Taylor Swift Told to 'Stay Away from Politics' by Fox News Guest Who Supports Kanye West

The old Taylor Swift can't come to the phone right now. She finally disclosed her political leanings in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday. She backed Democrat candidates in Tennessee, a bold statement that some Republicans, like conservative activist Charlie Kirk, didn't appreciate. Swift ended her career-long political silence Sunday to speak out against Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is a supporter of Trump, ahead of the November midterms. Swift was previously known for being politically ambiguous.

"This is what I used to love about Taylor Swift, is she used to stay away from politics," Kirk, 24, said during a Fox & Friends appearance Monday. "She was just all about music, all about female empowerment."

Kirk then compared her to notorious Trump lover Kanye West, saying: "So look Taylor Swift, I love your music. Personally, Kanye West, I'm a bigger fan of his. Stay away from politics."

Before Kirk's appearance on Fox & Friends, the he slammed Swift for revealing her political leanings.

"You just endorsed a Democrat in the Tennessee senate race with a ridiculous statement saying Marsha Blackburn, a woman, is against women," Kirk tweeted Monday. "You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about Your career has never recovered since Kanye ended it."

Hey @taylorswift13 -

You just endorsed a Democrat in the Tennessee senate race with a ridiculous statement saying Marsha Blackburn, a woman, is against women

You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about

Your career has never recovered since Kanye ended it

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 8, 2018

Kirk's tweet was fact-checked by Yashar Ali, a reporter for New York Magazine and HuffPost, who tweeted Monday: "If there was any ending done of Taylor's career it was actually Kim who did it...not Kanye...She just had the highest grossing U.S. tour by a woman—so her career is doing better than ever."

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell defended Swift against Kirk's Twitter message as well, tweeting Monday: "Mansplainers gonna 'splain, 'splain, 'splain, 'splain, 'splain." It was a play on Swift's song "Shake it Off."

I can't believe I'm out here fact-checking/defending Taylor Swift but here we are....

1. If there was any ending done of Taylor's career it was actually Kim who did it...not Kanye

2. She just had the highest grossing US tour by a woman - so her career is doing better than ever pic.twitter.com/5yC1nINzxB

— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 8, 2018

Mansplainers gonna ‘splain, ‘splain, ‘splain, ‘splain, ‘splain https://t.co/noPTlMQxK1

— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) October 8, 2018

In her Sunday Instagram post, the "End Game" singer endorsed Phil Bredesen for Senate.

"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," Swift, 28, wrote. "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."

Swift intends to vote for Jim Cooper for House of Representatives as well, saying Blackburn doesn't possess her "Tennessee values."

"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," Swift explained. "She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry."

In Swift's fifth studio album 1989, she mentioned in the 2014 release's first track "Welcome to New York" how residents of the Big Apple "can want who you want—boys and boys and girls and girls." This lyric seemingly hints at her support for same-sex relationships. She additionally shared a photo during the 2016 Presidential Election of her heading to vote, but she made no mention of whether she was backing Trump or Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Taylor Swift Condemned by Charlie Kirk
Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift was condemned by Charlie Kirk for her backing Democratic candidates. Here, Swift is pictured attending the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Resort International on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lisa O'Connor/AFP/Getty Images