Taylor Swift has come a long way from the country bumpkin she once (read: never) was. She’s a full-blown pop star now, and it was her latest album, Red, and the single ‘We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together’ that really marked her crossover. I like TSwift and yes, even her music, but you can imagine some country fans might not be too happy with her decision to move further away from her musical roots. Not so! Taylor actually thinks country fans have been super supportive and have contributed to her evolution.
“I think one of the things that I’m happiest with, in the last year, is the acceptance level in country music for me experimenting and for me trying to evolve and challenge myself musically,” she says of her transition to a bonafide global superstar.
She adds, “I think it’s never felt better to be on that stadium stage performing knowing that everyone’s been so welcoming of change.”
Fair enough. Taylor gets a hard rap sometimes but she’s generally harmless. Sure, she can be obnoxious and cringe-worthy and all that, but what early 20-something isn’t? Now we just need to make sure she stays well away from Gwyneth Paltrow.
Taylor Swift has a lot going on, and probably doesn’t even care about Abercrombie & Fitch’s dig at her, but her fans do. Abercrombie & Fitch really doesn’t give a flying f-ck about customers. They’ve made it clear that if you’re fat, “try Sears” (okay, that was a Mean Girls quote, but you know they were thinking that).
So what’s the latest controversy? Some t-shirt that pokes fun at Taylor Swift. And not very well. From Zimbio:
The “drama” started when fans noticed an Abercrombie shirt that said, “# more boyfriends than t.s.,” mocking Swift and her reputation for cycling through relationships. That’s a big no-no when it comes to the pop star’s fans, better known as Swifties among their own kind. An army of Swifties took to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and even petition site Change.org to launch a PR nightmare on the clothing retailer with the expressed purpose of having the shirt discontinued.
Success! The social media onslaught and repeated calls to corporate worked. The shirt is “no longer available” according to Abercrombie’s PR line.
Where’s Frances Bean when you actually need her?
Plus, shouldn’t the shirt actually read, “More ex-boyfriends than t.s.”?
Gwyneth Paltrow and Taylor Swift are apparently BFF now and let me tell you something, if this was all one big high school cafeteria, I would avoid the everloving f-ck out of their table. Gwyneth, over a plate of aubergines, would be complaining about how embarrassing it is to beautiful, as Taylor would eagerly nod her head and then ask if she should send another “Do you like me? Check ‘yes’ ‘no’ ‘maybe’” note to the cute guy in geometry.
According to Fishwrapper,
During a recent performance stopover in London, Taylor managed to squeeze in some good, old-fashioned girl time, and with it, probably triggered a whole plethora of rumors about the status of Gwyneth and Chris Martin’s marriage.
They also add (jokingly?) that Gwyneth and Taylor have been “friends” for “years”. “Years”? Gwyneth is 20+ years older than Taylor. About 3 years ago, Swift couldn’t even legally share a glass of organic thousand dollar wine with Paltrow. Unless an underage Swift was with her in England, of course, Gwyneth’s fake motherland.