Taylor Swift Vows To Do More In The 2020 Presidential Race
In a recent essay for Elle magazine, Taylor Swift had a lot of thoughts about getting political.
Swift turns 30 in December and before reaching that milestone, the singer went through pretty much everything from managing noise on social media to learning to love her body.
Swift also revealed personal truths -- that her mum is once again fighting cancer after her initial diagnosis in 2015. She spoke about her stalkers, fearing violence in life and dealing with shady "bullies".
Lesson 28 for Swift was all about finding her political voice.
Swift was notoriously apolitical in her public persona and remained silent throughout the 2016 U.S Presidential election. It was always assumed the young singer did this in an effort to not polarise her fanbase, however, it became a point of contention for many.
Swift's social media was scrutinised for any hint of if she was team Trump or Clinton but the Reputation singer never confirmed either way.
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Then in October last year, Swift weighed in on the midterm elections in Tennessee. Swift came out slamming Trump's candidate Marsha Blackburn, admonishing her voting record and backing the Democratic candidate.
Back in her Elle list, Swift admitted she was still finding her voice saying, "I took a lot of time educating myself on the political system and the branches of government that are signing off on bills that affect our day-to-day life."
Admitting that only with age did she feel more confident broadcasting her opinions to her massive audience (114 million followers, plus everyone who would have seen the many headlines her first foray into politics set off).
Then, in what appears to be a swipe to US President Donald Trump, Swift continued: "Invoking racism and provoking fear through thinly veiled messaging is not what I want from our leaders, and I realised that it actually is my responsibility to use my influence against that disgusting rhetoric."
"I’m going to do more to help. We have a big race coming up next year."
You can read Swift's full list of things she has learned here.
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