order to stop the blogger from posting her opinion, as is her 1st amendment right.

    On Oct. 25, Herning received an intimidating letter from Swift and her attorney labeling the blog post as defamatory and demanding that she issue a retraction, remove the story from all media sources, and cease and desist. The letter threatened a lawsuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Probably because Swift threatened to sue in order to stop the blogger from posting her opinion, as is her 1st amendment right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Don't think so. Some want her to come out and denounce this article but she wont. So I guess its peeving a lot of people.
    I am sure Taylor Swift is not a neo nazi. She could be afraid to stir the crazy pot. A supremacy groups just recently carried rifles and tiki torches in a rally that turned violent. One of those idiots could shoot her if she publicly spoke out about them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    This is an interesting and somewhat confusing story..

    The ACLU of Northern California is representing a blogger who wrote about singer Taylor Swift and one of her latest singles. It’s in response to a post where editor Meghan Herning notes Taylor Swift has become an “alt-right” icon—and the artist needs to pointedly denounce these fans’ white supremacist values. The post is a mix of political speech and critical commentary, and discusses the resurgence of white supremacy and the fact that some white supremacists have embraced Swift. The blog post argues that lyrics in Swift’s recent single “Look What You Made Me Do” seem “to play to the . . . subtle, quiet white support of a racial hierarchy.” It goes on to mention how extreme right-wing sites like Breitbart and The Daily Stormer have rallied around the song and Swift’s work generally.It also provides a critical interpretation of some of Swift’s music, lyrics, and videos. The post ends by calling on Swift to personally denounce white supremacy.

    On Oct. 25, Herning received an intimidating letter from Swift and her attorney labeling the blog post as defamatory and demanding that she issue a retraction, remove the story from all media sources, and cease and desist. The letter threatened a lawsuit. Not only did Swift bring more attention to this post, she made her silence (and complacency) even louder. It only makes Swift look even more racist because it makes me immediately think (a) she is also a white supremacist, or (b) she doesn’t want to lose white supremacists’ money and adoration. Either way, this is a really bad look.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/201...to-sue-instead
    https://www.fastcompany.com/40492364...-nazi-nonsense
    Who cares? she sucks as a singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    This is an interesting and somewhat confusing story..

    The ACLU of Northern California is representing a blogger who wrote about singer Taylor Swift and one of her latest singles. It’s in response to a post where editor Meghan Herning notes Taylor Swift has become an “alt-right” icon—and the artist needs to pointedly denounce these fans’ white supremacist values. The post is a mix of political speech and critical commentary, and discusses the resurgence of white supremacy and the fact that some white supremacists have embraced Swift. The blog post argues that lyrics in Swift’s recent single “Look What You Made Me Do” seem “to play to the . . . subtle, quiet white support of a racial hierarchy.” It goes on to mention how extreme right-wing sites like Breitbart and The Daily Stormer have rallied around the song and Swift’s work generally.It also provides a critical interpretation of some of Swift’s music, lyrics, and videos. The post ends by calling on Swift to personally denounce white supremacy.

    On Oct. 25, Herning received an intimidating letter from Swift and her attorney labeling the blog post as defamatory and demanding that she issue a retraction, remove the story from all media sources, and cease and desist. The letter threatened a lawsuit. Not only did Swift bring more attention to this post, she made her silence (and complacency) even louder. It only makes Swift look even more racist because it makes me immediately think (a) she is also a white supremacist, or (b) she doesn’t want to lose white supremacists’ money and adoration. Either way, this is a really bad look.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/201...to-sue-instead
    https://www.fastcompany.com/40492364...-nazi-nonsense
    Okay...let me get this straight. She threatens to sue someone for calling her a white supremacist and that makers her a white supremacist?

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