Katy Perry praises Taylor Swift for making her political views public, says she is 'setting a great example'
Taylor Swift took to Instagram recently to inform her fans and followers that she will be voting for the Tennessee Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections
Taylor Swift who had mostly avoided revealing her views on politics shocked her fans and other critics when she finally broke her silence recently. The 'Delicate' singer took to Instagram and informed her fans and followers that she will be voting for the Tennessee Democrats in the midterm elections.
Swift's post caught the eye of Katy Perry who happened to be a friend-turned-foe. Perry happened to be among the first people to like her post sparking rumors that the dispute between the two had finally come to an end.
In an interview with Variety, at the amfAR Gala Beverly Hills, the 'California Girls' singer spoke about Swift's recent political endorsements stating that she is "setting a great example." The 'Roar' singer who is not new to being open about her own political views praised the 'Bad Blood' singer for voicing her opinion to her wide fan base.
In her Instagram post, Swift also slammed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn saying, "As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn," the singer told her 112 million followers on Instagram. "Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me."
Swift then added that the congresswoman voted against equal pay for women. "She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry."
The 'Look What You Made Me Do' singer concluded her post by revealing that she would be voting for Democrat Phil Bredesen for the Senate, and Rep. Jim Cooper, a Democrat who's running for re-election.
Following her post on social media, Bredesen took to Twitter and thanked Swift for her support, writing that he was "honored" by support from her.
Thank you for the kind words @taylorswift13. I’m honored to have your support and that of so many Tennesseans who are ready to put aside the partisan shouting and get things done. We’re ready for it. Last day to register to vote is October 9. https://t.co/6Xd6YyaJCG pic.twitter.com/CatUBkXPKe— Phil Bredesen (@PhilBredesen) October 8, 2018
"Thank you for the kind words @taylorswift13. I’m honored to have your support and that of so many Tennesseans who are ready to put aside the partisan shouting and get things done. We’re ready for it."
Perry wasn't the only one to support Swift on her post, her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, and her pal, Lena Dunham, offered their support too.