Taylor Swift: Aryan goddess. That’s how extreme right hate groups like the KKK and Neo-Nazis see America’s sweetheart. With her blond hair, thin frame, and roots in country music she is apparently the perfect spokeswoman for their extremist ideology.
It may have started as a meme, but now actual white supremacists count themselves as fans of Swift, and some of them insist that she shares their beliefs. This is not an association the pop star has courted, but if you read her public profile selectively, there are a few elements it’s easy to see why the alt-right might find appealing: She’s never revealed her political beliefs in public, and because she started as a country singer, some people think that qualifies as conservative. And conservative, as we all know, is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Nazi.
Andre Anglin, the writer of the white supremacist blog the Daily Stormer has this to say about his people’s fascination with Tay-Tay:
“Firstly, Taylor Swift is a pure Aryan goddess, like something out of classical Greek poetry. Athena reborn. That’s the most important thing. It is also an established fact that Taylor Swift is secretly a Nazi and is simply waiting for the time when Donald Trump makes it safe for her to come out and announce her Aryan agenda to the world. Probably, she will be betrothed to Trump’s son, and they will be crowned American royalty.” (Swift is notoriously private about her political leanings, although, after Obama was elected, she told Rolling Stone, “I’ve never seen this country so happy about a political decision in my entire time of being alive. I’m so glad this was my first election.”)
Anglin is committed to Swift becoming the figurehead in the coming white supremacist uprising, saying:
“The entire alt-right patiently awaits the day when we can lay down our swords and kneel before her throne, as she commands us to go forth and slaughter the subhuman enemies of the Aryan race.”
(via Broadly; Taylor photo: Pacific Coast News))