美國期中選舉將屆,小天后泰勒絲罕見選邊站:我這票投民主黨!

2018-10-08 17:00

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西洋流行樂天后泰勒絲8日在個人Instagram發表聲明,向她的1.1億名粉絲公開宣示, 今年11月6日舉行的美國期中選舉,她將會支持民主黨提名的參、眾議員候選人,並呼籲選民出面投票。向來避談政治的泰勒絲此番公然表態,也凸顯性別議題在本次選舉中發酵的重要性。

前晚才結束全美巡演的泰勒絲(Taylor Swift),在Instagram上發布長文,表示她將會把手中選票投給民主黨在田納西州(Tennessee)提名的眾議員候選人庫柏(Jim Cooper),以及參議員候選人布雷德森(Phil Bredesen)。由於這是泰勒絲首度公開表露政治立場,聲明一出便在社群媒體掀起波瀾,5小時內已累積破百萬的讚數,更有許多人拿她和老仇家肯伊威斯特(Kanye West)比較—肯伊威斯特是川普在演藝圈最死忠的支持者之一。

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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!

Taylor Swift(@taylorswift)分享的貼文 於 張貼

雖然泰勒絲在過去幾年來不吝為女權發聲,外界也把她標榜為女性主義者,但泰勒絲始終未曾公開談論自身的政治傾向。在2012年受訪時,她解釋:「我不談政治是因為這可能影響到其他人,我認為自己所了解的,並不足以告訴人們該投給誰。」儘管川普(Donald Trump)曾多次對女性出言不遜,但力挺女權的泰勒絲卻一直對此保持沈默,更曾因此招致批評。在2016年美國總統大選投票日,泰勒絲發佈了一張自己排隊等待投票的照片,呼籲人們加入她的行列,結果「泰勒絲投給誰?」旋即登上Google熱門搜尋排行榜。

談到為何選擇打破長久以來的沈默,泰勒絲在貼文中寫道:「過去我一直不願公開表達政治觀點,但由於過去兩年來發生在我生命和世界上的幾件事,我現在對此有非常不同的看法。」泰勒絲說:「一直以來,決定我手中選票的都是哪位候選人會去保護和爭取—我相信這個國家所有人民都應享有的人權。」她也提及,自己反對任何基於性傾向、性別和膚色的歧視,並稱種族主義是「駭人、令人作嘔又普遍的」,因此「我不能投給那種不願一視同仁.為所有美國人爭取尊嚴的候選人。」

美國流行音樂女歌手泰勒絲首度公開表態,支持民主黨候選人。(美聯社)
美國流行音樂女歌手泰勒絲首度公開表態,支持民主黨候選人。(美聯社)

泰勒絲轟共和黨候選人:她嚇壞我了!

田納西州的聯邦參議員之爭,將由民主黨提名的前田納西州州長布雷德森,與田納西州共和黨籍現任女眾議員布萊克本(Marsha Blackburn)對決。現任田納西州參議員是共和黨籍的柯克(Bob Corker),曾多次重砲抨擊總統川普(Donald Trump)的柯克是聯邦參議院外交委員會主席,在去年宣布將於本屆任期結束後退休。目前民調顯示選情陷入拉鋸,由於共和黨在參議院僅具微弱優勢,布萊克本要力圖為共和黨保住關鍵席次。如果布萊克本能在最終大選中勝出,更將成為田納西州歷史上第一位當選的女性參議員。

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