How Taylor Swift Played The Victim For A Decade And Made Her Entire Career
Ok, so Buzzfeed released this article about Taylor Swift on January 31st and here are some key points that really stood up for me.
On Taylor´s feminism:“But, as the Washington Post pointed out: “There’s a difference between being a feminist and calling yourself a feminist. Feminism is more than just supporting your girlfriends or churning out charming catchphrases about girl power; it’s a political movement, with political aims.”
About Taylor´s squad: And, in actuality, her squad flouts inclusive feminist principles by being an exclusive club, and skews overwhelmingly white, slim, and heterosexual – and this is because Swift views feminism in relation to her own personal experience alone.
Again on Taylor´s feminism: Far from expressing feminist values through actual, tangible means – such as, for example, speaking publicly about Kesha’s alleged sexual assault, offering an opinion on Trump’s campaign and election, or acknowledging the Women’s March through means other than a contrived tweet – Swift invokes feminism to ensure her posture as victim.
On her feud with Katy Perry and the Bad Blood song: Put differently, she prevented the eruption of an undesirable rumour by creating a new one, which reveals Swift’s true genius: her ability to manipulate the lyrics and subjects of her songs in whichever way best suits her PR desires.
On her feud with Nicki Minaj and the lack of recognition for black women in the music industry: Swift has become such an expert at building narratives that she doesn’t just see herself as the victim in stories explicitly about her, but the subject of every story. (…) She prioritised herself at the centre of a struggle faced by women of colour, while ignoring the fact that the system inherently benefits her.
On the feud with Kim and Kanye about that line in Famous: The feud exposed the truth that white fragility is the most imperative component of Swift’s success. Performing white female melodrama has enabled Swift to establish her posture as victim and navigate any conflict with ease, devoid of culpability. But her conflict with West cannot be dismissed as an insignificant celebrity feud, leaving a trail of snake emojis in its wake – there are sinister undertones. It proved that Swift recognised the power her white womanhood affords her – presumed innocence and empathy – and used this to her advantage in repeated acts that she surely knew would damage West’s reputation and strengthen her own. Swift propagating this narrative of fragile white womanhood to villainise a black man is “ruthless” at best, and at worst, dangerous.
I think this article really explains why I don’t really like Taylor Swift and how her playing the role of the victim is really getting old and overused. No one believes she´s the victim and this has been shown ever since the ¨break up¨ with Harry Styles and overusing that one month relationship for over two years. And it became evident to the public how fake she really is with the Kanye and Kim feud and directly after that the whole deal with her ¨relationship¨ with Tom Hiddleston. So I finish this with the final paragraph of the article which summarizes my feelings in general about her.
She’s all about narratives, and the reinvention of her image is the start of a new one. The question is, however, after being exposed playing the victim in plain sight for over a decade, will anyone believe it?
every time the media tries to navigate the complicated system of relationships in hollywood they always get it WRONG. like taylor dated harry and harry made out with kendall on a yatch (among several other places) but kendall was never friends with taylor. she’s friends with taylor’s friend gigi who dated joe who taylor and demi also dated. and demi was childhood friends with selena until she became best friends with taylor, so demi hates taylor and shaded her (and essentially every person in this planet) mulitple times. and selena dated joe’s brother nick, who is good friends with demi and also dated miley, who was demi’s best friend and never liked selena, probably they both dated nick. but miley’s smoking weed and engaged to liam, so she’s kind of irrelevant to the social circle now… as is a guy who’s name is also taylor, who both selena and taylor, who are best friends, dated. but more importantly, selena also had a thing with niall, who is in a band with harry and was interested in demi. niall also had a thing (SEX) with ellie, meanwhile ellie was seeing ed, who wrote a very defamatory song about the incident. and ellie remains friends with taylor even though taylor is best friends with ed, who’s also friends with harry and wrote songs for justin, who’s selena’s ex. and justin also had a thing with kendall and kendall’s friend hailey. hailey is also friends with gigi who is now dating zayn who was in harry’s band and selena said she was open to dating but never did. and gigi’s ex cody is also friends with justin. zayn also feuded with taylor’s ex calvin, who is friends with ellie. and both gigi and taylor are friends with cara who selena may or may not have dated. but cara definitely dated harry, who again is taylor’s ex. and now selena has a thing with abel, who dated gigi’s sister bella, but bella was never really friends with selena or taylor. they were just in the same social circles…. is that so hard to get????
No one has lived through drama unless they were a kid growing up in the Disney era of 2005-2011.
We had Niley, the Niley kiss on stage, the Niley breakup, the Demi and Selena feud with Miley and Mandy, Kevin Jonas picking sides by wearing a Demi & Selena shirt in paparazzi photos, Nelena rising through the Burning Up music video, the 7 things video that shaded Nick with a photo of him scribbled out in it, the Selena and Miley fight over Nick through various interviews and radio shows, Joe dating Taylor Swift, Selena getting closer to Taylor while distancing from Demi, Nelena and Jaylor going on double dates, Demi & Miley becoming better friends because of the Selena & Demi fall out, The photos that surfaced that showed Miley in her underwear that were sent to Nick, Miley’s vanity fair photoshoot, Vanessa Hudgens nudes, Joe falls on stage at the AMAs and slices his hand open, The Jaylor breakup where Joe ended it on a 30 second phone call, the video Taylor made with a camp rock Joe doll “this one comes with a phone so he can break up with other girls too”, everyone wanted Zac Efron and Ashley Tisdale together, Miley dances on an icecream cart pole at the TCAs, Nelena broke up, the song Nick wrote about Selena called “stay”, Orlando Brown was taken to jail for weed, Jason Earles was literally like 35???, Mitchell Musso’s brother and Trace Cyrus formed Metro Station, Joe and Demi began dating, Nick and Selena were spotted trying to work things out, Demi and Joe break up, Joe begins dating Ashley Greene, Nick & Miley are seen trying to work things out??, Miley comes out with a book talking about how Nick was her Prince Charming, Demi punches one of her dancers in the face, Nick writes a song talking about weddings that is dedicated to his love for Miley, Demi goes to rehab, the camp rock tour is pulled, Nick & Miley don’t get things worked out, Kevin Jonas gets engaged, a whole town finds out Miley Stewart was Hannah Montana but keeps the secret, Nick Jonas announces he’ll run for president in 2035, the Jonas brothers start wearing their purity rings as necklaces, Taylor Lautner and Selena Gomez begin dating which is Taylor Swift’s ex, The Jonas brothers break up, Zanessa breaks up, and we find out Chad Danforth and Ryan Evans are secretly fucking in HSM.