The Age Of Hating Taylor Swift For Fun Is Over | At the early age of seven, I noticed that I loved Taylor Swift’s music. It all began when I heard her song “Teardrops on My Guitar” for the first time on the radio. I was instantly hooked. Although I had never experienced the heartache of unrequited love, the raw passion contained inside Swift’s song struck a chord with me.
When she originally released Fearless, an album whose unashamed, self-assured title I didn’t believe deserved such an outspoken, self-assured title, I wasn’t sure what it was about her that made her stand out as a pop-country singer.
Taylor drew criticism for various reasons, including dating too often and singing about her love life. She was also criticized for demanding privacy and for the way she looked, to name a few.
What had she done to arouse such a level of rage? What transgression did Taylor Swift do that caused the whole world to despise her? We don’t have a solution.
Taylor Swift’s tour was never canceled because she made a terrible celebrity faux pas; there were no shady tweets, discriminatory statements, or (as in the case of many other stars) true crimes that enraged the public.
So, what was it about Taylor Swift that so many people – particularly women – despised? Misogyny may be summed up in a single word. Of course, the lanky-limbed, golden-haired blonde was adorable and supposedly goofy in that Hollywood-style manner that eliminates any genuine feeling of dorky-ness.
Her early career was derided for being “just concerned with love and guys,” which was a common theme throughout her work. Although there have been innumerable musicians over the decades who had made singing about love their “thing,” when Taylor did it, it was suddenly the worst music a person could do.
Then there will be some who will say things like, ‘Oh, she only writes songs about her ex-boyfriends,’ and so forth. The actress Taylor said as much herself in 2014: “And I think that’s a real attitude to adopt.”
Her songs were infectious, and her music videos were both entertaining and inspiring to watch. Lady Gaga and Rihanna videos, which were then ruling YouTube in the late 2000s, were a welcome departure from the hyper- breathy Lady Gaga and Rihanna videos dominating the site.
Taylor Swift’s Nashville apartment is an Etsy fever dream, a 365-days-a-year Christmas store, and a pure adolescent female id. Taylor Swift’s Nashville apartment is an Etsy fever dream. To go inside the building, you must pass through an entrance foyer decorated with blue velvet and gilded frames brimming with imitation flowers.
One of the most impressive things about the house is an eight-foot-tall spiral staircase that ascends six feet to a giant birdcage with pillow-lagged sides that offers one of the most spectacular views of the whole of the city.
Swift would later tell me that she relies on metaphors “to make sense of everything that happens to me,” and the birdcage dares you not to see it as a sharp commentary on the inconsistencies that come with celebrity life.