Susan Haas, USA TODAY
Published 9:32 PM P.m. ET October 7, 2018 | Updated 11:13 p.m. ET October 7, 2018
Kim Kardashian West decided to throw Taylor Swift's shadow on the Instagram account and Swifties smelled a rat. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) reports.
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But until then, the star has not said much about politics. The changed Sunday night, when Swift published a long Instagram message about her Tennessee Tennessee Senate race, condemned Republican commander Marsha Blackburn.
"In the past, I have been reluctant to publicly vote for my political views, but because of several events in my life and in the world over the past two years, I feel very different about it now" the 28-year-old
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I am writing this post on the forthcoming mid-term election on November 6, where I will vote in the state of Tennessee. In the past, I have been unwilling to publicly vote for my political views, but because of several events in my life and in the world over the last two years, I feel very different about it now. I always and always will vote my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight human rights, which I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight against LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is incorrect. I think that the systemic racism we still see in this country against people of color is scary, sick and widespread. I can not vote for anyone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for all Americans, regardless of skin color, sex or who they love. Run for the Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman called Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have before and would like to continue voting for women in the office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in congressional appeals and scares me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which tries to protect women from domestic violence, stalking and rape. She believes that companies have the right to refuse service to homosexual couples. She also believes that they should not be entitled to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will vote for Phil Bredesen for the Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives. Please, educate yourself on candidates who run in your country and vote based on who is closest to your values. For many of us, we can never find a candidate or party with which we agree 100 percent on each problem, but we still need to vote. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-reliant people have been 18 in the last two years and now have the right and privilege to count on their voices. But first you have to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the last day to register for voting in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all info. Happy vote! ???
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She continued: "As much as I have before, I would like to continue voting for women in the office. I can not support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in congressional appeals and scares me … This is not my Tennessee valuations. "
Swift called Blackburn's vote against revoking violence against women's law and her position against gender equality. She finished by accepting Blackburn's challenger, Phil Bredesen, and US rep Jim Cooper, and encouraged his supporters to register and vote.
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] Some Swift fans had fun with their out-of-character statement. Twitter users KB said, "If you had told me two years ago that Kanye would run around in a MAGA hat while Taylor Swift approved Democratic candidates, I would have hit the ground and stole your wallet to waste my time."  If you had said that two years ago, Kanye would run around in a MAGA hat while Taylor Swift approved democratic candidates, I would have hit the ground and stole your wallet to waste my time.
– KB @ KaraRBrown) October 8, 2018