Taylor Swift cares more about black people than Kanye West and now I need to lay down because I got a headache just from tweeting that.
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) October 8, 2018
I was told Swift’s real profit base is pre-teen and young-teen girls (and their parents), and it’s my impression that those girls are a lot more LGBGTQ-friendly than their Tennessee elders… Per the Tennessean:
… The 28-year-old superstar took to Instagram on Sunday night to weigh in on Tennessee’s closely contested U.S. Senate race, endorsing Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen as she offered a harsh rebuke of U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the Republican nominee.
Her endorsement of Bredesen marks the first time Swift has spoken publicly about politics.
“As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” Swift wrote, elaborating that “her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.”
Swift specifically noted Blackburn’s vote against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, versions of which Blackburn has opposed in recent years. She also condemned Blackburn’s stance against marriage equality
“These are not MY Tennessee values,” Swift wrote…
In her Instagram post, Swift said she has 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,” she wrote. “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.”…
And if she’s just broken a few Nazi hearts, well…
“4chan Nazis devastated by Taylor Swift’s TN Senate endorsement” is the energy I needed to carry me into Monday.
— Matt Ford (@fordm) October 8, 2018
It’s worth saying the meme “Taylor Swift is a secret Nazi who worships Odin and voted for Trump” was always clickbait to push articles for years with no basis in reality requiring no work and triggering little public reticence, all capitalizing on hesitancy to push back at all. pic.twitter.com/c4SzFoQj9b
— SwiftOnSecurity (@SwiftOnSecurity) October 8, 2018
I think it says she votes in Tennessee. https://t.co/JcJwzeBisu
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 8, 2018