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Sara Swann
By Sara Swann February 12, 2024

No, this photo doesn’t show Taylor Swift wearing an anti-Trump shirt

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  • The photo was altered. In the original 2019 photo Swift wore a pink and yellow dress.

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Taylor Swift wears T-shirts, as one of her lyrics famously declares, but did she wear one opposing former President Donald Trump? That’s what some social media users are claiming.

A Feb. 7 Facebook post shows a photo of pop star Swift wearing a blue T-shirt that says, "NOPE Not again." The "O" in "nope" was stylized with a blond swoop of hair and a red necktie that mimicked Trump’s likeness.

Text above the photo read, "Taylor Swift is worth $1.31 Billion and has over 600,000,000 followers on social media. I hope that they get her message!"

Another Facebook post shared the same image and text.

(Screengrab from Facebook)

These posts were flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

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But as Swift sings, "fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake."

A reverse-image search using TinEye revealed the original photo, taken at the 2019 Time100 Gala in New York City. In that photo, Swift wore a pink and yellow dress.

This is not the first time images have been altered to falsely represent the political stances  Swift has taken. We’ve also fact-checked images that claimed to show Swift holding flags that said Trump won the 2020 election.

On occasion, Swift has commented on political issues. Last fall, she encouraged her U.S. fans to register to vote, and ahead of the 2020 election, she endorsed President Joe Biden. Swift has not yet weighed in on the 2024 race.

We rate the claim that a photo shows Swift wearing an anti-Trump T-shirt Pants on Fire!

RELATED: What could a Taylor Swift endorsement mean for voter turnout in the 2024 election?

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