Taylor Swift joined ranks with many fellow celebrities, students and Americans at large by announcing her support for the March For Our Lives nationwide movement via Instagram on March 23. The “Gorgeous” singer issued a heartfelt statement which she began by saying, “No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence." Later, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter notes she made a donation to support students, the campaign and gun reform.
Swift joins a long list of famous people who have publicly supported March For Our Lives rallies across the country, including former Beatles front man Paul McCartney, who came out with his wife, Nancy Shevell to join thousands of people who gathered in New York City on Saturday (March 24) to honor his late friend, John Lennon, who was gunned down and killed by a single crazed shooter outside of his New York apartment on Dec. 8, 1980.
Swift, who recently hit a U.S. sales milestone with her critically-acclaimed sixth studio album reputation, has supported many causes and disaster relief efforts throughout her prolific career. She donated to the Joyful Heart Foundation to support sexual assault survivors after winning her counter lawsuit against a DJ who groped her during a 2013 meet-and-greet. She also donated to Dolly Parton’s Tennessee wildfire telethon, supported Louisiana flood relief efforts, and many more charitable causes.
You can read Taylor Swift’s entire March For Our Lives Instagram statement embedded below.
No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship. I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again.