Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Nick Lachey Advises Boy Bands To Stay Away From Taylor Swift; I Advise The World To Stay Away From Nick Lachey

nick lachey jessica simpson

You may remember Nick Lachey from 98 Degrees or his marriage to Jessica Simpson. He’s done other things since, but they matter even less than the ones I mentioned. Because of this, you probably don’t care what he has to say about anything at all – especially not his thoughts on the Taylor Swift and Harry Styles romance. And yet, when asked what advice he would give to other boy bands (because, you know, 98 Degrees are still ruling the charts)…

From MTV News:

“Stay away from Taylor Swift!” Nick Lachey added. “She’ll write a song about you… Oh! I’m too late on that one. I didn’t get to [that advice] fast enough. [The song will] be a hit, but it will be about you.”

Yeah, because I’m sure you haven’t written a song about an ex. Oh wait, that’s right, you didn’t write your own songs. Shut up.

I won’t go on about how much it annoys me that Taylor is painted like this annoying harpy while Styles – who, and I’ll say it again, has had even more relationships/partners than Swift, I’m sure – is written off as some studly playboy in the prime of his youth. Is Taylor Swift obnoxious? Probably, but she’s also 24 so it’s kind of an oxy moron. Of course she doesn’t have her shit entirely together. Of course she’s a mess. We all were at that age, we just had the luxury of not having our every move studied by the press.

Anyway, Nick Lachey sucks. That’s really the whole point of this article.

10 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Thank you! I am so tired of everyone going off on Taylor. She’s one of the few girls that are still good role models. My girls adore her and I don’t have to worry about her music or her image. She’s cute and sweet. And yes she rights songs about exes but so do a lot of people. She has to get inspiration some where. I think she’s realizing say which songs are after which guy isn’t needed any more and hopefully curbing that.

  • I totally get what you’re saying about the double standard BUT Taylor is pretty much infamous for breaking up with a guy and then writing a scathing song about said guy. If she’d just shut up about it, I think she’d take less heat.

    • EXACTLY! It’s not just that though. Lots of artists write about failed relationships, but she is definitely not subtle about who the people are. She goes out of her way to make her private life public, and her albums are basically just narcissistic gossip columns/revenge fantasies. She’s selling her own celebrity to her listeners, not a shared sense of loss as a real artist would.

  • It’s not about how many guys she dates, it’s about how many songs she writes after. It’s never about her feelings either–she includes explicit, private details. Listening to her songs is like listening to her diary and the men she dates deserve a little privacy or at the very least anonymity.

    If you’re going to be giving the world every hint of who your songs are about, you can’t pretend you’re being discrete.

  • I don’t know who Harry Styles is, so I really can’t comment on the double-standard, but it annoys me how cute and saccharine she comes across, dates a guy, breaks up with him, and then immediately writes a song about him.

    All I’m saying is, if you’re going to do that, there is going to be backlash. Like it or not, that’s the way it is, and acting like this little doe-eyed innocent party is not endearing.

  • I completely disagree with you Jennifer. Nick shouldn’t be ridiculed just because he hasn’t had a hit in years. He’s absolutely right about Taylor! This girl has become a multimillionaire for throwing almost every ex of hers under a bus by blind-iteming them, or by slut-shaming other women. This girl is a bully who hides behind an innocent, girly persona.

    If you don’t believe me, then check out how she replied to fans who harassed Michael J. Fox on his Parkinsons awareness site — she actually had the gall to THANK them for “having her back”. Sure, we were all dumb in our early 20s, but this girl acts like a snake and I’m glad people are now calling her on her sh*t!

  • “Of course she’s a mess. We all were at that age.” Nope, not all of us. And she’s 24 for goodness’ sake, not 15! She writes songs about her relationships, she makes money off of her relationships…I think Nick Lachey can say whatever he damn well pleases about her relationships!

    • Yeah, there’s a huge difference between 24 and 19. One can ALMOST be forgiven for acting like they’re still in 10th grade when they’re 19 but when you’re still dotting your i’s with hearts and practicing your “married name signature” at 24, you’re fucking pathetic. Swift needs to understand she is now an ADULT and being all unicorns and kitten sweaters at 24 is creepy, not precious.

  • While Taylor still acts like a teenager who need be coddled, she’s not. She’s very much an adult. As such, she is open to receiving criticism from anyone so long as it isn’t overly malicious, untrue, or mean. Since she is a woman who has built a career on the carcasses of her relationships, whether or not her ex may have wanted/cared/deserved privacy, nothing Lachey said was malicious or misplaced. It was a fair piece of advice.