Fox News host Laura Ingraham took a dig at Taylor Swift after the Tennessee Senate candidate that the pop star supported lost Tuesday’s midterm election.
“Hey @taylorswift13, haters gonna hate. #shakeitoff,” Ingraham tweeted Tuesday night, referencing lyrics to Swift’s song “Shake It Off.”
Phil Bredesen — a Democratic candidate whom Swift supported in an Instagram post last month — fell to Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn in Tuesday’s election.
Swift, who hails from Nashville, raised her concerns about Blackburn in the same Instagram post she used to say she was voting for Bredesen, writing that Blackburn’s views do not align with her own.
“As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” Swift wrote at the time.
“Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women,” the singer continued. “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.”
Swift had long remained tight-lipped about her political stance. That post, in which she urged people to get out and vote, helped inspire an unprecedented number of people in the 18-29 age range to register, according to Vote.org.
Swift, 28, continued to encourage her fans to vote in the mid-term elections in the days after that initial post as well.
Ingraham, who regularly voices her conservative viewpoints, also trolled Oprah Winfrey and Will Ferrell in a separate tweet. They supported Stacey Abrams in the Georgia gubernatorial race. Her opponent, Brian Kemp, was maintaining a slight lead as the final votes continued to be counted Wednesday morning.