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Celebs And Fans Are Praising Taylor Swift For Publicly Speaking Out About Her Political Beliefs

"Taylor took 'Silence Breaker' to heart and is really hitting the ground running."

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In case you missed it, yesterday Taylor Swift spoke publicly about her political views for the first time, announcing she'll be voting for Democratic candidates Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper in the upcoming midterm elections.

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This is a huge deal because, in the past, Taylor has remained relatively silent about politics. Though she called for her fans to vote in the 2016 presidential election, she never said who she was voting for, which resulted in widespread speculation that she was a Trump supporter.

One of Taylor's BFFs, dancer Todrick Hall, referenced the rumours in an interview last year, saying people were "making a huge assumption", and adding that if Taylor did speak out about her political views, she'd "probably be ridiculed for not being vocal enough, or not being on the right side".

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Now Todrick is leading the huge number of celebrities, friends, and fans who are praising her decision to go public with her politics.

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"When I met her I was a bit afraid to be my true self around her because I didn’t know where she stood on LGBTQ+ rights and I didn’t honestly know if I could explain to someone with blue eyes and blonde hair what it feels like to not only walk around our country, but her neighborhood specifically," Todrick wrote in a lengthy Instagram post.

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"We have talked for so many hours about these subjects and she has taken the time to actively listen to me, her queer friend who also happens to be a person of color," he went on.

Several other A-list celebrities liked Taylor's post on Instagram, including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, and ever Taylor's ex-feud partner Katy Perry.

📲 | Katy Perry, Hayley Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Gigi Hadid, Todrick Hall, Haim, Jack Antonoff, Lucy Hale, Martha Hunt, Ruby Rose, Kacey Musgraves, Cindy Crawford, Karamo (Queer Eye), Sofia Carson and Austin Swift all liked Taylor’s Instagram post. https://t.co/0kWG84Ftjx

While others like Alyssa Milano, Molly Ringwald, and Rosie O'Donnell thanked her for speaking out.

Taylor Swift Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay Senate Candidate - Thank you, ⁦@taylorswift13⁩. https://t.co/dxtrpKAys6

Our democracy thanks you 🇺🇸@taylorswift13 #FlipTheHouse https://t.co/8ajJm72Bbi

Thank you @taylorswift13 #leadWOMEN

But by far the loudest voices of support came from Taylor's fans, who took to social media to show her their love and pride.

Reputation was all about Taylor reclaiming her own narrative. Now that she’s reclaimed the narrative and has the whole world watching, she’s using her platform to speak up, educate, and invoke change. I’m so proud of her.

And, of course, Taylor was lurking on Tumblr liking their posts. Many fans shared personal stories about what Taylor's words meant to them.

One person pointed out the significance of Taylor being named one of Time's "Silence Breakers" after she sued a radio DJ who sexually assaulted her in 2013.

Many, many, many others simply thanked her for her words.

And, of course, there were jokes.

Basically, after that post and these likes, this is the entire Taylor Swift fandom:

We're proud of you, Taylor. 💖

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