ok i wasn’t going to say anything but so many people seem upset right now and i think that it’s turned into an echo chamber that i think has made people lose perspective. i don’t want to invalidate anybody’s feelings and it is absolutely okay to be upset for any reason but i keep seeing people say that taylor doesn’t care about her poor fans and i just… genuinely do not think that’s true. and i don’t want you guys to feel like taylor doesn’t care about you if you don’t have money because you don’t deserve to feel that way.
the thing is that i love a lot of musicians so i’ve seen how other fandoms operate, and taylor is the only one who has consistently and actively tried to bridge the gap between poor and rich fans and give everyone opportunities to be close to her.
i keep seeing people say that rich fans are more likely to meet taylor but this is probably the only fandom where that’s not really the case. she’s certainly the only celebrity of her calibre who meets so many fans and never charges for it. she’s always had her team scouring her venues before/during shows and finding fans to upgrade to pit/soundbooth/front row, and obviously to meet her after the show. she’s had a b-stage at most of her headlining tours so that people with nosebleed seats could have good seats for at least part of the show. last era i know she gave a few fans front row tickets and m&gs because she saw that they couldn’t afford to go to a show. not to mention the fact that she is on this website trying to give people attention which obviously doesn’t cost anything. none of this is the behaviour of somebody who doesn’t care about the feelings of her less fortunate fans.
it’s absolutely okay to be upset if you can’t afford merch or good tickets, and it’s okay to be upset that people with more money have better opportunities, but this is a societal problem as opposed to a problem that taylor herself has created. it is not unique to the taylor fandom and it doesn’t mean that taylor hates you. it’s making me really sad to think that a lot of you genuinely think that taylor doesn’t care about those of us who can’t afford to drop hundreds of dollars on this stuff because for the most part, her behaviour has reflected the exact opposite.