Taylor Swift’s new social networking app The Swift Life has been hijacked by right-wing political commentary, Trump supporters and homophobic comments.
The Swift Life, which was created for “Swifties” to access news, video footage, pictures and Taylor Swift themed-emojis, also enables fans to post content that Swift herself can see and discuss their favourite artist in forums.
The app encourages users to “help make this a safe and inclusive place for everyone to enjoy” and if they “see anything inappropriate, including instances of bullying or harassment, please report it.”
However, the forums have taken a turn from discussing Swift to political commentary.
“Republicans and Trump supporters have just as much right to be here as everyone,” one fan named Britt posted.
“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.”
“I just don’t accept gays lesbians and bisexuals,” another fan commented on the post.
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
— rachel loves taylor (@tswiftsgomez) December 16, 2017
According to the Daily Beast fans took the conversation to Twitter with liberal fans tweeting their disgust in the comments, conservative fans complaining that they were unable to express free speech, while global fans tweeted their disappointment and feelings that the app’s purpose of fangirling over Swift had been taken away.
“Speak now and forever hold your peace. Not on TSL. Speak now here and everyone jumps down your throat,” Britt reportedly wrote in a now-deleted post.
The Swift Life: beomes a breeding ground for racist and homophobic swifties in the 3 days since its US-only release
— Na’ama (@Mind_Twist_You) December 16, 2017
The UK haven’t even got the swift life app yet and it’s already being destroyed by homophobes and trump supports I’m-
— Grace 🎄 (@SwiftieRoisa) December 16, 2017
Swift recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to blog PopFront for a blog post connecting her single “Look What You Made Me Do” to white supremacist culture.