Taylor Swift’s fans ‘are really crazy, bizarre & disgusting,’ Diplo claims

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Taylor Swift went on holiday in Hawaii with her girlfriends from the band Haim. I wouldn’t really care, except that Swifty really is devoting herself to her new image as the girl who doesn’t need boys, and I’m totally fine with that. I think going on vacation with your girlfriends is probably the best way to vacation. Especially if you have money and you don’t have to share one hotel room with four other girls. You can see more photos from Swifty’s vacay here.

The header photo is also a big deal because just a few months ago, Taylor swore up and down that we would never, ever see her belly button. She doesn’t like showing her belly button and she told Lucky Magazine: “I don’t want people to know if I have one or not. I want that to be a mystery. As far as anyone knows based on my public appearances, they haven’t seen evidence of a belly button. It could be pierced. They have no idea. If I’m going to get some sort of massive tattoo, it’s going to be right next to my belly button because no one’s ever going to see that.” Well, now we know. Her belly button is perfectly normal.

Meanwhile, there are more quotes about Swifty from Diplo’s GQ interview. As we heard last week, Diplo claims Swifty “is very strategic with her friends and enemies.” More shade was promised from GQ. And here’s what Diplo had to say:

“I think Taylor Swift is such an impactful character, that it was because she was involved that it became really big. The repercussions are really bad. Like, Taylor Swift fans are really crazy. They threatened to murder me and stuff. It’s really bizarre, and disgusting. They’re the worst people in the world.”

Diplo admits that he’s a “pretty big fan” of Swift, but he doesn’t appreciate how the pop star’s fans behaved. “They’re like, ‘I wish your kids had Down syndrome.’ They’re so evil. I dissed Lady Gaga before, and the gays were never even this mean. They’re funny. These people are like mean-spirited, evil human beings,” he says. “I’m not a politician. I shouldn’t have to be under the microscope for people like that.”

The producer, who’s worked with everyone from Britney Spears to Lil Wayne, knows better than to cross Swift—or her fans—again. “She has like 40 million Twitter fans. Forty million! Yeah. It’s crazy. I’m a fan, though. Her powers—she’s big. She’s strong, bro. Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies. And I know lots of secrets. I can’t divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And she’s definitely…there’s definitely scary stuff going on,” he tells GQ. “And I’m scared. I’m scared for my life.”

[From E! News]

Of all the fanbases, I don’t even think Swifty’s fans are all that bad. The Taygency is made up of largely young women and girls, the same as One Direction, but I think the 1Ders are way worse. But you know who has the scariest fans? Beyonce. The Hive is a force to be reckoned with. The Hive will destroy you if you say anything negative about Queen B.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, Taylor’s Instagram.

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  1. LadyMTL says:

    Yeah, I think this Diplo loser should just sit down already. I’m not a Tay-hater, mind you, but he seems like he’s just desperate for attention. Good thing Swift’s fans aren’t rabid like 1D’ers or the Beyhive, because I would fear for his life, lol.

  2. kri says:

    Really, all this man is doing is sounding like a high school girl talking about her rival for Homecoming Queen.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, man, like he KNOWS stuff…he can’t tell us, but it’s bad…I used to work for a woman who said stuff like that, “well, just so you know, people are saying bad things about you…I can’t tell you what or who said them, but they’re bad.” Ok, thanks. That is so helpful.

      • Kiddo says:

        Maybe he’s just a phenomenal troll, and he gets attention for dissing the fairy princess? Swift fans do lose their shit, sometimes on this forum, so he is egging them on. It’s still quite boring, especially since he does, as you say, play ‘I’ve got a secret, nanner-nanner-nanner’ without divulging said secret.

        Maybe he has a big crush on her.

      • Liv says:

        Don’t forget that the stuff she’s doing is really scary! ;-)

    • Pandy says:

      This is beyond juvenile. How old is this man?? Does he do anything other than diss women? Who is he anyway???

      • Tiffany :) says:

        He doesn’t even seem aware of how embarrassing this is for him. Get over it, dude!

        I get really irritated when people make generalizations about “fans” of another star. Yes, there are crazy people on twitter. That doesn’t mean every person that likes a certain celeb is that way. When people make generalizations like Diplo does, it seems like an obvious exaggeration to make their story into something. When really, it is your typical everyday twitter trolling.

      • bondbabe says:

        This “man” is 36 years old with two kids. Time to grow up.

        And when he said, “I shouldn’t have to be under the microscope for people like that.”…um, hello, if you’re going to go on a public forum and criticize, you’d best be prepared to receive some backlash, huh? What an a$$hat!!!

      • Mark says:

        So men can’t diss women but everyone on this site can just tear into women non stop on this site and it’s fine?

    • Rachel says:

      Exactly! When I saw the headline, all I could think was “Ugh! Again?! Is this an adult man or a 13 year old girl???”

      Which that being said, umm… duh, man. Her fanbase is largely pre-teen/teenage girls aka scariest creatures on the planet.

      • PinaColada says:

        +1 Rachel! He sounds weirdly obsessed and like he has an ax to grind. Leave her alone. And mind you ive never purchased a thing of hers.

  3. OSTONE says:

    This guy has literally nothing better going on than trashing Taylor? What a loser, we all know she controls all aspects of her career and persona. Embarrassing for Katy Perry to have been associated with this douche.

  4. Lurker says:

    Diplo, sit down and shush. Nobody cares what you think.

  5. RobN says:

    15 year old fan girls get overly dramatic. It’s what they do. From Rudy Vallee fans in the 1920′s to Taylor Swift fans; it’s all the same.

  6. EammesP says:

    I don’t know, I’ve seen some Swift fans on tumblr that have violently negative reactions to the littlest criticism of Swift. Sometimes it’s alarming. And it just adds to the fire that they eat up every single thing she says, true or not.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Yes, people are crazy. Teenagers especially. Throw in a pop star and social media and you got yourself an endless, dark pit of doomsday drama. It’s insane but I promise, you’ll find those people in any fandom that attracts teens. I think we all remember when Take That broke up (no? am I old?) and I shudder to think what would have been if the internet had existed the way it does today. Yikes. This is nothing new and it’s certainly not specific to Swifty.

      Btw, is he seriously claiming Gaga’s fans are nicer??? Yeah … I think not.

      • Moffa says:

        Yeah, Gaga’s fan are pretty nuts. Same with Beiber, Twilight and One Direction’s fans. But I’d consider Swift’s in the same group, honestly. I’m interested to see how she manages her career in about a decade. She maintains her fans loyalty by commenting on their instagrams and tumblrs, sending them gifts and money and having parties with them at her houses. Which, I mean, as far as celebrity/fan relationships go, that’s great and very awesome towards her fans, but I can’t see that working when her fanbase gets older and has more going on in their life besides idolizing a singer.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I think “people” are nuts on the internet, period. It doesn’t matter if it is a fan of Taylors, or Gagas, or Twilight, or One Direction or grape jelly. It isn’t just limited to teens…sadly, grown ass people make fools of themselves all of the time raging about non-important entertainment.

  7. Talie says:

    Beyonces fans don’t seem to be that crazy on Twitter — I think if you came up pre-social media… most of your fans don’t play like that. Taylor and these other popettes who came up in the last 5 years — it’s a different story.

    • Dani2 says:

      The Beyhive are not a good example of not-crazy fans imo, Taylor’s fans arent the worst either, Beliebers and 1D fans are horrid.

    • LolaBones says:

      I don’t know if it was real or not, but a couple of months ago I saw a post on tumblr about a girl dissing Beyonce on twitter and minutes later the account was banned.
      They’re rabid.

    • QQ says:

      ahahaha Ask Kerry Hilson, SZA, and Keishia Cole If the Hive isn’t Bad… these women have issued MILD at best Criticism of Beyonce and they have been BESIEGED for YEARS on Social Media behind that.,… Virulently at that , they smooth can post a Pic saying; It’s a Beautiful day and within MINUTES these crazies are AT IT

  8. the blonde one says:

    ” I dissed Lady Gaga before, and the gays were never even this mean. ”
    so… what exactly did he expect from ‘the gays’? i find everything this nobody (in the public eye) has to say offensive. I’m quickly finding that the soundbites are less offensive than what my eye initially slides past and then slides back like ‘what did I just read?’.

    • redtop says:

      Thank you! I’m surprised more people aren’t jumping on the phrase “the gays.” I think that is the most offensive part of his statement…like they are a homogenous group that can be reduced to a few single attributes. SMH.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I thought that was really out of line. I don’t think it needs to be said, but not all “gays” like Gaga and not all of Gaga’s fans are “gays”.

        His using “the” in there just makes it all the worse for some reason. Like these human beings are a thing, not individuals.

  9. AuroraO says:

    Beautiful girls- I love Haim’s music. Taylor’s music I am learning to enjoy.

  10. Anna says:

    He needs to go back to making music as Major Lazer cause his songs used to be so good.
    I think 1D fans are the meanest and wildest on the Internet and Katy Perry fans are kind of intense too if you criticize her (even when it’s legitimate) and they’re pretty delusional. Lady Gaga’s fans are super entertaining because they live for anything she does and the Beyhive is the most intense and intimidating but I love them lol they’re hilarious

  11. Dree says:

    The more diplo talks the dumber he sounds, he sound like some kind teenager. Just shut up and produce good music, “bro”.
    I love Haim, i am surprised they are close to Taylor. Their cool factor just went down a little bit.

  12. Tiffany says:

    You know Dilpo I backed you up the last time. Do not make me regret that one. SHADUP!!!!

  13. SnowGlow says:

    Meh any thing that has fans/following will ALWAYS have a good chunk of which are bat-ish insane. You ever get into a discussion about which mayo is better? Its not pretty.

  14. maeliz says:

    Be quiet, Diplo. We don’t want to hear what you think. How old are you? Grow up. This isn’t junior high

  15. daisy says:

    like a care about anything a guy named DIPLO says

  16. InvaderTak says:

    I need coffee. I saw Haim and for some reason my brain immediately went to Samhain. Like what in the world is Swifty doing with Samhain??

  17. Barrett says:

    I’m getting sick of staged pics and selfies. Will this ever go out of vogue? Just enjoy your trip and stop posing and being self-centered.

  18. Alexandra says:

    To be fair, Swifty fans are pretty rabid. I think they are worse than most fan groups because they all believe that they could actually meet her (to be fair, they have a chance bc she does seem to meet a lot of her fans ). I think that pushes fans to “protect” Taylor, because they think they’re all bffs with her. And if some teen said those nasty things about me, I would be calling those fans disgusting too. And it’s not like he keeps bringing this up, it’s the same article as before!

    • Moffa says:

      Yeah, didn’t her fans completely bombard Michael J Fox’s foundation’s website with rude comments after he made a joke about not wanting his son to date her? Someone correct me if that ended up being just gossip.

  19. Cait says:

    Every major celebrity has a fringe group of fans who trend towards terrifying.

    Taylor Swift is no exception.

    But Diplo – who is my age – sounds like a spoiled teenager. Broseph. Grow up.

  20. Lucy says:

    I’m just here to say that I love HAIM!!!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Me too!!!!!

      I didn’t know a lot about them, but I absolutely love “Pray to God” that they did with Calvin Harris. That made me look into their other work.

  21. Bucky says:

    I do think TSwift if probably really controlling and creepy, as are many successful people. She is not someone I would ever want to hang out with, and I say that as someone who LOVES 1989.

    Even so, Diplo sounds like a douche here. Keep your mouth shut and do your work. If you want to diss someone, be smarter about it, kind of like Swifty.

  22. Farah says:

    He’s right! Taylor has a rare breed of fans who actually buy albums. 1 million in a week, and 4 million in almost 3 months.

  23. Irene says:

    Sure, maybe Taylor Swift has some over the top teenage fans on the internet who say some really whacked out stuff, but since he’s a man who goes on the internet to talk unprovoked smack about a young woman’s body, he probably deserves worse than a few nasty tweets thrown his way. This guy needs to stop getting coverage for this stuff, that’s the only reason he’s doing it. The first tweet was probably an attempt to please Katy Perry, but it brought him more fame than he’d ever known, so now he’s latched onto Taylor-dissing as a meal ticket. That’s enough of him.

  24. Otaku fairy says:

    There’s no excuse for wishing death or violence on someone for insulting your favorite celebrity, and any Swifty fans who resorted to that are definitely out of line. But I feel like he’s also trying to dismiss all the criticism he got for body-shaming Taylor Swift fans as a product of crazy fandom. That’s actually a common tactic you’ll see- someone makes a problematic insult about a celebrity, they and their problematic comment get criticized, and they’re defense is that everyone criticizing them is just a crazed fan of the celebrity they insulted, when in reality a lot of the people aren’t even fans of that celebrity and it’s about what was said, not who it was said about. I don’t think the backlash against his comments are that influenced by the fact that Taylor Swift was his target- there are people who will defend unpopular celebrities like Kim Kardashian against body-shaming as well. Yes, there are probably less who would defend her, because there are people who feel that body-shaming and similar nastiness are only wrong when the target is someone who they’re ok with, but the point is that there are plenty of non-fans who would defend her because they don’t put on and take off their beliefs based on who the woman targeted is. I don’t think Diplo is willing to own up to his role in the non-violent criticism he received for his comments- he wants to blame it all on evil crazy Taylor Swift fans.

    I do think he has some kind of little vendetta with her, and I don’t know if loyalty to Katy Perry is a motivating factor or not. When I was in my early teens, I used to have this term- I don’t use it anymore because I see how it could be seen in a very anti-feminist way- called Male Concubining. Basically, it’s when a man of any sexual orientation is so obsessive in his devotion to a woman (either because he lusts after her, loves her, or is a fan of her) that he will aggressively attack any woman perceived as a rival to her, as well as anyone supporting that rival. That term came to my mind when thinking of this Diplo/Swifty/Katy feud.

    • Kiddo says:

      I don’t think it’s that complicated. He acts like a 9 year old boy and that’s what 9 year old boys do:They pick on the little girl that they secretly like. To focus so much energy on one person automatically implies an investment. He probably has an unrequited crush.

  25. Veronica says:

    Oh, I absolutely believe some Swift fans are terrifying. Many of them are young and fanatical with access to an anonymous forum, and that can lead to a lot of irresponsible and thoughtless reactions on their part.

    This being said, STFU dude. You brought it on yourself by being such a dipshit in the first place. His complaints might be justified had he provided a thoughtful, critical commentary of her work, but instead, he went below the belt and attacked her looks. If he didn’t think that wouldn’t resonate on a very primal level for teenage girls, he needs to step outside his male privilege for awhile and wake up to the reality that women deal with every day.

    (We can see him backpedaling now with the “but I totally like her work guys omg j/k,” which makes it even more pathetic. If you want to challenge the prince, make sure to unsheathe your sword.)

  26. Jayna says:

    The Little Monsters are the worst. Beliebers are probably terrifying.

  27. hanie says:

    Dipsh*t really need to stop talking about Taylor, really. Either you spill or you don’t. that is it. Don’t go yapping to everywhere saying ‘ I know stuff about her but I can’t tell’. Shush..