Taylor Swift slammed Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee for her conservative stances and likened her to "Trump in a wig" in her new Netflix documentary "Miss Americana." https://t.co/ldz9ZQGJJz— CNN (@CNN) January 31, 2020
In her new documentary you see Taylor Swift telling her dad and team that she's going to speak out against 2018 midterm Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn. Her mom is on her side but her dad and team try to talk her out of it and spend a lot of time talking over her.
Before making the public statement she tells them, "it's a really big deal to me. She votes against fair pay for women, she votes against the reautorization of the Violence Against Women act, which is basically just protecting us from domestic abuse and stalking. STALKING!" She gestures to herself, as she has tons of stalkers. Earlier in the doc Taylor tells Brendan Urie, "I had a crazy dude break into my apartment and sleep in my bed a couple months ago."
Taylor continues to her dad, "she thinks that if you're a gay couple or even if you look like a gay couple, you should be allowed to be kicked out of restaurants. It's really basic human rights, and it's right and wrong at this point, and I can't see another commercial and see her disguising these policies behind the words 'Tennessee Christian values,' those aren't Tennessee Christian values. I live in Tennessee. I am Christian. That's not what we stand for."
After Blackburn wins Taylor says, "she gets to be the first female senator in Tennessee, and she's Trump in a wig. She represents no female interests. She won by being a female applying to the kind of female males want us to be in a horrendous 1950s world."
Today Stacey Abrams thanked Taylor for her activism.
.@taylorswift13, thank you for encouraging young people to make their hopes real. Your activism has inspired Americans — particularly young people who can feel unseen & unheard (and aren’t always wrong) — to engage and fight for our democracy. #swifties https://t.co/W7vpyP6IVr— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) January 31, 2020
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