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Taylor Swift does surprise show at Stonewall Inn and reactions are mixed

Taylor Swift does surprise show at Stonewall Inn and reactions are mixed

Reactions are mixed after Taylor Swift’s surprise show at the Stonewall Inn last night (14 June).

The pop star marked Pride month by turning up to the historic LGBTI landmark.

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson introduced Taylor. She performed her hit Shake It Off acoustic with a guitar.

Fans captured the performance and shared the footage on social media.

Taylor Swift performs Shake It Off at Stonewall Inn


The surprise gig was planned to coincide with Taylor’s LGBTI-themed song You Need To Calm Down.

Featured in the song are numerous references to LGBTI culture, including a nod to charity GLAAD in the lyrics, a rainbow on the cover art and a reference to ‘his gown’.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson was performing his cabaret at the Stonewall Inn that night.

‘I’m so happy I don’t have to keep this secret any longer,’ he tweeted.

‘Look who came to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall at the Stonewall Inn. @taylorswift13, you are a gem. Thank you for everything you do for the LGBTQ community. We ❤️ you! 🌈’

Critics of the Stonewall Inn performance

The surprise show and new single You Need To Calm Down has not come without criticism.

Fans

But others say, along with her recent donations, prove that Taylor is a great ally.

Taylor Swift wants LGBTI equality

Earlier this month, Taylor Swift called on the Republican senator for Tennessee to support the pro-LGBTI rights Equality Act.

Swift posted an open letter online, addressed to Senator Lamar Alexander.

The singer also launched a Change.org petition to collect signatures in support of the bill.

The Equality Act passed through the House earlier last month. It will now move on to a vote in the Senate.

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