What Made Taylor Swift Finally Get Political?

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Taylor Swift has a big reputation for her music, but now she’s using her platform to voice her political beliefs. Many people have always wondered (and often criticized) why the 28-year-old never shared her political views, but all that changed on Sunday. For the first time ever, T-Swift took to Instagram, endorsing two democratic candidates in the state of Tennessee. In the post, the “Blank Space” singer proudly shared her support for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.

The post included a picture of her posed sitting on a bed. Swift writes that Republican opposing candidate Marsha Blackburn’s voting record in congress both “appalls and terrifies [her].” 

The music sensation says she believes in LGBTQ rights and gender equality. Adding that she won’t vote for someone who “will not be willing to fight for dignity of all Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love.” 

Comments are currently disabled for the post, but so far it’s received over one-million likes. Swift is also urging all 112-million swifties on Instagram to get educated this election about the candidates and their values. 

Although comments are disabled on the Instagram post, that didn’t stop Twitter from chiming in. Governor Mike Huckabee seems to have bad blood with Swift, after he tweeted that Taylor’s opinion won’t change the election unless “13-year-old girls can vote.” 

Tomi Lahren also showed her disapproval by tweeting that Taylor is “so wrong.” 

Others like Perez Hilton and Chelsea Handler supported Swift in her views.

Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn has yet to comment on Swift’s Insta’ post about her. 

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