She stepped into a controversy over the weekend by liking a tweet from Kid Rock accusing Taylor Swift of performing a sex act in order to get movie roles.
Now Kacey Mugraves is distancing herself by claiming the errant like was the result of being hacked.
The 30-year-old Grammy winner reached out to Taylor Swift, 29, on Saturday to make her true feelings clear.
Clearing the air: Kacey Musgraves, 30, reached out to Taylor Swift, 29, on Saturday after claiming her Twitter was hacked when she liked a misogynistic tweet from Kid Rock criticizing the singer; pictured in April
Kid Rock’s original tweet drew widespread condemnation due to its misogynistic sexual content.
‘Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period,’ he tweeted.
‘And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl,’ wrote the Bawitdaba singer.
Celebrities and Twitter users took to the social media platform to swiftly denounce the singer – born Robert James Ritchie.
Gross: Kid Rock, 48, suggested the 29-year-old would perform a sexual act — namely oral sex — to get a starring role in more movies
Gross: Kid Rock (real name: Robert James Ritchie) accused Taylor of being a Democrat solely to advance her aspiring movie career. It’s not clear what prompted the tweet about Swift
Kacey, normally a fan of liberal causes, surprised her followers by liking Kid Rock’s tweet.
She responded in the early hours of Saturday morning with a tweet denying that she intentionally liked it.
‘yoooo — my account was hacked. I’ve been working all day and just got on Twitter,’ she wrote, adding an exasperated frowning emoji.
Helping to spread the outrage among her similarly minded fans was a tweet featuring a screenshot that appeared to confirm the like.
Out of character: Kacey, normally a fan of liberal causes, surprised her followers by liking Kid Rock’s tweet; pictured July 19
Reversal: She responded in the early hours of Saturday morning with a tweet denying that she intentionally liked it
Fake? Helping to spread the outrage among her similarly minded fans was a tweet featuring a screenshot that appeared to confirm the like
Not all of her fans were buying that her account had been hacked, so Kacey went straight to the person at the center of the offending tweet, Taylor Swift.
‘Last week I was dragged because of how liberal I am and anyone that knows me knows how outspoken I am about equality & respect. I’ve connected with Taylor — she knows this is NOT how I feel and we are cool,’ she wrote in a note posted to Twitter.
‘That was a manipulated image, (I don’t even follow Kid Rock), and I would NEVERRR support any message promoting such disgusting misogyny.’
She seemed to contradict her original statement that she had been hacked, instead labeling the screenshot shared on Twitter as a fake.
Getting to the bottom of it: Not all of her fans were buying that her account had been hacked, so Kacey went straight to the person at the center of the offending tweet, Taylor Swift
Clearing it up: Kacey originally said she had been hacked, but her fuller statement said the image showing the like was a fabrication; pictured in April
Though Kacey has long been outspoken about her politics, Taylor has long kept her opinions to herself.
Her silence in advance of the 2016 US Presidential election elicited criticism from fans who urged her to use her enormous platform to more publicly support a candidate.
In her Vogue cover story released Thursday, the Blank Space singer opened up about why she stayed silent.
‘Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement,’ she said of President Trump.
‘He was going around saying: “I’m a man of the people. I’m for you. I care about you.”‘ I just knew I wasn’t going to help.’
Opening up: Taylor has often kept her politics private, though she’s been spurred into publicly supporting the LGBTQ community since the election of Donald Trump; pictured May 1
She also said she refrained from endorsing her preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton, because of the widespread perception that she’s calculating and manipulative, which she feared would rub off on the wife of former President Bill Clinton.
‘These are the same exact insults people were hurling at Hillary,’ she said
‘Literally millions of people were telling me to disappear. So I disappeared. In many senses,’ she added.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, Taylor has made her voice louder in response to discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
In June, she sent a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) asking him to support the federal Equality Act.