Were you ready for it?
It seems that nobody expected Taylor Swift to become a politician, and his publication of Sunday night on the next race of the Tennessee Senate caused commotions in social networks.
The 28-year-old superstar turned to Instagram on Sunday night to discuss the Senate race between former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and the US representative. UU Marsha Blackburn, the Republican candidate.
She supported Bredesen and offered a harsh rebuke to Blackburn, saying that "her voting record in Congress frightens and terrifies me."
Of course, the reaction was … quick, with many supporters of Blackburn and GOP lashing out at the singer for playing politics, as well as praise for doing the same.
There is a lot to unpack from the response to Swift's comments, so let's analyze:
Shut up and sing
His support for Bredesen marks the first time Swift speaks publicly about politics.
In the post, Swift said he has been "reluctant to publicly express my political opinions, but due to various events in my life and in the world over the past two years, I feel very different about that now."
Some believe that she should have remained silent:
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Many were quick to point out how Swift's comments contrast with Kayne West and her open support for President Trump, including the use of a "Make America Great Again" hat and an impromptu speech after "Saturday Night Live."
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But in reality, many people were surprised. Many praised the singer for finally expressing her opinion and encouraging people to vote.
In the end, we can all agree that the whole situation could best be described with tweets like these:
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