Kellyanne Conway Criticizes Taylor Swift’s Equality Act Petition

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway talks with reporters outside the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Kellyanne Conway is the latest member of the Trump administration to criticize Taylor Swift after the singer called out the White House for not supporting the Equality Act during Monday’s MTV Video Music Awards. 

“I would love to survey the (VMAs) audience if they know what the Equality Act even is and isn’t,” Conway said Tuesday on Fox News. “But she’s welcome to her opinion. I can tell you, there’s a lot of poison pills in it… but she’s welcome to her opinion. I think when Hollywood and singers and all go political, it sounds in the moment like it’s very popular, and you’ve seen so many times where it backfires and it blows up.”

During one of her appearances onstage, Swift called for passage of the Equality Act, which would provide legal protections for LGBTQ people against discrimination at work, home, school, and other public accommodations. The bill has passed the Democratic-controlled House, but it’s unclear if it will be brought up for a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Hannah Yasharoff