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Here’s why you should reject society’s obsessive idolization of Taylor Swift

Opinion/Entertainment/Media Review
By Summer Lane

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It’s hard to avoid social media’s constant ups and downs. In just a few hours, careers can be created or destroyed (or both), and today’s 24/7 media cycle will milk it for all that it’s worth.

When it comes to global superstar Taylor Swift, it seems as if she’s been a darling of Hollywood, the music industry, and American teen girls since she burst onto the music scene in 2006 with her self-titled album (brought to you by Big Machine Records) and a litany of catchy songs centered on heartbreak and romance.

Since then, she’s made a difficult but impressive transition from curly-haired country singer to international pop superstar, officially cementing herself as a billionaire, traveling the world, and releasing multiple albums that still focus on the original themes of her once-teenage heart: love, love, and more love.

I’ll be the first to admit that I loved her first album when it came out in 2006, and I loved Fearless even more. My favorite album, without question, will always be 1989, and I will be the first to say that Taylor Swift is a very talented songwriter with a knack for describing both the soft and the jagged sides of romance in a way that few people can.

That being said, you can read my most recent review of her Midnights album, which was released amid her moneymaking Eras Tour. I wasn’t impressed by the album for a variety of reasons (namely, unnecessary profanity and the distinct feeling that despite her impressive lyrics, there is something empty about her music these days).

Lately, Taylor has teamed up with her alleged boyfriend (I say “alleged” because it’s hard to know what’s staged and what isn’t, these days), Travis Kelce, who is a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. The media has gone into a tizzy over their supposed romance, and the strange social media fascination with their posed paparazzi hand-holding pictures has become a little embarrassing to the average American’s intelligence.

As if things couldn’t get any more “cringe,” Brazilians illuminated their sacred “Jesus the Redeemer” statue with a “welcome to Brazil” message upon her arrival last November, sparking serious speculation as to how Swift idolization had gotten so out of hand. See the disturbing video here:

The reality is this: Taylor Swift has claimed to be a Christian, but she does not reflect the fruits of such authentic regeneration and transformation in her life. She is an open supporter of abortion, the LGBTQ movement (see my previous review for more about that), and – if we’re going to be frank – promotes a lifestyle of serial dating and sex that is completely antithetical to common sense and Biblical values.

When pressured, Swift will always toe the line on radical left politics and policies, which are always rooted in godlessness and self-worship. The media’s slathering love-fest with Taylor Swift and Taylor Kelce is not organic. They elevate only those who seem to propel a broader message: leave the past behind and look into a progressive and godless future.

At the end of the day, Taylor Swift is a rich, successful, and talented songwriter. But she is hardly a role model when it comes to life, love, and morality. Christians should be wary of this, and should be careful not to become obsessed with society’s “idols.” The very term itself is unbiblical, after all! (Exodus 20:4-5)

The very idols whom you think you can trust are often the ones who end up pushing a very destructive message, and with Taylor Swift, if it’s not her advocation for the evils of abortion or normalizing serial failed romances (sorry, but it’s true!), it will be something else in the near future.

Guard your hearts and minds from what the world elevates and worships and instead keep your heart and mind focused on God’s Word and His truth. Sure, enjoy a Taylor Swift song when it comes on the radio if you want – just remember to keep your eyes wide open when you do.






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Summer Lane is the #1 bestselling author of 30 books, including the hit Collapse Series and Resurrection Series. She is an experienced journalist and columnist who reports on news within the U.S. and abroad. She is the Associate Editor for Right Side Broadcasting Network. Additionally, she analyzes politics and policies on The Write Revolution.

Summer is also a mom and wife who enjoys rural country living, herding cats, and gardening. She is passionate about writing about women’s issues, parenting, and politics from a theologically-grounded perspective that points readers to the good news of the gospel.

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