Happy Birthday, Mr. President?
After the release of her new single “You Need To Calm Down,” Swifties are sharing theories that the pro-LGBTQ+ lyrics might be directed at President Trump.
The second single off her upcoming album “Lover” is a Pride anthem that uses supportive language of the LGBTQ+ community like, “Why are you mad? / When you could be GLAAD?” and “Cause shade never made anybody less gay.”
Other lyrics like, “But you’re coming at my friends like a missile” or “Say it in the street that’s a knock out / But you say it in a tweet that’s a cop out” may have tipped fans off that the song could be subtle dig at the 45th president, who has a history of tweeting pretty much anything that’s on his mind.
But, the fact that the 29-year-old popstar released the song on Trump’s birthday (today, BTW) may have been the more obvious hint.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions:
TAYLOR SWIFT RELEASING #YOUNEEDTOCALMDOWN ON DONALD TRUMPS BIRTHDAY IS BIG DICK ENERGY
— liz khalifa 🦋 (@AstoundingSwift) June 14, 2019
I need to get off the internet for the evening but may I please just say that @taylorswift13 releasing a song empowering women & the LGBTQ community on Trump’s birthday is EXACTLY what I’m here for. #YouNeedToCalmDown
— Emily Favreau (@emilyfavreau) June 14, 2019
Taylor Allison Swift wrote a whole ass song dissing Trump pic.twitter.com/d18ks6cthY
— Caroline (@carolinekayeee) June 14, 2019
WAIT TAYLOR SWIFT REALLY RELEASED AN ANTHEM THAT GOES AGAINST EVERYTHING DONALD TRUMP BELIEVES ON ON DONALD TRUMP’S BIRTHDAY
— $oyah. (@girlandvodka) June 14, 2019
donald trump: hey look it's my birthday!
taylor swift: you need to calm dawn you're being too loud
— dinah ✵ (@danverogers) June 14, 2019
Although Taylor hasn’t confirmed that the song is in fact a Trump diss track, we do know that this next phase for the “ME!” singer could be a political one, seeing as her Instagram link in bio is a link to a Change.org petition supporting the Equality Act.
Needless to say, 2019 Swift is already iconic.
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