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Trump Diehards Take Over Taylor Swift's New App, Instantly Start Spewing Hate

December 19, 2017 in Blogs

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

The pop star has come under fire for her refusal to condemn the so-called alt right.

Taylor Swift launched a new app for her loyal fans last week and within days, it was overrun by fans of President Donald Trump, according to a new report from the Daily Beast.

Swift’s followers rushed to the app store, and by Monday, it was among the top trending apps, giving Swift fans a place on social media to see exclusive videos, use “Tay-mojis” and enjoy their own Swift-centric newsfeed. But the most popular feature, which allows supporters to meet each other and chat, has been dominated by right-wing trolls.

Many Swift fans already know each other and have met on Facebook and Twitter. They’ve formed a collective ready to respond to any criticism of their favorite star. While the singer’s followers have something in common with Swift, their political ideologies don’t mesh well. When the conversation turned to politics, they immediately began lobbing attacks at Hillary Clinton.

“Republicans and Trump supporters have just as much right to be here as everyone. There are people who voted for him or may vote Republican but didn’t vote for him. They may not agree with his beliefs but at least he supports our troops,” one fan wrote.

The comment spawned an argument in the comments section which soon saw Swift fans saying things like, “I just don’t accept gays lesbians and bisexuals.”

In a separate comment, one user claims that her husband serving in the military is safer with Trump in office. Hillary has “done some things I don’t agree with when it comes to the safety of our troops… at the end of the day it came down to what I felt was best. There are people who voted for reasons other than Trump being a bigoted, sexist, homophobe,” she wrote in another post.

The backlash was swift.

Those who love Swift and Trump quickly flocked to her …read more


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