‘The View’ Borrows From Taylor Swift by Calling Midterm Election Results a ‘Lavender Haze’
Well, Taylor Swift is taking a break from her regularly scheduled Midnight programming to let fans know how crucial it is to head over to the polls and vote on November 8's midterm elections. She posted on Instagram explaining why midterms are more critical than any year in modern history.
In an Instagram story, Swift said that the Midterm Elections would affect people's access to fundamental rights, primary reproductive healthcare, and ability to make the government work for citizens. Moreover, the American singer-songwriter is currently making rounds on the internet as The View surveyed the results of the 2022 midterm elections on November 9 with some help from Swift's Midnights.
American actor Whoopi Goldberg hinted at predicting a GOP sweep of the election to introduce the Hot Topics segment. Goldberg said,
The votes are still counted in many of yesterday's midterm elections, but it looks like that 'red tsunami' didn't quite materialize.
On the other side, Ron DeSantis flipped Florida red with his victory as governor; other congressional races saw Democrats like John Fetterman of Pennsylvania and Maggie Hassan beat far-right contenders supported by Donald Trump. The show's resident Republican co-host, Alyssa Farah Griffin, couldn't help but reference a fan-favorite track from Taylor Swift's latest chart-topping album, Midnights.
The freshman conservative voice at the table said, "Listen, I'm a Republican. I wanted good Republicans to win and bad Republicans to lose." Not only that, but she said, "I'm not losing sleep that Dr. Oz lost his pace last night." Griffin continued by saying, "This is actually the best I've felt about the country because it was much more, as the singer would call a Lavender Haze."
While Swift probably wasn't thinking of the electoral map when composing Lavender Haze. The Midnight's opener debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 behind chart-topping lead single Anti-Hero in the same week the singer set a new record as the first artist to ever dominate the Hot 100 top 10 in Billboard history.
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