Well hey there!
So I thought it was time to let you in on a major part of my life, and that is Taylor Swift! I've been a Swiftie now for a number of years and was beyond guttered when I couldn't go and see her shows in London for the RED tour. I know a lot of people have negative opinions on Taylor Swift but I'm here to try and combat those! Not only is she an amazing person when it comes to her fans and charity, but she is probably one of the best female role models around today.
You won't find any pictures of Taylor smoking or doing drug or excessively drunk and making a spectacle of herself. And because she doesn't do anything of this kind, the only way the media can bring her down is through the people she has dated. Now let me tell you, Taylor is 24 years old and has dated six people... SIX PEOPLE not thirteen or thirty (some people need lessons is realistic exaggeration). A woman dating people should not be massive news or a reason to try and drag down their confidence, I'm sure there are girls in my school aged between twelve and eighteen who have had more boyfriends than that. But the point is, why does it matter? Taylor is a music artist! Seven time Grammy winner who paints guitars for the sick children she visits in hospitals, so why does the fact she dated a few people suddenly make her a monster?
|Image from perezhilton.com|
I know her music isn't every bodies type, but if you really listen to the lyrics I'm sure anyone could find AT LEAST one of her songs that they can relate to! She receives hate for calling out the people who have hurt her in her songs, so what? When you've been hurt by someone you have to find a way of coping with it, and this is her way. Her songs act as a diary for her and this is how she communicates with fans what has happened in her life. Surely writing about things that are difficult for you to do with should be a thing to admire? Not mock. She has said in interviews if the people she writes about choose to write about her that's fine! But can I say, not all of her songs are about relationships and break ups and not all of the break up songs slate the boy. In fact, I challenge you to watch her perform Ronan at the Stand up 2 cancer event last year and not get emotional. Ronan's mother did not ask Taylor to do this, Taylor chose to after finding her blog.
|After performing at StandUp2Cancer|
How anyone can find anything wrong with that I do not know...
At the Grammies this year Taylor performed one of the most emotional songs on her album RED, 'All Too Well' is one of the songs that gets me every time I listen to it. You can see the emotion during every performance of it, and because her performance at the Grammies was so amazing the only thing people could find to complain about was her dancing (insert eye roll here). Which I'm sorry guys but come on! That is bordering on petty.
I just really don't see the appeal to 'Taylor' bashing... Why is it so popular?
So tell me your opinion on this issue!
And if you have one whats your favorite Taylor song?
Let me know in the comments :)