Taylor Swift‘s new app has reportedly turned political due to comments from Donald Trump supporters who have used the platform to defend the US President.
Last week, the ‘Gorgeous’ singer released Swift Life, an app that will allow her fans to communicate with each other through forums, updates, video footage, and exclusive Taylor Swift themed-emojis.
But the social platform has now shown some political division between Swift’s liberal supporters and her right-wing followers who have attempted to justify their support for Trump.
In a since deleted post from the app , a fan known only as Britt wrote: “Republicans and Trump supporters have just as much a right to be here as everyone.
“There are people who voted for him or may vote Republican but didn’t vote for him. They may not agree with his beliefs but at least he supports our troops. Sorry, but everyone has a right to vote for whoever they want.”
so apparently whilst i was asleep the swift life turned into a hot ass mess for republicans and homophobes to vent on…The pic.twitter.com/HSwHrgCz5r
— taegi’s rach ♥ (@swiftaegis) December 16, 2017
More controversially, another wrote: “I just don’t accept gays, lesbians, and bisexuals.”
Another post saw one fan hoping that “everyone who voted for and supported Hillary meets Taylor. 1 like = 1 prayer.”
The controversy comes after Swift threatened legal action against a blogger who claimed recent single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ was a defence “of white privilege and white anger”.
— baby yoda updates | pinned (@haylor) December 16, 2017
‘We will not be replaced’ and ‘I don’t like your kingdom keys’ are not different in tone or message,” blogger Meghan Herning wrote.
“Both are saying that whites feel threatened and don’t want to share their privilege. And there is no way to know for sure if Taylor is a Trump supporter or identifies with the white nationalism.”
Swift is yet to respond to the controversy surrounding the app.