The Internet is a really, really weird place.
Neo-Nazis have apparently taken it upon themselves to name Taylor Swift their new Aryan goddess. Her blonde hair, her blue eyes, and thin frame make her the the perfect “icon” for the people who populate the internet’s “alt-right” subculture. Sounds crazy, right? Even Andrew Anglin, author of the white supremacist blog the Daily Stormer, says it’s true.
“Firstly, Taylor Swift is a pure Aryan goddess, like something out of classical Greek poetry. Athena reborn. That’s the most important thing,” he told Broadly. “It is also an established fact that Taylor Swift is secretly a Nazi and is simply waiting for the time when Donald Trump makes it safe for her to come out and announce her Aryan agenda to the world. Probably, she will be betrothed to Trump’s son, and they will be crowned American royalty.”
So what does the singer think of all this? Well, she and her lawyers are not amused. Her team sent a letter to Emily Pattinson — a young girl who started making memes using the singer’s photos and quotes by Adolf Hitler — writing, “The association of Ms. Swift with Adolf Hitler undisputedly is ‘harmful,’ ‘abusive,’ ‘ethnically offensive,’ ‘humiliating to other people,’ ‘libelous,’ and no doubt ‘otherwise objectionable.’
It’s not every day you get to be called an icon for Neo-Nazis, huh?