Women's Marches took place on Saturday in major cities all over the world, including right here in Nashville. Celebrities and musicians from Rihanna to Miley Cyrus to Charlize Theron and Chris Rock showed up to support women's rights and make their voices heard to the new Presidential administration
Fight the power . pic.twitter.com/P1KOGyvFRk— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 21, 2017
But there was one celebrity notably absent from the marches, and though she tweeted her support, the internet is having none of it.
That celebrity - none other than our good friend Taylor Swift.
So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 21, 2017
We know Taylor as a self-proclaimed feminist and activist who CONSTANTLY uses her platform to try to advance equality for all. But with millions of people worldwide coming together on Saturday, people weren't super happy with Taylor not actually being in attendance
@taylorswift13 This is gross opportunism. Be better.— Chris Rollins (@chrisrollins_) January 22, 2017
@taylorswift13 then why didn't you say anything during the presidential campaign when we could've made it so that this didn't have to happen— Rachel (@ladyofthelorde) January 21, 2017
@taylorswift13 you got a bad leg or something? Why didn't you March?— Effie (@MetallicKaty) January 21, 2017
While Taylor hasn't responded to the questions about the march, as a friend we're giving her the benefit of the doubt. She's been nothing but a beacon of positivity for gender equality and for young women who look up to her. And, because she's Taylor, she's definitely got her share of supporters
@taylorswift13 THANKS QUEEN I KNEW YOU CARED— #1 snake stan (@slitherswift) January 21, 2017
At the end of the day, and this is my opinion and my opinion alone...
1) Taylor showed her support. There are PLENTY of women who didn't march but are totally supportive of the cause.
2) I don't feel like the presence or absence of a celebrity makes any difference to the message at all
3) Can't we all just get along?