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Fox News Provides Platform to Mock Taylor Swift & Her Fans

Fox News Provides Platform to Mock Taylor Swift & Her Fans

Fox News Provides Platform to Mock Taylor Swift & Her Fans

Kellyanne Conway had some words for the "You Need to Calm Down" singer after she called attention to the Equality Act in her VMAs speech.

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Taylor Swift is in Fox News’ crosshairs after once again calling for support of the Equality Act.

The singer has been encouraging her fans to sign a petition supporting the EA on social media and in her videos for months now, but apparently using a public venue like the VMAs pushed conservative naysayers over the edge.

In conversation with Fox’s Martha MacCallum, Kellyanne Conway jumped on Swift last night for her passionate stance.

"I think when Hollywood and singers and all go political, it sounds in the moment like it’s very popular, and you’ve seen so many times where it backfires and it blows up," she claimed. "But she’s also somebody who went up against President Trump head to head in the United States Senate race in Tennessee and lost handily. Marsha Blackburn is our United States senator now."

But Conway didn't stop there, opting instead to attack Swift's fans as well.

"I would love to just survey the audience if they know what that even is, what the Equality Act is and isn’t," she snarked. "She’s welcome to her opinion. I can tell you there’s a lot of poison pills in it."

Criticizing Taylor Swift fans, of all things, for not being thorough in their research is an incredible stretch that suggests Conway knows absolutely nothing about Taylor Swift fans.

Unfortunately, the disgraced Trump adviser also took her time on Fox News to sing a verse from Taylor’s "You Need to Calm Down," proving that she fails to grasp the message of the pro-LGBTQ song. Also, it was a terrible, terrible rendition.

Conway isn’t the only person who took note of Swift’s call to equality at the VMAs. The singer acknowledged on stage that her petition has garnered half a million signatures showing support, "which is five times the amount that it would need to warrant a response from the White House," she said.

And the White House finally issued a response yesterday, acknowledging that the Trump administration is, as expected, against the Equality Act.

"The Trump administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all," deputy press secretary Judd Deere claimed baselessly. "However, the House-passed bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights."

The Equality Act would guarantee that sexual orientation and gender identity are included as protected classes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It would prohibit LGBTQ people from being discriminated against in the workplace, in housing, and in public accommodations, on a federal level—protections that don’t currently explicitly exist.

It would also supersede the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which has often been used to allow and even encourage discrimination against LGBTQ with religion as a defense.

And as we’ve seen time and time and time and time and time again, conservatives want to retain the ability to use religion as an excuse to discriminate.

Sorry, Kellyanne. We definitely aren’t gonna calm down about this one.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.