The Women's March made activists out of many who had never gotten political publicly before—Taylor Swift among them. The singer, whose silence on the 2016 election got global attention, tweeted a statement of support for the march—and suggested she was part of that resistance.
So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 21, 2017
"So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched," she wrote. "I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day."
Taylor did not appear to have attended any of the protests herself.
Fans of the singer didn't take kindly to her gentle wade into the election, though, with many replying to her tweet with messages along the lines of "too little too late." They asked why she has only just spoken out, and some just shared their exasperation about her silence in the form of some pretty genius GIFs.
@taylorswift13 This is gross opportunism. Be better.— Chris Rollins (@chrisrollins_) January 22, 2017
@taylorswift13 but where were you during the entire election?— Jordan Ross (@jordanrosstv) January 22, 2017
Whilst Swifty hasn't been anywhere near as outspoken as many of her Hollywood friends (or foes, in the case of Katy Perry) her Tweet has the power to educate her followers on women's rights, and surely that should count for something? The world of politics can be a dangerous one to wade into, so we'll forgive her for keeping quiet until now.
This article originally appeared on ELLE.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.