Taylor Swift breaks her silence on politics, supports Democrats in Tennessee races over Republicans.
Pop megastar Taylor Swift have finally put an end to her silence of being a mute spectator and have no say on political view. The 28-year-old for the first time have weighted her voice on the political situation of US through her social account which is loud and clear.
Pop megastar Taylor Swift took to her Instagram account sharing her views on upcoming elections in Tennessee, intending to vote Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper in the House of Representatives over Marsha Blackburn from Republican party. For the first time Taylor Swift have voiced her opinion on the state of politics in the United States sharing with her millions of fans on Instagram.
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“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift wrote.
Swift shared the Instagram post with her million fan followers and urged them to know about the candidate they are voting and do their values match with yours or not. She wrote – “Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values.”
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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. 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. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For 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. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! ???
There are other celebrities from the music industry like Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga who have regularly used their powerful social platform to educate their fans and have influenced their say on political state. Whereas, Taylor Swift remained tight lipped until now and received backlash for not using her influential social platform and fame to speak on political issues.
Finally Taylor broke her silence on political angle and have clearly stated her opinion in her Instagram post on Sunday. She have lashed out at Republicans who in the past voted against equal pay for women and gender discrimination.
Taylor Swift’s belated break of silence on politics is currently trending on number one on twitter, though she should have voiced her opinion long back.
Celebrities and others are retweeting Taylor Swift’s political post and thanking her for finally using her power.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 8, 2018
And just like that Taylor Swift is trending at number one.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) October 8, 2018
Hope y’all stop saying Taylor Swift is a secret Trump supporter now
— Ashley Alese Edwards (@AshleyAlese) October 7, 2018
Oh my God. Taylor Swift CAME THROUGH. pic.twitter.com/zw7gaJSMoW
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) October 7, 2018