Taylor Swift’s first foray into politics has reportedly led to a huge increase in voter registrations in the US.
Vote.org said it had seen a spike of 65,000 registrations in the 24-hour period following a post by the singer on Instagram.
Swift, who has been criticised in the past for not using her status to speak about politics, revealed on Monday that she plans to support Tennessee’s Democrats in the midterm elections next month.
In an impassioned message to her fans, the pop star said she felt compelled to speak out “due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years” which had made her “feel very differently” about shying away from politics.
After the post made headlines across the world, Donald Trump has now hit back, saying: “Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music 25% less now.”
Swift, famous for a string of platinum-selling hits including Look What You Made Me Do, Shake It Off and Trouble, has 112 million followers on Instagram, and her post has been liked more than 1.7 million times.
Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org, said it had sparked a huge interest.