Taylor Swift’s new album Lover dropped yesterday and while it was promised to delve into politics, it really doesn’t with the exception of a couple tracks here and there. Yet the singer continues to speak out about politics, telling The Guardian she’s pro-choice and that America is being gaslight, presumably by the President.
“The things that happen to you in your life are what develop your political opinions. I was living in this Obama eight-year paradise of, you go, you cast your vote, the person you vote for wins, everyone’s happy!” Swift said. “This whole thing, the last three, four years, it completely blindsided a lot of us, me included.”
She also says that people warned her about speaking out politically by reminding her of what happened to the Dixie Chicks.
“I come from country music. The number one thing they absolutely drill into you as a country artist, and you can ask any other country artist this, is ‘Don’t be like the Dixie Chicks!’”
She continued, “I watched country music snuff that candle out. The most amazing group we had, just because they talked about politics. And they were getting death threats. They were made such an example that basically every country artist that came after that, every label tells you, ‘Just do not get involved, no matter what.’”
As for the 2020 election, she says she’ll do everything she can to help America.
“The thing I can’t get over right now is gaslighting the American public into being like” – she adopts a sanctimonious tone – “‘If you hate the president, you hate America.’ We’re a democracy – at least, we’re supposed to be – where you’re allowed to disagree, dissent, debate. I really think that he thinks this is an autocracy.”
When the outlet asks her about her stance on abortion and her Tennessee values, Swift answers, “I mean, obviously, I’m pro-choice, and I just can’t believe this is happening,” she says. I can’t believe we’re here. It’s really shocking and awful. And I just wanna do everything I can for 2020. I wanna figure out exactly how I can help, what are the most effective ways to help. ’Cause this is just…” She sighs again. “This is not it.”
Guess the 2020 Democratic candidate can look forward to Taylor Swift’s endorsement this time and she’ll probably be out on the campaign trail with them as well, alongside her friend again Katy Perry.