There is an upside to the weirdness of the times I might point out. Even the most supposedly rationalist of science-y types can no longer legitimately ignore the fact that people just live in their own little worlds. I don’t even think you can call this a new conspiracy theory, it’s just sad racist dudes secretly wishing the girl they want to fuck is racist like them. They really want to believe that and so they do. (from Dazed Digital):
“Did Taylor Swift call out Kanye West? Did she steal Beyonce’s artistic direction? Can she dance? Do you even care? I’m not sure. But there’s one thing people might have missed about “Look What You Made Me Do” – it’s the new alt-right anthem.
Breitbart News showed appreciation by tweeting out its regular stories using Swift’s lyrics from the song. The lyrics were used to caption everything from pro-Trump stories to articles attacking enemies of the administration. Headlines such as ‘Brussels: Man Shot Dead After Attacking Soldiers With Machete’ seemed to fit perfectly with “Ooh look what you made me do”, while her line “The role you made me play/ Of the fool, no, I don’t like you” accompanies a takedown of a German left wing magazine portraying Trump giving a Hitler salute.
Last year Broadly investigated how the singer had become an unofficial poster girl for white nationalists who believe she is a secret Trump supporter using her songs to secretly “red pill” America into believing a Conservative agenda and fan the flames for a race war. “Taylor Swift is a pure Aryan goddess, like something out of classical Greek poetry. Athena reborn. That’s the most important thing,” Andrew Anglin from the Daily Stormer explained. “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.”
In the absence of any young, cool, and openly right wing pop stars, the alt-right have claimed Swift for their own. Having made her start as a country singer, her white supremacist fan base believe that she is most likely a secret Republican and that her apolitical stance is just a cover. Pair this with her classic blonde hair and blue eyes and she’s the perfect poster girl.
Luckily the singer’s songs lack depth meaning the alt-right can freely project their own beliefs onto them. As such they’re still trying to decode the hidden messages in her new release. Aside from the fact the gothic font on the album cover is reminiscent of the title font for nazi Germany propaganda newspaper Der Stürmer, Reddit user EvanMcMuffin suspects that most people will miss the true meaning of the song. “She wrote the lyrics in a way that to normies is a very obvious reference to Kanye (tilted stage = shallow meaning: Kanye’s literal tilted stage on his tour, deep meaning: corrupt people on a corrupt platform).”
meme for Taylor Swift for Fascist Europe