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Taylor Swift - Presenting ‘Best Duo’ at the ACM awards 2014

New York, March 29th

There are no rules when it comes to love. I just try to let love surprise me because you never know who you’re going to fall in love with. You never know who’s going to come into your life-and for me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don’t think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I’m with them.

Old photo of Taylor Swift photographed by Brantley Gutierrez

“Life isn’t about learning how to survive the storm, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ― Taylor Swift
Anonymous asked: you taylor swift fans worship her ass like she is some perfect being yes she visited children in the hospital but what about the fuck load of houses she has? what about the fuck load of clothes she has and never repeats? what about the hundred guitars she has? if she gave that money to the people in need then i'd be impressed! and the army of man she dated? she's not perfect. get your head out of her asshole and you might realize that


I don’t know what you hoped to achieve by coming into a Taylor Swift blog and insulting Taylor Swift (or even how you found my blog if you hate her this much), but this is so ridiculous that I think I need to say something. This will probably come out really long but I’m not even sorry.

We, as fans, do indeed like Taylor Swift. We wouldn’t be fans otherwise. Not all of us “worship her ass”, but some do appreciate her personality and her work enough to look up to her and want to follow her example. She is actually a pretty good role model.

Now, it’s true that Taylor has indeed a good amount of houses and guitars and clothes. She also has a trampoline and a human-sized birdcage and a freaking topiary. But then again - why wouldn’t she? She earned every cent she has. It is her money - money she earned fair and clean, through her hard work and the devotion of her fans. She didn’t rob anyone, she didn’t earn that money in any obscure way. She has every right to spend her money however she wants to. Some people spend a year saving money to be able to buy an iPhone. Do you mean they should give up buying an iPhone just because they could give that money to charity? No. It’s their money. They can do whatever they want with it.

Maybe you could complain if she didn’t give back. I mean, her fans pretty much gave her everything she has - if we didn’t go to her concerts or buy her albums or her merchandise, she wouldn’t have half of what she has. However, she does give back. Maybe even more than any of us can imagine. She goes out of her way to meet people and she throws a party after each of her concert so she can meet fans without them having to pay for it and she visits ill children in the hospital. She stops for pictures with fans and when her security guys tell her she can’t stop for pictures, she rolls her eyes at them and goes to meet them anyway. When her security guard tries to keep her from holding her fans’ hands, she shoves him and does it anyway. Also, she was named most Charitable Celebrity of 2013 - and keep in mind most of this charity work is done completely out of the limelight, which proves that she is doing this out of genuine goodness and isn’t looking for publicity or to fall in anyone’s good graces. So I guess I just ruled out one of your arguments.

(Also, the “she never repeats clothes” argument is so stupid I was not even going to comment on it, but I think I should say something and that ‘something’ is that she has actually complained that she can’t repeat dresses to award shows because magazines will judge her and that, on a day to day basis, she actually repeats clothes - quite a lot actually -, but even if she didn’t I don’t really see why that would concern you. Specially since she has donates dresses she’s worn to charity and museums and whatever else).

And the “army of man she dated” consists of 6 people since she got famous 8 years ago (6 people in 8 years!!!! How dare she!!!!) and 2 or 3 before she got famous, which was when she was a young teenager and we all know our teenage years are when we make mistakes and date people that will make us look back on our youth and ask ourselves what were you thinking dude and when we are curious about the world and who we like and we are so eager for people to like us and accept us that we do some crazy stuff. So, I guess that’s a pretty weak army. But, and this is really important, even if she had dated 20 people in the past year you had nothing. to. do. with. it. It’s her love life! Maybe she falls in love easily! Maybe she just loves dating! It’s none of your business! Let’s just accept that. That’s a very weak argument too - I mean, even Taylor makes fun of her miserable love life and in much more clever ways than you possibly can so you’re kind of falling behind.

Lastly, of course she’s not perfect. No one is. She has had her bad days. We all have. She has made mistakes. We all have. But she is a very good role model for many people worldwide, and a very good one. We don’t need perfect people in the industry. We need real people. And Taylor is as real as it gets. And I’m really, really sorry for you if you can’t see it.