Despite staying out of the politically fray, Swift has in the past been outspoken about sexual abuse and harassment, and in the summer of 2017 took to court a former DJ who harassed her. It seems her public endorsements follow the controversial confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court despite the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him. Predictably, Swift’s endorsements were criticized by Republicans.

The public endorsements also added a new chapter to the long-standing Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West saga: Those who initially took West’s side because they saw him as a compatriot in the fight against the conservative values Swift supposedly represented might be shocked to find themselves, only a few years later, in a world where she is openly endorsing Democrats while he is supporting Trump.

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