MAGA World Is About to Meet Taylor Swift’s Fandom. It Won’t Go Well

  • MAGA World Is About to Meet Taylor Swift’s Fandom. It Won’t Go Well

    Posted by outdoorsguy on February 3, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Taylor Swift has many titles: cultural juggernaut; international pop star; billionaire businesswoman. She can now add MAGA conspiracy theory target to the list.

    Far-right internet personalities and even a former Republican presidential candidate are spreading the notion that something is not quite right with Swift’s relationship with Kansas City Chiefs star player Travis Kelce — and that somehow the Super Bowl is rigged and it’s all leading up to a Swift presidential endorsement of Joe Biden.

    Swift was once famously politics-averse, but she inched into the arena in 2018 when she endorsed Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, and then she backed Biden in 2020.

    That may have first soured some conservatives on Swift, but in recent days, the right has seemingly launched a full-bore attack on her. It seems like incredibly foolish politics, particularly as the gender gap grows and Republican support with suburban women erodes.

    To explore how Swift’s influence has grown and how the attacks could backfire on the GOP, POLITICO Magazine reached out to Brian Donovan, a University of Kansas professor who teaches a popular college course called “The Sociology of Taylor Swift.”

    “The Swiftie fan is arguably the most immersive and intense fandom in the U.S. right now,” Donovan said.

    “And to anger them is just political folly. They are a political force that I don’t think anyone really should mess with.”

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/02/01/the-twisted-logic-of-the-taylor-swift-backlash-it-seems-like-political-suicide-00138924

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  • Muscle4Muscle2009

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    February 4, 2024 at 2:31 am

    <yawn> Get upset about things that MATTER.

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