Newsmax host Greg Kelly went off on a bizarre rant accusing Taylor Swift fans of 'idolotry,' saying it's a 'sin' in 'the Bible.'
Newsmax host Greg Kelly became the latest conservative mouthpiece to attack Taylor Swift for existing and being talented. As with most of his rants, it's a little difficult to determine his point.
Conservatives have targeted Swift before for encouraging people to register to vote and for endorsing Biden-Harris in 2020. But in his latest rant, Kelly directs his criticism at Swifties, even citing the Bible's warnings against the "sin" of "idolatry."
You can watch an excerpt of Kelly's diatribe here:
"They are totally over the top worshipping this woman."
"Have you seen any of the pictures of her in concert? I wouldn’t go myself. I don’t do that kind of thing anymore. But I think what they call it is, they’re elevating her to an idol."
"Idolatry, this is a little bit of what idolatry, I think, looks like. You’re not supposed to do that. In fact, if you look it up in the Bible, it’s a sin! So, I don’t like that."
I'm sure Swifties everywhere are very concerned about what Greg Kelly does and doesn't like.
As the segment continued, Kelly predictably went after Travis Kelce and Swift's tendency to urge her fans to vote Democratic:
"And I’m also over this new boyfriend.
"And she is going to use all of this popularity, potentially, against MAGA and for Democrats. She’s got a record of this stuff, a track record."
Then he veered into conspiracy theory territory.
"Some people think this is a massive psy-op."
"They’re gonna build her up, and build up Kelce as well. Build them up, build them up, build them up, and then at the moment of truth, they’re going to endorse Biden."
Despite Kelly's dire warnings about the evils of The Eras Tour, he found little support online.
Some pointed out Kelly's own idolatry, as he is unapologetically a devout MAGA minion.
Others found better examples of idolatry.
None included Taylor Swift.
One person volunteered to replace popular Trump MAGA memes with Taylor Swift.
No idolatry here.
Kelly also did a hard-hitting expose on his own experience with marijuana, claiming it led to an unplanned flight to Africa.