Howard Stern Praises Taylor Swift for Political Commentary: ‘That’s Standing Up For Your Country’

by Halle Ames

TV and radio personality Howard Stern admires Taylor Swift’s choice to voice her political opinion. 

Taylor Swift posted her endorsements for Joe Biden back on October 7th to her Instagram and Twitter accounts with a photo of her Biden 2020 cookies. On Monday, she posted another video to her Twitter account that reminded people to go out and vote. At the end of the video, she posted Biden and Harris’s photo to show her support once again. 

“Hey, so we are all very stressed out about this election,” said Swift in a 30-second clip. “Rightfully so, I feel you. But allow me to be the one-millionth person to remind you that tomorrow is your last chance to make your voice heard and to make your vote counts. So if you haven’t voted yet, please do. Stay safe, wear a mask, take care of yourselves. I love you very much. Happy voting.” 

Also on Monday, Stern voiced his admiration for Swift’s stance on his SiriusXM radio show, Yahoo News reports.

“Celebrities who won’t say who they’re voting for because they don’t want to piss off their public — f*** you too! Like Taylor Swift, good for her. She has like 83 million followers, and she came out and said who she’s voting for, and I’m like good, that’s standing up for your country.”

Since Monday, Swift has gained nearly five million new Twitter followers, making her account one of the most popular on the platform. 

Stern, who has also endorsed Joe Biden, continued about other musical groups that have voiced their political affiliation in the past. 

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“I’m sure her handlers were telling her, ‘Don’t say anything, you’ll make people angry. You don’t want to be like the Dixie Chicks and be political.’ F*** that! Be like the Dixie Chicks,” he added on the show, according to Yahoo News.

In 2003, the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, newly renamed as just the “Chicks,” Natalie Maines, came forward with her strong thoughts against George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.

The singer said she was ashamed to be from the same state as the former President. The outspoken words landed them on the blacklist from many radio stations as many of their listeners leaned more right-winged.