Taylor Swift's political post raises eyebrows

In an Instagram post on Sunday night, Taylor Swift (left) endorsed two politicians and slammed Republican Marsha Blackburn (above), calling her out on her voting record.
In an Instagram post on Sunday night, Taylor Swift (above) endorsed two politicians and slammed Republican Marsha Blackburn, calling her out on her voting record.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Pop star finally makes known her political stance, timing the move so well that industry experts say it is unlikely to hurt her career

LOS ANGELES • Taylor Swift has broken new ground by stating her political stand - but is she as brave as some think or does her move come with all safety bases covered?

Hours after she walked off-stage last Saturday in Texas, she posted a photo on Instagram: an image of her joyously dancing on stage in a sparkly rainbow dress.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2018, with the headline 'Taylor Swift's political post raises eyebrows'. Print Edition | Subscribe