Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris may have put the Taylor Swift block vote in jeopardy, thanks to holding a fundraiser at Swift archrival Scooter Braun’s home in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
The Swifties recoiled at the news of the fundraiser at Braun’s Brentwood home. He’s been enmeshed in a feud with the singer over ownership of her back catalog, which he acquired by buying the Big Machine Record Group, which included her early albums. The singer’s fans have since demonized him, even though he insists he gave her opportunities to acquire the catalog.
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Braun is a longtime supporter of Harris, and the fundraiser drew such notables as Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato. Ironically, Swift herself has shown some support for Harris in the past, retweeting a few online comments by the senator.
The news of the fundraiser comes as as Swift fans launched an #IStandWithTaylor hashtag, certifying their allegiance in the ongoing feud that some have equated to bullying.
Some of the reactions:
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 long hold onto my excitement and faith for you as a presidential candidate, @KamalaHarris #disappointed
— mel loves tswift (@longlivesnakeT) July 20, 2019
— 🌻 Millie James 🌻 (@WaterBottle199) July 21, 2019
— Charlsie Niemiec (@OMGCLN) July 1, 2019
AND THE SELLOUT AWARD GOES TOO….Kamala Harris! For having Scooter Braun throw her a party with Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, and Demi Lovato just to make people like her. It worked for Hillary…. #SelloutInChief#TaylorSwift #scooterbraun #KamalaHarris #ArianaGrande #DemiLovato pic.twitter.com/SE5dhHXg6f
— Benjamin D Goldman (@realDannyGold) July 21, 2019
Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande together! 💗 pic.twitter.com/Jni53XgJrB
— Demi Lovato Charts (@dlcharts) July 21, 2019
A truly inspiring night with my friend @KamalaHarris 🇺🇸
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) July 21, 2019