Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun Feud: It’s Getting Uglier & Kamala Harris Is Involved Now!
In case you somehow haven’t heard, the Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun feud has been going strong for several weeks now.
It all started when Braun purchased Big Machine Label Group, a deal that also gave him the master recordings to Taylor’s first seven albums.
The beef has left celebs and industry insiders deeply divided, with numerous A-listers and prominent figures in the music biz loudly declaring their support for one side or the other.
Yes, Scooter may not be as famous as Taylor, but he’s just as rich, and arguably even more well-connected.
Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Cara Delevingne and countless others have already been pulled into the fray.
And now, a front-running Democratic presidential candidate has essentially been forced to pick a side.
The very wealthy often host fundraisers for candidates they support — not only is it the ultimate status symbol (“Come meet the future president at my house!”), it also helps to curry favor with powerful politicians who might soon become even more powerful.
Scooter hosted one for Senator Kamala Harris last week, and many of Taylor’s most ardent fans took to social media to express their displeasure with the presidential candidate.
Now, it’s resulted in the worst Kamala Harris music-related scandal since the California senator claimed she listened to Biggie and Tupac in college, even though the rappers would’ve been in middle school when she graduated.
“I was SO excited for you as a democratic candidate, but if you so choose to go to an event held by @scooterbraun, a man whose arrogance mirrors our president’s, I can no longer hold onto my excitement and faith for you as a presidential candidate,” one Swiftie tweeted.
“If @KamalaHarris thinks this will get her votes she is delusional and @scooterbraun is a thief who uses these women to advance his bank account…” another remarked.
A user named @sandiegoleah even started a hashtag for the movement, tweeting:
“@KamalaHarris please don’t do a fundraiser with @scooterbraun you will lose a lot of votes to @ewarren I want to support you but cannot if you associate with a bully and misogynist #IStandWithTaylor”.
Early reports from Page Six indicated that Taylor herself commented on the situation, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
The question now, of course, is — how will this affect Harris’ chances of securing the Democratic nomination?
And the answer is, almost certainly not at all.
We know there are those who believe Taylor could have prevented a Trump presidency simply by endorsing Hillary, but that’s obviously not true.
If anything, the 2016 Election taught us the same lesson as the Taylor vs. Scooter feud — extremely rich white dudes can pretty much do whatever they want.