Taylor Swift Shares How Fear Of Stalkers Has Forced Her To Carry Army-Grade Supplies At All Times

Taylor Swift has definitely made a career on being approachable by fans.

She has had sleepovers with major fans before, paid portions of her fans’ student loans, surprised fans at their houses and made concerted efforts to uplift their lives.

Watch her in action here.

But that comes with a price.

Perhaps she has made herself TOO approachable.

Swift has amassed a FEW stalkers.  One Roger Alvarado, just a few days ago, broke into Taylor Swift’s NYC home.

And this is an anxiety she has been carrying around since the Ariana Grande Manchester attack.

She told Elle Magazine:

“After the Manchester Arena bombing and the Vegas concert shooting, I was completely terrified to go on tour this time because I didn’t know how we were going to keep three million fans safe over seven months. There was a tremendous amount of planning, expense, and effort put into keeping my fans safe.”

She added:

“I carry QuikClot army-grade bandage dressing, which is for gunshot or stab wounds.”

People were shocked and upset by the revelation.

“You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things,” she continued.

“We have to live bravely in order to truly feel alive, and that means not being ruled by our greatest fears.”

QuikClot, according to Britannica is:

hemostatic agent known as QuikClot, which is made from an engineered form of the mineral zeolite, is able to quickly stop bleeding. The engineered zeolite material contains cations (positively charged ions) that serve as cofactors in the activation of clotting proteins.

This is heavy duty stuff.  It’s used in all branches of the US military to quickly treat battlefield injuries.

The fact that a woman in this country feels so unsafe everywhere she goes that she needs to carry it speaks volumes about our society.

Alvarado, the stalker in question, has already been arrested for breaking into Swift’s apartment.  He served a six month sentence for his first offense, was released Feb 5th and in less than a month, has been re-arrested.

When your stalkers are this persistent, who can blame Taylor for carrying around military-grade wound treatment?

“Every day I try to remind myself of the good in the world, the love I’ve witnessed and the faith I have in humanity,” Swift concluded.

We have failed women like Swift in this society and we need to do better.

But we’ve had decades to work on it.

Google Rebecca Schaeffer, Theresa Saldana and Marla Hanson.

Violence and death are not the “price of fame.” We need to do better now.