Taylor Swift: ‘I don’t care about looking youthful, I care about seeming youthful’

In this post, I’m including some photos of Taylor Swift performing on Good Morning America yesterday, and some pics of her outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC, where she was taping an interview with David Letterman. The Letterman pics are the ones with Swifty wearing those unfortunate crotch-bunchy pants. Those are awful! She’s a slender girl with long legs and a lovely figure. Why choose clothing that makes your crotch look so wrinkled?

Anyway, I just found this days-old interview that Swifty did with The Guardian, and I just had to pass along some highlights. Swifty is… I really think she’s playing us. She’s playing all of us. This immature “act” is Swifty play-acting as “coy”. She’s incredibly self-aware, and while she’s not full-on bunny-boiling crazy, I think there’s a much darker, nastier side to her that she doesn’t want her fans to see. It comes out a little bit in this interview, which you can read here. Some highlights:

Changing for boyfriends: “My girlfriends and I are plagued by the idea, looking back, that [some boys] changed us. You look back and you think: I only wore black in that relationship. Or I started speaking differently. Or I started trying to act like a hipster. Or I cut off my friends and family because he wanted me to do that. It’s an unfortunate problem.”

Capturing hyper-dramatic moments: “There are so many emotions that you’re feeling, you can get stifled by them if you’re feeling them all at once. What I try to do is take one moment – one simple, simple feeling – and expand it into three-and-a-half minutes. I’m really intrigued by that. Whether it’s taking a photograph, or painting a picture with your words that make a song as vivid as a photograph. I’ve always felt music is the only way to give an instantaneous moment the feel of slow motion. To romanticise it and glorify it and give it a soundtrack and a rhythm.”

Dismissing criticisms that she’s perpetually boy-crazy: “When we’re falling in love or out of it, that’s when we most need a song that says how we feel. Yeah, I write a lot of songs about boys. And I’m very happy to do that.”

Deep thoughts by Swifty: “I think that one thing I’m really afraid of is … that magic doesn’t last,” she says. “That butterflies and daydreams and love, all these things that I hold so dear, are going to leave some day. I haven’t had a relationship that’s lasted for ever. I only know about them starting and ending. Those are my fears. I spend a lot of time balancing between faith and disbelief.”

Selling fairytales to girls: “A fairytale is an interesting concept. There’s ‘happily ever after’ at the end, but that’s not a part of our world. Everything is an ongoing storyline and you’re always battling the complexities of life. But what I got from fairytales, growing up, was a beautiful daydream. I’m glad I had the craziest imagination and believed in all sorts of things that don’t exist.”

She WANTS to always “seem youthful”: “I think there’s something we have as little kids that goes away sometimes. I don’t care about looking youthful for ever, but I care about seeming youthful. I want to believe in pretty lies. But unfortunately that can lead you to write songs like the ones on my new record.”

Using her songs as blind items: “It doesn’t bother me when people try to deconstruct my songs – because at least they’re looking at the lyrics, and paying attention to the way the story is told.”

Disrespecting hipsters: “That was the most important line of [We’re Never, Ever…]. It was a relationship where I felt very critiqued and subpar. He’d listen to this music that nobody had heard of … but as soon as anyone else liked these bands, he’d drop them. I felt that was a strange way to be a music fan. And I couldn’t understand why he would never say anything nice about the songs I wrote or the music I made.”

Something about loving –hating-idoling: “All the girls who were mean to me in middle school, like, idolised the Plastics. I think I chose that car as a kind of rebellion against that type of girl. It was like – you guys never invited me to anything, you guys are obsessed with that car and that girl and what the Plastics wear and how they talk and you quote them all the time, but I’ve been working really hard every single day. And instead of going to parties I’ve been writing songs and playing shows and getting these really small pay cheques that have added up and now I get to buy a car – and guess which one I’m going to buy? The one that the girl you idolise has.”

[From The Guardian]

I know a lot of you threw shade at Swifty for her diss at hipsters and their hipster music. And while I think there’s a solid vein of narcissism in her criticism – “Why doesn’t he say anything about MY music, why isn’t he paying attention to me, he shouldn’t have any other interests but me!” – I also think Swifty’s criticism is totally valid. “He’d listen to this music that nobody had heard of … but as soon as anyone else liked these bands, he’d drop them. I felt that was a strange way to be a music fan.” I believe her. And I believe she’s talking about Jake Gyllenhaal – because that just seems like the kind of hipster dude he is. He’ll only listen to a band if no one knows about it and then when the band “sells out” (has any kind of success), he will then be “over” it. And that IS exhausting. It’s also juvenile. And Swifty has every right to call him out.

Also: “I don’t care about looking youthful forever, but I care about seeming youthful.” OMG. That about sums it up, right? And I feel like she’s basically saying it’s an act that she uses to make money, this innocent, girlish, childlike façade. Complete with a high school boyfriend.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Sandy says:

    Her implants are very prominent in the first pic.

  2. brin says:

    Yeah I agree, she is putting forth this innocent image but you can tell it’s a facade. I think she has a mean bitchy side.

  3. Bluedog says:

    I really didn’t see anything nefarious in her words.

    The outfit, though…Girl, it’s not 1962 and you are not Laura Petrie.

  4. Lemonade says:

    i love that she calls out hipsters. the “I liked that BEFORE it was cool” hipster thing is pretty widespread these days and is a pretty sad thing to see all these handsome, smart men turning into skinny jean wearing faux intellectuals. I could never put up with it in a relationship

    • L says:

      The snark against hipsters (whatever that means) is also pretty wide spread, and it feels like Swifty is jumping on that bandwagon to.

      I just can’t with this girl. She’s the type who think only country/pop music is worth listening to and anything outside the top 40 isn’t ‘worth it’. Which is equally frustrating.

      • Amelia says:

        Jumping on the bandwagon … of people who hate people who jump on bandwagons?
        Hmm. Hateception :)

      • Erinn says:

        @Amelia – haha. Genuinely laughed out loud with that one.

        @L I agree. I mean… I hate to say it. But it annoys me when people I don’t like like the music I feel is important to me. I KNOW that that’s terrible, and that music should be enjoyed by all but I’m a little selfish when it comes to my tunes. I think because I get emotionally connected to them.

        Now… I guess…maybe I’m a bit of a music hipster because I listen to mostly indie music. But I’m cool with it.

        And there is a total upsurge of hipster hate, it seems like people are doing it to be on trend with that. Some hipsters deserve it. Some are low key enough that they don’t haha.

      • mzthirtyeight says:

        @Erinn, I’m sorry, but your second paragraph says it all. I’m glad you recognize it’s “wrong” (though maybe you were a lil too hard on yourself with that word), but others may just as easily be emotionally connected, and for people to act like they’re soley “THEIR” songs and don’t like when others like them, I see Taylor’s point and agree wholeheartedly.

      • mzthirtyeight says:

        Pardon me, terrible, not wrong.

      • Erinn says:

        @mzthirtyeight

        haha, first step is admitting! I’m not nearly as bad as I was when I was a teenager- though I suppose that’s because most teenagers have selfish tendencies. I’ve come to the point where more often than not, if someone’s heard of the music I listen to, I give them some bonus points for taste. I’m much better about it than I used to be. And I do realize that other people can get emotionally connected to songs that I like too, I just find it can be annoying when someone who hears this music months or years later starts talking about it like they’ve just made this huge discovery that nobody else has ever made before. Again though, that happened more in high school when everyone was pretty self centered to a degree.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        My hipster hate comes from living in Sea Cliff, NY… once the peaceful bastion of aging hippies and neo Deadheads, now filled with hipsters and yoga moms.

      • mzthirtyeight says:

        @Erinn, thank you for not taking my post offensively-it def wasn’t meant to be! I hear ya on feeling that way in high school at least!

      • Amelia says:

        Erinn, you’re not alone in getting peeved when people you don’t like latch onto your favourite tunes.
        I’m oddly possessive over some of my favourite playlists.

      • olive says:

        Don’t know. Her musical tastes seem pretty well-rounded to me. She did a cover of a Better Than Ezra song and I have no idea how she knows them since they were way before her time. She also did another cover from this band I never heard of. And ugh, don’t wanna admit it, but she gets Lil Wayne and all that rap stuff and I don’t, but wish I did!

  5. Eileen says:

    Her face was on my pizza box from Papa John’s Monday- I can’t escape Swifty this week-her interview answers is a lot of talk but not much sense to me

  6. dorothy says:

    “Um, I’m not smart, deep or meaningful, I just try to seem like I am”.

  7. Maggi says:

    I get what she is saying. I don’t listen to her music and I’m not a fan but I am like her in that I don’t ever want to lose my belief in magic and if that makes me juvenile to others so be it.

    • olive says:

      I get what she means too. As I grow older, I get a bit panicky about becoming more jaded and serious. I’ve subconsciously made an effort to remember what it was like being a kid and enjoying the little things in life. It’s weird cuz when I was younger, people always thought I seemed really mature, but as I get older, people seem to think I’m getting immature. Anyone else relate?

  8. mkyarwood says:

    They are the wrong cut for her mini body.

  9. QQ says:

    She is so very f–king exhausting, not to mention her schtick is such a disservice to her “fans” and young women in general, Dude you are grown, a mogul, a songwriter, a millionaire Act Your Age, own up to picking stupid guys instead of this kissing and telling rigmarole EVERY CD!! Shit, Talk about something, anything else! I’m sure she MUST have other dreams, aspirations, means to achieve them, why not sell THAT instead of the Bunny Boiler that sh-ts on every boyfriend who isnt down with her Puppies Pink Glitter Unicorns of Love Train Machine

  10. marie says:

    Really? it seems like Mayer to me, but I don’t really know that much about Gyllenhaal. If he’s that kind of hipster then why did he pose in those lame US Weekly photos with Swifty? I mean, don’t hipsters have to hand over their “cool card” if they’re photograpphed looking like they believe in rainbows and My Little Ponies?

  11. mln76 says:

    You can be young at heart and mature. Swift just comes across as immature and fake. Oh and all her bitterness,manipulation,and vindictiveness will age her terribly from the inside out.

    • Sweet Dee says:

      I agree with you once again, mln. She is selling this faux-sweet crap and spreading glitter all over her bitterness to make it seem more pretty. She is incredibly immature, vindictive, and jaded in her music and then talks about hearts and butterflies and unicorns and magic and it is all just so insincere.

      She’ll be forty in two years.

  12. taxi says:

    Youthful, yes. Stands like a 5 year old who has to pee.

  13. Erinn says:

    I guess he could have said “Good work.” or “I know you worked hard on that” at least. But honestly… if he hates the kind of music you sing, he’s not going to be praising it up and down. I mean… you can’t force him to like the style of music you do. He could have thrown a few ‘atta girls’ her way I guess, but at the same time… if he honestly doesn’t like it wouldn’t be genuine of him to rave about it.

  14. T.C. says:

    She only dated Jake Gyllenhaal for 3 months. How many of his hipster bands broke out in 3 months that he dropped multiple ones for being too famous? I think Swifty exaggerates everything about her ex-boyfriends for her songs. Including falling in love with them all and been devasted at EVERY break-up. I have been saying for months this is all an act.

    She picks either famous guys or from a famous family to target. Gets lots of photo-ops with them so when she later writes her songs of heartache everyone cares which one of her famous ex’s she’s singing about. Made $57 Million last year off this schtick. Will continue for as long as it brings her money.

    • Evie says:

      jake gyllenhaal likes Mumford And Sons,Jay-Z, Kanye West, Die Antwoord, 50 Cent, and killed hipsters in a music video.

      I think he doesn’t like those bands that change they music after become famous. Like country music singers who go to pop music.

    • Xantha says:

      I’ve always maintained that song is not about any guy at all. She’s just saying that because she knows people expect all of her songs to be about her exes and she had to lie this time.

      I’ve given Red a try and there is some growth and maturity. Like for instance she’s finally admitting that she likes guys who are bad news. But then you have WANGBT and Stay, stay, stay, which are both silly and childish. Two steps forward one step back sums up this album.

  15. Zorbitor says:

    That red mic goes nicely with her lips.

    • Abby says:

      I have to say I’m impressed with her marketing strategy for this album. She used to do a nude lip and neutral everything. Little country girl meets princess. Then when was it…. maybe a year ago or less? Bam! Red lips. Vintage style. And an increasing amount of red accessories. When RED came out it was a no brainer, she’s been implanting red in our minds for months. Well played Tay Tay. Well played.

  16. Shitler says:

    I don’t think it’s Jake. Wasn’t it on this site that he was said to have been listening to 99 Problems? I think it’s John Mayer. & now he’s with another syrupy sweet songtress who he’ll probably do the same thing to

  17. Kimbob says:

    BAD camel toe in first pic. She had to see that in the mirror before heading out. Very distasteful….just…..ugh!

  18. Macey says:

    She is rumored to be appearing at a local elementary school here today (Im in Pa.). Im not sure if its true but it supposedly has something to do with promoting reading to kids.
    I used to consider her harmless even tho her music is kind of annoying but lately she really is coming off as a little crazy in her interviews.

  19. Vivian says:

    So over her! Please do go away already.

  20. Zombie Nurse says:

    I did not think it was possible for pants to simultaneously give someone both camel toe AND a polter-wang. Ms. Swift here has proven me wrong.

  21. Jayna says:

    That innocent girl has sure banged a lot of guys and many we probably don’t even know about.

  22. Skins says:

    What constitutes a “relationship” for this nut? Going out for ice cream once or twice? I think that was the extent of her thing with Jake but she makes it like they were together for years. I would bet that they never even had sex. Total nutjob

  23. Elizabeth says:

    She wants to believe in “pretty lies”. Fake sentiment or not, that is the creepiest statement EVER.

    • Busy Bea says:

      ‘Pretty Lies’ might also be a sneaky reference to a Joni Mitchell song, ‘The Last Time I Saw Richard’, the classic tale of jaded hipster meeting diehard romantic:

      ‘The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in ’68,
      And he told me all romantics meet the same fate someday
      Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe
      You laugh, he said you think you’re immune, go look at your eyes
      They’re full of moon
      You like roses and kisses and pretty men to tell you
      All those pretty lies, pretty lies
      When you gonna realise they’re only pretty lies
      Only pretty lies, just pretty lies.’

      Remind you of someone? And is it a neat Swiftian trick to make the link to the Joni part in ‘Girls Like Us?’

      • mln76 says:

        I love that song so much but I HATE that it would be co-opted to defend this twit…do you see the difference lyrically between Joni and Swifty she has no lyrical talent,hence the obvious melodrama over 20 second relationships and the guess the dude who dissed me gimmick.

  24. Micki says:

    Happy ramblings of a toddler, apart from the last paragraph. That was, …thanks for the warning dear Swifty.

  25. Blue says:

    I’m going to agree with you on this, Kaiser. I’ve been saying it for a long while and even my mom who isn’t into music from the past decade thinks the same way. This chick is not “crazy” but I think she can be a vindictive, mean bitch. She reminds me of that girl in the movies who acts so nice and normal, then you piss her off and you go to walk away she pushes you down the stairs.

    • OhDear says:

      People underestimate her because all they see is her “sweet, innocent and boy crazy” act. Behind that image is someone who knows exactly what she’s doing. It’s all business for her: her entire image is calculated and she strikes me as an opportunist (esp. with the Connor Kennedy thing). She knows what works and what doesn’t.

      I definitely agree with you – would NOT mess with her.

    • bej says:

      I’d be interested to see what someone who does face-reading would make of her personality, as I’ve always thought she looks mean. It’s the rat-like features I think that give me the impression that she’s definitely not all sweetness and light. She oozes vindictive, petty, even cruel vibes.

    • hp says:

      Umm, I’m like that….is it that bad? I’m very sweet, but then people start thinking they can take advantage of me, and then I will become a bitch to them if they do take advantage. I grew up in Texas, a lot of people in my town are like that. Very nice, but don’t mess with them. Not sure why that’s bad though, seems pretty natural to me. And also maybe why Taylor doesn’t get on my nerves? Unless she’s singing live

  26. epiphany says:

    As long as she continues to refer to the males she dates as “boys” (as opposed to men) and writes lyrics that largely consist of the doodles found on a 12 year old girl’s notebook, she can rest assured that no one will ever mistake her for an emotionally stable 22 year old woman.
    Run Conor Kennedy, run!

  27. shixa says:

    Well she doesn’t have to worry about looking youthful as long as she keeps wearing old lady red lipstick and pursing her lips all the time…

  28. INeedANap says:

    When she says this though…”But unfortunately that can lead you to write songs like the ones on my new record.”

    She seems kind of wryly self-aware. I am not sure if she has a bit of a self-deprecating sense of humor, or if that is the real Swifty peaking out. Intriguing…

  29. some bitch says:

    This girl just wears me out. It’s 10 am, I’m on my second cup of coffee and I feel like I need to lay down after reading through that interview.

    However, Shifty gets credit for calling out hipsters because they’re invading metro-Detroit and the cities on the other side of the river at an alarming rate. My area is becoming very “hipster” much to my dismay and they’re absolutely unbearable to work with.

  30. bea says:

    She was on Letterman last night and she could hardly contain her love for herself. She is convinced that she is very clever and worldly – it was hard to stomach.

    Also, skinny girl c-toe?!

  31. summer says:

    Yeap. She got a boob job. you can totally tell. I don’t blame her though it looks good. But I do blame her for lying about it.

  32. Riana says:

    I think the biggest mistake one can make is getting too concerned with what she says or thinks.

    I like Swift but I just don’t…care. Who x song is about, how close or far away she is from being a psycho, blah blah blah. The more I see of her posts, the comments they bring, and also the content of her interviews I’m starting to see her as REALLY slick.

    She knows what she does manages to piss off people as equally as it gets her fans and as cliche as the statement is, she really is laughing her way to the bank. She has one of the BEST careers in the music industry today and that ain’t all teenage girls pocket change. At the same time she has to do so little.

    At this point all of Swift’s career competition has to do 3x as much as her to make money. But Swift…smacking her ex boyfriends verbally is it, and she’s got panties in a major twist. If it’s intentional then it’s f’cking genius.

    I feel like the more attention, focus and harping the more it just works for her career. If no one paid attention to her music she’d probably have moved on content wise,
    But the current formula is so successful and she gets so much attention good and bad than others. Look at this site, she’s been featured here more than…well another musical lady but the main focus is only on her interviews – no ‘body revolution’ of Gaga, no hooking up with her abusive ex of Rihanna. Swift has found a way to troll everyone and is just laughing at all the chaos she causes.

    • hp says:

      Holy crap! You just solved my confusion. I’m also a fan of Swifty, and I could not figure out why people are dissecting every quote and action she makes. Maybe because I’ve followed her career and very familiar with her story that I just get what she says in interviews and don’t take it seriously. Because each sentence she says can have a multitude of meanings. Seriously, I would love to have her career. The way she navigates it, is pretty genius to me. And no, she’s def not crazy. Just very smart, unfortunately that also stirs a lot of hate from those who don’t “get you”.

  33. paranormalgirl says:

    I used to “kinda sorta” defend her, but man, is she exhausting. It must be hard maintaining her Rainbow Brite in the land of the Unicorns persona while inside is a festering swamp of meangirl.

  34. Green_Eyes says:

    So what I get from Swifty is…

    1. she’s a closeted cynic. She likes to project hearts, ponies, pink clouds, etc… But really she’s a cynic

    2. She picks men/boys she knows won’t go any where so she can have an endless stream of material to write from because well she’s Swifty & her albums fly off the shelf thanks to this perpetual victim schtick.

    3. Swifty can soooo relate to your teen daughter being dissed by plastics & will get her revenge on them by buying their dream car & rubbing it in
    their face thanks to the money you worked so hard for and your teen daughter spent money on under the guise of oh she too has been a victim & guys play her.

    4. Tay Tay wants the youth to forever believe though she looks so 1960 Laura Petrie she forever seems
    youthful ..so no it’s not crazy bunny killing Glen
    Close Fatal Attraction cray cray.. It’s Actually quite charming down the road to see a 30 something Laura Petrie dressed Tay Tay singing w/ the new high school crowd in a video & wearing a Letter Jacket while singing her latest song bashing the man she targeted to yet break her heart again insuring she would write great material that kids will know are speaking straight to them, making her richer so she can buy something else that others dreamed of yet couldnt afford so she can rub it in their face.

    At this point if I were a member of Conner’s Family I would already see the writing on her next album. Because if she ‘found happiness’ her schtick would be over.

    She was on the View live (nauseating) solidifies for me..she cannot sing live (every awards show season I say that..but it’s true).

    What gets me is this…if she were a GUY & admitted to the industry that ‘yes my breakups make my music & if ur a girl/woman in a relationship w/ me no doubt about it ur going to end up in my songs, cuz I will make sure u break my heart ..it’s why I PICKED u”… that man would be crucified. But put that sentiment into a blue eyed coltish, insecure (stance etc), youthful seeming, bubble gum & gum dops Blonde & she’s a hit! Gotta love the double standards of society!

  35. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Excellent comments all esp. QQ and riana’s insights; i could only watch about 30 seconds of her on letterman, Bea, and had to switch channels – SO her smug, rat face is now on Pizza boxes? SHe could plaster her face on the bottom of garbage cans, and her tweener fans still wouldn’t see the calculated cash grab that is taylor swift INc., btw, has anyone ever asked her what books she reads – i’m sure it’s not Dostoevsky and Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald and Kafka – Dr. Suess maybe but even that’s too clever for this mannequin.

  36. Jill says:

    I don’t see how. She’s been passed around Hollywood more than that newspaper.

  37. Aria says:

    Awful cameltoe display distracted me from everything else.

  38. j.eyre says:

    I don’t care about her that much and there are songs of hers that I turn up when they come on the radio. I do love to make fun of her and that is just not nice so I will be nice to her today:

    I heard excerpts from the Letterman interview and I thought she was quite funny. She needs to stop saying “like” but otherwise, I was entertained.

    As for her guys – I think at this point you know what you get when you date her. Be she vindictive, young, crazy – whatever her motivation – you signed up for it.

  39. Madriani's Girl says:

    Am I the only one who has serious issues with a girl who is 22 but insists on acting and speaking like she’s 16, dresses like this is the 1950s or 1960s, and is so incredibly clingy with the boys she dates???

    She needs to shut her mouth and try writing “grown-up” music.

  40. samantha says:

    Swifty doesn’t have a right to call anyone out, with all her immature garbage. I’m sure if some of her exes wrote songs that called her on her crap, she’s whine and complain like a little baby. She really gets on my nerves with her whole innocent act. Someone needs to call her out. And even if the hipster dude was Jake Gyllenhaal, that makes her even more of a hypocrite. You say it’s exhausting to be with someone who drops bands just because other people have heard of them and started to like them, well I say it must be exhausting to be with someone who always plays the victim and seems not to be able to see anything that she does wrong.

  41. Jess says:

    I think she’s like Avril Levigne in the sense that she keeps getting older, but her audience is not. She only appeals to little girls, and not at all to adults, so she has to market herself to them.

  42. the original bellaluna says:

    Done and DONE. Now please curl up in a ball and die.

  43. Chelley says:

    To me, Taylor Swift is one of those artists who’s music I like but I can’t stand who they are as a person. How one dimensional can a person be? All she ever talks about is love, most of her songs about love…I’m sure her mind is filled with romantic-comedy-like scenes on a daily basis and there isn’t an intelligent thought to be had in there, and it’s sad because this is a woman who people consider a role model.

    Really? A woman who’s had a million short lived relationships because she “falls in love” with a guy the moment she says hi to him is a role model? A woman who doesn’t consider herself a feminist because she believes all feminists are about “girls vs. boys”? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think she’s a terrible person, but a role model she is not.

    Girls and women should be looking up to people who recognize that there’s more to life than love and relationships and that love does not happen in a short time period. You have to know someone for a reasonable amount of time before you decide whether or not you want to be with that person for the rest of your life. It’s okay to like her but don’t tell me that I should look up to her. Just because she’s not a drug-addicted, hypersexual, trashy mess, doesn’t mean she’s perfect.

  44. jenny says:

    I really do not get all the hate for this girl (yes HATE). Sure she is dramatic about boys, but who doesn’t have a friend like this – who moans and complains about their boyfriends and is a bit obsessive? The girl just puts all her anxiety and drama into songs (wish my friends did this instead of calling me for two hours to complain about some guy). She is harmless albeit a little neurotic. Why so much dislike guys? Just roll your eyes like you do with your crazy friend – no mean comments necessary. (If anything she deserves our pity.)

    • hp says:

      Guilty. I am one of those friends you speak of. I’m not dumb, but I have realized that even if you’re conventionally smart, you could still have a low emotional IQ and be really bad at relationships. That’s a major reason why I understand Swifty. Totally working on my emotional IQ….

  45. Reggie says:

    Shes not my favourite artist, but I really admire her. She’s only 22 and has been successful since she was a teenager, writing her own songs, etc. She’s still young so its understandable she’s obsessed with love and boys and the drama that comes with it. I think people who have all this hate for her for no reason other than for who she dates and what she writes about, are probably envious of her success.

  46. Reggie says:

    Shes not my favorite artist, but I really admire her. She’s only 22 and has been successful since she was a teenager, writing her own songs, etc. She’s still young so its understandable she’s obsessed with love and boys and the drama that comes with it. I think people who have all this hate for her for no reason other than for who she dates and what she writes about, are probably envious of her success.

  47. danielle says:

    I have to agree with her about the hipster thing. I’ve known ALOT of people like that. You are not as cool as me kinda thing.

  48. Sweet Dee says:

    Here’s how it would go if I interviewed her:

    Taylor Swift: “You look back and you think: I only wore black in that relationship….It’s an unfortunate problem.”

    Sweet Dee: “Don’t do that. Ever. Again. It’s idiotic, not unfortunate.”

    TS: Whether it’s taking a photograph, or painting a picture with your words that make a song as vivid as a photograph.

    SD: Not once have you done that. Any of it.

    TS: Yeah, I write a lot of songs about boys. And I’m very happy to do that.

    SD: Yeah, no shit. You’ve built an entire identity around it. In fact, I’m not sure if you’re capable of writing about anything else? Hard to say, I can’t stand the swill you hock.

    TS: I think that one thing I’m really afraid of is … that magic doesn’t last…”

    SD: Get ready for a rude awakening, sister.

    TS: Everything is an ongoing storyline and you’re always battling the complexities of life.

    SD: Oh good for you, that was a somewhat mature thing to say. Now please ruin it again?

    TS: blah blah blah my ex is a hipster. blah blah I hate hipsters.

    SD: Are you familiar with how hipster girls dress? Like a cheap version of you. With your gaping, cavernous vadge showing.

  49. oivey says:

    I like her but she really just needs to stop. Go away for a while and sort herself out. I actually doubt she’s as tortured and distressed by the “heartbreaks” that seem to be happening after 3 week relationships or something. She’s either really daft or in love with the idea of being in love. The people surrounding her know exactly what to do and how to market her. I just can’t dislike her, she seems to be genuinely sweet albeit a little confused about life and being an adult.

    • hp says:

      She did explain that she dramatizes everything in order for a song to be good. Otherwise, if she sings of a fight about chairs or something, it would be boring. Which makes sense. They do that in movies all the time. Change a true story so it’s more dramatic and compelling. I don’t think her songs are meant to be taken literally, she really just wants to convey a particular emotion. And also why I don’t take what she says in interviews seriously, she’s usually half-serious, but her dry humor sometimes doesn’t translate through.

    • hp says:

      Yeah she is in love with love, but she’s clearly an emotional person, so most of her stuff is overdramatizations and her imagination working. I thought that’s what she was acknowledging, saying her songs aren’t literal interpretations of her “relationships”. 5 dates with someone is probably enough for this girl to write a whole album, she doesn’t need much.

  50. Backstage Bitchy says:

    WHEN did she date Mayer? It seemed like 5 minutes to me, not even a “relationship” at all.
    Here’s what I don’t get- HOW do you go back to selling innocent and girlish if you have (presumably) put one of H’wood’s dirtiest penises inside you? There is nothing girlish, sweet, or even hygienic, about having a sexual relationship with John Mayer…

    • hp says:

      She can create a song from a 2 second glance with a guy across the room. I don’t know how long her flirtation with Mayer was, but I’m getting the feeling that it was very brief, probably shorter than her flirtation with Jake. No one even knew she dated Mayer until she released her CD and people saw the song titles. If they just had a few dates, that doesn’t necessarily mean they slept together. Besides, Mayer hasn’t said anything about sleeping w/ her.

  51. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I honestly think you are reading waaaay too much in her interview. I just read it and saw nothing nefarious about it. What’s wrong with her quote on basically staying young at heart? I’m not sayin she is as innocent as he seems. I think to be in the music business I’m sure she’s got a darker side to her, and maybe it’s all an act, but you’re pulling stuff out of thin air here to support your case. I don’t listen to her music and she’s not on my radar but I find her overall harmless. Atleast she doesn’t dress like a whore. It’s nice to see a girl role model not showing that as the norm. Don’t get me wrong, girls should have waaay better role models than her, but I still think she’s better than alot of what the music industry has to offer to the youngins.

  52. mln89 says:

    that first outfit ridiculous. it makes her look way too skinny AND the pants are ill fitting with an atrocious camel toe so far up her vadge it looks like it HURTS. as for her “youthful” persona, whether it’s contrived or not, she comes off immature, cloying, and phony. being in her early 20′s if she goes any further back into her youth, the next thing she’ll be singing is the “the wheels on the bus”. i don’t care how much money she’s raking in, as a woman she is infantalizing herself and she looks ABSURD . there is nothing wrong with growing up. even miley looks more grown then her. she needs to drop her formulaic, childish music and address her arrested development and grow up.

  53. Sara says:

    I think she comes off sounding petty. She says she uses her fame and money and song writing to get back at people. That’s pathetic.

    • hp says:

      Eh. If I had her songwriting ability and the guts to actually say all that stuff she says in her songs, I would too. Carrie Underwood said she also likes using her success to get back at her old boyfriends and Kelly Clarkson always sings about her ex-bfs being crappy. Their packaging personality-wise may be different, but they’re all doing it. Don’t take what she’s sayin seriously though, I don’t even think she’s taking these interviews seriously herself.

  54. testington says:

    I’m I the only one who found those comments about the “Plastics” and the car to be extremely freaking creepy? Either she is totally making this whole story up (my theory) or she is out of her damn mind. Didn’t she already have music videos on TV when she was 15, before girls in her grade would be able to drive let alone own cars? 1) she’s always been petty, jealous and crazy and a few years after formally leaving school she’s still trying to get back at the more popular girls 2) she doesn’t realize the story she made up doesn’t make sense with what is common knowledge about her background.