Even after making a left-wing turn, pop megastar Taylor Swift once again finds herself the target of the woke masses Wednesday night after a performance of her’s that many thought ripped off Beyoncé.
During Swift’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday, Taylor Swift used a marching band drum line and stood in a signature pose, leading many viewers to compare her performance to Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella appearance.
One social media user posted a photo to Instagram comparing the two performances:
Beyoncé fans were happy to rip Swift for allegedly appropriating black culture.
Taylor Swift fans pushed back, accusing Beyoncé fans of reaching.
Debates over cultural appropriation and the artistic license of musicians has engulfed popular music over the last few years, as some think that white pop stars and rappers benefit off black culture without understanding it or being a part of it.
Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Justin Timberlake have all been hit with accusations of ripping off black culture and music.
Swift recently joined the political scene after finally feeling “informed enough” to talk about political issues.
During the 2018 midterm elections, she endorsed Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen, saying, “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country.”
“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,” the 29-year-old said.