Ciara Claps Back At Homophobes Who Question Her Role In Taylor Swift's New Video
Ciara had to fight off trolls in her comments questioning her role in Taylor Swift's new video, which involved officiating a gay wedding.
June 17, 2019 at 10:42 pm
Ciara was forced to address grumpy fans in her comments on Monday who had something to say about her participation in Taylor Swift's new star-studded video for "You Need To Calm Down."
The song addresses homophobia as well as transphobia. It's also a tribute to PRIDE month and is part of a larger effort to get US Senate support for the Equality Act.
"In excellent recent news, the House has passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations," Swift wrote in a Change.org petition.
"Our country’s lack of protection for its own citizens ensures that LGBTQ people must live in fear that their lives could be turned upside down by an employer or landlord who is homophobic or transphobic. The fact that, legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others is disgusting and unacceptable."
In the video, Ciara officiates a colorful wedding between Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita. She advertised the release of the video on her Instagram page. Instantly, dozens of her fans made homophobic comments and questioned her Christianity.
“Ciara. You shouldn’t be doing this. We respect u too much, Being at a gay wedding is one thing and joining them together is, even more, a greater sin," user @lucas_norton101 wrote.
"We love you but this is wrong.”
Ciara immediately shot back, writing, "Firstly, Christians don’t judge and Secondly #YouNeedToCalmDown.”