Taylor Swift, Apolitical No More, Endorses Democratic Candidates in Tennessee

Taylor Swift, the pop music titan who has been notably apolitical in turbulent political times, broke her silence on Sunday in addition to endorsed two Democratic candidates running for election in Tennessee.

In a post on Instagram, Ms. Swift said she planned to vote for Phil Bredesen, who will be competing in a tight Senate race against a Republican candidate backed by President Trump, in addition to Representative Jim Cooper, an incumbent who represents the Nashville area.

“I always have in addition to always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect in addition to fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in which country,” Ms. Swift wrote, adding which “I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin colour, gender or who they love.”

Ms. Swift’s political views had previously been left up to interpretation, in addition to at times her silence was viewed as support for Mr. Trump as well as the alt-right movement. The singer will be beloved by some white supremacists, who claim her as an Aryan goddess, in addition to in 2017, her lawyers fought back against a blog post which portrayed her as a white supremacist figurehead.

Mr. Bredesen, for his part, tweeted a screenshot of Ms. Swift’s post in addition to thanked her for her “kind words.”

“I’m honored to have your support,” he said.