Taylor Swift First Public Political Stand + 4 Other Celebs Who Openly Express Their Political Views

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 With an unexpected Taylor Swift’s public political stand that impressed everyone, Nexter.org decided to recollect in memory what other stars have said about their political views.

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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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Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she’s voting for Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics.

“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 wrote in an Instagram post.

The pop star — a Tennessee native — also slammed Republican candidate and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in her lengthy post on Sunday, citing Blackburn’s opposition to certain LGBTQ rights and voting against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.

“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,” Swift wrote.

While she acknowledged it’s unlikely to find a candidate or party with whom you agree 100% on every issue, voting is absolutely vital.

Kanye West

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Kanye West is open about his political views and known for his loud Trump support. Famous rapper was regularly seen wearing red MAGA cap as well to show how much he supports the president.

On Twitter Kim, Kardashian’s husband also commented on the Obama presidency and demonstrated how much he is unsatisfied with it: “Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.”

Jim Carrey

The comedian has been channeling his artistic side over the last year by painting a series of political portraits mocking Trump, his administration and a cast of Republican lawmakers.

Carrey told W Magazine in 2017 creating political art isn’t a new concept for him.

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“Yeah, I do a lot of political cartoons,” he explained. “I’ve been doing them all along. When I was in grade six, my teacher confiscated a bunch of the cartoons I made in the back of class of her being mutilated by bombs and axes, dogs chewing her leg, whatever. And then she sent them back to me when I got famous (laughs). She’s been saving them; she said she knew something was going on there.”

As for now, Carrey regularly publishes his artworks on Twitter and his account has attracted over 18 million followers.

Alyssa Milano

Best known for roles in major television shows like “Charmed” and “Who’s the Boss?,” the actress has never been shy about weighing in on politics. After endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, Milano carried her political activism into 2017 on behalf of two major Democratic special election candidates.

Nicky Minaj

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Pop superstar Nicki Minaj didn’t necessarily endorse Mitt Romney, but in a guest appearance on the track “Mercy” from the Lil Wayne’s mixtape “Dedication 4,” she rapped, “I’m a Republican / Voting for Mitt Romney.” She later said the line was intended to be sarcastic, the New York Times reported.


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