Taylor Swift has been famously silent about her political views in the past. Before the 2016 election, when other celebrities were endorsing candidates, Taylor didn’t say anything.
Many people speculated about Taylor’s political inclinations, but she never confirmed or denied any rumors.
Taylor kept her political views to herself for a long time, but last night she took to Instagram to clear things up once and for all.
Taylor shared a black-and-white photo of herself on Instagram and wrote about her political views. She said:
“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.”
Taylor endorsed specific candidates in her home state of Tennessee, then continued:
“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!”
As soon as she shared the post, Taylor turned off comments on her Instagram. Even though they couldn’t comment, fans found ways to show their support. Many celebrities liked the Instagram post, and her fans reached out to her on Tumblr.
Whether or not you agree with Taylor Swift’s political views, it’s important to respect her opinions and be grateful she’s encouraging young people to vote.
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