Taylor Swift Condemns 'Fear-Based Extremism' in New Political Post
By Leena Tailor
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Taylor Swift is getting political, again.
The singer took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of her and her mom, Andrea, showing their support for Democrat Phil Bredesen, who is battling to become Tennessee's next U.S. senator.
She also took the opportunity to encourage others to vote and speak out against “fear-based extremism.”
“⬆️These two Tennessee women⬆️ voted for the candidate who has proven himself to be reasonable and trustworthy,” Swift, 28, captioned the photo. “We want leadership, not fear-based extremism. Early voting goes til Thursday and Election Day is November 6. Please don’t sit this one out.”
"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,” she shared, before explaining her support for human rights and why she would be voting in favor of Bredesen.
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"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," she added, referring to Bredesen’s Republican opponent, Marsha Blackburn.