Many people, fans and detractors alike, couldn’t help but notice Taylor Swift’s complete radio silence during the 2016 election season, even as musicians like Beyoncé and Katy Perry made a point to rally voters for their candidate of choice. Others, like Swift’s good friend and Girls creator Lena Dunham, defended her right to decide how public she wanted to make her political leanings. Neither route seemed like the right one to actress Lola Kirke, sister to Girls star Jemima Kirke, so she just straight-up called out Taylor Swift for her lack of political engagement in a new Vogue interview.
“For me, it’s really important to elevate voices and causes that don’t get as much attention with whatever attention I get,” the Mozart in the Jungle star explained. “I totally understand why some people won’t do that; I definitely think that there are certain celebrities who really could offer more help to grassroots movements with their power — and don’t.”
Any particular celebrity with a massive platform and millions of fans come to mind, Lola?
“Yeah, like Taylor fucking Swift, who may as well have voted for Trump, as far as I’m concerned, by not doing anything,” she said. Either way, sounds like Lena Dunham’s St. Patrick’s Day blow-out bash is going to be particularly awkward this year.