Musgraves initially told fans she had been off social media all day and her “account had been hacked” after an image circulated on Twitter seemingly showing the country star had “liked” Rock’s tweet. She later said she thought she had been hacked “until I found out about the manipulated image.”
“Last week I was dragged because of how liberal I am and anyone that knows me knows how outspoken I am about equality & respect,” Musgraves tweeted Sunday. “I’ve connected with Taylor – she knows this is NOT how I feel and we are cool. That was a manipulated image, (I don’t even follow Kid Rock), and I would NEVERRR support any message promoting such disgusting misogyny.”
Swift acknowledged Musgraves’ statement with a “like” from her own official Twitter account.
Kid Rock’s tweet, which has garnered more than 61,000 replies, 33,000 retweets and 147,000 likes, has rocked the social media site. It has also sparked reactions from celebrities including Chrissy Teigen, Sheryl Crow and Patricia Arquette, who slammed Kid Rock for “sexist, outdated thinking.”
“Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies …. period,” he tweeted “And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.”
Rock’s tweet comes in the wake of a rare interview Swift granted to Vogue that was published Thursday. In it, the 29-year-old talks about her decision to speak out on LGBTQ rights, sexism in entertainment and her $113,000 donation to the Tennessee Equality Project.
“They don’t call it ‘Slate of Hate’ for nothing,” Swift said, referencing several bills in the 2019 state legislature that received backlash from community leaders.
Contributing: Sara M. Moniuszko
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