Taylor Swift has insisted that the world’s media has got her all wrong and often portrays her in a negative and undeserved light, when it comes to her relationships with men.
It is often implied that the country singer is a bit of a man eater, who comes on too strong to her celebrity boyfriends, scares them off, then takes revenge by writing songs about them and pushing them into the public arena.
However the US star has admitted that she takes offence at being labelled “boy crazy,” and thinks that attempts to write her off as an obsessed girlfriend with relationship issues is incredibly ‘sexist.’
Taylor has been linked to Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Conor Kennedy and One Direction’s Harry Styles in recent years and has become as famous for her high profile relationships as she has for her catchy tunes, however she insisted that since 2010 she has only had two boyfriends and told vanity Fair:
“If you want some big revelation, since 2010 I have dated exactly two people.”
It’s thought she was referring to Conor and Harry, but this confuses us a little as John has spoken publicly of his relationship with Tay Tay previously.
She went on: “[t]he fact that there are slide shows of a dozen guys that I either hugged on a red carpet or met for lunch or wrote a song with. . . it’s just kind of ridiculous.”
Taylor claims that she is very far from the person that many of her fans and haters expect her to be and when asked if she was really “boy crazy”, she replied:
“It’s why I have to avoid the tabloid part of our culture, because they turn you into a fictional character.”
Almost every one of Tay Tay’s big hits is thought to be written for one of her ex’s, with sources suggesting that “I Knew You Were Trouble’ was penned for Styles when they almost dated last spring, while ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ was dedicated to Jake.
Swift doesn’t deny that she uses her love life for inspiration but doesn’t understand why it’s a problem either and continued:
“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated. A woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way – that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.”
Taylor has been pushed to the edge sometimes by all the speculation, comments and unttruths told about her personal business and admitted that she often finds it very hard to cope with.
“One of these things I say to myself to calm myself down when I feel like it’s all too much.
“If there’s a pregnancy rumour, people will find out it’s not true when you wind up not being pregnant, like nine months from now, and if there’s a house rumour, they’ll find out it’s not true when you are actively not ever spotted at that house.”
We have to admit that we would have a little more sympathy for Taylor if she hadn’t mocked her ex last month at The Grammy Awards.
If she wants people to stop focussing on her love life and concentrate on her music, then making a fool of Harry Styles while on stage at an internationally viewed ceremony was not the way to go about it.
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