Taylor Swift gets a lot of flak for not speaking out about the prevalent issues plaguing the world today, with people criticizing her for not using her celebrity to make a stand.
But just because she hasn’t said anything publicly does not mean she’s not doing anything – far from it, in fact!
See, the pop superstar – who late last year took the stand and won her legal battle against a DJ who groped her so many years ago – just did something that shows she’s more than just words. Girl took action… and it was a pretty hefty one too.
Taylor donated $100,000 to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund!
“TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers. The Fund will ultimately be housed at and administrated by the National Women’s Law Center, an established, national women’s rights legal organization.”
Here’s what’s been happening since the tragic, heartbreaking violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia:
President Trump held a press conference Tuesday addressing what happened and he said “I think there’s blame on both sides.” Hollywood was quick to respond: Chris Evans tweeted that “it’s like watching a train wreck… This is insane.”
Mandy Moore wrote “I can NOT believe what I’m watching on television right now. How is this man our president?” while Michael Moore said “What did we just watch?” LeBron James tweeted “Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again!”
Lin-Manuel Miranda put it bluntly – “Impeach this bad man.” And Ellen DeGeneres eloquently said – “When it comes to love, kindness, acceptance and progress, I believe there is only one side.”
Meanwhile, late night talk show hosts spoke out against the rally and against the president’s reaction to the violent attacks. Jimmy Fallon said “I was sick to my stomach. My daughters are in the next room playing, and I’m thinking ‘How can I explain to them that there’s so much hatred in this world? The fact that it took the president two days to come out and clearly denounce racists and white supremacists is shameful.”
Jimmy Kimmel said “there were two sides – not ‘many sides’ – and one of those sides had Nazis on it. All he had to do was condemn the Nazis.”
Seth Myers voiced out that “It was a horrifying incident that left most of the country stunned and terrified,” and “You can stand for a nation, or you can stand for a hateful movement, you can’t do both.”
Conan O’Brien sat down with Minnesota senator Al Franken who called out the president for his reaction to the tragedy. And Stephen Colbert said “Here’s one thing that’s not difficult to express: Nazis are bad. The KKK? I’m not a fan. That wasn’t hard. That was easy. I enjoyed saying it.”
Solange Knowles quit Twitter over these shameful events, and wrote on Instagram: “F*** white supremacist. F*** Nazis” and added “my son’s first day of school has been in the midst of seeing these bull**** images that still tell him this system was built to be against him.”
And Jennifer Lawrence voiced out a call to action to all her followers, asking for help in identifying those involved. “These are the faces of hate. Look closely and post anyone you find. You can’t hide with the internet you pathetic cowards!”