Katy Perry Praises Taylor Swift for Her Political Instagram Posts

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Katy Perry is praising her former foe, Taylor Swift!

On Thursday night at the amfAR Gala, the 33-year-old "Swish Swish" singer lauded Swift for coming forward with her political affiliations. “She’s setting a great example,” Perry told Variety on Thursday of Swift's recent political endorsements.

Swift, 28, had previously been quiet on her political views, but that all changed earlier this month when she endorsed two Democrats running in hotly contested races in Tennessee.

"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," Swift captioned the post in part. "... 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."

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. 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. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. 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. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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In a second political post, Swift wrote about how the early voting option makes the task "so quick and easy."

On Friday, Swift continued her praise for early voting, encouraging her fans to take pics and tag her after they voted.

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The "Shake It Off" singer even shared many of the photos on her Instagram Story. 

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Perry isn't the first to praise Swift for her recent political activism. Swift's boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, and her pal, Lena Dunham, offered their support too. Perry's support is a bit more noteworthy than the others, though, as she and Swift have had an ongoing feud for years. The pair put their spat behind them in May after Perry sent Swift a literal olive branch.

Watch the video below for more on their feud:

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