Politics has officially infiltrated every aspect of our lives, including Taylor Swift’s new app The Swift Life.
Although Taylor has been notoriously silent on politics, apparently her fans are not quite so reserved. The app launched just over a day ago as a place for Swifties from all over the world to connect and already American politics has turned it into a hot mess.
Liberals and Conservatives have already started butting heads and feuding over who should be allowed to meet Taylor. One liberal user said only Hillary Clinton voters deserve to be in Taylor’s presence; a right-leaning user said everyone should be able to meet Swifty except LGBTQ fans.
Of course, not all Swifties are so thrilled with the app turning into a political battleground and are even deleting the app from their phones already.
I don’t want to use the Swift life because it’s to political and that is sad ?????
— chaylee (@chayles_rep) December 16, 2017
swifties on the swift life: i support trump and i dislike gay people but everyone still deserves to meet taylor no matter their political beliefs!
me: deletes app
— ً (@getawaycarloop) December 16, 2017
Dear American swifties, stop discussing American issues in the Swift Life app? And also dear international swifties, stop assuming all American swifties are the annoying political discussing type, thank you
— Arin Ann (@_nobodytrustsme) December 16, 2017
WHY DID THE SWIFT LIFE TURN INTO A POLITICAL DEBATE I HATE ALL OF YOU THIS IS WHY SHE DISAPPEARED™
— Na’ama (@Mind_Twist_You) December 16, 2017
Like damn,, if bullying people about politics on an app called The Swift Life makes you feel good about yourself,,, i actually feel sorry for you
But I’ll use education in my political debates, not middle-school bullying techniques
— ronni is claire’s #1 fan (@iwishtaywould) December 16, 2017
i leave the swift life for a day and it gets political wow. i was started to get kinda bored of just collecting emojis and stuff and now it’s already getting messy
— ɐuɐsʞo (@berryheon) December 16, 2017
Wow. Is nothing sacred anymore? Taylor has yet to release an official statement, but some users have noticed that the political comments have been deleted from the app. It seems like Taylor’s team is trying to reserve the app for light, friendly fun only and, of course, Taymojis.
The Swift Life is currently only available for iPhones. We’ll keep you posted in case Taylor decides to release a statement.
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.