Taylor Swift Disclosed Why She Maintains Distance From Making Political Statements
Taylor Swift generally keeps her political views silent especially after the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines in 2003 incident when she had to have heavy losses in terms of popularity and finances.
Dixie Chick incident
Swift said that she was ashamed that the then President George W. Bush was born in Texas. And it ultimately resulted in big losses for her. Her band was banned from some radio station that further resulted in a sharp drop in record sales and popularity.
More incidents Swift talked about
She remembered a 2018 incident when her endorsement resulted in serious trouble where she had to encounter stalkers. She said that that was very terrifying because she dealt with stalkers on daily basis.
Another incident of Swift taking political side was presenting pro-LGBTQ themes in her video “You Need To Calm Down”. Swift won the Vanguard Award from GLAAD for this very video. But she felt that she needed to do more than simply celebrating the victory. She said that she could lend her voice to the cause but she wanted to advocate the cause.
Swift talked about her mother
Her mother Andrea, 62, had been diagnosed with brain tumor and she was undergoing chemotherapy when the Grammy Award winner going through all the ordeal.
She said that it was very painful to get diagnosed with cancer and then taking chemo. She said that her mother’s diagnosis was a hard time for her family. Swift has dedicated her latest album “Soon You’ll Get Better” to her mom’s recovery.