Ever since news broke that Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are no longer Hiddleswift, all I can think of is, “Oh no! Here it comes…the onslaught of critiques and criticisms about every aspect of Taylor’s life.”
It’s not like we haven’t seen this under-the-microscope trend before when it comes to Taylor’s world. Her every move has been picked apart and analyzed, from the topics of her songs to that “Famous” phone call.
Needless to say, everyone has an opinion, but when is enough, well, enough? Whether you love her or loathe her, there’s no denying that T-Swift has had her fair share of haters. Here are 5 reasons it’s time to stop hating Taylor Swift once and for all…
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The double standard is ridiculous
I’d defy you to find a male celebrity who is chastised as much as Taylor is. For the exact same behavior. We’re so quick to praise a man who talks about his feelings, throwing around words like ‘brave’ and ‘inspiring,’ yet the second Taylor — or, really, women in general — does it? Uh-oh, she’d better be quiet or she’ll be perceived as ‘overly emotional’ and ‘needy’ and ‘desperate.’
She’s brutally honest in her music
I’ve never understood how this could ever be anything other than beautiful. Your life and the things that happen to you are your story and you have a right to tell them. Who are we to say that Taylor should hide such an important part of herself? In a world of far too many fake celebrities, her candor and honesty is downright refreshing!
She’s young AF
Remember, she’s not even 30 yet. Life happens. People make mistakes. No one’s perfect, and if we all had our foibles and flaws broadcast to the world, I doubt we’d like what we see.
She’s a fierce business woman
Let’s face it: Taylor is #boss when it comes to her career. She knows what she’s doing and isn’t going to let anyone stop her – especially a few sad haters who are probably sitting alone in their mother’s basement and puffing their chest out as they type their drivel anonymously on the Internet. Sadly, Taylor’s business savvy is something a lot of people overlook, but she knows what she wants and makes no apologies for it. That’s the true definition of #boss, if you ask me!
She does good work
Taylor’s not just a flash-in-the-pan celebrity who is only concerned with being photographed on the red carpet; she’s also been known to give back in a big way. She makes a point to connect with fans and is responsible for the creation of the Taylor Swift Education Center, which promotes arts education in her hometown of Nashville.
Life is short. In the words of Ms. Swift herself, don’t you think it’s time to take this hatred and just “shake it off”?
Or, are you a hater?