Taylor finally got a response to her petition on Equality Act after Calling out Trump Administration on MTV VMAs
During an acceptance speech on Monday’s MTV VMAs ceremony, Taylor Swift told viewers that she was still waiting for a response from the Trump administration.
Swift won the award for Video of the year for her song “You Need to Calm Down”. She performed on the same song at the MTV Video Music Awards held on Monday. The song has been widely received by LGBTQ Community worldwide. She received praise for its themes of promoting self-Love, Support for community and acceptance. During her speech, Taylor stressed that she still did not receive any response regarding her petition in support of the Equality Act.
Taylor Swift finally got a response on her petition in support of the equality act on Tuesday.
She received the response by White House Deputy Press Secretary Jude Deere on Tuesday, which stated that the Trump administration disapproves of discrimination, but does not support the Equality Act bill.
The Democratic-controlled House has already passed the Bill but the bill is yet to be presented in Republican-controlled Senate for voting.
Swift has not always been vocal on politics and had to face criticism too because she kept her political views to herself in the past. The singer strongly supports equal rights for all and expressed her views in mid 2018 for the first time, when she posted on Instagram, “ I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. “
According to Swift, the petition reached more than half a million signatures, which is five times more than the amount she needed to get a response from the White House.
The Trump administration in a way dismissed her petition.
“The Trump Administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, the House-passed bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.”, said White house representative Jude Deere.