Friday, April 19, 2024

Taylor Swift Will Skip Red Carpet Tonight to Avoid Questions about Israel, Hasn’t Said a Word to Her 274 Million Followers (UPDATED)


I’m told Taylor Swift will not walk a red carpet tonight at her movie premiere. She’s avoiding taking a stand on Israel.

Taylor Swift has 274,000,000 followers on Instagram and tens of millions of fans.

Tonight she’s launching her “Eras Tour” movie in 7,500 theaters around the world. Estimates say the film could earn over $100 million this weekend.

And yet she’s one of the dozen top social media celebrities who have not said a word about the horrific attack on Israel this week.

Swift is on a list that includes Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Christian Ronaldo, and other “influencers” who are too cowardly to speak up lest they offend antisemites.

No one expects Bieber, who’s not a bright lightbulb, to take a political stand. And if he does, you know it will be the wrong one.

But Swift’s silence is loud. She speaks up about her own rights all the time. We all know how she’s been screwed by the music business and won’t take it.

So how about offering at least condolences for the women who’ve been murdered, raped, beheaded, and kidnapped by Hamas since Saturday? So far she’s only offered a Blank Space.

Tonight Swift is supposedly walking a red carpet in Los Angeles to promote “The Eras Tour” movie. But if she’s celebrating in the face of all this, it could be a sobering moment as well, one in which her fans might question their devotion.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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