Taylor Swift: ‘There will be no further explanation. There will just be reputation’

Ina Garten

Does anyone else miss the silly CGI snake videos? I do. Now that we’re full throttle into The Taylor Swift Bonanza, I regret my eagerness for this. True, the summer has been boring as hell and Taylor’s absence was a big reason for that. So I like that there are now like twenty Swifty stories and that’s always fun. But why do I feel all angsty about this? I guess I was hoping that Taylor’s 2017 brand would be a bit different. So far, she’s given us what we expected – the same old Taylor, only this time she’s not wrapping herself up in a twee, pseudo-innocent brand. She’s still the Forever Victim, but she’s also openly a bully too.

Anyway, what’s new now? Taylor is releasing two “collector’s edition magazines” which will be exclusive to Target stores. The magazines will be released on November 10, the same day her album drops. She posted one of the covers on Instagram with this message: “There will be no further explanation. There will just be reputation.” NOW GET IN FORMATION. Good God, is she actually trying to “homage” Beyonce’s “Formation”? I told you guys this was like the petty white Mean Girl version of Lemonade. I TOLD YOU. From E! News:

Taylor Swift is about to become a publishing powerhouse. In celebration of her new album Reputation, the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer has teamed up with Target to release two collector’s edition magazines, which will be out Nov. 10.

The Reputation Vol. 1 cover was shot by Mert & Marcus and styled by Joseph Cassell; Swift hired hairstylist Paul Hanlon, makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench and manicurist Lorraine Griffin for the shoot. Reputation Vol. 2 was shot by Benny Horne and styled by Cassell, who put her in Marc Jacobs’ $1,500 embellished camouflage-print, cotton-canvas jacket. For that cover, she retained hairstylist Jemma Muradian, makeup artist Lorrie Turk and manicurist Kimmie Kyees.

The magazines are now available for pre-order online. Each collectible edition will include 72 pages of artwork by Swift, behind-the-scene photos from the “Look What You Made Me Do” music video shoot, poetry and 20 personal photos, handwritten lyrics and an exclusive poster. Standard Reputation CDs at Target will include one of five double-sided exclusive posters. Each edition of the magazine retails for $19.99.

[From E! News]

Sure, whatever, it’s smart. The Swift stans will buy this because they love her and because $20 for all of that is actually pretty affordable. Now, get in reputation. Or formation.

Ina Garten

Photos courtesy of Taylor Swift.

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  1. Nicole says:

    She really is trying to jack Formation. Like girl have a seat. Lemonade was all about the black woman experience. This is about a petty white Girl who feels like a perma-victim even when she’s the biggest bully around.

    • Cbould says:

      But Formation had a connection to community & to social justice issues Taylor prob. won’t make. Such a shame, she’s in the position to be an icon but she will never transcend her ego.

    • Francesca Love says:

      or a “perm victim”..that hair…good god.

      • Remi says:

        perfectly stated, “Good God” epically awful hair

      • Sojaschnitzel says:

        I cannot believe that a hair artist commited this crime against good taste. I also cannot understand why any hair artist would want his or her name associated with this mess.
        The hair is like a horrible car accident. Very ugly but I cannot look away

      • bobslaw says:

        Her hair is SO bad. It has been for ages. A lot like Karlie Kloss’ short hair and short bangs swept to the side.

    • C says:

      She is more delusional than I thought if she really thinks this crap song can compare to Formation. And I’m not even a Beyoncé fan, but lemonade is a masterpiece!!

  2. Tiffany says:

    Mert and Marcus should know better; their cover is horrible. That’s all I got.

    • milla says:

      They tried to make her Kate Moss-y but no. I like the idea but for the covers but thats about it

    • deezee says:

      I agree. The covers are terrible. The photos are meh at best. And as a Graphic Designer, it hurts to look at those covers. LOL

      • stinky says:

        I feel u.

      • emma33 says:

        I was wondering if there were any graphic designers on the forum today! I’m not one, but I absolutely loathe the artwork for these mags and the album cover…it is just lame on so many levels (the font, the placement, the boring b&w photos), it’s like it’s edgy at the level of a 9-year-old. I can’t believe this woman has all the money in the world and this is the best she can come up with.

        The song is also really lame; the lyrics have no poetry to them, they don’t scan well (she’s trying to cram too many words in some phrases), and they are as subtle as a brick to the head. I’m disappointed…I play a couple of the Ryan Adam’s covers of her 1989 songs on ukulele and they are fun to sing, have catchy melodies and lyrics that are fairly interesting for a pop song. SAD!

      • Ib says:

        The mishmash of (terrible, already tired///ripped off from genres she has nothing to do with) fonts and horrific text alignment is making my eyes and head hurt so much. The graphic design makes me as angry as the crappy, petty song. If she is trying to rip off lemonade and Beyoncé’s visionary genius (and she is, no doubt it) then she needs to get up a lot earlier and work a lot harder…

  3. poorlittlerichgirl says:

    I heard her new song on the radio. I didn’t like it. It sounded like she was on quaaludes.

  4. Yup, Me says:

    Ugh. She’s wishes she was as hard as she’s pretending to be right now.

    Also- “Look what you made me do” is total abuser bullshit.

    • INeedANap says:


      I can’t believe no one else has brought this up. That phrase is Abusive Relationship & Gaslighting 101. Seriously, did no one in her circle point this out?? It’s…pretty egregious. And incredibly tone deaf of her.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        Yes-so creepy. There’s a woman I follow on FB who this morning was like “Yay, karma!” and all I could think was wtf. The song is horrible and I HATE her message. (And I love all the stupid sing a long teeny bop music.) Blech.

      • FLORC says:

        All swifty does is gaslighting. She’s trying to morph, but it’s just like the attempts before. It doesn’t work.

      • holly hobby says:

        Maybe she’s surrounded by the same MAGA crowd that Orangino loves. I bet her handlers only pass her fake news that praises her as well. Someone drew a comparison with her and Orangino in another post and now I can’t unsee that.

      • Wren says:

        There’s a long thread on this very thing on the post about her new single.

        And she absolutely knows what she’s doing.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Check out the story here about her song being an anthem for bullies. Plenty of us chimed in on the utter bad taste and lack of judgement used for glorifying that awful phrase.

    • cindy says:

      It really is a classic abuser line. It used to be fun to read about Taylor and all her cat lady/stalker/heart-broken antics, but it’s not anymore in this political nightmare. It seems tone deaf of her to mythologize bullying in this climate. I actually hope her album doesn’t do well. I’m tired of her and I’m tired of people like her always succeeding. Its depressing.

      • KLO says:

        It IS a shitty abuser line, definitely. Maybe she is trying to say that Kanye and Kim are the ones who said “look what you made me do”? or what? If it is then its not working. If its not, she is defnitely tone deaf.

        Or if she is trying to say that her reputation is that she is a gaslighter and that she is laying it on thick, “abuser -style” to prove a point that she is not actually like that, it is failing big time because she IS quite a bit like the thing she is trying to make fun of.


    • Carrie1 says:

      Yeah. I am thinking she’s in some kind of downward spiral and needs mental health treatment. No joking or disdain for it either. This song, the lyrics, are a step too far… it’s not coming off as swagger or art to me. Maybe I’m overreacting.

  5. LaraK says:

    Manicurist??? You can’t even see her nails in one of the covers.
    Her hair is awful.
    Also she needs to get over herself.

    • Hella says:

      That made me laugh, too. Why on earth would you be obligated (or even inspired) to name the manicurist?? #Kentucky!

  6. ellieohara says:

    I don’t mind this. Celebrities are not gods or martyrs or politicians, they are entertainers. Time to ENTERTAIN. Sick of listening to them pontificate about politics when half of them didn’t graduate college and are mostly dumb narcissists.

    • milla says:

      Musicians are artists. Art should have meaning. Artists become celebreties but we are missing art part today

      • Cbould says:

        Milla, agree

      • MrsBump says:

        I must admit that since the whole trial situation, i’ve found myself quite liking Swift. She’s tough, smart, ruthless and clearly very good at what she does. I don’t need singers to educate me on matters like politics, economy or social issues. If they do it, great, but most of those who have attempted to, have only shown a supercial understanding at best. I do not care about her views on Trump, I am more than capable of depising on my own.
        And as Oscar Wilde said – “All art is quite useless”

    • bluhare says:

      Well I guess I’m out of her demographic. I don’t find her schtick entertaining.

      • frisbee says:

        No, me neither, tiresome at best worriesome at worst given her demographic, but then what do I know? I like the cover it reminds me of 1980′s Dave Lee Roth – only without the brains, sense of humour, joie de vivre, silly pants….

  7. Maria says:

    God she’s completely lacking self awareness.

  8. Nessa says:

    Beyoncé and Taylor are on the same level of fame, and in the business they both are on top (along with a couple of others). But in terms of talent…. Taylor needs to sit the F down.

  9. TheBee's says:

    I’m sorry, What?

  10. Alleycat says:

    She looks pretty on that orange cover. What I find the craziest about Taylor is that her songs are so interchangeable with other pop artists. If you would have told me ‘shake it off’ was sung by Selena Gomez and ‘style’ by Katy Perry, I’d believe you. Her music isn’t unique or more talented? Yet she gets the acclaims and attention. Crazy.

    • Grant says:

      She also can’t really sing. Or dance. So I’m just like … WTF?

    • yoyo says:

      At least she writes her songs, unlike Selena, no?

      • Alleycat says:

        She has tons of co-writers, like Selena. Also, it’s not hard to write like two sentences and then repeat them for the whole song.

      • UmYeah says:

        @eline you may want to rethink the idea that Rihanna has grace, check out her rice cake incident that seems to be largley ignored

    • kk2 says:

      I like the orange cover too, not so much the other one. Song is ok…the beginning is great but it doesn’t seem to build to anything. It’s a good teaser for rest of album though, because I’m actually interested to see what she releases next. And agree with ellieohara above…. at this point, and especially this year, I’m happy just to be entertained by celebrities. That’s why celebrity exists. Taylor is entertaining me. Also, I really want her and Kanye to do a song together. Next year maybe?

      I hear the complaints about endorsing bullying and whatnot, but it has been a long dark year and my outrage meter is having trouble getting past “shrug” for a TSwift impersonation of Regina George.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – I just listened to it, and if you told me it was sung by any one of about 10 pop artists, I’d believe you. There’s nothing unique to any of them. I suppose it’s nothing new in that industry, there are similar acts like that in most genres, but for the attention TS gets, you’d think there’d be more to it.

  11. LWithHearts says:

    The album font looks very much like a variation of NAZI fonts used 😑😑 wtf! Have a google!

    • Jessica says:

      She’s trying to be edgy which unfortunately for white people when they try to go this direction it starts looking like they are joining the Hitler Youth.

      • mimi says:

        hahhaahh so tru tho about the edgy and hitler youth! I had to make sure i was not going there when i was into black and white xlea. modern minimal style last year.

        Soooo funny u say that!!

      • KLO says:

        Tay is going so META that it is coming back to bite her in the ass.

    • pascha says:

      @LWithHearts Nah… she’s style-jacking Kanye’s Saint Pablo tour merchandise on purpose.

    • Valois says:

      The Nazis mostly used Tannenberg which was heavily inspired by Textura, a rather common font. So not really unique to the Nazis.
      Aside from that, the font used in the artwork here is super common.

  12. Aims says:

    Between our cracked up president and now having to deal with this I want to skate through 2017 with a permanent buzz. We’re dealing with two people who are a perpetual victim . Funny thing is that they don’t see or understand that they do it to themselves . That would take some self awareness , which neither of them have .

    • Shirleygail says:

      Yes, thank you @Aims!
      HOW could she challenge the guy in court so magnificently, yet come out with this crap?

      • Originaltessa says:

        Her lawyer challenged the guy in court… Taylor just delivered the script. She’s not that quick or smart. Her entire life is a scripted fantasy, and that’s why she acts like such an insufferable you know what when things don’t go exactly the way she wants them to.

      • Cbould says:

        Yes, her court strategy what so well executed. Maybe her lawyers could craft a better strategy for the next album

      • QueenB says:

        Those are totally different things. Standing up like that to a guy who violated you is perfectly fine. Acting like that towards people you tried to use is not fine. And Taylor obviously was a victim in the first scenario. In her songs she is just using it to get sympathy and twist the story. In all those feuds she is the common denominator.

      • Tina says:

        Her lawyer clearly prepared her well for cross. That said, there is no way either of them could have known the exact questions his lawyer was going to ask, and she responded to them really, really well. She can be both intelligent and a raving narcissist lacking in self-awareness.

      • Sarah says:

        I’m a lawyer. To get to the trial phase, there were months of demand letters, written questions, depositions, etc. Her lawyers knew exactly what opposing counsel was going to ask because opposing counsel had asked, accused, demanded and implied it all before. That’s how trial preparations work. There are no surprises at trial. Her lawyers had her prepped and equipped to testify. Taylor is not clever for how she testified, simply prepared. The only props I will give her is for testifying confidently and unapologetically. Most people are very nervous to the point of seriously damaging their own case, even if they were the innocent party. Also, Taylor’s new song sucks. The end.

  13. Jamieee says:

    What is with this bargain basement, early aughts aesthetic?

    It’s like Avril Lavigne mixed with Good Charlotte (the font). Not good. And surely not what she was going for.

    • GiBee says:

      Haha yeah it’s basically “fonts you would see on tattoos at a Nascar rally”.

    • Justjj says:

      So Kanye West made her become a bargain bin Hot Topic T-shirt? Okay. Perfect thing for Kimye to do now is just not react and let her continue on with this one sided conflict.

    • pascha says:

      @Jamiee Google Kanye West’s Saint Pablo tour merchandise… she’s pretty much style-jacking Kanye’s merch, and capitalising on the snake emoji meme Kim set up (Taylor is selling bejewelled snake rings as her own tour merch, and featuring the rings in her music video) to troll Kim/Kanye.

      • Jamieee says:

        Oh I know, the references are (painfully) obvious, but the overall aesthetic is just so dated and budget. If you didn’t know it was drawing from Pablo it would just look pointlessly hideous. She could have made all these references and still ended up with something cool looking, but instead it’s bad Avril Lavigne fan art meets no name Hot Topic rip-off.

        The Pablo stuff wasn’t my style, but it was a look. This is nothing.

      • Lightpurple says:

        And Pablo drew from Madonna’s Nothing Fails

  14. Henny In My Hand says:

    She looks like a drowned rat. Why would she chose these images? If she was actually edgy, it might work. Unfortunately she just looks like a nerd caught in the rain.

  15. OOOHH says:

    Guess not much has changed at all, she is still who she always has been, except this time she is pissed we, Katy, Calvin, Kim & Kanye call her out publicly for who she truly is. I believe her snake CGIs was her coming back to sssstrike. Girlfriend forgets that the snake can only strike the heel, and IS squashed by the heel. With mummy and daddy padding her world its no wonder she still acts like a 12 year old.

  16. AnaOG says:

    I’m so sad and disappointed. I really liked 1989 but this new song is baaadddd. The lyric video is pretty cool though.

    • AnaOG says:

      I guess this would have been more appropriate in the other Taylor thread. Wasn’t expecting 3 post with her today. So yes, her little fans will eat this stuff up. Had Britney done this when she was at her peak I would have bought two of each.

  17. SBS says:

    It must be nice to have Taylor give you guys so much click bait. Three articles in one day, must be a record.

  18. tullyg says:

    why do so many comments on this site keep referencing that she’s white? does anyone else find that weird? what does her being white have to do with ANY of this?

    • GiBee says:

      I would imagine it’s the privilege that people are referring to – especially because music is one field where there are a lot of prominent black women. Suffice it to say, a black woman wouldn’t get away with the sh*t Taylor pulls.

      • Nancy says:

        I don’t know. It seems like Beyoncé has had her fair share of game playing when an album comes out, or she suspects her husband is cheating or when she is having or had babies. Taylor being white and Beyoncé being black really doesn’t matter. They both have huge fan bases and are both rather good in self-promotion.

      • UmYeah says:

        Sorry but Rih gets away with so much more. I mean Rihannas rice cake bullsh*t should have enough to cancel her but people pick and choose what they want to focus on.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        What’s this about Rih and rice cake? :o

      • UmYeah says:

        In the midst of the rihanna/chris brown/karrueche drama Rih posted a photo instagram of rice cakes with hoop earings and sunglasses, many believed she was making fun of Karrueche’s half Viatnamese background. She then made another comment about “rice cake” in ner song Cake.

      • Nancy says:

        She did. It was back in 2012, and one of the lines of Birthday Cake was: I’m sweeter than a rice cake. Karrueche Tran had gone on YouTube with a couple of friends and ragged on Rihanna. No match. On Christmas day, Tran posted a pic of herself in CB’s shirt with a suggestive tweet only to delete it when Rihanna and Brown appeared at a Laker’s game and were spotlighted. These two girls fought over him. Ick. Rihanna got him and got rid of him shortly thereafter. Thank Goodness. I think she felt guilty about him getting blackballed after the attack on her. Finally she realized SHE was the victim, not him. Tran is a wannabe and has found limited success on his name.

    • Originaltessa says:

      Because she plays the victim and like she’s disenfranchised in some way… It’s like you need to remind her that she’s rich and white and her life is pretty awesome. So, shut up and have fun, Taylor. Stop whining. Seriously.

    • FLORC says:

      Maybe because there’s a history of her making racist comments. Subtext of that whole Kanye before the receipts was swift painting a picture of mean black Kanye and innocent white girl swifty. It was bad.

      Swift is like lena in a way. White, privileged girl growing up in America that is a perpetual victim. If you call them out on that you’re either anti feminism or racist against her because white people have it hard.

    • Cbould says:

      Tully, It’s part of our white privilege to ignore race, to think of whiteness as the default. As a white woman, I never have to think of how well (or badly) I’m performing my whiteness or what my race means in the context of my larger world. Taylor (mis)used her white privilege to play the victim in her first Kanye VMAs encounter, imo & she grossly (in both senses of the word) misused her privilege to avoid responsibility & to avoid the truth with the ‘Famous’ fiasco.

      GiBee, totally agree that other artists of color would not be able to market themselves the way she has

      In trying to be an ally for all feminists (and not just use feminism to perpetuate a different flavor of oppression), I’m going to point out her white privileges. Or try to.

      • GiBee says:

        Not going to lie though – knowing how Dramatic Stunt-y the VMAs are, and knowing both Taylor and Kayne love drama and attention, I’ve often wondered if the whole thing was a less-than-spontaneous event.

    • Saks says:

      Taylor benefits from white privilege. What is bothering me is this line: “like the petty white Mean Girl version of Lemonade” why do ppl think Taylor just appeal to white people?? there are lots of poc’s Taylor fans in the USA (quite visible in stan twitter), I know some ppl can’t see beyond their borders but Taylor is huge worldwide where most of us aren’t white. Taylor is petty, yes, we all know, but pettiness hasn’t anything to do with race (even when ppl like her does benefit from that fact). Also, Lemonade appeals to anyone, even white girls, who sympathizes with BLM and movements for black ppl rights.
      I’ve been coming to this site for years, the shade used to be delicious, but it has become quite hypocrite when it comes to certain people.

    • Kelly says:

      thanks for pointing this out, it is really getting to me as well

  19. Sam says:

    There’s so many lovely nods to Kanye here – from the font shes used and the album art, to the army jacket and the merchandise. She’s certainly owning that infamous line isn’t she?

    • Loopy says:

      Yes the jacket reminded me of pablo jacket,she is soo trolling. Also i bet Kim K is kicking herself for not thinking about selling and capitalizing on the snake merchandise.

    • Lightpurple says:

      The LOP album art that was a rip off of Madonna’s Nothing Fails album, which itself was probably a rip off of somebody else’s work

      • Sam says:

        Oh yeah, i know Everyone copies or is ‘influenced’ by other artists. I just meant that it shows her marketing strategy for this song ie linking it back to kanye and her shrewd decision making .

  20. Saskia says:

    I never liked Taylor much. Boring. But now I’m interested. If I had the means I would buy some of her snake merchandise. She is standing up for herself. Great.

    • FLORC says:

      She’s standing up for herself after she got called out for numerous lies. She has claimed to be a victim of bullying, but is the only 1 with the history of instigating conflict 1st. Marketing it. Profiting from hanging dirty laundry. Which sure. Share your stuff, but if someone else does the same as you, you can’t claim it’s bullying without being a hypocrite. And when someone proves you lied, that doesn’t make them a bully. It doesn’t make you a victim.

      • Originaltessa says:

        Wasn’t she the one that asked for Kim and Kanye to leave her alone and stop harping on the drama??? It feels like she’s obsessed with Kanye and the whole snake thing. It’s possible Taylor is actually cray cray. That’s the impression I’m starting to get.

      • Saskia says:

        Taylor doesn’t come across as the popular girl ever. She is successful and rich but she cannot let go of perceived slights and injustices. However if she does get her ‘day’ then she will be able to let go (I think). This is the problem with growing up awkward or a bit of an outsider. Kids are cruel and the ones on the receiving end #neverforget.

      • Jdot says:

        Taylor is cray cray. Like come off it..you cannot be serious. People are as obsessed with hating on her as those that are obsessed with loving her. When did she claim to be a victim of bullying exactly? Someone’s music is going to be written from their own perspective. She is not innocent but come on.

      • holly hobby says:

        I don’t think that is necessarily true that awkward kids grow up to be vindictive petty –itches like Swifty. How many of us can seriously say we were popular in high school? I know I can’t. Yes the teen years were hard, sometimes brutal. However as you age, I would like to think many of us got some perspective and the most important thing in life isn’t one upping the “enemy.” I found as I got older, I’m willing to let go of a lot of petty crap because it wasn’t important in the big scheme of things. Also I know karma is a bitch so things will eventually sort itself out.

        Holding onto teenage grudges is a vast waste of time.

      • FLORC says:

        Yea she was. She phrased it as mean Kanye is lying about her being mentioned in 1 of his songs. That big black Kanye was picking on sweet innocent white girl swift. Only when she made this claim Kim fought back calling her out. Swift doubledowned. Kim called her bluff and dropped those receipts on vine. Outing her clearly as a manipulative liar.

  21. KBeth says:

    Taylor trying to look rough & edgy is hilarious to me.

  22. Singtress says:

    TMZ is going on about how she released this on the 10th anniversary of his mother’s death.
    What do we think?
    Do we really think she would put that much evil thought into it all?

    • Miss S says:

      “Look what you made me do”….

    • Miles says:

      No. Taylor always releases in Q4 before Black Friday. Usually it’s a little earlier but the trial pushed everything back by two weeks. November 3rd her label mate is releasing an album. The week after November 10th is too close to take advantage of Black Friday deals. So November 10th was the only date left in November in order to maximize sales.

      • lightpurple says:

        And by releasing singles now but holding off on the album until then, it straddles two eligibility years for awards like the Grammys, giving a successful or popular album more longevity (not saying this one will be just citing the business motive)

    • Lightpurple says:

      I think people are really, really reaching with that. And, may the woman Rest In Peace, but when did that day become a national day of mourning that anyone outside her own family must observe?

  23. Amelie says:

    Interesting how in all the promotional stuff she is embracing her naturally curly hair over the straight blow-dry look she has been sporting for a few years. As if by wearing her natural hair she is announcing she is killing her old “nice and sweet image.” I have wavy hair too Taylor and I don’t act half as immature as you do.

  24. holly hobby says:

    Those rhymes are terrible. Parents don’t let your kids blow $20 on this pablum. This girl became a thing because she appealed to teenagers. Those same teenagers are nearing 30 now (isn’t she late 20′s?), why hasn’t the adulation dropped off yet? I keep waiting for this talentless hack to recede to her big ole mansion and leave us alone but it’s not happening. Where’s the drop off from the teens?

  25. Miss S says:

    Visually, I thought the snake’s small teaser videos indicated something less 90′s teenager’s angst? Something more sophisticated, adult and dark. This isn’t that at all and I’m disappointed.

  26. poorlittlerichgirl says:

    Just read that “Reputation” is set to be released on the 10th anniversary of Kanye’s mother, Donda’s death. Coincidence?

  27. HelloThere says:

    This is how you know someone has reached extreme fame levels (like Brad and Angie were at one time). Half the people hate you – half love you. You don’t have to do interviews to get people interested in your product. I expect that Taylor will say little in the next few months just like Angie and Brad did at the beginning. Yet all the press will talk about her. Example 3 posts on this site this morning already. Really is fascinating to watch.

  28. hnmmom says:

    Super pleased my tween daughter has moved on to Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco.

  29. Shambles says:

    I’ve said it forever and I’ll keep on saying it.

    Stop expecting new things from Taylor Swift. Stop expecting a shift. Stop expecting self awareness. Even I’m not huge on the Taylor-Swift-Donald-Trump comparisons, but waiting for Taylor to mature is like waiting for Donald Trump’s ever-elusive presidential pivot. It is never, ever going to happen. She’s almost 30 years old. This is who she is, always has been, and always will be. A petty bully with zero self-awareness who cannot see past her own bullsh!t.

    • Jamieee says:

      I don’t expect her to change, not inside. But she has shown that she’s aware of and understands how people view her. I don’t think she’s capable of real growth, but I do think she’s capable of recognising when she needs to fake it.

      So I’m not remotely surprised this nonsense is what goes on in her head, but I am surprised she wasn’t savvy enough to realise it was a dumb idea to put it out into the world.

  30. 76May says:

    Bet little innocent blonde girl will millions and millions off this.

  31. Max says:

    Cue John Oliver-why is this still a thing? Go away for good now poor poor TayTay. You are truly too good for this mean world. You are our own personal real life Wonder Woman. We don’t deserve you. At least so it must appear in your world. Which by the by, what exactly is the colour of the sky therein?

  32. SM says:

    There will be only reputation and no further explanation- oh pease, no explanation needed. A small piece of you work and it is already quite self-explanatory. Now go away, sister, you are exhausting already

  33. Cee1 says:

    Formation??? No hell no. Swifty Slytherin needs several seats. Lemonade was a lyrical and visual love letter to black women. Taytot needs to jack someone else’s steeze. Just the title of her first single already tells me she’s nowhere near that level of empathy, pain and solidarity that Lemonade evoked. Not here for Round 2, Second Verse same as the first of eternal victim Taylor. #sit

  34. poop says:

    God forbid any of you commentators see my curly hair. 🙄

  35. Shannon says:

    I don’t get the hate for her. It’s not ‘petty’ to feel hurt by something. She knows her lane and it’s honestly smart af because who cares who she’s writing about? We all go through similar things and it’s practically universal emotions. I know when I’ve had a day where I feel like everything has gone wrong and maybe feel like a victim I’ll joke, ‘it’s a Taylor Swift’ day and throw some on. There’s obviously a market for that, she figured out how to capitalize on it so why all the haters?

    • SM says:

      Shannon, the problem is she is a woman trapped in a teenage body. The millions of girls listen to her and see her as someone to look up to. Now ask yours self if what she represents is what you want young girls around the world to strive for: lying, plotting and then making a career out of being a victim, never seeing your own role or admitting your mistakes and taking responsibility? The fact that you can make millions out of that does not make it right. And yes, she needs to be called out on that as widely as possible so those girls saw the other side of the story. So the more widely she is called out on her bullshit now, the better. Because this massive hate as you say is exactly what you get from putting this narrative out there – if she is saying this is what she is (a petty teenager trapped in a womans body unwilling to see any further than her nose and being a victim despite the fact most of it is her own doings) and she wants to be a pop princess, meaning generate as much attention as possible, say it is only fair that what she will get is also negative response.

  36. S says:

    “Look what you made me do” aka what rapist and abusers always say.

  37. TotallyBiased says:

    Yeah…”look what you made me do”?

  38. Bee says:

    I can’t believe people sat around a boardroom (because you know she has one of those in her house) and selling snake rings and bitterness was the best idea they could come up with. This whole vibe is not edgy or cool, it’s just a sad reflection of her ego.

    • KLO says:

      @Bee, It is so sad and funny at the same time. Your comment is so spot on that it made me depressed for 15 seconds. “tears and stomach pain”

  39. Whatever Gurl says:

    Nothing says grace and style a la Rihanna like Thug Life on her knuckles.

  40. LoryD says:

    It just reminds me of Regina George when she photocopied her burn book.

  41. Emma says:

    It’s not $20.00 for all of the above, I think it’s $20.00 for JUST the magazine!