I’ve been thinking about this a lot in the last hour and a half.
Taylor got SO MUCH shit in 2012-early 2014 that I feel like we were in constant internet fights defending her against assholes who went after her just because it was the “cool” thing to do. Then, in the 1989 era, Taylor became so universally loved, both musically and personally, and it was SO beautiful to watch.
But then, as it seems to happen, so many started to shit on her. The media turned on her- again. People she trusted- people she let back in even after they had badly hurt her in the past- turned on her (in some cases, for a second time.) People she took on tour with her and welcomed on HER stage took sides with people who backstabbed her. I feel like in 2016 and even 2017, we watched slam after slam after slam against her, and it broke my heart.
If that hurt us, can you even fathom how that made HER feel? And yet here she is, rising like a damn phoenix and for that I am so damn proud of her.
ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ ʙɪʀᴛʜᴅᴀʏ ᴊᴇᴏɴ ᴊᴜɴɢᴋᴏᴏᴋ — 19970901 A man who is Jovial, Unwavering, Natural, Gifted, Kindhearted, Outstanding, Openminded & Keen deserves only the best. Happy birthday my bunbun ♡ Thank you for always gifting us with English covers during your birthdays. Thank you for being a person who inspires his peers, his friends and his companions to do their utmost best. Thank you for enduring uncertainties, for moving from Busan to Seoul to pursue your dreams. Thank you for rejecting several companies and debuting as BTS’ Jeon Jungkook. You may grow and mature and bloom into a young, fine man, but you will always be the group’s baby who’d not hesitate to boop a shark on its nose :’) Happy birthday bunbun. We love you ♡.
To all my aromantic but not asexual pals, I love you. No, you’re not broken. No, you’re not just using people for sex. No, who you are isn’t wrong. And no, you’re not a bad person because of this. Trust me. You’re not contributing to sexualisation or creating misogyny. You’re perfect the way you are. You are all so amazing and wonderful and I love you all. Please stay safe and have a wonderful holiday season.