Taylor Swift, the pop star who has notably turned away from politics, surprised many fans and critics when she broke her silence earlier this month, writing on Instagram that she will vote for the Tennessee Democrats in the midterm elections.
Swift's comments drew the attention of Katy Perry, a friend who became an enemy and was one of the first people to "like" the post, prompting rumors that the bad blood between Swift and Perry had finally diminished.
"She's setting a great example," Perry told Variety on Thursday night at the Beverly Hills, California, Gala where the singer of "Roar" was awarded a Value Award.
Perry, who is no stranger to the creation of headlines with their own political positions, praised Swift for taking the risk and expressing his opinion to the masses.
Swift, 28, hit Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in an Instagram post.
"As much as I have done in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn," Swift told her 112 million followers on Instagram. "His voting record in Congress scares me and terrifies me."
Swift said the congresswoman voted against wage equality for women. She voted against the Law on the Reauthorization of Violence against Women, which seeks to protect women from domestic violence, harassment and dating violations. She believes that companies have the right to refuse to serve homosexual couples. He also believes that they should not have the right to marry. "
"These are not MY Tennessee values," singer Sin Fear said online.
Swift concluded by saying he will vote for Democrat Phil Bredesen for the Senate and for Rep. Jim Cooper, a Democrat running for re-election.
Bredesen quickly thanked Swift for his support On twitter, writing that she was "honored" by her support and "that of so many people in Tennessee who are ready to put aside partisan shouting and do things".
"Thanks for the kind words
@taylorswift13. I am honored to have your support and that of so many Tennesseans who are ready to put aside partisan shouting and doing things. We are ready for that. "