Taylor Swift Posts Rare Political Statement About Gun Reform
Taylor Swift is making a rare, and strong, political statement. On March 24, there will be more than 800 events across the world in support of March for Our Lives, which is in response to gun violence in our current society.
Swift took to Instagram to make her feelings known about this movement, and it turns out she supports it.
"No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship," she noted on her account.
"I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again."
The superstar disabled comments on the post, but at the time of this report, she had more than half a million likes on her statement.
The post is especially noteworthy as Swift does not have a history of being politically outspoken—quite the opposite, actually. She's received criticism for her silence during divisive cultural moments such as the 2016 election.
Last year, she did tweet in support of the women's march, and gave an interview to Time, where she commended members of the #MeToo movement—the latter likely in response to the high-profile court battle she had with a DJ who she accused of groping her during a meet-and-greet at a concert.
Swift was joined by another celebrity who isn't well-known for political activism, her friend Selena Gomez, who posted her own support of the march at virtually the same time Swift did.
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