Taylor Swift was as guest editor for the most recent issue of Glamour UK, which gave her a platform to get extra candid and share some insight on what it’s like to be one of the biggest stars in the world in a time like now. And let us all know just how HUMAN she is…
She covered everything, from the perception that musicians need to be sexy in order to be successful, her views on the unimportance of looking “cool” and even was vulnerable enough to discuss what excessive media attention has done to her own views on love and relationships. And to be quite frank…it breaks my heart.
“I think the media has sent me a really unfair message over the past couple of years, which is that I’m not allowed to date for excitement, or fun, or new experiences or learning lessons,” she told the magazine.”I’m only allowed to date if it’s for a lasting, multiple-year relationship. Otherwise I’m a, quote, ‘serial dater.’ Or, quote, ‘boy crazy.’ The narrative has been so wrong, every time it was the same. It’s ‘Taylor spotted talking to this guy, she’s chasing him.’”
And you know how the media loved to label Taylor has uber clingy and needy? Taylor wasn’t having any of that…..
“[That] has honestly never been the reason for any of my breakups,” she said. “You know what has been the reason? The media. You take something very fragile, like trying to get to know someone, and it feels like walking out into the middle of a gladiator arena with someone you’ve just met. And all of a sudden the public and the media are allowed to say thumbs up or thumbs down. So I just don’t try it anymore.”
Tay Tay went on to say how she has felt “shamed” by the intense public speculation about her love life. “It’s a good thing that I feel really independent and I feel that my friends are all I need. It’s kind of a sad way I got there, though, being shamed into it,”
Taylor defined her definition of “shamed” by saying: “What else is it when you have two boyfriends in one year and everyone’s calling you boy crazy, making jokes about you at awards shows? That’s public humiliation. And I don’t think it’s fair.”
Moral of the story? Just let Taylor live. We love that she’s calling this out and has come out of all this a stronger woman.