August 22, 2012, - 5:22 pm

Despite Conventional Wisdom, Taylor Swift Was Never a Good Role Model for Girls

By Debbie Schlussel

Despite the conventional wisdom, I’ve never ever thought Taylor Swift was a good role model for girls. . . unless you want your daughter to become an alpha female stalker. And wantonly sleeping around with much older men. And that’s aside from her dreadful and dreadfully overrated (and extremely boring) music. I’m not just talking about recent rumors that she spent $5 million on a Kennedy compound house so she would be near the 18-year-old Kennedy she’s “dating” (euphemism). Or the reports that she crashed a Kennedy wedding, which she was asked to leave (but refused).


Taylor Swift

Over the years, several readers have written to me about what a “wholesome” role model Swift is, contrary to the many pop music skanks I write about. And I’ve had male friends of mine tell me they were relieved when their daughters were fans of her music. One said, “Well, at least my girls don’t idolize the Kardashians.” Thank Heaven for small favors. But I disagreed, as Swift ain’t much better. As I told some of these people, Swift is a psychotic stalker and teaches young girls to whine endlessly about break-ups and publicly embarrass the guys who dumped her after she probably was easily lulled into sleeping with them. None of this is a good example for America’s girls. It’s just low-class . . . and creepy. And, yet, American girls see Swift’s nutjob behavior rewarded with lucrative, glamorous deals, such as her contract with “Cover Girl” cosmetics, etc.

Taylor Swift writes songs to publicly embarrass men that dumped her. Much older men that dumped her. Much older men who talk about sex with the girls they date and with whom Taylor Swift was probably not an exception. Swift once “dated” (euphemism) John Mayer (who at 34 is 12 years older than her–she is now 22). She was a teen then. And when he dumped her, she wrote a song about–and against–him. This is a guy who discussed, in graphic detail, sex he’s had with his celebrity girlfriends (he called Jessica Simpson, “sexual napalm”). Most people assume that Swift probably had sex with him, too, especially since she wrote a whiny song attacking him. And Swift dated movie star Jake Gyllenhaal, now 31. It’s speculated that her latest “breakup song,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” is about him.


I don’t have kids. But if I had a daughter, I would teach her to ignore Taylor Swift and that despite the more modest clothes she wears (in comparison to others like Miley Cyrus), she’s a skank nonetheless. I’d tell her that Taylor Swift probably slept around with these much older men she dated (that’s what they are used to getting on demand), and that the lesson is that they dumped her like yesterday’s garbage in response. I’d tell my daughter that publicly embarrassing and trying to castrate a guy you dated who dumped you (the way Taylor Swift does with every famous guy she dates) is mentally disturbed behavior. It’s the stuff of “Fatal Attraction”-style relationships. It not only turns men off, it’s a pretty obtrusive sign that the woman doing this needs psychiatric help.

Sadly, Taylor Swift is making this pathetic jilted-lover-goes-psycho behavior hip and mainstream (in addition to her obvious current turn into Kennedy groupie-ism). It’s a terrible message for young girls. But, as evidenced by her gazillions, they are eating it up.

And then there’s the fact that Swift is dating Conor Kennedy–son of Robert Kennedy, Jr.–who is four years her junior, which at that age (he is 18 and she is 22) is a much bigger age difference than it would be later on in life. People Magazine reported that Swift, who just began dating this kid, spent $5 million on a mansion in the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, to be close to this boy whom she just met (other reports say the story is false). Um, what do you call a stalker with money? Answer: Taylor Swift. (Fortunately, most of her impressionable fans don’t have the checkbook to engage in her “Lifestyles of the Rich and Stalking” episodes.) That’s not to mention that, over the weekend, Swift crashed a Kennedy wedding (that of Kyle Kennedy, daughter of the late Michael Kennedy, of sex-with-the-teen-babysitter fame), to which she was not invited and refused to leave, according to today’s Boston Herald. No bride wants to be upstaged at her own wedding by a crazy pop star who badly wants to be a Kennedy.

Yes, my initial instincts were correct: Taylor Swift is a terrible role model, no matter how many “60 Minutes” reports gush over “what a nice girl” she is. With her ongoing uber-needy, ultra-crazy behavior, I wouldn’t be surprised if, sooner or later, Conor Kennedy wants to take Taylor Swift for a drive on that bridge to Chappaquiddick Island.

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Bravo DS! So, she wants to be a Kennedy, eh? I say give the girl what she wants. How dumb can this silly bitch be? Really dumb. She just has to ask the ghosts of the Kennedy women dead and alive. The Kennedy men are terrible men and not men at all. They disgust me. The freaks here in cold, old Boston love them though. Taste and class cannot be bought. Common sense cannot not sold with reason and facts either

I feel the same way about her revenge songs. I cannot stand John Mayer but I still don’t like her tactics. She seems to like girly-men too. Yuck. Jake Gyllanhaal? One might as well be a Lesbian. John Mayer is now “DATING” the annoying and mug-tastic Poseur Katy Perry. May that be a union that burns both of ‘em to pitch, ridding the world of annoying garbage before the next crop grows.

(DS DON”T see “Killer Joe”. Something tells me you know better than to but I saw it and wished I hadn’t. Utter filth and I was so angry at myself for even going. I should have known better. In 2012 celebrating filth and rubbish is the new “edgy”. Those who know better know you can’t put lipstick on a pig and sell it as high-art.)

Skunky on August 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I read about crashing the wedding. Only a psycho bitch celebrity could come out NOT ARRESTED.

    Historically she has stalked and written songs about her unpaid whoring. That’s her source of material.

    Indecent… And the age difference is so inappropriate at this stage of his life.

    As goes... on August 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      yo wat up dis dtrain shoutn out i know
      none of yall know us fellas down in da
      sticks but uhh yall sounda eduamacated
      and all need to get a grammy for the
      intelligent views that your opinions vary
      from. cuase isa gonna get a grammy for being
      soo dumb if ya put a u in my name ita be dumb
      anyways taylor is cool not everyone can be perfect
      and u all care about her thats the reason they
      despise what your doing cause its all rumors and
      mabey she was given back to the ones that care for her
      who knows all i know is when i here her
      music it makes all the pain go away and seems to
      help my direction in life

      Dakota Maxwell Barker on October 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Skunky, did you hear about this filth? I sent the link to DS but she’s probably been too busy to read the email. Never mind the celebrity gossip, the part about the “movie” that’s in the works is the significant part. Hard core goes mainstream, seriously.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/shia-labeouf-girlfriend-meltdown-labeouf-reveals-performing-real-sex-new-movie-nymphomaniac-article-1.1138979

    Italkit on August 23, 2012 at 2:02 am

I really never saw anything special about that woman, aside from the very promotion she gets. Also, who would want to chase after a Kennedy now? Taylor Swift is pursuing yesterday’s fad.

Worry01 on August 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Yup… uber-needy crazy behavior is not an attractive quality in either a man or a woman.

I can understand now why the guys she was seeing dumped her. Not because she slept with them but because she was excessively clingy and needy. And that’s a turn-off to a man. No man wants to “date” a little girl or live with a neurotic shrew.

If Taylor Swift hasn’t already figured that out, she’ll be waiting a long time to find a man willing to marry her – unless he’s a complete moron. And no guy on earth likes to be stalked by an obsessive woman!

NormanF on August 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Also, Conor had better be careful if Taylor slept with those guys. She could be a disease factory at 22. Mayer, et. al. are hardly known for their selectivity.

    Worry01 on August 22, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I have heard that she cellphones ALL DAY LONG meaning hundreds of times until “he” picks up.

    She really needs medical intervention.

    As goes... on August 22, 2012 at 8:32 pm

When Taylor Swift first got noticed, she seemed wholesome. In fact, that was her attraction. However, she was very young and it was all too easy to predict that this would not last for long.

These days, when we shovel a ton of money and attention on a young person, they quickly become un-wholesome. This happens more often than not.

Naturally, I agree with your article, Debbie. I’d also add that none of this is a surprise to me. What you’re witnessing here is the rule; not the exception.

Can you think of any child entertainment stars who didn’t crumble in some way, shape or form?

There is NO Santa Claus on August 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm

A few weeks ago, this popped up on my Yahoo homepage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6gFma4H7fA

If you ask me, this whole…um, whatever it is, resembles an episode of “Romper Room,” except for the fact that the “Do-Bees” are made up of teenagers instead of kindergartners, and instead of teaching them how to finger paint and make things out of playdough, the “hostess” is instead telling them about herself. What is baffling to me, is why any of them aren’t completely bored stiff with this excruciating exercise in egotistical narcissism.

Incidentally, she’s been in the public eye for four years now, and I’ll bet there isn’t a single person reading this who can hum a single tune she has ever written. I can’t even NAME one.

Irving on August 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Irving, that link cracked me up. In fact, I’d rather smoke crack than watch (as you fabulously said) that “excruciating exercise in egotistical narcissism”.

    Is she really that needy? My gosh, I should start up a new Miss “Cleo” psychic line…I just gathered that she was so needy and desperate and my deductive reasoning is correct!

    I love how Baby Ruth and Norm think they can tell DS how and what to write on her blog. You two wizards of smart link up your site so we can see how perfect and intelligent they are! Don’t keep us waiting now…

    Skunky on August 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

While I agree that dating any Kennedy guy is a horribly bad idea, who, at 22, didn’t make dumb mistakes? You are merely speculating that she has slept with them…you do not know this for a fact. And as for writing songs about her breakups, songwriters have been doing this for years (do you remember “You’re so Vain,” by Carly Simon?). Don’t you have anything more important to write about than gossip and to make unsubstantiated speculations?

ladyruth54 on August 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Ladyruth54

    You are missing the point. She is promoted as a role model but she has serious mental health problems. And impressionable young people are buying it hook link sinker because she “appears” modest in dress.

    A whore is a whore. A smart male would avoid her like the plague.

    As goes... on August 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    ladyruth54:
    SPOT ON!
    You said exactly what I was I thinking!
    DS: Do you wake up in the morning thinking who can I bash in my blog today? You rant and rave against everyone and their mother on your website! And what gives you DS the MONOPOLY on expressing your personal anger and frustration to the public ?

    Yet when Taylor Swift does the same – through her songs – somehow it’s wrong???

    Laurie J on August 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

In this country where the re-election of Barack Obama would finish what Bill Clinton and George W. Bush had begun – the destruction of this republic as we know it, Taylor Swift’s antics pale by comparison. A much shorter article would have been more than appropriate.

NormCBS on August 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm

ladyruth54, Carly Simon did indeed write one of the best breakup songs, ever, but she didn’t make a career out of it.

I live in Nashville and couldn’t care less about this pop music called country. It’s so bland and boring and soulless.

She has a great PR team. I doubt she can carry a tune without autotune. A paper here was defending her when she got a lot of flak for singing off tune at some award show. I don’t care about her because she seems very mediocre. I’ve listened to about 2 songs and was bored to tears. It seemed most music in my youth required talent, I just don’t get how Swift, Spears, and Cyrus got so popular when they really can’t sing.

Not to mention she’s not that hot to me. She’s built like a 12 year old boy. Now, I’ve seen Kelly Pickler in person and she’s vavoooom!!!!!!

Jeff_W on August 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Taylor Shvitz, Keeping up the Kevorkians, Fecal Attraction. That’s what constitues ‘popular culture’.

Not Ovenready on August 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I don’t listen to Taylor Swift songs and I thought the kid was a great individual who wouldn’t stoop to this level of humiliating and embarrassing the guys she used to date.

BTW, everybody who commented here already, when do you expect the Taylor Swift fanbase will flood up this blog and begin their trolling by calling Debbie every disrespectful word under the sun and become a bunch of unthinking reactionists like what the “One-Direction” fanbase did two months by trolling here and making every phucking excuse for islam, muslims and that prick “Zayn Malik” who was forcing his religion on his female fanbase by saying that if a one of his female fanbase wants to date him or become his girlfriend, they have to convert to islam and become a muslim!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on August 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Agreed that anyone who would date or want to be around a Kennedy man is either really stupid or has a death wish – any woman or girl who rides in a plane, drives in a car or is near one with a set of gold clubs within reach does so at her own peril.

Aside from that, I never had heard of her until that Kanye West imbroglio. She is pretty, but promiscuous women are ugly on the inside.

DS_ROCKS! on August 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Right back @ Sean R.

Soon. Very.

I’ve listened to quite a few Taylor songs. Unless you’re a raving flaming Pedobear, these songs don’t hold much appeal outside the tweenage Twihard crowd.

Also, I suspect that Ms Swift-boat is an alien. As in Area 51 alien. One would expect her to do a little “probing” on her dates, hence the exodus of creeped-out exes.

(Possible sole exception: Jake Gyllenhal must’ve enjoyed her “probes” so much that I would suspect that she slapped a restraining order on his punk ass.)

At least Octomom Pr0n is more earnest and honest. And not too expensive either.

@jacquattack on Twitter – OUT.

The Reverend Jacques on August 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Okay, I’m dreadfully out of touch. But Taylor who?

Infidel on August 23, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Taylor who is right, Quite a few comments, both on this website and on the Boston Herald website, have urged Ms. Taylor to take a good long look at how the Kennedy men treat their women.

    Miranda Rose Smith on August 23, 2012 at 4:49 am

    All of this hate on her is ridiculous. It comes across like jealousy and immaturity…Yeah, speaking from my point of view as well, I didn’t have sex until I was in grad school – judgy puritans need not comment – but she seems to have a pure heart and anyone who is a normal female can relate to the whole figuring out mistaken trust of guys when you don’t have as much experience and also being a good person.

    Not In High School on December 19, 2012 at 5:56 am

$5 million on a mansion in the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port,

Why did they SELL it to her?

Miranda Rose Smith on August 23, 2012 at 3:11 am

Swift once “dated” (euphemism) John Mayer (who at 34 is 12 years older than her–she is now 22).

That’s not necessarily wrong or bad. My father, of blessed memory, was 16 years older than my mother, of blessed memory. I had a boss once who told me she married a 49 year old man when she was 19 and they had a long, happy marriage,

Miranda Rose Smith on August 23, 2012 at 3:15 am

Oh Shut up.

Razmin on August 23, 2012 at 5:11 am

Then there was Bogart and Bacall…And Adam was older than Eve…who gives a flying donut? I can’t believe DS is indulging in these distractions at a time like this…

Nir Leiu on August 23, 2012 at 5:22 am

    NIr, I’m almost 7 years older than my husband but the difference is that he was 35 and had seen something of the world to my pretty sheltered 41.75. 18 year old American boys are not fully baked especially the ones who grow up in privileged and cosseted environments. He’s going to go thru a lot dealing with his Mom’s murd… oops, suicide as it is.

    Italkit on August 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

      Dear Italkit: If Mary Richardson did commit suicide, she must have been a rather nasty piece of work. Suicide is almost always motivated by the need to punish somebody, to lay a terrible “you’ll be sorry” guilt trip on friends and relatives. It is always tragic. But Mary Richardson must have known that her suicide would not only lay a terrible “you’ll be sorry” guilt trip on this poor boy, it would lead to speculation that she was murdered. How twisted by hatred of her husband and the whole Kennedy clan she must have been.

      Miranda Rose Smith on August 24, 2012 at 5:52 am

For the record…I was agreeing with ladyruth54 on August 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Laurie J on August 23, 2012 at 8:46 am

Oh no you di-in’t! You didn’t go there on Chappaquiddick did you? LOL

Yeah at first I kind of liked “You Belong With Me” mainly because it’s kind of similar to how my wife and I got together. Then I realized….this chick can’t sing. She has to stop and take a breath in the middle of a note!! What professional singer does that?

Any way we can get a mash up of the movie poster for Wedding Crashers and put her on it?

Sean M on August 23, 2012 at 9:05 am

It says more about us and our society that we embrace many of these twits of pop culture.

myother on August 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

To Sean, yeah buddy they wiil be here soon just like roaches with the lights off. So Taylor not too Swift is trying to get into the Kennedy clan. That’s not too suprising seeing how this dope dated both John Mayer and the better looking of the Gyllanhaal siblings. I never listened to Taylor’s music because she seems to have taken the tact of that other annoying singer Carrie Underwood in making stupid songs about her past breakups with men. The fact that this fool crashed a wedding and wouldn’t leave speaks voulumes about what kind of person she really is. It looks like ole Swifty is going to go by the way of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Why do these pop starlettes start off wholesome goody goody and then turn into weirdo skank atttention whores? Makes you wonder whose next on the wackotron.

Ken b on August 23, 2012 at 9:25 am

Debbie, that’s exactly how I feel about Madonna.(Telling my age here!) I wonder if her daughter is modeling herself after her mother’s image and if so, what does mommy think about it.?

Jade418 on August 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

All this proves is that she’s ANYTHING BUT a true Country artist.

Phineas on August 23, 2012 at 11:09 am

..Conor Kennedy, (if he doesn’t O.D. in the next few days) will start this Fall as a High School Junior at Deerfield Academy, a boarding school…

…in Obama/Axelrod’s home fiefdom of the Chicago metroplex, the North Shore Country Day School nurtures the same quality of graduates…

Nick Fury on August 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Hey, I’m an older guy – - – REALLY older!!!

How do I get Taylor Swift to stalk me?

Being a guy, I can tell you what made Taylor Swift famous.

She’s a walking, talking DOLL, with an unbelievably perfect face.

It’s just that simple.

Miss Schlussel doesn’t like Renee Zellweger, either, and I adore Renee Zellweger.

You just have to be a guy to truly appreciate these things.

John Robert Mallernee on August 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Debbie- I’m so glad you noticed this yesterday’s girl. It was so promising for her before she graduated High School. She was the next best thing. I can’t stand her voice. She cannot sing! It is so unfair to the real talents in the world that don’t get the break she has. She also now has fake boobs, please don’t forget that. It is atrocious how these people are glamorized when they sleep (you know the old euphemism for “date”) with everybody they meet and make money off using people. Don’t worry, nobody will want her very soon.

andrea405 on August 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Men like to sleep with beautiful women.

But for some reason, they don’t think they are good enough to marry.

NormanF on August 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    You nailed it Norman. And that IS the bottom line. Now matter how dishy the bloke may be.

    Feminism has FAILED. Thank goodness for that but it also seems that females haven’t got hip the the trip yet. And so it goes…

    Skunky on August 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Mousey looking girls are always easy, and this one has a daddy complex. Double easy. On the bright side, at least she can sell records and make old men happy.

Once in a while on August 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm

In four years, she has dated Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Mayer, Gyllenhall, and now the Kennedy. I can guarantee you that in just two weeks, Ryan Lochte has been with more partners, so she’s not particularly promiscuous by all appearances. Chances are the first (two?) of those five were unconsummated. How about we exchange the slut label for serial monogamist?

Her angry post break-up songs…when they hold a candle to the venomJagged Little Pill, I’ll be impressed. But a few songs on four discs does not a castrating harpy make.

As for the wedding crashing- definitely sounds weird, but consider these quotations from Kennedys about her, and I’m guessing there’s more to meet the eye to explain wth went down at the wedding. But Swift probably did go all stage 4 clinger at the wedding.

-”She’s a great friend of all of ours,” Rory Kennedy has said.
-Ethel replied, “Oh, she is amazing! Such good company.”

Robert on August 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    First off, there have been waaay more guys than just those 4. They just happen to be high profile. Next, Alanis was chestered as a young teen by the guy from Full House, then when she got “too old” for him, he dumped her like garbage. She had way more reason to be angry than this vindictive, spiteful girl whom everyone praises for “dressing modestly”. Well, there’s nothing for her to show, so everything looks modest, no matter how low cut. And she wrote a song about her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend being a slut. Oh yes, and every teenie bopper girl can tell you not only who that song is about, but who all the other”revenge” songs are about too. They lap it up.

    Ellena on August 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm

ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Nir Leiu on August 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I initially wrote a long response to your post, but it got inadvertently erased. God’s way of telling me to do something else. But, like the rest of mankind, why listen to God when He’s talking to you?

First, I am from the pro-Taylor camp. For someone who is so young, her songwriting is very, very skillful, if not necessarily deep or introspective. And, she’s a touring monster. And in a day and age of manufactured artists perform “live” (I use that term loosely) a dozen times and call it a tour, she is a throwback to the days of the touring warhorses of the 60s and 70s.

And she writes and puts out product. Shocking as it may be, and in my opinion, counter-productive to a sustained career, today’s “artists” (I also use that term loosely) release an album every three or four years or so. The Rolling Stones released THREE albums in 1965.

I shall defend her honor: I don’t for a second think that Ms. Swift bedded any of these celebrity “boyfriends” (and I definitely use THAT world loosely) she has supposedly been squired by. A couple of them may have bedded each other, but not Miss Swift. I don’t think she’s as virginal as her chiffon dresses, but these guys aren’t getting their hands inside of Taylor’s designer jeans.

She is now 22 years old. Her songwriting to date has laid a tremendous foundation for something artistically breathtaking. The question is whether she has a “Rubber Soul” or “Revolver” in her.

Which leads us to the Kennedy weirdness. To her defense, I don’t think SHE crashed the tangentily Kennedy related wedding. What happened was that her 18 YEAR OLD BOYFRIEND did not RSVP and then did the typical 18 year old thing of acting like it was no big deal, and deciding to go anyways. He may have even told Taylor not to worry about it, it would be cool.

WHICH IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU DATE 18 YEAR OLDS.

I also don’t think that she’s buying a house on the Kennedy compound. I think she’s probably rented it . . . which is creepy enough.

It is as if Taylor Swift has bought into her own fake stage castle and has decided she needs a Ken doll to dress up as a prince. Older guys are too icky . . . John Mayer wanted to have sex with her, and he’s like . . . 30. Ewwwwwwww.

And the awful 50s style designer bikini she was photographed wearing at the beach with Master Kennedy was so depressing. It’s not stylish, it’s kinda pathetic. She’s 22. She’s 5-11. She’s attractive. You don’t have to look like what you think your mom . . . wait, grandmom . . . thought was a cool look at the beach.

This is a huge misstep for her. Maybe she’s foundering (floundering?) because her folks are getting divorced. Maybe it reveals a true, shallow nature of her character.

Somehow, sadly, I don’t think we’re going to be getting a “Tapestry” out of her anytime soon.

Martin Zaehringer on August 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

As goes…NO…YOU are missing the point!

Debbie Schlussel is posting pure speculation or at best news from gossip rags. Neither Debbie or any of you bashers know for a fact that she has slept with any of these people. Until Taylor or any of her dates speak out publicly, and it is confirmed to be factual, you should not be calling her a whore, bad role model, or mentally ill. You are just as guilty as Harry Reid saying “he heard” that Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes and slandering without proof.

ladyruth54 on August 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Ms. Swift is only 22 and is now on her seventeenth, that’s right 17th relationship. Just because she dresses like Alice in Wonderland does not belie the fact that this girl has a problem of a sexual nature, and needs serious help with her emotional issues. I would not want her anywhere near my child. In this day and age, I wonder about both her mental and physical health after “dating” so very, very men in her short life. She makes Lohan and Kartrashian look like Mary Poppins, and yet she has receives no negative publicity except for the recent Kennedy episode. Why is she Teflon coated? Her music has made her tens of millions of dollars, but she sounds like a caterwauling sick cat. I just don’t get it.

Jinko on August 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I’m curious as to where the 17 figure came from- reported by Taylor or conjecture? Does it include boys from sixth grade, where two weeks and daily walking home together constitutes “dating”?

As for Lohan…people have seen her cooter…in public…repeatedly. No comparison.

Robert on August 29, 2012 at 4:35 am

I agree with you. I absolutely cannot stand her at all. She got on my nerves. She is just a disgrace to the music industry.
All she sings about is middle school juvenile relationship crap. That the message she delivers to girls that having a boyfriend is the most important things in a girls life. Get a life Taylor. You sucks.

Stephanie on August 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm

This overly harsh criticism is out of line. No singer, actor or performer is an example to follow. 99% of them are spiritually lost and hell bound! Taylor likes to be an entertainer, and you either like or dislike her performances. As for her personal life, that’s her business. We all have quirks in our personality, and strive for a loving, fulfilling relationship. I personally feel sorry for her, because she is forcing it into happening, instead of letting it occur naturally.

Daniel on September 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm

HEY WOMAN WOULD YOU SHUT UP?!? TAYLOR IS PERFECT. DON’T YOU SAY ANYTHING OTHERWISEE KAYYYYY?! WHAT DO YOU THINK TAYLOR FANS FEEL ABOUT YOU CALLING HER A PEDO AND SOMEONE WHO HAS MENTAL ISSUES?!?! SHES BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING, HAVE YOU HEARD HER SONG RONAN?!?! IT’S AMAZING. SHE WROTE IT FOR A LITTLE BOY THAT DIED OF CANCER!!!! SHE’S DONE SOOOOO MANY CHARITIES. SO WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE?!?! YOU’RE NOT ANY BETTER DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL.

NOT YO BEESWAX on September 15, 2012 at 12:07 am

YO BITCH,, HOW ABOUT YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!
OKAY SO MAYBE TAYLOR SWIFT HAS SCREWED UP ONCE OR TWICE. BUT THAT DOESN’T FUCKING MEAN YOU CAN GO AND BLOG ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE SOOOOOO NOT TRUE. SHE IS ONLY HUMAN!!! HAVE EVER SEEN THE POSITIVE IN ANYBODY BUT YOURSELF?!?!?!?!?! TAYLOR SWIFT IS A AWESOME ROLE MODEL FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION. HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT SHE HAS NEVER SAID BITCH OR FUCK OR FAGAT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN ANY OF HER MUSIC!!!! IT’S JUST LIKE US GIRLS VENTING TO OUR PARENTS ABOUT A BREAK UP. IT’S JUST SHE DOES IT THROUGH HER MUSIC.
SO HOW ABOUT YOU GO AND DELETE THIS AND FUCKING NEVER SPEAK ABOUT THIS FUCKING LUDICRIS FUCKING PAGE EVER FUCKING AGAIN!!!! AND NEVER, AND I MEAN NEVER, TALK BAD ABOUT TAYLOR SWIFT EVER AGAIN BITCH

NONE YA BUSINESS on September 15, 2012 at 10:36 am

Miss Swift was in the past a wholesome and talented young woman. She comes from a grand American tradition of the ‘confession; poet’ (think Ann Sexton/Sylvia Plath)and the record of her teen years is a valuable resource. Her stage shows, a combination of raunch and romance that Mom and nine year old Meredith can go to together are popular culture artform, unique and powerful. She is now in a dangerous transition, she is outgrowing her teen fans in style, dress, emotion and experience. She is making edgy moves in her music. Further she has not been to College and thus has none of the critical skills or experience of engagement with the great minds of the past. Thus her intellect will remain High School, her inner life more centred on her search for love and her fan base will sadly wither. It’s a shame, Fearless and Speak Now were, in all integrity small works of genius

Ed Moss on November 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Ann Sexton, Sylvia Plath & Taylor Swift? Haha! Now that comparison is the most offensive thing EVER EVER EVER! ;) Seriously, I doubt Taylor Swift good even stood out in my high school poetry class. Do you even know who Ann Sexton & Sylvia Plath are? If you do please read them a bit more. Thanks in advance & in the name of every legit writer in the world that takes pride in their work.

    Michael Lundquist on February 22, 2013 at 3:21 am

wow, you people are stupid. SO, you’re telling me she’s not a good role model for doing charity work? She’s not a good role model for writing a song about a little boy..Ronan..that died of cancer and cried after she was finished ( hardly). Wow. YA. get a freaking grip. YOu clearly only see her for her songs, but if you knew her like..oh idk MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of fans around the WORLD you would know she’s so much more than that. You refuse to see her for anything good she does. YOu know what alot of her peers ( in the buisness) havet o say about her?! ONLY GREAT THINGS. Your ignorance makes me want to throw something, it’s pathetic. BEfore you bash such an amazing girl DO YOUR RESEARCH. Like, Honestly. Maybe this is coming from a fan that is offended and is just standing up fo her right. HOnestly, okay she writes about boys and YA SHE DATED A 18 YEAR OLD OKAY BUT HELLO MARIAH CAREY AND NICK CANNON. HE IS YOUNGER TOO YOU KNOW. I BELIEVE DEMI IS SO MUCH OLDER THAN ASHTON TOO. I’M GOING TO REFRAIN FROM SWEARING TO REMAIN CLASSY LIKE TAYLOR WOULD WANT ME TO. OH ALSO. TAYLOR IS A GOOD TWO SHOES. SO YA, THAT’S NOT A GOOD ROLEMODEL?! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDING ME. IN A INTERVIEW SHE EXLAIMED ” GETTING DRUNK ISN’T CUTE” SO YEA BC OF HER COMMENT MILLIONS O GIRLS AREN’T BREAKING THE LAW BC TAYLOR SETS A BAR THAT IT’S NOT COOL. y’all are idiots.

meg on November 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

lol.taylor swift strikes again.she dumped conor kennedy after 3 months of dating. lo and behold,after a weak, she was seen flirting with harry styles.

oh my, this is the girl who is so proud to say on television she took her role model responsibility seriously.

really taylor, you consider yourself a role model?please look at the mirror.

how cruel you are to dumped an 18 year old boy who’s mother just comiited suicide and then parade your new toy boy a week after your last realationship. you took adavantage of the kennedy boy, you hooked up with him,knowing he’s still hurting from his mother death, how cruel you are to dumped him just like tha.

you are pathethic a boy addict.

gellie on November 26, 2012 at 1:36 am

she used to be sweet,wholesome, innocent a really good model.

sad that she’s no longer exception to the rule…..IN HOLLYWOOD YOUNG STAR START BEING GOOD,LEVEL HEADED,CLEAN,NICE AND ENDS UP BEING BITCH, UNSTABLE,BRAT AND MEAN.

i hope her mom and dad will soon realize there is something wrong with thier daughter and convince her to undergo some treatment (counselling or rehab)

meanne on November 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Rude. That’s all I can say. Plain, outright rude.

Shania on December 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I totally agree with this. She is a total slut. She suddenly decides that she’s “in love” with whatever guy is currently popular. She went from the Jonas Brothers, to Twilight (Taylor Lautner), to God knows who else, and then Harry Styles from One Direction now that One Direction is super famous ? Wow. I used to love her and her music before, but now that I think about it, she totally uses guys for her music. And it has been reported on several occasions that she’s hired paparazzi’s to go on her “dates” and take numerous pictures and release them. I grew up with her as my role model…and now she’s doing this ? Acting like this ? I’m so disappointed in her. And I want absolutely nothing to do with being a fan of hers anymore. And Harry Styles, who she is apparently dating now, is 4 years younger than her! (He is currently 18 and she is practically 23) All I’m saying, is that she better not hurt Harry and write an album blaming it on him because she will have a massive amount of Directioners on her, HATING on her. And I can confirm, I will be one of them.

Directioner on December 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Bad article – coming from a non-TaylorSwift fan…actually..You kind of swung me toward feeling like I should be a fan of hers.’ I don’t like bad arguments.

Not In High School on December 19, 2012 at 6:03 am

When Taylor Swift was first making her name in the music business, she was profiled in the uber-left wing rag Rolling Stone. That, in and of itself, should have rung off alarm bells that she wasn’t really all that wholesome, her initial persona notwithstanding. And they’ve profiled her a few more times since. It seems they only profile the most deranged, the most far-left, the most fringe kook types (i.e. Keith Olbermann when he was anchoring Countdown on MSNBC, a.k.a. MSLSD; ex-colleague and still-current MSNBC’er Rachel “Pat” Maddow, pompous sexist jerk Bill Maher), and try to pass them off as representing “mainstream” America.

ConcernedPatriot on December 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

“Are they ever getting back together? Never ever.” If Carrie Underwood, of all people, takes a jab at you (at a high-profile award show, no less), you really must have screwed up but good. Nice to see Swifty squirming and trying to be a good sport when she was probably wishing she’d packed a ,357.

RD on December 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Oh oh there you go again.
Slut. Bitch. Bad Role Model.
You don’t get to act like you haven’t done anything wrong ever. You don’t get to slut shame her. You don’t get to say that in the past 9 years she’s changed for the worse. You don’t get to judge her by the boys she has dated, or went on a date with.
But you are. You are all sitting up there smirking and acting like God judging a 23 year old girl on everything she’s ever done.
Oh wait. No you aren’t. You’re judging her by the boys she’s dated. If that isn’t shallow I don’t know what is.
She’s started charities, won awards for her music (So let-me-tell-you it’s good), created a No H8 organization and countless other good things. She’s successful and independent– anyone would be proud to be her family member.
She’s a trooper and a wonderful role model.
But whatever judge her by the boys she’s dated. That surely says a lot of wonderful things about you.

Indigo on January 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Well, of course she’s a such a big slut when she’s dating these 31 and 32 year old men. Why not date someone her own age? Mr. 18 year old Kennedy? Bah, this is terrible, he’s just a kid, what kind of slut dates someone four years younger than she is?

Of course the author (euphemism) of this article (euphemism) also feels that incorporating these people into songs is just as distasteful as the act of dating them (which as we all know is also a euphemism because the ‘author’ has already labeled them a slut, and sluts don’t date). Of course what’s wrong with this? Nothing, except the fact that she’s a slut and it’s slutty to banter on about ones sluttiness. And that’s ultra-insanely, obsessively neurotic, psychotic stalker-like behaviour.

That’s the gist of the article (euphemism), with very few editorialising comments from the commenter.

Tom on January 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I feel like you make a lot of really good points here, and I totally agree Taylor isn’t a better role model then any of the other crazy sluts out there.

However, you seem to blame the problems with the older men completely on her. If she was a smart girl, you’re right in thinking she just wouldn’t have dated them. But how stupid are most people in their teens? Very. She probably cared a lot about him, or at least thought she did. And it’s totally possible the lovely (and by lovely, I mean douchbag) Mr. Meyer may have messed her up a bit. The blame is equally theirs in this situation.

I also agree with you that her behavior has not improved since then, and she probably does need some kind of help, but if you are going to teach your future daughters or whoever all these other things, maybe also teach them what can happen when they don’t guard their hearts carefully and to look out for men such as Meyer who are just looking for a good time.

Lindsey on January 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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