I already know that a lot of people will probably disagree with me here but I’ve never been a fan and that will not change because you disagree with me. If you want to share your opinion please do so but otherwise, let’s agree to disagree
She’s not that great a singer – Yeah, I said it. She has gotten better from when she first started but I still don’t think she can sing. She performed on some award show once and she sounded absolutely terrible. Clearly, I have an unpopular opinion here and she has sold millions but again, that’s my opinion
She’s a hypocrite – She tries to put on this front about how she’s a feminist and completely for all women all the time but have you ever watched her videos or listened to her lyrics? For one thing, in her videos all of the “villians” are brunette which in turn makes her seem like the perfect girl next door. Sure maybe that’s a small, insignificant detail but it’s definitely a trend that she has
. In her video for “You Belong With Me” she is 1. trying to steal another girl’s boyfriend 2. claims that the only reason the other girl has him is because she wears short skirts and is cheer captain. Contradicting to the “all women, all the time” image? I think so. Come to think of it, a lot of her songs are about her being at war with another girl, like in “Better Than Revenge.” She was also accused of slut-shaming in this song when she said “She’s an actress but she’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress” I’m just saying that there is a bit of a discrepancy between the image she wants to uphold and the songs that she writes. Maybe most are from personal experience but all? I doubt it
She uses people for songs – In an interview she was asked if she ever felt bad writing songs about her ex’s to which she responded “I have had a guy say, as we were breaking up, ‘You better not write a song about this.’At which point, I proceeded to write an entire album about it.” I think it’s kind of rude to take people and turn them into something to profit from.
Let’s be honest, as much as she tries to claim that she will never reveal who her songs are about and as much as she tried to deny it, it’s safe to say that Dear John is about John Mayer. That’s a prediction that you could make just from the lyrics of the song and what people say about him in general. He’s not the greatest person, but she knew that when she started dating him. As far as Joe Jonas goes, she tried to make people feel bad for her by saying that he dumped her in 27 seconds, but she was the one that ended the call so who’s fault is that. Yeah its crappy to break up with someone in a phone call but she blew that whole thing out of proportion.
She is a white feminist – Many people pride her on being a feminist but don’t realize that her definition of feminism has no intersectionality (which is what white feminism is – feminism that only supports white, cisgender, heterosexual, able bodied, white women). Granted, that that was what the feminist movement started out as, it’s 2016 and people need to start understanding the importance of intersectionality in all movements. (If you need more clarification, click here)
Even I didn’t realize this about her until her ridiculous Twitter “feud” with Nicki Minaj. Disclaimer *I can’t stand Nicki Minaj so the fact that I’m defending her says a lot* So to give background, Nicki was upset that “Anaconda” was not nominated for Video of the Year (I believe it was for the MTV Awards). Also, as much as I hate the song, I think that it should have been nominated because it broke records. Anyway, Minaj felt that race and body image played a part in the reason that she was not nominated and she was pissed at MTV. When she tweeted about it, Taylor Swift somehow thought that it was about her…
Now in case you’re not convinced, Nicki goes on to say that women of color influence pop culture too and that she would have been nominated if she were a different “kind” of artist. (none of that was directed at Taylor, it was just her voicing her frustration)
Anyway, the problem here is 1. Taylor Swift was selfish enough to assume that this was about her. 2. She tries to accuse Nicki Minaj of doing something that was never intended, 3. she says “maybe one of the men took your slot” which has nothing to do with anything and 4. She doesn’t see that for Minaj, this was about not getting credit as a woman of color and a female rapper.
Swift later apologized.
So there, these are the reasons that I do not and will never like Taylor Swift. Like I said, you don’t have to like it, but there it is.