My apologies for the bad aftertaste of that last post, Taylor Nation.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read the last Rumor Control. Now we move on to deal with the fallout. Why? Because in some people’s minds, Taylor is guilty no matter what. That includes a lot of the media. If you want to talk about character assassination, snippy articles have been written about the Sparkly Dressed for a long time. She’s been attacked and condemned (and call endless names) already. I don’t know who among us would be able to handle all the pressure, but I for one would’ve quit trying a long time ago.
Taylor Swift has had her flaws. Not every one of her song has been constructive, and some of her lyrics in the past have gone into slut shaming territory (see: Better Than Revenge). I’m aware she doesn’t like to be called calculating but she’s very business savvy. She’s a workaholic. She values her image and how she is perceived to her fans. She’s lived most of her life on stage and having interviews. As she has grown up to adulthood, she’s no stranger to life in the spotlight. She’s expected to deal with shit like this all the time, and there’s a good chance she’s dealt with even worse without us knowing.
I’m going to be very honest with you, Taylor Nation. I’ve become a little disenchanted with the music industry. Famous doesn’t mean wise. Famous doesn’t mean even mature, as it has been proven time and time again. It’s funny (sad) how little talent is there in being Famous. But at least I would expect some manners. Then again, that’s what I expect from everyone. Instead, it seems everyone wants to make a clusterfuck out of every feud. Maturity level is dropping below sea level at this point.
When all is said and done, we still have the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone. Still standing. Perhaps a few people will decide not to buy her records or get tickets or stop voting for her at fan awards. If people make up hashtags and/or write internet memes and it becomes cool to hate Taylor, then other people feel compelled to follow the trend. Me, I remain a long standing citizen of the Taylor Nation. However, I’m cool with people who don’t like her. Honest. But hatred is a different thing and an ugly thing at that.
There’s a lot of things going in the world because of hatred. Violence. Mass shootings. Bat shit crazy people both in positions of power or aiming for positions of power preaching hatred. And people follow them. It then falls unto us, us meaning the people who think, feel, act and give a damn to be better. We gotta be the bigger person when everyone else is running around with their brains turned off because there’s nobody else. I don’t blame you if you want to give up and move to Canada. I already moved to Canada and I’m still hearing about it.
Remember you have the right to look for your own happiness.
In the meantime, you can find me blogging about Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival 2016 over at NeverThinkImpossible.com.
Coming up next in the Calendar:
- October 22: Taylor Swift headlines a special concert at the Formula 1 US Grand Prix.