Taylor Swift Shuts Down Haters Claiming She’s Not An LGBTQ Ally: Don’t ‘Twist This Positivity’

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When a rumor surfaced that Taylor Swift could be kissing Katy Perry in her new music video, the singer responded to set the file straight, and defended herself towards those that suppose she’s not an precise LGBTQ ally.

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry had a candy reunion within the 29-year-old’s “You Want To Calm Down” video, however earlier than the footage dropped, there was hypothesis that much more could be happening between them than only a hug. Forward of the video launch, a rumor unfold on the Web that claimed Katy and Taylor would share a kiss within the video, and followers weren’t completely happy on the insensitive concept. So, Taylor took to Tumblr to close down the report, and in addition fired off a response to anybody who has been criticizing the way in which she’s very publicly been supporting the LGBTQ neighborhood during the last a number of weeks.

“Guys. That’s ABSOLUTELY false,” she wrote. “To be an ally is to grasp the distinction between advocating and baiting. Anybody attempting to twist this positivity into one thing it isn’t must clam down. It prices zero {dollars} to not step on our robes.” Earlier this month, Taylor made headlines when she wrote an open letter to a Senator in her residence state of Tennessee and requested him to assist the Equality Act. After that, she celebrated the start of Satisfaction Month by sporting a rainbow-colored ensemble for her efficiency at Wango Tango on June 1.

Then, she launched “You Want To Calm Down,” which is all about accepting folks for who they’re and never placing anybody down due to it. The observe even options the lyric, “‘Trigger shade by no means made anybody much less homosexual,” and the video options overtly homosexual and transgender celebrities, like Ellen DeGeneresLaverne Cox, the solid of Queer Eye and many extra.

Taylor additionally carried out on the historic Stonewall Inn — a homosexual bar in New York Metropolis — on June 14 to indicate her assist for the LGBTQ neighborhood. She sang her hit tune “Shake It Off,” and even spent a while mingling with the group.