Could be. See, Taylor Swift, a young woman with an amazing voice, beautiful face, kind heart, and SO MANY FEELINGS seems to have an emotional blind spot when it comes to her ex-boyfriends. When asked if some of her sometimes toxic exes have contacted her after hearing one the infamous, burning post-breakup songs she writes about them, the singer told Cosmopolitan, "Yes. Only the vocal ones though. The ones that love the sound of their own voice, whether it be an email or text message…or barrage of text messages." The talented Swift continued, "But it’s only happened a few times with the ones that really were choice human beings. The thing is, they’re just guessing that the song is about them. I put details in my songs but never first and last names, and I definitely don’t include social-security numbers!”
Now, as folks who will one day totally be Swift's neighbors and have her over to watch RuPaul's Drag Race every week, we feel comfortable in saying that this is more than a tad disingenuous. Love our future BFF as we do, she's clearly not being honest with herself if she thinks her exes wouldn't see through pseudonyms, veiled references, and be more than a little put out by having America's #1 sweetheart roast them over the coals. Granted, one of those exes is John Mayer, but the rest of them are human beings with feelings of their own, no matter how they done our girl wrong.
Yes, yes the songs are not only Swift's art, they represent her honest feelings. We also can't blame her for taking some creative inspiration (and maybe making a little money off of) her former flames. But, part of being an adult is accepting the consequences of your tear-stained, vengeful actions and, at 22, Taylor Swift has more adult responsibilities than some of us ever will.
So, have a little heart for those dudes you've left behind, Swifty. Barring that, block their text messages. (Crushable)
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