Earlier this month, actress Ashley Judd said she was a victim of sexism when an airport employee called her ‘sweetheart.”
That guy must not know Ashley.
“This is the kind of thing, to me, that happens which I categorize as everyday sexism,” she said in a Facebook Live on August 5. “And it is so easy to let it go and not to speak up, particularly when it is so easy for someone to push back and say, ‘Oh, I was just being polite.’ So, I was coming through security and a guy said ‘Hey sweetheart,’ and I said, ‘I’m not your sweetheart, I am your client.’ So I was already setting a boundary.”
In light of that incident, it may not be a surprise that Ashley was quick to stand up for Taylor Swift, who currently finds herself in a heated court battle against a DJ who allegedly touched her inappropriately during a concert meet-and-greet. Ashley took to Twitter with this message for the pop music superstar: “Hi @taylorswift13. Just learned [of] #taylorswifttrial. Thank you for taking a stand. #ivegotyourback”
And while the country music industry has been noticeably quiet about the case, many singers and other celebrities have headed to their social media pages to express their support for Taylor and what she and her family are currently going through. “Been in several meet n’ greets where radio staff attempt to cross lines,” wrote singer Nelly Furtado. “Love @taylorswift13 for fighting 4 women’s safety in the workplace.”
Others expressing their support included Lena Durham, Hayley Williams and former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson.