Taylor Swift, for some reason, is causing a stir over in right-wing media, and The View hosts weighed in on the topic during their show on Tuesday (Jan. 30).
“Why is she triggering everybody? They are freaking out,” Whoopi Goldberg said, after sharing a supercut of conservatives expressing concern over Swift’s alleged political agenda. Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, a conservative herself and self-proclaimed Swiftie, added with a Lover pun: “They need to calm down is what they need to do. I cannot think of a dumber political fight to pick than one with the Swifties. We are a force of nature.”
Sara Haines continued that Swift is “indisputably a great role model.”
It’s hardly the first time Swift has led to a conversation in politics. Earlier this month, after Fox News host Jesse Watters suggested this week that the superstar could be “a front for a covert political agenda,” the Department of Defense shared a statement refuting the claims, according to Politico.
Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh referencing Swift’s 1989 hit “Shake It Off” in a statement by noting, “as for this conspiracy theory, we are going to shake it off.”
Singh continued with the reference-filled statement, “But that does highlight that we still need Congress to approve our supplemental budget request as Swift-ly as possible so we can be out of the woods with potential fiscal concerns.”
While Swift is not a political “asset,” she does important work in encouraging her fans to vote. “Voters gonna vote!” she wrote on her Instagram Story on Election Day. “If you are registered to vote in Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas or Virginia, it’s time to use your voice.”
Watch The View hosts discuss Taylor Swift below.
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