Taylor Swift (left) Harrison Butker (right)

Taylor Swift Seemingly Claps Back At Harrison Butker's 'Homemakers' Speech

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on May 24, 2024 at 7:08 PM EDT

Days after Harrison Butker seemingly told women to be "homemakers," Taylor Swift shared a cryptic Instagram post supposedly clapping back at the NFL kicker.

As The Blast reported, the Butker, who delivered a controversial graduation speech at Benedictine College, a private Catholic institution in Kansas, not only expressed his views on what women should do for their future but also labeled LGBTQ pride as a "deadly sin."

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What Did Harrison Butker Say?

Harrison Butker kicking at Super Bowl LVIII

In his speech, Butker discussed the LGBTQ community, gender roles, and President Joe Biden, among other things.

"For the ladies present today, congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. You should be proud of all that you have achieved to this point in your young lives," he said at one point. "I want to speak directly to you briefly because I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you. How many of you are sitting here now about to cross this stage and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you are going to get in your career?"

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"I'm beyond blessed with the many talents God has given me, but it cannot be overstated that all of my success is made possible because a girl I met in band class back in middle school would convert to the faith, become my wife, and embrace one of the most important titles of all: homemaker," he added.

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Taylor Swift Dedicates Instagram Post To 'Female Rage The Musical!'

Taylor Swift at 66th Annual Grammy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles

The day after Butker delivered his speech, Swift shared an Instagram post to “the new Tortured Poets section of the Eras Tour (aka Female Rage The Musical!)”.

"This post is dedicated to the new Tortured Poets section of the Eras Tour (aka Female Rage The Musical!) and everyone who made these memories so magical," she wrote. "To my crew, fellow performers, and band who worked tirelessly in their break to concoct this surprise for you - but mostly for the fans in Paris."

"I’m so thankful that it was you we got to show this to for the first time because you gave us so much excitement, passion, and love. I’m SO fired up to play this for every crowd on the tour. See you very soon, Stockholm!" the artist added.

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Harrison Butker Slams LGBTQ Community In 2024 Commencement Speech

Harrison Butker on the football field

While this is not a direct response to Butker's speech, many think it was a subtle reply, especially since Swift has been a strong supporter of equality and an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, something that Butker slammed in his speech.

"I am certain the reporters at the AP could not have imagined that their attempt to rebuke and embarrass places and people like those here at Benedictine wouldn't be met with anger but instead met with excitement and pride," Butkeer said in his now-viral speech. "Not the deadly sin sort of pride that has an entire month dedicated to it, but the true God-centered pride that is cooperating with the Holy Ghost to glorify him."

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Travis Kelce Responds To Harrison Butker's Speech

Travis Kelce at REVOLVE Festival 2023

After Patrick Mahomes called Butker a "good person," Travis Kelce broke his silence.

“I cherish him as a teammate. I think Pat said it best where he is every bit of a great person and a great teammate,” Kelce said on his 'New Heights' podcast.

“He’s treated family and family that I’ve introduced to him with nothing but respect and kindness. And that’s how he treats everyone," he added. "When it comes down to his views and what he said at Saint Benedict’s commencement speech, those are his. I can’t say I agree with the majority of it or just about any of it outside of just him loving his family and his kids. And I don’t think that I should judge him by his views, especially his religious views, of how to go about life, that’s just not who I am.”

Travis Kelce 'Grew Up In A Beautiful Upbringing'

Travis Kelce at Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix's 'Quarterback' Season 1

Kelce then spoke about how his childhood influenced his views.

“I grew up in a beautiful upbringing of different social classes, different religions, different races and ethnicities, in Cleveland Heights, and that’s why I love Cleveland Heights for what it was,” he explained. “It showed me a broad spectrum, just a broad view of a lot of different walks of life. And I appreciated every single one of those people for different reasons, and I never once had to feel like I needed to judge them, based off of their beliefs.”

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