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    Taylor Swift asked to denounce white supremacy

    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
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    Rubbish.
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    That is insane.

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    Nothing so completely undermines the pseudo-machismo of the angry white supremacist more than Taylor Swift. You couldn't invent a more absurd hero of neonazis than her. Bad advice she got in trying to sue people for connecting her to them, but whatever... shake it off.

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    Has she ever done or said anything to indicate that she supports Nazis? I don't know, just asking.

    I mean, other than supporting Trump.

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    Libnut snowflake idiots.

    I know.....i know......redundant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Has she ever done or said anything to indicate that she supports Nazis? I don't know, just asking.

    I mean, other than supporting Trump.
    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.
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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.
    Meh. Good for her. You can simply refuse to play their stupid game, and not care at all what any of them claim that means, when all it really means is, "That's a stupid game and I'm not playing. Gone back to my life now, bye."
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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Meh. Good for her. You can simply refuse to play their stupid game, and not care at all what any of them claim that means, when all it really means is, "That's a stupid game and I'm not playing. Gone back to my life now, bye."
    She can go home and sleep in a bed of money and not give two shits what anyone says.
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    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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