Back in 2016, when our news feeds weren't constantly inundated with headlines that raise our blood pressure in two seconds flat, Taylor Swift was able to stop the world with a brand-new hair color.
On the May cover of Vogue, Swift appeared with her hair cropped short in a shaggy bob and dyed platinum blonde — and her fans went ballistic. The drastic change from her signature honey-blonde ringlets was brought on at the behest of fashion icon Anna Wintour. "We very much wanted to give Taylor a new look, make her into a sort of a rock 'n' roll chick," Vogue's editor-in-chief told Today at the time.
But in a new interview with Elle, Swift admits that she now regrets that color change. While listing the lessons that she's learned in her 29 years, Swift said: "If you don’t look back at pictures of some of your old looks and cringe, you’re doing it wrong. See: Bleachella." Ouch.
To that, the internet firestorm that swirled around Bleachella was awoken once more. While some fans wholeheartedly agreed that Bleachella wasn't, you know, the greatest moment in Swift hair history...
Am I the only one who hated Bleachella. I literally look back and barely recognize Taylor. That was a messy time and that’s the tea— Rep Tour Dublin 𝔯𝔢𝔭𝔲𝔱𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫 Fan account since 2010 (@Swiftness13) March 6, 2019
... many others remain hardcore fans of the edgier look.