Taylor Swift is no stranger to criticism when it comes to her political stance (or rather, lack thereof) following the divisive and controversial 2016 election. All in all, the closest T-Swift has come to getting political was her tweet in support of the Women’s March on Washington, and she was one of the few celebrities who didn’t speak out against now-President Trump – and actress Lola Kirke is among those who aren’t here for it.
According to Refinery29, in a recent interview with Vogue the Mozart in the Jungle actress (and sister to Girls star Jemima Kirke!) talked about using her own platform to speak up about politics and injustice – and criticized other celebrities (yes, naming Swift) for staying silent.
“For me, it’s really important to elevate voices and causes that don’t get as much attention with whatever attention I get,” she told the magazine. “I definitely think that there are certain celebrities who really could offer more help to grassroots movements with their power – and don’t. Yeah, like Taylor fucking Swift, who may as well have voted for Trump, as far as I’m concerned, by not doing anything.”
Kirke wasn’t solely targeting Swift with her comments, but she clearly wasn’t afraid to name names either. While Taylor by all means has no obligation to get political, the argument that her silence is complience with a presidency that threatens the rights of women and other minority groups (all while T-Swift claims to be a feminist) is a fair one.