While Taylor Swift's new single "Look What You Made Me Do" got savagely owned by some, the video has also caught backlash, like being accused of jacking "Formation" and shading Kim Kardashian's robbery. But that kind of bad pub may pale in comparison to the song apparently becoming an anthem for the
alt-right neo-Nazi set. No, seriously.
When the song dropped on Friday, Breitbart spent the day tweeting out lyrics from the single, which is kind of eerie (on their part). That could've been seen as a "genius" way of inserting your rhetoric into the pop culture trends of the day, but it actually comes off as pure opportunistic bullshit.
In a new piece over on Dazed, it looks like this line of thinking (i.e. Taylor Swift being some part of a more elaborate scheme to inject white supremacist views into the mainstream) has spread to Reddit. Or at least to a few people over on "The Donald," which is a right-wing haven for the nonsense.
In one post titled "Look What You MAGA Do" (clever), a user broke down the lyrics from Tay Tay's latest, saying that lines like "of the fool, no, I don't like you" translate to "Democrats call us deplorables and mock our intelligence. We took it on the chin but now it's getting personal." Or something.
This is far from the first time we've seen Taylor Swift being made into the right wing pop idol, which Broadly dove deeply into last May, and apparently includes everything from fucked up Adolf Hitler/Taylor Swift mash-up meme subreddits to a fucked up Facebook page that appears to have been taken down.
Truth be told, this feels like the Vigilant Citizen for extremely racist internets, but it's not surprising that, lacking an openly-racist pop star to align themselves with, the neo-Nazis of the world wide web decided to hop on the snake and saddle up with Taylor Swift; she's one of the most talked-about artists of today. Even if it's a bunch of lies or insane rants with sinkholes big enough to consume your leg, they're grasping at straws in an effort to maintain relevance, as per usual.