Hint: It has to do with the Women’s March
It’s a rare occasion when Taylor Swift’s fans turn against her, but that’s what seems to be happening ever since she missed the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday.
Fans are pretty peeved that the self-proclaimed feminist missed the march, especially when so many of her friends (Lena Dunham, for one) were able to make the turnout.
T. Swizzle did post on Twitter, however, in support of the march. She wrote,
“So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I’m proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch”
But for some folks, this just wasn’t enough. Some of the tweets included:
“Stop using feminism as a prop to fuel your fake girl power narrative/meticulously crafted PR persona”
“As a fan of yours, this is some bulls**t. You do not get to pick and choose when feminism benefits you. If you were really for feminism, you would have spoken up against Donald Trump instead of just saying to vote on Election Day. But instead, you claim to be a feminist when it benefits you”
“Taylor Swift is only a feminist when it’s convenient 4 her. She’s done more 2 hurt feminism than help.”
“You got a bad leg or something? Why didn’t you march?”
“I’ve loved and supported you for over 10 years, but I’m disappointed… I hope you do better in the future, for all of us.”
“So easy to post on Twitter, you could have march”
Ok, we totally get why these fans are mad. If Taylor is a proud feminist, then why doesn’t she speak up when it matters?
But at the end of the day, Swifty is only human and she can only be in so many places at once. We don’t know why she missed the march but for all we know, she was off helping disabled children in Ghana. I mean, probably not, because we probably would have seen the pics on her Instagram, but still. Cut Swift some slack. As Hannah Montana would say, “nobody’s perfect” and cutting down other women is not going to help us right now.
Don’t worry Taylor, we’ve got your back.
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.