Kick Rock appears to be fed up with Taylor Swift’s newfound attitude toward political activism — attributing her liberal views to a desire to “be in movies.”
Swift, 29, was once known for staying out of politics. But that appears to have changed.
The singer described in a Vogue interview published Thursday that she plans to be clearer about her political stances, especially in regard to LGBTQ issues. According to the country star-turned-pop sensation, “rights are being stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male” in America today.
Swift told Vogue’s Abby Aguirre that while she’s held progressive beliefs for a long time, she didn’t know she could express them.
“I didn’t realize until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of,” she said.
Seemingly in response to the Vogue piece, Rock took to Twitter on Friday and slammed Swift.
“Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period,” Rock tweeted. “And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there.”
? @taylorswift13 is a WOMAN, not a girl. Put respect on her name. She’s 2019’s highest-paid celeb in the world, holds the title for highest-grossing U.S. tour EVER, became the first solo female to win the Album of the Year Grammy twice and isn’t afraid to try new things (acting)
— Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) August 9, 2019
Taylor Swift and Hollywood’s partisan battle
For many on the right, Hollywood has become synonymous with out-of-touch liberal ideology. And some celebrities do little to dissuade such a point of view.
Former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee tweeted out a lengthy rant against Trump supporters this week, depicting the president’s base as Bible-thumping, Chik-fil-A-loving bigots.
— T❍mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) August 7, 2019
“You Trumpsters better pray that liberals never gain control of the WH again,” Lee warned before revealing his desire to torture religious leaders, melt all the guns in America and paint Air Force One “pussy hat pink.”