Love her or hate her, you cannot deny that singer Taylor Swift is the most popular and influential musical talent alive. She’s a billionaire with the most successful tour and tour films to date. Her fanbase is not just made up of angsty teenage girls, but folks of all ages and walks of life, contrary to the belief of most adults.
Once upon a time, Swift was neutral on politics. Whatever she believed about the issues she kept to herself behind the scenes, focusing instead on relating to her fans. This was a smart move. It allowed her to have a broad audience while also keeping her out of controversy that could negatively impact her career.
Unfortunately, after leftists started pounding her with pressure to take a stand on abortion and other issues, she started to become vocal about her progressivism, and guess what? It’s thrusting her right into the lion’s den of political controversy. Could a Taylor Swift boycott happen in the near future? After it was revealed that she attended a comedy show to raise money for a Gaza charity, the answer is leaning toward “yes.”
Breitbart News reports, “Pop superstar Taylor Swift attended a recent standup show by comedian Ramy Youssef benefiting a prominent Gaza charity, according to multiple reports.”
Swift was seen along with fellow pop singer Selena Gomez at last Friday’s event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City, which also featured famous folks like Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Kravitz, and Cara Delevingne.
.@selenagomez and @taylorswift13 lit up New York City on Friday night, with each of the superstars putting their own spin on a classic fall outfit before attending Ramy Youssef’s standup show benefitting Anera. https://t.co/sNpBfJfEW8
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) December 11, 2023
The performance was part of Youssef’s “More Feelings” tour. The comedian is reportedly donating all proceeds from Friday’s engagement in Brooklyn to the organization American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), which is providing humanitarian aid to Gaza in the wake of Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attacks in Israel.
ANERA states on its official site that it also provides aid to areas in the West Bank, Jordan, and Syria.
Taylor Swift hasn’t publicly commented on the unfolding war between Israel and Hamas, though she has found time to promote a left-wing voter registration initiative.
You can almost guarantee that pressure is mounting against her to take a public stand. It’s likely only a matter of time before she comes out with the usual cookie-cutter celebrity response, which will state abject horror at the attacks by Hamas, while also slamming Israel as evil, terrible oppressors and colonialists — standard, pre-approved talking points that will guarantee she’s not severed from the groupthink of progressive Hollywood.
That’s practically all Swift says regarding politics anyway. After being named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, the pop star stated in an interview with the publication that women are still oppressed by the evils of capitalism and “patriarchal society.”
Gee, what an original thought about women’s issues. No one else has ever summarized the challenges today’s females face with such elocution.