American pop sensation Taylor Swift has been criticized by (mostly leftist) fans for appearing to cynically embrace feminism as a marketing tool while remaining unwilling to publicly declare her support for progressive politicians.
But earlier this year, cracks in Swift’s apolitical facade began to form when she expressed support for the March for our Lives movement. And on Sunday, Swift officially abandoned her policy of “staying away” from politics when she, in a length Instagram post, expressed her support for LGBTQ and women’s rights and condemned Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is running for Senate in Tennessee. Swift then publicly endorsed Blackburn’s Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen, as well as Democratic House candidate Rep. Jim Cooper (though she grew up in Pennsylvania, Swift got her start in the music business in Nashville).
Swift claimed that, while she loves supporting women in office, Blackburn’s voting record simply “appalls and terrifies me”. Taylor Swift attacked the supposed “systemic racism” of american society and the discrimination of women and LGBTs.
With that said, we can conclude that the right wing legend of “based” Taylor Swift is over.