Oh. My. God. Taylor Swift gives so many fucks about your homophobia and she is not having it.
In her new single, Taylor came for homophobes and she came *hard*. There was absolutely no subtlety.
The second verse goes,
“You are somebody that we don’t know / But you’re comin’ at my friends like a missile / Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD? / Sunshine on the street at the parade / But you would rather be in the dark ages / Makin’ that sign must’ve taken all night
“You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace / And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate / ‘Cause shade never made anybody less gay”
Damn, girl! I. Am. LOVING. It.
There was a long time when Taylor refused to talk politics or social justice issues and she received a ton of flack for it. She has a wide-ranging fan base, which includes Trump supporters, so it’s understandable if she didn’t want to piss anyone off. (Read: Trump Voters And Democrats Go Head-to-Head on Taylor Swift’s New App)
But ever since the 2018 midterm elections, something snapped in her.
For the first time, she took to Instagram to get real about politics. She wrote,
“In the past, I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.”
She then added,
“I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG.”
Since then, LGBTQ rights has become one of the issues she’s most passionate about.
There’s no question that the Lover phase of Taylor Swift is the most LGBTQ-friendly yet.
First, there was her music video for “Me!”, which features rainbows and pantsuits the color of the pansexual flag.
Then she rocked the most amazing rainbow fringe jacket at Wango Tango in honor of Pride Month (see above).
Gaylor Swift fans have, understandably, been going crazy and are convinced more than ever that this is evidence that Taylor is secretly gay (or at least bisexual). But unfortunately Taylor clearly said that the homophobes were coming for “my friends” in her new single so either she’s straight as an arrow or not ready to come out.
Either way, this new LGBTQ-positive vibe is *awesome* and I am so here for it. Let the era of Lover begin!
Lover officially drops on August 23, 2019.
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.