Superstar Taylor Swift has always remained silent on politics…until now. On her Instagram account, Swift took the opportunity to slam Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is running for the senate, and endorse Tennessee Democrats.
She wrote that “several events” in her life “and in the world in the past two years” changed her mind and explains why she can’t support Blackburn:
Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.
She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.
However, Swift encouraged her fans to “educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values” and reminded them that “[F]or a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.” (Isn’t that true for us libertarians?!)
Swift received a lot of criticism in 2016 and 2017 after she refused to endorse a candidate or even tell us who she voted for. She took the high road because she didn’t want to alienate anyone in her fanbase.
Many might not think this is a good idea, but to me it doesn’t matter. I’ve accepted the fact that the majority of Hollywood are leftists. One of my favorite bands is Pearl Jam, one of the most outspoken leftist bands ever to exist.
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