Taylor Swift的音樂失去了美國總統25%的喜愛

Taylor Swift的音樂失去了美國總統25%的喜愛
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美國小天后Taylor Swift公開支持兩名民主黨議員,令共和黨籍美國總統特朗普(Donald Trump)不悅。

素來少談政治的28歲美國歌手Taylor Swift,早前表示,因過去兩年發生的事,令她不再「沉默是金」,開口支持兩名其家鄉田納西州的民主黨議員,同時又批評參院議席共和黨候選人Marsha Blackburn的性別議題立場,「她在國會就平權議題的投票記錄嚇怕了我。」Marsha Blackburn曾反對男女同工同酬及規管家暴的立法。

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! 🗳😃🌈

A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Oct 7, 2018 at 4:33pm PDT

在Taylor Swift的發言後,特朗普先為Marsha Blackburn護航,直指「她做得很好」、「她是一個很棒的女性」,又指Taylor Swift對她一無所知。

當談到Taylor Swift,特朗普就說自己對她的音樂「少了25%的喜愛」。儘管2012年時,特朗普曾在twitter感謝Taylor Swift與他合照,又形容她「超棒的」。


Taylor Swift的帖文自周日(7日)在Instagram發布後,獲得了超過177萬次的讚好,但同時也惹來不少共和黨支持者、保守派人士的不滿。

「我喜愛那個遠離政治的Taylor Swift」

「Taylor Swift有權去談政治,但這不會影響到選舉結果,除非我們准許13歲的女孩去投票」

Taylor Swift曾於2012年受訪時說,她不談政治,因為這「將會影響到很多人」、「我認為我不足以告訴別人去選哪一個人。」2016年總統大選時,她也沒出面公開支持任何候選人。

但她也曾被批評對政治「不聞不問」,2016年總統大選時,Google曾有熱門搜尋語句出現:「Taylor Swift會投票給誰?」分析指Taylor Swift一直不談政治,有助她吸納大眾的支持。

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而另一名田納西州的參議院議席民主黨候選人Phil Bredesen則借機抽水,「Marsha Blackburn,你看你令她(Taylor Swift)做了什麼?Taylor Swift不喜歡你的小把戲,她想讓田納西的人知道你一直陷於困境中」。


Buzzfeed引述Vote.org的Kamari Guthrie所言,自Taylor Swift的發文後,全國的選民登記大幅上升,而在田納西州則更加明顯。