The new Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” dropped today and chronicles Taylor Swift’s rise to fame. As can be expected, Swift gets political and has some very harsh words for Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn.
“She votes against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which is just basically protecting us from domestic abuse and stalking. Stalking,’ Swift explained to her team in the doc. She thinks that if you’re a gay couple, or even if you look like a gay couple, you should be allowed to be kicked out of a restaurant. It’s really basic human rights, and it’s right and wrong at this point, and I can’t see another commercial and see her disguising these policies behind the words ‘Tennessee Christian values.’ Those aren’t Tennessee Christian values. I live in Tennessee. I am Christian. That’s not what we stand for,” Swift says.
Swift then calls Blackburn, “Trump in a wig.”
“Trump in a wig. She won by being a female, (representing) the kind of female males want us to be in a horrendous 1950s world.”
Senator Blackburn responded to the singer’s comments in Variety and had nothing but nice things to say about Taylor.
“Taylor is an exceptionally gifted artist and songwriter, and Nashville is fortunate to be the center of her creative universe. While there are policy issues on which we may always disagree, we do agree on the need to throw the entertainment community’s collective influence behind legislation protecting songwriters, musicians, and artists from censorship, copyright theft, and profiteering. The Music Modernization Act was a huge win for creators, and the BOTS Act for fans. Growing support behind the AM-FM Act will close loopholes blocking compensation for radio play. I welcome any further opportunities to work with Tennessee’s and the nation’s creative communities to protect intellectual property and ensure appropriate compensation for their creations. On that note, I wish Taylor the best — she’s earned it,” Blackburn said.