In social media posts on November 14, Swift claimed that executives at her former record company were preventing her from performing a medley of her hits at the American Music Awards and including older songs in a forthcoming Netflix documentary. She implored her followers to share their feelings directly with those executives, Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun. The response was immediate and overwhelming. It included support tweeted by politicians Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and backing from fellow musicians ranging from Selena Gomez to John Fogerty. Her legion of loyal “Swifties” mobilized in response, flooding social media with indignation directed at the Swift-designated villains; some extremists apparently going so far as to make death threats to Braun and his family.
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