While we’re not Taylor Swift’s biggest fans in the world, the gal has done quite well for herself over the years and until today, has shown incredible business acumen as far as her brand and music are concerned.
Earlier, in rare form, Swift broke her political silence and endorsed a Democrat candidate just one day after newly-minted SCOTUS Judge Brett Kavanaugh took his seat on the bench. Interesting timing, eh?
Hollywood Reporter reports:
The country crooner turned pop superstar publicly endorsed a candidate on Instagram on Sunday, after years of criticism for staying quiet on political issues.
Taylor Swift is finally making her political views known.
The singer — who has been reluctant to speak about politics despite intense pressure to do so — posted a lengthy message on Instagram on Sunday saying she was voting for Phil Bredesen, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Tennessee against the Republican candidate, Marsha Blackburn. In the past, Swift has been hesitant to speak out, and heavily criticized for not doing so, and acknowledged that in her post.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
Swift added that she regrets not being able to support a female candidate.
“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 wom-en 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.”
She ended with a plea for her followers to “educate” themselves on the candidates running their own states and encouraged them to register to vote.
Do you think you’ll ever support Taylor Swift after what the political move she just made? Sound off in the comments!