People Mocked Taylor Swift When Her Endorsed Candidate Lost
Taylor Swift called out and mocked on social media by Marsha Blackburn supporters as she won against Taylor's endorsed candidate Phil Bredesen loses Tennessee Election
Taylor Swift is an influences around the world. She has sold millions of albums, earned millions of dollar with successful tours. The pop star raised her voice against streaming services and Called out some other influential people. So, when you hear that she might be trying to motivate her fans to vote. Of course, in her hometown Tennessee, she should be successful. Shouldn’t she?
Taylor Swift Election Endorsement
Taylor has raised her voice over the years for a lot of issues. Obviously, we’re referring to when she finally broke her non-political stance. She openly proclaimed her preferred candidate for the midterm election. She endorsed US Senate candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen on October 7th. The singer called him the best man for the job. Taylor also endorsed US House of Representatives candidate Jim Cooper. Both candidates were running for respective offices in her home state of Tennessee.
The pop star encouraged her fans to go vote. She wrote in a statement
“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.”
Consequently, even Phil Bredesen got hopeful after Taylor’s endorsement.
— Nikki Junewicz (@nikkijunewicz) November 7, 2018
She offered to post pictures of her fans who voted in her Instagram stories. Even Phil Bredesen participated. He posted a picture on his Twitter feed after he had voted,
— Phil Bredesen (@PhilBredesen) November 6, 2018
As a testament to her own commitment, she posted a picture on Instagram. She posed with her her mom after they had voted.
Taylor Disses Marsha Blackburn
While she was endorsing Bredesen, Taylor went ahead to diss his opponent Marsha Blackburn. Blackburn is eight-term member of Congress who had linked herself closely to Trumpism. She was running a campaign that relied heavily on anti-immigrant and anti-Obamacare rhetoric. Taylor clearly wrote in her Instagram post that;
“I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.”
Taylor Swift’s Candidate Lost
It all came down to the Election Day. Accordingly, there was an increase in the nationwide voter registration. Though, no one can associate it directly to Taylor’s endorsement. It seems that Taylor’s endorsement may have enraged Conservative voters. Enraged enough to get them to go out and vote. When the results came out, Blackburn won. She won the Senate election by 55 percent votes in her favor. Bredesen lost with 44 percent votes.
Open Mocking Season By Republicans on Taylor Swift
There is a thing called a ‘sore loser’. We found out that there are ‘sore winners’ as well. Blackburn won and Taylor became a mocking target for the Conservative supporters. Precisely, we’re referring to some big names such as, Laura Ingraham, Joe Walsh, and Candace Owen. They and other conservatives called out Taylor Swift in their tweets to mock her.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) November 7, 2018
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) November 7, 2018
Looks like @taylorswift13 still has terrible taste in men.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 7, 2018
Taylor Swift's streak of terrible choices in men continues. https://t.co/CjHCIC26qL
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 7, 2018
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) November 7, 2018
In addition, one calculating voter seemed dismayed that Taylor’s endorsement did not yield a closer competition between Blackburn and Bredesen.
I can't believe Taylor Swift didn't bring the Tennessee Senate race closer. ?
Can we stop hyping celebrity endorsements going forward? They certainly aren't effective and seem to just energize the other side.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 7, 2018
Phil Bredesen: Taylor Swift
Stacey Abrams: Oprah, Mark Ruffalo, Michael B Jordan, Will Ferrell
Ben Jealous: Dave Chappelle
Andrew Gillum: Diddy, Tiffany Hadish,
Beto: Beyoncé, Lebron, Ellen DeGeneres, Lin-Manuel Miranda
All the candidates lost/are losing pic.twitter.com/qcL4MF2ibw
— John Doe (@JohnDoe78359022) November 7, 2018
2018 mid-term Celebrity endorsements:
Taylor Swift for Phil Bredesen (lost)
Oprah Winfrey for Stacey Abrams (lost)
Beyonce for Beto O'Rourke (lost)
Rihanna for Andrew Gillum (lost)
T.I. for Ben Jealous (lost)
See the picture yet, Hollywood???
— Michael Haines (@MikeMeteorology) November 7, 2018