Fox host: Taylor Swift's political opinions are a "virtue signal," Kanye's are "brave"
Greg Gutfeld: "Taylor Swift was a virtue signal to try to preserve her reputation"
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From the October 8 edition of Fox News' The Five:
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GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): There's a big difference between these political statements by Taylor Swift and Kanye. Taylor Swift was a virtue signal to try to preserve her reputation among her peers. And I don't blame her for that because, you know, she needs to maintain her relevancy even though she's filthy rich. Kanye's the opposite of Taylor Swift in that he's stepping away to speak what he believes to be a truth. He may be right, he may be wrong, but it's the truth that his peers hate. And that's dangerous and it's brave. So what Taylor is doing is the opposite of bravery. It's not cowardice but it's not brave. Whereas Kanye's a symbol of a greater act of sacrifice, the willingness to expend his career and his capital to challenge, again, he is challenging the mob. And they don't call him Yeezus for nothing. So here you have exactly the response where some comic from SNL is calling him a jackass because he's willing to take the risk.