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Rightfully so, Taylor Swift’s testimony against the man she reveals groped her bare butt during a meet and greet in 2013 is sparking conversation and support amongst the Internet. Quotes from her testimony were released yesterday, and she garnered up loads of praise for her bold, powerful statements when questioned by Mueller’s attorney, from fans, celebrities and even people who aren’t fans of the singer.
Bits of Tay’s squad have shown their full support for the singer, including her good friend Lena Dunham who tweeted out her support following the testimony, writing QUOTE, “Proud of @taylorswift13 for her fierce & cutting testimony & her refusal to settle for being treated like property. Her example is powerful.” Hayley Williams of Paramore wrote, “@taylorswift13 thanks for standing up for women. Ilysm” and Nelly Furtado could absolutely relate, saying, “Been in several meet n' greets where radio staff attempt to cross lines. Love @taylorswift13 for fighting 4 women's safety in the workplace.”
Tay’s good friend Jamie King also tweeted out, “.@taylorswift13 is FUCKING BRAVE. ALL deserve justice- to be heard, honored & respected. No matter race, creed, socioeconomic status, gender”. Many others came forward praising her for her quick whips back when asked questions like “aren’t you critical of your bodyguard, who didn’t put an end to what was happening?” to which she responded with, “I’m critical of your client sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass.”
More fans wrote sweet and uplifting messages like, “It is SO important for sexual assault victims to be confident & stand up for what they KNOW happened & Taylor is out there setting that example” and others, including author Dana Schwartz shared insight into what people should be taking into consideration, saying, “A few facts to remember about the Taylor Swift lawsuit today: 1. she's not there for attention, or wasting court resources: this DJ sued HER.”
The Internet was also LIVING for the post-it messages written in the window across the street from the court house by an office full of women, writing things like, “Haterz Gonna Hate”, “I Knew You Were Trouble”, and “Free Tay!” All this support has been overwhelming and most likely much appreciated by Taylor and her team, however there are many celebs who have yet to share their support and have been noticeably silent this week.
One news outlet claims that many feminists have come forth and shown their support, their voice, and have even physically marched for women alike. The outlet gave examples during Trump’s disturbing misogynistic comments and even Kesha’s case against Dr. Luke to name a few examples, that celebrities have used their platform to spread light and support on problems we face, and shouldn’t be facing every single day.
But because this woman, who is currently taking a stand and asking for NO monetary benefit out of this, is, in fact, Taylor Swift, feminists have gone silent. Many have pointed out that because she is Taylor Swift, she just can’t win. When she donated money to Kesha’s court case, she was slammed by people like Demi Lovato, who tweeted back, “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.” When she tweeted her praise for women around the world who participated in the women’s march, she was slammed for not physically being there. No matter which side you stand on, it’s important to understand the real issue at heart, which is sexual assault, that should never be tolerated or silenced, no matter who you are… just something to think about!
But I’ve gotta hand it to Taylor for her brave testimony and for speaking her mind when it may seem impossible or shameful for other victims of sexual assault to do so. Quite a force to be reckoned with! So right now I want to know all your thoughts on all the support Taylor has received and why it is you think some of Hollywood may still be silenced. Let me know all your thoughts in the comments, and as always, be sure to subscribe for all the latest updates. Thanks for watching Clevver News, I’m your host Renee Ariel and I’ll see you next time.
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