Taylor Swift is one of the best selling artists and a crazily dedicated fanbase. Despite her massive platform, Swift remains very quiet about political issues. She didn’t endorse a presidential candidate and hasn’t spoken out about the many political issues that have come to light.
But now Swift is getting political. The Grammy award-winning singer shared a photo on her Instagram taking a stand for gun control. Swift posted a picture of the March For Our Lives logo, a march that the survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting organized demanding gun control.
The caption of her post reads:
No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship. I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again.
This is arguably the most political Swift has ever been in her entire career. She was one of TIME‘s People of the Year in 2017 as part of the silence breakers because of her sexual harassment court case. Don’t get me wrong, her sexual harassment case and testimony is powerful. But she only spoke out about the Me Too movement exclusively in conjunction with her experience.
So her posting about March For Our Lives is a big deal in itself. But then her caption drives her point home and clarify’s that she is taking a stance, an actual political position for gun control reform.
March For Our Lives is a nationwide march taking place this weekend Saturday, March 24. The march is organized by a group of students who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, shot up the school and killed 17 and wounded another 14.
Ever since the shooting, the students who survived have spoken vehemently about gun control and reform.
Swift hasn’t been the only celebrity to voice her support. George Clooney and Amal Clooney, Oprah, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have all donated and spoken about the cause.