Taylor Swift lends ‘Only the Young’ to powerful political ad condemning Trump

Taylor Swift lends 'Only the Young' to powerful political ad condemning Trump

Taylor Swift’s political transformation — from a starkly nonpartisan celebrity to an open advocate for progressive ideas — is obviously complete and was on display in the lead-up to Tuesday’s Election Day.

Swift allowed her song “Only the Young” to be used in a political ad that urges young people to vote and condemns the Trump administration. But the ad also spends much of the nearly two-minute-long run-time supporting Black Lives Matter protests, LQBTQ rights, and other social justice movements. 

“Up there’s the finish line. Our future is worth our fight,” tweeted Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell in a post on Friday that shared the ad, which was created by his political-action committee Remedy PAC. “Thank you, @taylorswift13, for voicing what #OnlyTheYoung can do. Let’s run!” Read more…

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