Taylor Swift should not have gotten involved in politics, believes Robert Stacy McCain of the American Spectator. Her doing so was likely influenced by liberal groups that have long condemned her lack of activism, painting her as a feminist in name only who doesn’t want to make real change. That is the wrong reason to be breaking her political silence. Additionally, she is embracing a candidate, Phil Bredesen, who, in 2006, voted for defining marriage as being between a man and a woman, which goes against Swift's support of LGBT rights. She shouldn’t allow left-wing groups to pressure her into endorsing poor candidates.
Taylor Swift breaking her political silence and endorsing a Democratic political candidate is a welcome move, suggests Maeve McDermott of USA Today. After having stayed remarkably silent during the 2016 election and generally staying away from political topics, she delighted fans that were frustrated by her lack of activism. Many had perceived that she was using feminism to benefit herself without really embracing its ideology. Her message of solidarity with the LGBTQ community and women shows that she is willing to use her fame to make positive change. During such tense times, it is necessary for Swift to show her support for these causes.