Twitter Reacts To Taylor Swift’s Politics!
On October 7, 2018, Taylor Swift broke her career-long stance of political silence, endorsing Tennessee Democrats ahead of a critical midterm election.
The news sent shockwaves throughout the entire Internet.
Swift, whose foundation was built in the country music world, has long been criticized for keeping quiet when it comes to social issues.
Sunday night, that all changed.
The 28-year-old singer/songwriter made a powerful impact in her timing to speak up, compelling much of Twitter to respond (read her full post here).
See some of the most popular reactions (below):
if your stance on taylor swift is "too little too late," ask yourself: is "mad about someone endorsing pro-LGBTQ candidates" REALLY the hill you want to die on?
— Ali Drucker (@ali_drucker) October 8, 2018
Y’all are mad annoying. Taylor Swift could cure breast cancer and y’all would be like “but what about ovarian?”
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) October 8, 2018
Do you know how bad it has to be for Taylor Swift to get political?
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) October 8, 2018
Republicans: We took a reality show host and made him President.
Taylor Swift: I like Democrats.
Republicans: Entertainers shouldn't be involved in politics.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) October 8, 2018
So… Kanye is MAGA and Taylor Swift is endorsing Democrats in TN. This screening of Interstellar 2 is fascinating. Buy a lottery ticket. Anything is possible in this timeline.
— roxane gay (@rgay) October 8, 2018
Taylor Swift wrote a thoughtful post about racism, sexism & LGBTQ Rights on Instagram. Its either a sign of personal growth…OR SHE FOUND A WAY TO DESTROY KANYE.
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) October 8, 2018
Taylor Swift isn’t supposed to have an opinion because she’s a celebrity, but you have no problem supporting Kanye’s opinions of Trump. Republicans, you are truly America’s favorite hypocrite.
— KC💕 (@kceegee3) October 8, 2018
Taylor Swift’s fearless testimony on her sexual assault is worth revisiting pic.twitter.com/c0TVg6CWYC
— Susan J. Demas 🏔 (@sjdemas) October 8, 2018
– Taylor Swift: 112 million
– Donald Trump: 10.1 million
– Taylor Swift: 83.5M
– Donald Trump: 55M
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) October 8, 2018
Now y’all praising Taylor Swift after years of calling her down but some of us can’t relate because we see real queens from the beginning pic.twitter.com/dmyuSB5QGW
— Brandon Cotton (@MrBrandonCotton) October 8, 2018
Good for Taylor Swift. If you think being a progressive of any stripe is easy within country music, think about the last time country radio played the Dixie Chicks. Mazel tov Taylor. https://t.co/NuCS9N5Hxw
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) October 8, 2018
Taylor Swift’s statement really couldn’t have been less offensive. She didn’t attack anyone. All she did was state who she’s voting for, why, and encourage fans to vote for politicians who allign with their morals. Y’all love freedom of speech til it disagrees with you
— Rachel 🥀 (@13swift1989) October 8, 2018
Just because everyone made memes of Taylor Swift being a Trump supporter doesn’t mean she actually supported Donald Trump.
But please go ahead and post it as your reasoning for discouraging her from ever speaking up again.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) October 8, 2018
the Venn diagram of people saying "who cares what Taylor Swift says, celebrities should shut up about politics" and people who said "I'm voting for that guy because he was on a TV show and had a catchphrase I liked" is a perfect circle
— maura quint (@behindyourback) October 8, 2018
At this point I'm just going to be positive and grateful and say: This is a good thing.https://t.co/qyIq70N6kw
— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) October 8, 2018
I am just here to tell you on Twitter that Taylor Swift just liked a post on Tumblr about Katy Perry just liking her post on Instagram. Welcome to social media.
— Katie Collins (@katiecollins) October 8, 2018
[Image via John Rainford/WENN.]