Taylor Swift is famous for writing songs about her Hollywood boyfriends and she gets a lot of stick for it, which is pretty stupid since she’s a musician and all musicians who write their own music write about their relationships. Anyway, if Harry Styles, John Mayer or anyone else has a problem with this arrangement, they can feel free to write their own songs about Taylor. Really, she won’t be mad!
“I can take it. If I’m gonna write songs about my exes they can write songs about me. That’s how it works.
“I’m not gonna complain about it. I’m not gonna sit there and say, ‘I’m the only one who can write songs about this relationship’. It’s fair game.”
Way to be a good sport, Tay. I think the people who give her a hard time about writing about her boyfriends (or having so many of them) need to reexamine the motivation behind the sentiment. There’s principle and there’s execution. If you think her music is shitty and not well-written, fair enough – different strokes for different folks and all, and no one can tell you that your opinion is wrong because it’s yours and all. However, if there’s an issue because she takes her personal experiences and turns them into the art she makes, then get a f-cking grip because you must not be living real life, where EVERYONE does that.
I know I seem like a bit of a TaySwift apologist, and I’m not really – particularly because there’s nothing for her to apologise for. I just think she gets a really rough rap and if the shoe was on the other foot – if a man was doing the same things she does – it would not only not be talked about, it would be considered normal and probably be praised. Uh oh, watch out, Jenn’s on her feminist soap box again!
A couple more shots from Taylor’s InStyle shoot below…