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Here’s How Taylor Swift Honored Orlando After Nearly A Week Of Silence

Not so swiftly.

06/18/2016 11:43 am ET
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    Taylor Swift names all 49 of those killed in the Orlando massacre in an Instagram tribute.

    Things Taylor Swift has done this week instead of acknowledging the mass shooting at a queer nightclub in Orlando, Florida: Pose for a series of totally unstaged photos with Tom Hiddleston, erase all traces of ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris from her social media accounts and go round and round with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in their never-ending “Famous” feud.

    After many criticized Swift for staying silent on Orlando, while other celebrities paid tribute to the victims with powerful speeches and tearful pleas, the “1989” singer shared an Instagram post on Friday night to all those touched by the mass shooting.

    “As you bury your loved ones this week,” she wrote alongside a handwritten card with the names of the 49 people killed in the attack, “please know that there are millions of us sending you love and our deepest sympathy in the face of this unthinkable and devastating tragedy.”

    Many people praised Swift for the powerful message in her mentions. But others were quick to address how her response only came after nearly a week of criticism from members of the queer community, who’ve supported the star throughout her career.

    And now all eyes turn to another LGBTQ fave who’s remained silent in the wake of the shooting. What’s good, Nicki Minaj?

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