Thanks to Donald Trump the United States of America is now the upside down. We lost Kanye West, but it looks like Democrats have gained an ally in white America’s darling Taylor Swift.
Look what they made her do.
Usually very apolitical, the mega pop star has thrown her name in the hat in the political circus and announced in a passionate Instagram post that she is voting for Tennessee Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections and spoke out against systemic racism. The announcement of who she is going to cast her vote for follows the abysmal decision to appoint lying, beer-loving Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Right on cue, the white conservative tears began to flow, and the backlash ensued as they saw Swift whom they considered their white privilege queen, side with the “enemy.” Now we won’t be inviting Taylor to BBQ yet, but she is definitely taking a step in the right direction. Will her Swifter’s follow her lead to voting booths across the country? That is the million dollar question.
This is definitely the first Taylor Swift song we liked ever. To see the reaction to Swift’s decision both negative and positive hit the gallery below.
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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.— Chocolate Giddyup (@eclecticbrotha) October 8, 2018
Taylor Swift is using her voice to endorse Democrats and encourage her fans to vote.— Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker (@Luvvie) October 8, 2018
Kanye West is wearing MAGA hats and calling Cheeto Satan his "brother."
When I tell you nothing about 2018 makes sense? I mean it. Jesus, come get us.
A big shout out to @taylorswift13. for speaking out. You can single handedly change this country. Impress on your fans how critical and powerful their voices are. If you get them to the polls on Nov.6, everything you care about will be protected. #VOTE— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) October 8, 2018
Guys, things have gotten so dire that even Taylor Swift had to say something. #VoteBlue— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 8, 2018
In 2009...Kanye West tried to silence Taylor Swift with a nonsensical, unhinged rant— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) October 8, 2018
Taylor rose up & embarassed him with her smarts, class & talent
In 2018.... not much has changed
Did you read her post? She backed up her statement with facts. Based on her voting record, she IS voting against women. And you trying to tell a woman her opinion or how she should vote is exactly how we got here. Only weak and insecure men are threatened by strong women.— Nicholas Ferroni (@NicholasFerroni) October 8, 2018
The funny thing is: Taylor Swift is the celebrity whose endorsement Republicans / conservatives probably coveted more than any other. If she had backed their candidate, Charlie Kirk would be trying to set up photo-ops, Trump would be tweeting about it, it'd be all over Fox— Tom Kludt (@TomKludt) October 8, 2018
People: Taylor Swift needs to speak out on politics, she has a huge platform and could really help— jo (@my_old_scarf) October 8, 2018
*Taylor speaks out*
People: she should've just stuck to singing, I hate it when celebrities think their opinions matter
Taylor Swift just took the mic from Kanye.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 8, 2018
read it/weep, ya old saltines. artists like @taylorswift13 & hell, even my band... we’ve all worked hard to build community using our music & our voices since we were 16. many ppl who support us grew up WITH us.— hayley from Paramore 🥀 (@yelyahwilliams) October 8, 2018
for instance, i’m almost 30. so are a shit ton of @paramore fans. https://t.co/kKbjR8uh2F
WaPo pointyhead thinks braying millenial mobs--menacing old people, threatening to kill cops, gloating about terrorizing GOP families, and hounding conservative campus speakers--will turn to anodyne pop tart Taylor Swift to lead the midterm election charge.— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 8, 2018
I never looked to Taylor Swift for political advice and I don’t plan to start now.— Madison Gesiotto Gilbert (@madisongesiotto) October 8, 2018
So, over the weekend Taylor Swift announced that she doesn’t support women and endorsed a rich old white privileged man who supported the Kavanaugh SCOTUS confirmation instead? Weird and extremely tone deaf. #irony Please don’t shave your head next 🙏 #twilightzone 🤷🏽♀️— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 8, 2018
Fox & Friends don't think @taylorswift13 could have written her Instagram post about voting on her own. [She's just a female, after all.]— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) October 8, 2018
They advise Taylor Swift to "stay away from politics," expressing preference for Kanye West.