Taylor Swift’s followers are talking up.
The Grammy winner’s supporters have penned an open letter asking Swift to deal with Matty Healy’s many controversies amid their rumored romance.
The #SpeakUpNow campaign requests that Swift, 33, give “greater than a easy apology” for the bigoted remarks that the 1975 frontman has made headlines for up to now.
“Use your platform responsibly and deliberately,” the assertion asks. “Advocate for inclusivity, have fun variety and promote empathy and understanding.”
The letter acknowledges that whereas Swift has the liberty to make her “personal selections and type relationships,” she ought to “problem dangerous ideologies and encourage followers to affix [her] in making a extra simply and equitable world.”
By “staying silent” on Healy’s actions, the assertion accuses the “Shake It Off” singer of “perpetuat[ing] hatred and contribut[ing] to systemic oppression undermines the progress that was made in direction of equality and understanding.”
The social media declaration got here two weeks after Swift revealed the upcoming launch of her re-recorded “Converse Now” album, which initially got here out in 2010.
A number of the songwriter’s followers have tweeted proof of their order cancellations for the July re-release.
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Swift, who has been romantically linked to Healy because the starting of the month, has but to touch upon the open letter.
For the reason that English musician has been noticed watching Swift’s live shows, visiting her within the recording studio and kissing her at Casa Cipriani, his controversies have resurfaced.
Not solely has Healy made headlines for kissing followers and consuming uncooked meat at his band’s reveals over time, however he discovered himself underneath fireplace in February for feedback made on the “Adam Friedland Present” about Kanye West and Ice Spice.
He additionally recalled the podcast host strolling in on him watching “hardcore” porn on “Ghetto Gaggers,” a web site recognized for movies humiliating and brutalizing girls of colour.
His romance with Swift comes on the heels of her breakup from actor Joe Alwyn, whom she dated for six years.