Katy Perry praises Taylor Swift for ‘setting a fantastic instance’ with political stance


Taylor Swift — the pop star who notably has strayed from politics — shocked many followers and critics alike when she broke her silence earlier within the month, writing on Instagram that she’ll be voting for Tennessee Democrats within the midterm elections.

Swift’s remarks caught the attention of friend-turned-foe Katy Perry, who was one of many first individuals to “like” the put up, spurring rumors that the unhealthy blood between Swift and Perry had lastly subsided.

“She’s setting a fantastic instance,” Perry informed Selection on Thursday evening at amfAR Gala Beverly Hills, California, the place the “Roar” singer was honored with a Braveness Award.

Perry, who isn’t any stranger to creating headlines along with her personal political stances, praised Swift for going out on a limb and voicing her opinion to the plenty.

Swift, 28, slammed Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in an Instagram put up.

“As a lot as I’ve previously and want to proceed voting for girls in workplace, I can not help Marsha Blackburn,” Swift informed her 112 million Instagram followers. “Her voting report in Congress appalls and terrifies me.”

Swift mentioned the congresswoman “voted towards equal pay for girls. She voted towards the Reauthorization of the Violence In opposition to Girls Act, which makes an attempt to guard girls from home violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes companies have a proper to refuse service to homosexual {couples}. She additionally believes they need to not have the suitable to marry.”

“These should not MY Tennessee values,” the “Fearless” singer mentioned on-line.

Swift concluded by saying she’ll be voting for Democrat Phil Bredesen for the Senate, and for Rep. Jim Cooper, a Democrat who’s working for re-election.

Bredesen rapidly thanked Swift for her help on Twitter, writing that he was “honored” by help from her and “that of so many Tennesseans who’re able to put apart the partisan shouting and get issues finished.”

“Thanks for the type phrases @taylorswift13. I’m honored to have your help and that of so many Tennesseans who’re able to put apart the partisan shouting and get issues finished. We’re prepared for it.”

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