Former governor and Fox News personality Mike Huckabee tweeted his disapproval of Taylor Swift’s endorsement of democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen for Senate in Tennessee, saying it wouldn’t impact the election “unless we allow 13-year-old girls to vote.”
This did not go over well with the large and extremely engaged Swift fanbase on Twitter.
incredible how taylor has been active for the past ~12 years yet all her fans are still 13 years old https://t.co/MRPFV1sUB3— alyssa (@midgemaisels) October 8, 2018
Oh honey you are in for a shock https://t.co/ofsLluUdIg— Lizzie🌼 (@lilibetmonbelle) October 8, 2018
Let’s do some math. When you were elected Gov. of AR in 1996, let’s generously say the average age of your voters was 50. They’re 72 now.— Jana Pochop (@janapochop) October 8, 2018
When @taylorswift13 released her FIRST album in 2006, let’s say that her average fan was 13. They’re 25 now. And they’re gonna vote. 🙏🏻
“13 year old fans to vote”....this is false. Most Taylor fans have grown with Taylor since she started... That means that a majority of us are 18 or 18+ so we can vote this time around.— Omg anna!! (@youbelongwitht) October 8, 2018
46 yr old Taylor fan here & I took my 44 yr old sister @modmomsc with me to see her soldout concert this summer, we’re both Dems, we both vote, & I’m running for office. Huckabee & his friends need to sit down & pipe down, women are ready to take over now & we won’t do it quietly pic.twitter.com/KjgJA5Sa4m— Michelle Sawyer Moge for Derry NH (@MichelleResists) October 8, 2018
My experience driving for Lyft during the T Swift concert in Louisville begs to differ https://t.co/ivN4wiIWJV— Trey Embrey (@Tembrey3) October 8, 2018
A lot of people pointed out that 13-year-old girls are just five years from voting.
13-year-old girls are the future of this country, you quivering pile of cream cheese https://t.co/Wy5XDTfMlv— Ej Dickson (@ejdickson) October 8, 2018
Taylor Swift's first record was released twelve years ago and she remains a major star.— Nick Ban Nazis Mamatas 🤼♂️🏴 (@NMamatas) October 8, 2018
And, of course, the jokes came out.
acting like her fans wouldn't straight out murder on her command lol https://t.co/OvpQOwnWmb— Emma m8 🏳️🌈 (@emmathegrate) October 8, 2018
This is such a letdown for Gov. Mike Huckabee's rabid teen fanbase. https://t.co/00e22fhFov— David Iserson (@davidiserson) October 8, 2018
Shake it off Mike, shake it off. https://t.co/EMxZ4LYXME— Mike Ferlita (@MkFerlita) October 8, 2018
Because none of her fans aged with her. You're about as sharp as a bag of wet bowling balls, Huckabee. https://t.co/H2ngfmHB9R— Tim Williams (@timwilliamsart) October 8, 2018
I can’t believe that every swiftie has been 13 for 10 years. We are all vampires https://t.co/UIDjgRCpsL— Jess 🐍 (@mustlikemeform3) October 8, 2018
This is the oldest of old men tweets I don't know how he pressed send tweet without his thumb breaking https://t.co/oDYgVF9DOr— kuribohrn (@Shower_Capy) October 8, 2018
Huckabee got a few laughs, though they were vastly outnumbered by angry Swifties.
Burn 😁😀😂 https://t.co/LOE4vYYH0r— WOLF OF ALL STREETS (@ForksEye) October 8, 2018
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