Taylor Swift: Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has been called out in the past for remaining silent on political matters, but that all changed ahead of the 2018 midterm elections when the normally quiet musician shared a lengthy Instagram post urging people to vote and clarifying her political stances.
“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” the singer wrote on Instagram, explaining to followers why she would be voting for Democrat Senate and Congressional candidates Phil Bredesen and Senate and Jim Cooper, respectively.
“I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening, and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender, or who they love.” (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)