Republican and Democratic senators alike tore into Ticketmaster on Tuesday after the company’s dominance in the ticketing industry created “bad blood” with singer Taylor Swift’s fans.
The Senate Judiciary Committee debated possible actions to prevent ticket-sale calamities like the one that beset Swift’s “Eras” tour that left fans waiting in digital lines for hours. While many music fans are interested in solutions that will make ticket buying easier and more affordable, Swift’s fans couldn’t help but notice senators leaning into some of the singer’s best-known lyrics throughout the hearing.
“You can’t have too much consolidation, something that unfortunately for this country, as an ode to Taylor Swift, I will say we know ‘All Too Well,’” Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said in her opening remarks, referencing the Swift song of the same name.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, discussed the reselling of tickets, saying many people “seem to think that’s somehow a solution. I think it’s a ‘nightmare dressed like a daydream,’” quoting lyrics from Swift’s song “Blank Space.”
On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss the debate over Ticketmaster’s near-monopoly on ticket sales and the role Congress might play in the controversy.
Also on today’s show, Vice President Kamala Harris appears to have intentionally omitted the right to “life” in the Declaration of Independence when speaking to pro-abortion advocates. Plus, crime is on the rise. We explain some of the possible reasons for that. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”
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