+14 votes
in General Factchecking by Genius (36.2k points)
Taylor Swift held up a 'Trump Won, Democrats Cheated' flag at 2024 Grammy Awards.
by Newbie (470 points)
This video was edited and Taylor Swift is not holding a sign that says "Trump Won, Democrats Cheated" flag at the Grammy's Award show. Even the linked media says on the bottom addressed by the site: Manipulated Media: Stay informed. Even the person who posted the video is an unreliable source making content that is "unserious" and unfactual. This favt checking site supports this evidence: https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/truth-or-fake/20240206-taylor-swift-did-not-endorse-former-president-donald-trump-during-the-grammy-awards

37 Answers

+1 vote
by Novice (500 points)

There has been editing done to this video. Taylor Swift isn't waving a sign declaring that Donald Trump, the previous president, won the 2021 presidential contest. She doesn't have anything in her hands. The original video was sourced from the Recording Academy and appeared on Variety's X.com (previously Twitter) account. This is the URL for the original video.

https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1754308552317976807

+1 vote
by Novice (580 points)
This video has been fabricated by the creator of the video. They took the original video from Variety and altered it to look like Taylor was holding the poster, in which she is not holding anything in her hands. Whoever fabricated the video clearly had the intent to persuade the audience regarding politics.

The original post from Variety is posted below.

https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1754308552317976807
Exaggerated/ Misleading
+1 vote
by Novice (600 points)

A video on X was posted showing Taylor Swift holding a flag that said “Trump Won, Democrats Cheted” while on the 2024 Grammy Awards red carpet. This video has been altered because the original video was posted by Variety and she is not holding a sign. As well as Taylor Swift is wearing long black gloves with her dress, but the altered video shows her gloveless hands holding the sign. As well as when you click on the link to the post, it is flagged with ‘manipulated media’. The account that uploaded this content mostly posts Donald Trump content, hence their username is @PapiTrumpo. A lot of the content looks altered and humorous, with reposted content being released to the followers. Although the account has 1 million followers, it does not seem like a valid source. @PapiTrumpo’s content mostly is humorous to clickbait users and creates comedic narratives about celebrities in hopes of supporting Trump. An official source, Forbes, states that “The video has been shared by multiple accounts on X and seen by over 4.5 million people at the time of this writing, though it’s unclear how many of those people know it’s a manipulated piece of media.The real video, which was first published by Variety, shows Taylor Swift at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. The original video makes it clear Swift never held a pro-Trump flag.” This source explains how the video is on different platforms and has been known to be manipulated as well as they reference the original creator of the video of Taylor Swift. Another official source, also known as the original source Variety, has the original video where there is no sign in Taylor Swift hands and instead she is wearing gloves and is fixing her dress for photos on the red carpet. Therefore, this claim is false. 

False
+1 vote
by Newbie (410 points)
This is fake news. The video is edited. If Taylor Swift did this at the Grammys it would be all over the news. The original video is her posing at the Grammys without a sign. The original  video was posted by Variety on X. There are multiple sources that say how the video is fake, including this.

 one. https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattnovak/2024/02/05/viral-video-of-taylor-swift-endorsing-donald-trump-is-completely-fake/?sh=4ea5f1f24a3a
+1 vote
by Novice (590 points)

This is false. This video has been altered. Taylor Swift has never held up a sign announcing that former President Donald Trump has won the 2021 presidential contest. In this version, she is not seen clutching anything, unlike in the modified version. The uncut footage, which was first obtained from the Recording Academy, is available on Variety's X.com (formerly Twitter) account. The original video is available to watch at this link: https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1754308552317976807

False
+1 vote
by Novice (500 points)

The video of Taylor Swift is clearly fake and was edited to insert the sign and hands on the side of the sign. The video spread on X, previously known as Twitter, and has been marked as "manipulated media." The original clip, shared by Variety on their TikTok account, doesn't show Swift holding any banner, instead, she's just posing for photographers on the carpet. Vanity Fair's footage from a different angle also confirms there's no banner in Swift's hands. Here is the original un edited video: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8crCg1b/

+1 vote
by Newbie (420 points)
This claim is false.

Taylor did not hold up that flag or any flag during the Grammys. In the video, we see two uncovered hands with a skin tone that doesn't resemble Taylor's holding the flag. Aside from these hands not resembling Taylor's hands, Swift was wearing gloves the whole night.

In this video around the 2:26 mark, you can see the exact moment this twitter post uses with no flag in sight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rU71idaTZk
False
+1 vote
by Novice (510 points)

After searching the video online, it seems that the original video is of Taylor at the Grammy's, not holding anything in here hands. Original video was posted by Variety on YouTube

The video that was fabricated to make it seem like Taylor was holding a pro-Trump sign was posted on Twitter by a user named @PapiTrumpo. This user claims to be partly parody in their bio, and has posted many digitally-altered photos involving Trump. 

False
0 votes
by Novice (650 points)
The altered footage shows Taylor Swift at the Grammy Awards without the "Trump Won, Democrats Cheated" placard. This is first clearly the fake Donald Trump Twitter account, then the video is very clearly edited.  The website addresses even the media link on the bottom as follows: manipulated media Remain educated. Even the individual who uploaded the video is a dubious source, producing "unserious" and untrue information.

https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1754308552317976807

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rU71idaTZk
False
+1 vote
by Apprentice (1.3k points)

The video is completely altered. Besides the...stiff rigging, below I've attached two separate videos of Taylor Swift walking down the 2024 Grammys red carpet fromVariety (courtesy of the Recording Academy). The altered video seemed to be a spin on the X, formerly known as Twitter, and edited Swift to be holding a Trump flag. 

https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1754308552317976807/video/1

https://www.tiktok.com/@varietymagazine/video/7331916661932477727

Exaggerated/ Misleading

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