For many musicians, it’s better to stay quiet about political beliefs in order to appeal to as many fans as possible. That’s not always the case, though. Bruce Springsteen is profoundly liberal in his views and played at Donald Trump’s inauguration. Kid Rock and Toby Keith are quite conservative and have visited the White House and played golf with the President.
Taylor Swift has made gotten involved in some liberal causes such as fighting for LGBTQ rights. She has yet to go all in on a political level though she promised that she plans to do so during the 2020 elections.
Swift, who endorsed Phil Bredesen for a Tennessee senate seat in 2018, is one of the most famous musicians alive. She has a massive and enthusiastic fan base that calls themselves, Swifties.
The singer told The Guardian, “We’re a democracy — at least, we’re supposed to be — where you’re allowed to disagree, dissent, debate. I really think that [Trump] thinks this is an autocracy.”
Swift said that she had hoped to get more involved during the 2016 election, but she didn’t want to hinder Hillary Clinton. “I was just trying to protect my mental health — not read the news very much, go cast my vote, tell people to vote,” said the artist. “I just knew what I could handle and I knew what I couldn’t. I was literally about to break.”
The superstar promised that won’t be the case again during the 2020 elections. “Obviously, I’m pro-choice,” she said. “I just can’t believe this is happening. [I will] do everything I can for 2020.”
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