Taylor Swift’s friend, the dancer Todrick Hall says people who assume that Taylor Swift supports President Donald Trump are making a "huge assumption."
"Taylor has never to my knowledge come out and said anything about her being pro-Trump," Hall told Yahoo! The dancer stars in the somewhat controversial Look What You Made Me Do video.
"But people would still rather believe that she is the one who is pushing Trump’s agenda. That was one of the major things that was tweeted at me, and I’m like, ‘So you are mad that you think she might support Donald Trump? But you’re not mad that Kanye has been very openly pro-Trump?’ I don’t understand that."
Swift pretty much sat on the fence or kept her reserve during last year’s presidential campaign. Her only noticable contribution was an Instagram post on Election Day telling followers to "go out and VOTE."
Hall is the star of YouTube, RuPaul’s Drag Race, MTV, American Idol and Kinky Boots. He features as one of the dancers in Swift's, for which he was trolled as a "sellout" with some of the abuse emanating from Beyoncé fans, despite his appearing on Beyoncé videos.
Hall, who is gay, says he has been accused of betraying both the black and LGBTQ communities by the mere fact of associating with Swift.
Hall declared that he did not want to speak for Swift, but just wanted to say that she had always been a good friend. "I’ve never felt like there was ever a moment that I couldn’t be myself, and talk about the fact that I’m gay or whatever," Hall said.
"At Thanksgiving, we all sat around and talked about it, and there was another one of her friends there who was African-American, and we all sat down and talked about racism and watched 13th on Netflix (Ava DuVernay documentary) and talked about how important it was.
"It was one of the most beautiful conversations I’ve ever had, because sometimes as an African-American person I feel like I can’t voice my opinion about how difficult it is to be not just an African-American person in the entertainment industry, but how scary it is to be black in America, in even 2017."