Taylor Swift on the media | January 2016 | Grammy Museum
“it got pretty out of control there for a couple of years. Every
article was like ‘taylor swift standing next to some guy– watch out guy!’.
Every single article had these descriptions of my personality that were very
different from my actual personality. My first reaction was ‘man that’s a
bummer, this isn’t fun for me’. But my second reaction ended up being ‘hey, that’s
actually an interesting character they’re writing about… like she jets sets
around the world, collecting men and she can get any of them but she’s so
clingy that they leave and then she cries in her marble bathtub surrounded
by pearls’”. X
I hate when she puts me on the spot like this when the cameras are around. It’s a complete set-up because she knows how I feel. But let’s talk about how this woman looked me dead in my face and lied to me about having make-up on.
If you want to know double standards, it is Taylor Swift causing uproar for putting her own naked body in her music video but Kanye West being applauded. She is twenty-seven, an empowered female and has every right to her own body whereas Kanye West had no right nor her consent. The general public is outraged by Taylor using a bodysuit and special effects to portray a visual image that goes hand in hand with her art but when Kanye West commissioned a realistic wax work of her naked body, it was acceptable? Why can a woman not use her own body how she wishes? Why can’t she be naked without it being seen as wrong, slutty or negative? Taylor Swift is one hell of a badass woman that, after years of being bodyshamed, is confident. Embrace the empowerment of somebody’s own body rather than encourage the obejctifation by a man.