Why is everybody so down on Taylor Swift lately?
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I mean I totally get that her songs are “all” about breaking up and getting hurt by dudes and failed relationships and stuff.
Except wait. They’re actually like… Not. Most of her “hits” are actually uppers.
Here, check it out…
“Our Song” (2006) is literally the definition of an adorable couple song. Nobody is sad, nobody breaks up, and the boy love interest is nice to her the whole time.
“Sparks Fly” (2010) is just about the excitement of a new relationship, and how the feeling of that sticks with you and makes the rest of life’s crap not seem so bad. It’s a great feeling!
“Fifteen” (2008) is about love, but it’s more than that, too. It’s about learning as you grow what really matters in life. The song is anything but a pathetic break up song.
“We Are Never Getting Back Together” (2012) might be about breaking up, but it’s also funny and fun, and a far cry from the sad, lonely break-up songs everyone keeps talking about.
“Back to December” (2010) does happen to be about a breakup and regret. But it was HER who did the breaking up, and then realizing she made a mistake. She did the breaking up, you guys. The boy didn’t hurt her, you guys!
“Mean” (2010) is a dis to her haters and her critics. The music video pushes it further to become a cute, fun, PSA about bullying and dreaming big. No crying over a boy, here!
“Love Story” (2008) tells a Romeo and Juliette -esque story, except nobody dies and everyone ends up happy. Yeah, happy.
“Begin Again” (2012) is about a NEW relationship. Not an old one, not a failing one, nothing sad or pathetic.
And finally we’ve got “22” (2012) in which Taylor makes fun of half the people our age (including herself), sings about partying, being a hipster (hilariously sarcastic), and generally how awesome it is to be in your early 20s and enjoying all the fun shit in life.
So then I’m hearing all this crap about how the guy from One Direction says that he and Tay-Tay broke up because she wasn’t “sexual enough” for him or something. And everyone’s making jokes about her wearing mu-mus on dates with him and being too naive to shave her vagina or whatever.
And I’m just like.
Can we focus on the fact that nobody thinks it was a dick move for Harry what’s-his-face to say that shit about her in a public forum? I mean what a fucking scumbag! Or the fact that, I dunno, he’s a god damned 18 year old (kid) who thinks he’s some kind of big man that “deserves” a lot of sex? Maybe she wasn’t getting all sexual with you, Harry, because you’re a douche-bag.
And furthermore, now there’s the story going around about how Swifty asked Jennifer Lawrence (who I like, but just because she’s kind of an asshole and it reminds me of me) if she’d introduce her to Bradley Cooper. And like, then it never happened because Bradley was (apparently) totally uninterested.
People are making fun of Tay-Swif for it, making her out to be some crazed, naive, star-struck little girl, possibly hoping to date Bradley next or something? Like can we not take a second to put this in perspective? Is it not entirely plausible that Old Man Cooper was just too busy that particular day? Do we have the screen shot of J-Law’s iPhone, with a text from Coops that read “Yeahhh… no thanks, I don’t want anything to do with her. That bitch cray.”? I doubt he really reacted like that. And if he did, let’s make fun of him for being a douche-bag instead of hating on T-Dawg for being a fan.
Okay so anyway. Takeaway this.
Taylor Swift is pretty good at what she does. She’s poised, talented, charitable, funny, gorgeous… All the things everyone wishes they were.
Maybe she’s a little naive. Maybe she’s a lot.