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‘Oldest move in the book’: Swift slammed

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One-time singer Kid Rock isn’t mincing his words when it comes to his thoughts on Taylor Swift.

Rock, 48, slammed the Reputation singer, 29, in a tweet for speaking up about her political beliefs and why she’s become more vocal about issues that are important to her.

“Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies … period,” Kid Rock tweeted.

He then implied Swift would perform a sexually suggestive act to get in the good graces of “Hollyweird” before he concluded it was the “oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.”


media_cameraTaylor Swift opened up about her political motivations in an interview with US Vogue … but ageing rocker Kid Rock wasn’t impressed. Picture: Getty Images

His comments came after Swift’s American Vogue’s cover was released yesterday, where she explained why she wasn’t politically active during the previous presidential campaign.

“Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement,” Swift told Vogue, making a reference to President Trump.

Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period. And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.

-Kid Rock

— Kid Rock (@KidRock) August 9, 2019

“He was going around saying, I’m a man of the people. I’m for you. I care about you.’ I just knew I wasn’t going to help.

“Also, you know, the summer before that election, all people were saying was, ‘She’s calculated. She’s manipulative. She’s not what she seems. She’s a snake. She’s a liar.’

“These are the same exact insults people were hurling at Hillary. Would I be an endorsement or would I be a liability? ‘Look, snakes of a feather flock together. Look, the two lying women. The two nasty women.’ Literally millions of people were telling me to disappear. So I disappeared. In many senses.”

Taylor Swift’s Vogue cover. Picture: Vogue
media_cameraTaylor Swift’s Vogue cover. Picture: Vogue
Cover No. 2. Picture: Vogue
media_cameraCover No. 2. Picture: Vogue

Since the 2016 election, Swift has made her opinion widely known.

She recently said that her upcoming seventh studio album, Lover, will have political undertones and in the 2018 midterm elections she publicly endorsed Tennessee Democrats Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives.

“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” she said in October 2018.


Kid Rock, 48, has a lot of feelings about Taylor Swift. Picture: Dylan Coker
media_cameraKid Rock, 48, has a lot of feelings about Taylor Swift. Picture: Dylan Coker

“I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country.”

Swift’s activism also includes speaking out against gun violence in March 2018 and making a donation to March For Our Lives ahead of the organisation’s rally in Washington DC.

This year, Swift made a $US113,000 donation to the Tennessee Equality Project, which advocates for LGBTQ+ rights by supporting inclusive legislation, and was an active part of Pride Month in June which she dropped a new song, You Need to Calm Down, which targeted homophobia.

Swift reasoned in her Vogue interview, “Rights are being stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male. I didn’t realise until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of.”

This article has been edited and republished from Fox News with permission.

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