Senator Martha Blackburn (R-TN) said the musician Taylor Swift If Marxism rules the United States, it will become the “first victim”, which means that the singer who has won multiple Grammy Awards will be unable to perform.
Blackburn made the above remarks in an interview Breibart Friday news. She and Swift have clashed before because the singer publicly opposed the senator election in 2018 and supported her Democratic opponents.
The Republican said that she had talked to friends in the music industry and had warned them before The danger of a “socialist” regime On stage.
Blackburn said: “When I talk to my musician and entertainer friends, I say,’If – If we have a socialist government, If we have Marxism, you will be the first person to be arrested, because the country must approve your music. “
“And, you know, Taylor Swift followed me and my 2018 election campaign, but Taylor Swift will be the first victim, because when you look at Marxism, socialist society, They do not allow women to dress, sing or become on stage, or entertain or type [of] The music she will have,” she said.
“They are not allowed to protect private intellectual property rights,” the senator added.
Blackburn also discussed country music-a genre closely related to Swift-and warned that some people are trying to “awaken” it.
“When you talk about country music, I know that the left is now going all out and trying to change country music and wake it up,” she said.
“In the past I have been reluctant to express my political views publicly, but due to several events in my life and the world in the past two years, I now have a very different view on this.” Swift wrote.
“It was a woman named Martha Blackburn running for the Senate in Tennessee,” her post continued. “Although I have had in the past and hope to continue to vote for women in the office, I cannot support Martha Blackburn. She is in Congress I was shocked and terrified.
“She voted against women’s equal pay for equal work. She voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, which passed Trying to protect women from domestic violence, Stalking, and date rape. She believes that companies have the right to refuse to provide services to gay couples. She also believes that they should not have the right to marry. These are not my Tennessee values. “
Since the 2018 election, Swift and Blackburn have been in conflict. In her 2020 Netflix recording Miss America, Swift called Blackburn “Trump in a Wig,” and the senator appeared to mention Swift’s song “All Too Well” in a tweet this week, praising conservative country singer Aaron Lewis Criticism of the new song Democratic Party.
Weekly newspaper Senator Martha Blackburn and Universal Music Group have been asked to comment.