Taylor Swift Uses New Interview To Continue Her Campaign To Be Middle School Performer Of The Year

Taylor Swift Vanity Fair coverSo there’s a neat thing happening lately in the world. I like it to call it Taylor Swift backlash. After years of feeling like the I’m the only person in the world who saw through her act, it’s somewhat refreshing that everyone’s hopped aboard my train now. On the other hand, I feel like my space is real crowded now. Every other day I’m reading an article about Taylor Swift being the absolute worst. Before everyone else started dissecting everything she said,  I could pretend like I was Erin Brockovich. A lone voice with metaphorically huge boobs, just trying to right the wrongs in the world. But now I’m just another due-paying member of the Anti-Taylor-Swift club. And Taylor Swift knows that. Not that I’m personally struggling with my feelings toward her anti-fans, but that everyone’s wising up to her schtick. So she’s starting to respond to all the backlash in the most mature way possible.

I’m sorry. Did I say mature. I meant treating a Vanity Fair interview like a middle school gossip sesh in the bathroom during lunch. Do you remember those convos? I can’t remember if those happened in real life or just in movies I watched. Either way, that’s where I picture this interview going down.

First she kicks it off by sending Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to hell for joking about her at the 2013 Golden Globes. Which is an obvious mistake because there’s no pair more beloved in Hollywood than those two. Also, putting them in the pile of women who don’t help other women feels a little hypocritical coming from the girl who’s built a career on slut shaming girls who dared to have brown hair in music videos. Oh, and I guess it has to be said that it’s a little disappointing to see Taylor Swift adding “women” to the list of people who make her feel sad face. It should be enough that “men” are already doing that to her all the time.

“You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,” Taylor Swift tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Nancy Jo Sales on the subject of mean girls in general and in response to an incident at this year’s Golden Globes, where Amy Poehler and Tina Fey mocked her highly scrutinized love life. “Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”

Then she moves on to talk details about her personal life. Well she doesn’t talk about the details, because she’s a classy lady. (Also, her album sales depend on her not dishing any dirt before the singles start dropping.) However that doesn’t mean that she won’t let someone else talk about it. 

Although one of Swift’s rules is that she doesn’t go into the personal details of any of her relationships, she authorized someone to discuss them with Sales. “He wore her down,” the source says of Styles, who allegedly “chased” Swift for a year. “He was all, like, ‘You’re amazing—I want to be with you. I want to do this.’” The relationship fell apart after he texted Swift to alert her of a picture on the Internet of him kissing a friend good-bye. They were “making outlike with their hands all up in each other’s hair,” says the source. After Swift ended the relationship, he pursued her for the better part of a year until she finally took him back. “But the whole time she says she feels like he’s looking at every girl,” the source continues. And then when they were in London together he “disappears one night and after that it was like he just didn’t want to keep going.”

I’m sorry. Is there anymore more middle school than this move? This whole, “I’m way too mature to talk about my ex, but you’re welcome to talk to my BFF who knows everything that happened.” This just reminds me of the time she told Katie Couric (who we now know is her spirit animal) that she thinks it’s silly that her ex-boyfriends contact her when she sings publicly about them. Once again Taylor Swift, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t be “above sharing intimate details of your life” and also “here’s the phone number of a source who will gladly tell you intimate details of my life.”

This interview shows that she’s clearly coming to a point in her career when she needs to start making some tough decisions about her public image. Is she going to stand behind her decisions to sing about her relationships? Or is she going to keep playing the victim and just insulting everyone who dares to cross her path? I guess we’ll have to wait for the next interview — likely to drop in just a few days — to find out.

In the meantime, she best stay away from Amy and Tines.

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    • Nicole

      You write a whole article about how she behaves like a middle schooler whilst sounding like a middle schooler your damn self. The irony.

      • Jenni

        You know Crushable.com is just an extra credit project for my 7th grade English class, right?

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        Perfect. LOL!

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    • Daisy

      This makes me sad. When I first fell in love with Taylor, we were both 17 (back in the day when I had to answer the question, “Taylor Swift? Who’s that?” all the time), and I adored her because she was unlike any other singer my age. They were all either bland Disney stars whose lyrics meant absolutely nothing (and whatever you can say about Taylor’s lyrics, you can’t say they’re meaningless) or girls who were trying to prove they weren’t Disney stars by being “edgy” which mostly seemed to mean getting DUI’s. And Taylor just seemed like a real person.

      Maybe it had something to do with the fact that back then, she really was a regular person, going to a regular high school just like me, and was the only person with the courage to write about it honestly. And now she spends all her time in the music industry with rich celebrities, multi-platinum record sales, sold-out shows every night, and… Somewhere amidst all that, a person can lose their mind. Which seems to have happened to her.

      Although it is certainly possible to grow up in the spotlight and actually grow up, she seems to be struggling with that. And that is sad, because in 5 years she has gone from exactly the kind of girl that I would easily befriend in real life, to the kind of person who would drive me crazy. I don’t know if it’s because she’s changed since becoming a star, or has ceased to change since she was 17, but whatever it is, I wish she would straighten it out, because it’s getting harder and harder to defend how many of her songs I have on my iPod!

      • Martin K

        She isn’t struggling with it, apart from the fact that she’s become more private. The backlash is what makes you think she is struggling.

    • Erin

      I’m disappointed that this website for women is so focused on hating this powerful and successful woman.

      • sleepysone1995

        sorry…powerful,successful and IMMATURE woman

      • Erin

        Immaturity is subjective.. I could call your response immature and you might disagree. Would either of us be right? Who knows. However, there is no doubt that Taylor is powerful and successful. Let’s support successful women and not take their quotes out of context to criticize them.

      • sleepysone1995

        Sorry…this site is not for worshipping your goddess.successful women don’t have the mentality of a middle schooler,even Tina and Amy are more successful than her and Taylor can barely take a joke (the golden globes joke was funny and light)if she wants to last in Hollywood, grow some thick skin

      • Martin K

        She is one of the most mature celebrities ever.

    • sleepysone1995

      come on,taytay..amy and tina were giving you a reality check,a big one that would have gotten pass that middle school brain of yours if you weren’t so sensitive

    • MG

      so she thinks its “silly” that her ex’s contact her about the songs written about them, which i interpret as her telling them to basically get over it, yet she’s the one writing all these songs about them in the first place…..maybe she should find a new hobby to sing about

      • sleepysone1995

        pot calling the kettle black…

    • Alexandra

      Thank you for this! And all your articles about Taylor Swift. I have never been a fan her or her music. It’s literally the same shit different album or even same shit different magazine article year after year! Someone in her “team” of people need to tell her to spend her money on a life coach or a relationship specialist, rather than a house that’s closer to the boyfriends or traveling the world with them. Also, it’s sad that she is known as “America’s sweetheart”.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/gabrielle2lastnames Gabrielle Hanson-Moore

      (Also, her album sales depend on her not dishing any dirt before the singles start dropping.)

      #CRYING I love you so much, Jenni. lmaooooo

    • Jennifer Moore

      I really don’t think that Taylor Swift is in a position to where she has to make any decisions what so ever about her public image….the girl is worth like $200 Million dollars. It’s a done deal. In this business it doesn’t matter what people are saying as long as they are saying something. I mean, she sells out shows in 60 flippin seconds. I am just not seeing all these flaws in her image the way you people are. I am not a teenager, I am 42 years old and I love Taylor’s music and I don’t care WHO its written about,

      What bothers me the most about this article is how you say we all felt sorry for John Mayer. No we didn’t. Nor did we feel that Taylor should have known better. Are you kidding me. He was a 35 year old man dating a 19 year old girl…He should have known better.

      I have an 18 year old daughter and if she got hooked up with some 35 year old man like John Mayer, he would still be getting kicked. Young girls in love just don’t see past their noses, no matter what they have been through in one whole year of their life. For you to dismiss Johns responsibility in this relationship makes me sick.

      In the end none of this matters, nothing anyone says about Taylor can take away the millions she has already earned, she is not an artist who is on her way up, she is at the top already. And I promise you, I have an 18 year old and a 7 year old who adore Taylor, nothing you people say changes that and it never will. It’s their age, her fans see things the way that she sees them. All these dumb articles are in her favor, all the hateful comments too….all you people are doing is helping her sell more albums.. Just sayin’.

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    • Tahira

      She doesn’t have an act. You saying that you saw through her act makes you sound negative. Can’t a person simply be nice? Can’t a celebrity just be nice? You obviously don’t follow Taylor enough to know that this is not an act.

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