Taylor Swift Takes a Political Stance by Donating to March for Our Lives

Taylor Swift breaks her silence on the gun control issue.

Taylor Swift is notoriously apolitical, but she's drawing the line at gun control.

As the March For Our Lives rallies for gun reform unfold all across the world, the pop star has declared her support for the movement with both words and money.

"No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship," Swift wrote on Instagram. "I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again."

This marks one of the first times that Swift has taken any kind of a political stance. She was widely criticized for not speaking out during the 2016 presidential election or condemning Donald Trump and the neo-Nazis who have appropriated her image.

Swift isn't the only influential celebrity supporting Saturday's march and the movement at large. Selena Gomez also took to Instagram with a pointed message. "Protect kids, not guns!" Gomez wrote.

As one of the most influential celebrities on the planet, it's hard to overstate the importance of Swift's post. If this is the beginning of Swift's activist phase, it's a hell of a way to start.

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