Taylor Swift is a singer, a songwriter, and an actress, but that's not enough for some. Gossip columnist Perez Hilton summed up many celebs' thoughts when he wrote, "You know better than anyone how much we LOVES our girl Taylor Swift — but we've been extremely disappointed that the 27-year-old hasn't used her ginormous platform to be a voice in politics, especially in Donald Trump's America!"
Apparently, Perez was merely echoing a common sentiment amongst Hollywood leftists. Actress Lola Kirke (sister of GIRLS actress Jemima Kirke) has had it with Swift sticking to her actual occupation and area of expertise. She is upset because Swift hasn't given "more help to grassroots movements with their power." In a recent interview with Vogue, the actress elaborated, by saying, "I definitely think that there are certain celebrities who really could offer more help to grassroots movements with their power—and don't... like Taylor fucking Swift, who may as well have voted for Trump, as far as I'm concerned, by not doing anything."
Whoa. Those are pretty harsh words coming from someone no one's ever heard of. So, what issues does the GIRLS actress's sister want addressed?
"It's pretty clear right now that there's a lot surrounding reproductive rights that is pretty insane. Environmental issues . . . I don't even know where to begin on that one. Basically, human rights at large are in jeopardy, and as somebody that is part of celebrity culture, I would rather not be an agent in detracting from that attention. I would rather not be part of the smokescreen that makes everybody think, 'Eh, it's fine,' because it's not fine."
Got that, Taylor? So, in addition to all of the other work you do, please get yourself up-to-date on the latest developments in reproductive rights, environmental issues, and human rights. The sister of the actress on GIRLS will be disappointed in you if you don't speak out.
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