After only *three* days in the App Store, Swifties have apparently turned Taylor Swift’s new marketing platform oh, I mean social media app into a homophobic, Republican mess.
As first reported in Teen Vogue, users of Swift’s app have already taken to Twitter to complain about the app, which has become as political and divided as a Thanksgiving dinner table.
— festive lexie 🎄 (@haylor) December 16, 2017
so apparently whilst i was asleep the swift life turned into a hot ass mess for republicans and homophobes to vent on…The pic.twitter.com/HSwHrgCz5r
— rachel loves taylor (@tswiftsgomez) December 16, 2017
— denise (@myreprecedesme) December 16, 2017
the swift life is a political platform
— lauren (@blankspaceloop) December 16, 2017
the swift life is getting political and republican swifties are mad
— merry summer 🎄 (@stylesdisneys) December 16, 2017
the swift life is so funny because im pretty sure taylor nation literally never expected us to use it as a political platform kskdkkfjf taylor is going to go back to her social media blackout soon
— avani ⛄️ (@middletonswift) December 16, 2017
Am I the only one who doesn’t want the Swift life app?? I could download it but it looks confusing and I keep seeing people posting racist/homophobic shit on the app so it’s a no from me.
— lottie (@swiftcantbreak) December 17, 2017
Swift’s is not the only social platform by very very far to deal with this hate problem. Even Twitter, the site that fans complained on, has huge problems with neo-Nazis, homophobes, and more. This is less of a Swift problem and more of an internet problem.
But, given the questions around Swift’s politics, this is a mess the singer may want to address. Swift’s silence around the 2016 election led many fans and critics to believe that she may have voted for Trump. Swift’s most political statement since the election came in November, when her legal team issued a cease and desist to a blogger with only 76 Twitter followers who read Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” song and video through a white supremacist lens.
The ACLU eventually came out in support of the blogger.
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