Pop superstar Taylor Swift joined the chorus of left-wing activists demanding the rectification of the dubious “gender pay gap” for female soccer stars, while accepting the Icon Award at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday from the U.S. women’s soccer captain Alex Morgan.
“First, I want to talk about Alex Morgan,” Taylor Swift began, repeating the false assertion that women players are underpaid, despite the fact they bring in significantly less revenuethan their male counterparts. “The fact that she’s here presenting this to me is such an honor and not only winning the World Cup with her amazing teammates, right?”
“While they were winning the World Cup, they were also taking a historic stand in terms of gender equality [and the] gender pay gap,” the crooner continued. “Please, please, please support her and her teammates because this isn’t over yet. It’s not resolved.”
In March, the women’s soccer team launched a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation for allegedly violating the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Their lawyer Jeffrey L. Kessler recently confirmed the case was moving “full-speed ahead.”