Taylor Swift's Political Silence Defended By Lena Dunham


People had a lot to say when Taylor Swift was noticeably quiet during the recent election, but Lena Dunham doesn't blame the star for her obvious silence when it comes to politics.

Swift was tight-lipped regarding all things politics, including her opinions on several widely publicized matters throughout the presidential race between President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

It wasn't until election day that the 27-year-old star even mentioned politics. She took to Instagram to share a photo with her fans, which showed her standing in line to cast her vote.

Now, Lena Dunham is speaking up to defend Taylor Swift's political silence -- and whether you agree with Dunham or not, she actually has a point!

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Dunham defended Swift, saying,

People are crazy... That seems like a logical reason for T-Swift's secrecy regarding politics to me!

You're either going to speak out, offend millions of people and endure a ton of death threats, or you're going to keep quiet, and the world will label you as careless. As a celebrity, it's almost impossible to win.

Dunham went on to cite Swift's impeccable work ethic as the reason she is able to withstand some of fame's most brutal side effects.

This isn't the first time the 30-year-old "Girls" star spoke about her good friend Taylor Swift. Earlier this month, Dunham called Taylor's love life an "unfair and unwinnable game." 

Citations: Lena Dunham Defends Taylor Swift's Silence During the Election and Aftermath: She's a 'F--king Seasoned Pro at This Stuff' (Us Weekly)