PLL’s Troian Bellisario is ‘so appalled’ by Taylor Swift’s ‘false feminism’

July 29th, 2016 | by staff
PLL’s Troian Bellisario is ‘so appalled’ by Taylor Swift’s ‘false feminism’
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Some of the younger commenters have yelled at me before for not knowing the cast of Pretty Little Liars. Like, I know who Ashley Benson is from her interviews, but not because I’ve ever seen her in anything. So it is with Troian Bellisario, another young actress from Pretty Little Liars. I only know her from event photos, basically. But I’m going to remember her name from here on out, because this young lady is en fuego!! Bellisario spoke to Cosmopolitan while attending the DNC. She’s very active in pro-choice issues, and she’s a former Bernie Sanders supporter who is now happily voting for Hillary Clinton. And she has some thoughts about Taylor Swift and the Kardashians. You can read the full piece here. Highlights:

Voting for Hillary as a former Bernie supporter: “There’s a stigma attached to, “Oh you’re only voting for Hillary because she’s a woman,” or, “You’re only voting for Hillary now that Bernie has joined Hillary’s team.” But I think she is the most qualified person to become our president. We’d be so lucky to have her as our president. I mean, I was definitely a very big Bernie supporter. [But] I was somebody who really thought that it was always going to be Hillary, so when the time came for me to be with her, it wasn’t a difficult switch for me … I felt like they were both very wonderful candidates. But I know it’s very difficult for a lot of my friends, and a lot of my friends feel angry and disillusioned right now. I’m considering it my mission to try to unify the party within my friends group, to try to say, “I understand that you’re pissed off, I understand that you felt like you had a candidate who represented you and now you’re not sure if you can jump on board with Hillary,” but I’m doing my best to help win them over to support her, because I think it’s really important that we all move forward as a party.

How she feels about Bernie or Bust Bros: “I feel really frightened. I understand that what a lot of people saw in Bernie was somebody who was an outsider, and so maybe it’s easier for them to change their vote over to Trump, who is an outsider of the political system — but I see that as a dangerous thing. I happen to think that if you were following Bernie and now you’re gonna go over to Trump, I don’t know what your politics are. I don’t really follow that line of logic.”

Team Kim Kardashian or Team Taylor Swift? “Oh god, I have such an aversion to the Kardashians because I literally don’t understand people’s obsession with them and I don’t want to accept them as our closest thing to a royal family, so I guess I would be Team Taylor Swift? However, I’m so appalled by what I consider to be her false feminism. It seems like she’s this person who’s like, “Sisterhood!” and then she does nothing but tear down the women that were once her friends. So is it possible to just be, like … this is a two-party system that I don’t want to be a part of? Can I just say that? Can I say that I would choose the Green Party in this?

[From Cosmopolitan]

LOL at choosing the “Green Party” of Taylor vs. Kimye. I think Katy Perry might be the Green Party, maybe? No, it’s Rihanna. Rihanna is the Green Party in this situation. But what Bellisario says about Taylor’s “false feminism” is absolutely correct. And she sounds like a really thoughtful and pragmatic young woman when it comes to politics too. That’s one of the things that I never really understood about the Bernie-or-Bust people… did they not realize that it was always going to be Hillary?


Photos courtesy of WENN.


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