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Taylor Swift Went To A Fan’s Bridal Shower And Made The Rest Of Us Look Bad

Taylor Swift attending fan's bridal shower in Ohio April 2014I find a lot to snark about when it comes to Taylor Swift, but not even I can throw shade on her choice of activities this past weekend.

Even though she’s one of the busiest people on the planet, Taylor took time out of her schedule for a very important event — attending a fan’s bridal shower. YEAH. For a fan. So basically while the rest of us were rolling out of bed or crushing bloody Mary’s at brunch (me) on Sunday morning, Taylor was flying to Ohio to support a fan she’d met so many times over the past seven years that they actually became close friends. All throughout her Instagram account is photos of the two of them together over the years, and that all culminated in Taylor showing up in a big way yesterday morning.

 

And she didn’t just show up, sing a song, and leave. From all the pictures and tweets, it really seemed like she came exclusively for Gena, because she didn’t perform or take any attention away from the bridal shower. It was Gena’s day, and it seems like Taylor really respected that, staying as long as she could and talking to everybody.

OH AND SHE BROUGHT PRESENTS. Lots of presents. Covering all your bases presents. Because not only did she give her a Kitchen Aid mixer, which is not only a generous gift, but also very useful…

She also got her an entire kitchen set, pretty much.

 

AND she gave her the batch of cookies that she baked with Olympian Gracie Gold last week…

AND made her an original piece of artwork to commemorate Gena’s wedding in May, which Taylor can’t make it to.

You’re making the rest of us look bad, girl. I’m not even that good at gifts for my best friends.

And the worst part? I found out from the fan’s social media, not from Taylor’s. Which basically means that Taylor wasn’t bragging, making it a truly good dead. Well played, Swift, well played.

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  • bambi

    I respect you so much for this article. Like, if you read Bustle’s take on this, it has this slimy suppressed-snark undertone to it, but yours actually did sound sincere. Also, kudos to Taylor for not instagramming it to death and beyond!

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Thank you! I’ve been really gaining an appreciation for her lately, just because she’s such a good role model to her fans. Gotta respect.

  • Erin

    This is awesome. How exciting for the bride to be!

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Seriously.

  • bambi

    Ooh by the way, talking about not bragging, she went to like three different cancer specializing hospitals this past month, and visited the patients and stayed there for like five to six hours, instead of the scheduled one and a half. And NOT A SINGLE PICTURE OR POST ABOUT IT. Miracle, no? :o

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Yeah, that’s super awesome of her to do.

    • elle

      Yeah I don’t enjoy Swifts music ( though to be fair I enjoy zero country music including pop country) and some things about her make me eye roll hard (girl you do not need to IG your haircut) BUT she always has my grudging respect because she is super charitable, and really good to her fans. Like I honestly think.she really respects/cares about them.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      And she really thinks about her image and how to present herself, I feel like. She’s never anywhere close to naked on her Instagram.

    • Valerie

      So true. I can show most any pic of her to my 6-year old daughter. That is saying something.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Definitely.

    • Valerie

      I will always love Taylor for what she did for Ronan’s family- that sweet little boy who died of cancer. She wrote a beautiful song using words his mother had written about him. Absolutely heart-breaking. And she was there for the family throughout the whole ordeal and I believe she still keeps in touch with them now. For all of the media nonsense, I truly believe Taylor is a deeply good person.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      She really does seem to be. Sometimes she grates on my nerves, but in moments like this it’s undeniable.

  • Kaitlin Reilly

    Taylor Swift belongs at a bridal shower – look at that dress! It’s perfect for it.

  • Quinn

    It’s really nice to see Taylor get some positive feedback for once-the media has been super rough on her the last year because she dates a lot of guys, but how often do you hear about Miley or Selena or the Kardashian girls doing anything like this? Taylor proves again and again that she doesn’t just care about her fans but people in general-she also donates a ton of money to charity…When I have daughters one day I hope they have girls like Taylor Swift and Emma Watson to look up to.

    (I never liked them in the first place) but it’s time for the Kardashians and Miley to go out of style. THIS (a la Taylor and Emma and Jennifer) is how respectable, elegant, kind, intelligent young women behave

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      We’re not too proud to call ourselves out when we’re wrong for harping on her!

    • Quinn

      Oh I know! Kudos to y’all, I applaud this!

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Thanks, Quinn! We appreciate it!

  • Elizabeth Aspen

    I never really understood what you have against Taylor. I think she’s incredibly sweet and genuinely so, and even though I don’t believe pop stars should be thought of as ‘role models’, if more girls and young women chose to live their lives even a tenth as classy as Taylor Swift does, the better off we’d all be.

    • Tina

      Dating so many guys in succession as she has and then writing angsty revenge songs about it only to get a reputation isn’t exactly all that classy…

    • bambi

      I can see how so many people may find it..trashy to write songs about failed romances, but “dating so many guys in succession” shouldn’t be a basis to pass judgements upon! We all accuse her of slut shaming or perpetuating the madonna-whore dichotomy but on the other hand, many of us subconsciously subject her to that. Call her out if you think she’s self-victimizing, or being unjustly scathing in a song, but just because she’s had seven or so boyfriends doesn’t necessarily provide more proof that she’s not a good role model or that she’s trashy, no?:)

    • Tina

      Oh I’m not saying she’s downright trashy. I actually like Taylor Swift as an artist and I find her very relatable, I just don’t agree when people put her up on a pedestal. I think you misinterpreted the intention behind what I said. It’s not as much about slut-shaming, dichotomies or self-victimization that you talked about in your analytical answer as it is about recognizing that she is simply human (and actually more so than most celebrities). She’s your average but very talented girl both doing good in the world, trying to make people around her happy while making her fair share of mistakes along the way and trying to express her struggles in the best way she knows how even if it doesn’t come off at all as classy and mature. And maybe that realism that doesn’t necessarily make her a bad role model, but she isn’t some epitome of perfection and class where, dear god, if ONLY girls were even just ONE TENTH as classy as her it would greatly better everyone’s lives! It’s a bit of a stretch, that’s all I was trying to point out.

    • Alison

      She only dated 7 guys in her life. Less than half of the the American average. Plus, only three of her songs are explicitly about an ex. The rest are rumous.

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  • del la

    Oh please.. she still gives snark. I’m so glad Wendy Williams a NYC radio icon and Black older female gave props to Taylor on her TV talk show recently. She said ” Listen up people Taylor is real deal and she’s who your daughter’s should be looking at as a Role model, not these twerking girls”. The girl who says “I’m not taking my clothes off, because I don’t want to” Gawd it took a sista to state the obvious to her millions of TV viewers.

  • del la

    Ain’t that something the White female bloggers have a “I hate Taylor Swift ” blog. and famous Black women love Taylor Swift. TLC recent Rolling stone article ” I want Taylor to write a song for us”, Lupita Nyong, recent Glamour article.. I listen to Taylor Swift when I’m going through a break-up.. “Yep, Taylor Swift”.