As far as political statements go, Taylor Swift’s March for Our Lives words weren’t anything terribly dramatic.
The singer started her Instagram post with the common-sense statement that “No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence,” and ended with an announcement that she’s made a donation in support of the movement. It’s nothing we haven’t seen from dozens, if not hundreds, of other celebrities already.
But it is something rare coming from this particular celebrity.
No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship. I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again.