Gara-gara bicara politik, Donald Trump jadi kurang suka musik Taylor Swift

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Keputusan Taylor Swift untuk buka mulut soal politik mengundang kehebohan, Senin (8/10), bahkan Presiden AS Donald Trump juga ikut nimbrung soal pernyataan sang penyanyi yang mendukung Demokrat.

Dikutip Reuters, penyanyi 28 tahun itu sejak lama tak ikut-ikutan soal politik, berbeda kontras dengan musisi lain yang lantang menyuarakan pendapat, seperti Katy Perry dan Beyonce yang terang-terangan mendukung Demokrat dan Kid Rock yang mendukung Republik.

Namun Taylor akhirnya mengatakan pada 112 juta pengikutnya di Instagram bahwa dia akan memilih dua kandidat Demokrat yang mencalonkan diri di Tennessee untuk pemilu paruh waktu pada 6 November.

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“Dulu saya enggan menyuarakan opini tentang politik, tapi karena berbagai kejadian dalam hidup saya dan apa yang terjadi di dunia dalam dua tahun terakhir, saya punya pendapat yang sangat berbeda,” tulis Taylor.
 

I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. 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. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting!

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Saat ditanya soal komentar Taylor, Donald Trump mengatakan pada wartawan, Senin (8/10) waktu setempat, “Katakanlah saya jadi 25 persen kurang menyukai lagu-lagu Taylor sekarang, oke?”

Sebelum terpilih pada 2016, Donald Trump kerap menyatakan hal-hal yang baik mengenai Taylor. Pada situasi berbeda di Twitter pada 2012, dia menyebut Taylor “fantastis” dan “hebat”.

Penyanyi “Speak Now” itu mengatakan di unggahan Instagram bahwa dia adalah pendukung hak gay dan perempuan, serta melawan rasisme.

Komentar Swift mengundang 1,5 juta like di Instagram. Tapi banyak orang-orang yang merasa marah, terutama mereka yang berada di komunitas musik country tempat Taylor pertama kali berkarir di bidang musik saat remaja dan memenangi 10 Grammy.

“Yang saya dulu suka dari Taylor Swift adalah dia menjauhi politik,” ujar Charlie Kirk, pendiri organisasi siswa konservatif nirbala Turning Point, pada Fox News, Senin.

Mantan aktor “Star Trek” Geroge Takei adalah satu dari sekian orang yang menyambut baik deklarasi Taylor jelang pemilu.

“Guys, suasana sekarang sangat serius sampai Taylor Swift harus bicara,” kicau Takei.

Model Chrissy Teigen, aktris Blake Lively dan Katy Perry adalah sebagian orang yang memberi likes di unggahan Instagram Taylor.

Taylor saat ini sedang menjalani tur dunia untuk mempromosikan album “Reputation” yang dirilis pada 2017.
 

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