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2020.07.02 00:35 PinkFurLookinLikeCamSay Bible Podcast discussion June 30, 2020 “Keeping Up With the Billionaires“
Start-4:10: “We need to come up with another word, our Reddit friends don’t like ‘Konnoisseur” ...”cause they probably can’t Fucking spell, they cant even spell ‘Larsa’ right” (lol I’ve been spelling it correctly so calm down) Kathleen says “Kardashian Afflicted” works better. They’re not haters, but that it’s a toxic relationship. Claim to not be haters of Kim due to defending her sex tape (even though on multiple episodes they’ve shamed her body, her sexy fashion choices, and made up a rumor about having a side piece but noooo they are NOT haters). Kathleen goes on that they’re extremely fascinated by the family and emotionally attached due to nostalgia and likens them to a sibling, a toxic ex, or a narcotic and they’ll try and change the name. They realize the podcast “has evolved”. Nat talks about Instagram comments she argued in an unnamed instagram, the post says that GAP is trying to pit two black designers against eachother (more on this later) and they shouldn’t be in black spaces (I mean they kinda seem to be doing this, more info later). 4:10- 11:40: Tee republic (where they do their merch) is having a sale and they say that they don’t actually do the sale themselves, that this company picks the products on sale. This website has been selling the masks the whole time, and since it’s all custom, it’s always been available since they began. (They’re selling mask after attacking Kim for the same so-) claim the company told them to promote their face masks since the site has a sale and they say they’re not making much money off them. Kathleen says her white guilt has her donating her money. Nat says “some Fucking moron” in the Instagram comments asks “Wasnt this what they were criticizing Kim for?”. Claims they never criticized Kim and instead were only wondering from the beginning why she wasn’t selling face masks and that they promoted her face masks (you know I always find it so entertaining when they change up the story. I KNOW Nat can’t possibly believe this load of shit. Girl.) Kathleen goes on that Kim “took too long” and that it was somehow wrong for her to put them out with skin tones and goes on to say that the deepest shade is straight up black (because Kathleen clearly doesn’t recognize that there are deeper complexions of black than she’s accustom to). Nat agrees with the sentiment. If you look at these swatches the deepest one is only on the model as a swatch, and clearly the model has a matching skintone in the swatch to her left. Also take note of the first model. Her face mask is lighter than she is so there’s no singling out anyone with these masks. There’s five shades and anyone has the option of either a flesh tone or neutral tone. I’m just not convinced that I should bash anyone for these face masks and find it interesting how they’re now able to sell face masks but it’s okay because they were forced to do it. Girl bye, y’all know this looks bad after all that trash talk). Kathleen says it’s ok because she’s not trying to make money and that she “never” told Kim not to sell them and she “doesn’t know why” anyone thought they were telling Kim not to sell masks. Nat points out an insta comment dated 11 weeks ago of Kathleen urging Kim to sell face masks (even though they routinely attacked her for selling face masks). Mentions the Breonna Taylor shirt and where the proceeds will go and giveaways to paid Patreon members. 11:40- 15:49: “Khloe’s Fucking birthday party”. Begin by blurting out a mish mash of words “directions...guest list...decorations... blow up doll looks like Vicky Gunvalson (Of Real Housewives of Orange County)...tik tok...slide...” Says Stormi’s blow up was weird and this one was just like that, and “the nose was so over the top”. Nat explains the photoshop is jarring but new brown hair is pretty, Kathleen agrees. Says Khloe looks great so they don’t understand the photoshopping and there are people who compare her lives with photos, showing the difference and that she looks great in her lives. Nat says everyone photoshops a bit, but Khloe look completely different in her photos even though she’s pretty in person. Kathleen says the recent photo of her laughing looked great. Then goes on to mock Kim and khloes for how they pose their lips in photos (wow wonder why they photoshop it’s so crazy guys, it’s not like they’re picked apart or anything) 15:49- 47:30: Discuss Rob. Kathleen says they’re Rob stans now and Nat says he got photos from many different angles so he must be feeling himself and he’s looking snackish. Kathleen offers that we’re intoxicated by nostalgia and that Kim could “take away” from this that we barely see him so we want to see him (noooo I’m sure this is totally Rob’s choice and not due to years of depression and drug addiction wtf is wrong with you). Nat says she still thinks he has issues with women and is treated like a baby, but he at least he didn’t look like he was forced to take the photos and seems genuinely content and thicc. Kathleen reiterates that Kim needs to take notes (yeah Kim needs to go through what Rob went through y’all are just something else). They exclaim that they love Corey and to unblock them. Discuss Scott and FoodGod’s hair. Nat attempts to end by saying if Rob got over his tantrums when he doesn’t get what he wants he’ll be A-ok. Mention his Rita Ora era. This last comment sparks a side conversation that last for exactly 13 minutes and has fuck all to do with the podcast, discussing Rita Ora and Britney Vs Cristina. At the very end, Nat brings it back around and mentions that Kim is the only celebrity who’s famous for being famous (the ONLY one? this is laughably untrue, but I’d say she’s a rare “famous for being famous” type who went on to higher levels of fame and actually built business and works in prison reform and all that.) Says that Kylie is not even close to that (well I guess let’s give her time but she is a “famous for being famous” type for sure) Nat swings it back around to Khloe and says she and Tristan are back together (I mean they say this twenty times per episode but thanks for the tea guys! Go head, give us nothing🙌🏼) and that Tristan was the only one dressed up at the party so something my have happened. That he deleted his “My Queen and My Princess” because E! Has a storyline rollout. Kathleen kept repeating “knocking boots” after saying that no ones hanging out with their ex not trying to have sex and khloes trying for another baby (so co-parenting really doesn’t exist for them. I mean both of their parents are still married and that’s considered a luxury to many, so have some empathy for broken families in general or something...?) Nat says fuck him already and get the sperm from the tap. Kathleen does her same boring line about how Tristan saw no consequences and never publicy apologized and yadda yadda yadda I got bored listening to this same garbage 🥱 Nat says that Scott got cut off for 2-3 years and wasn’t invited to family stuff while Tristan hasn’t missed anything (actually Kourtney set boundaries as a victim of abuse but let’s just make it about how Scott is a victim right. And Khloe and Kourtney are different people so what’s the point of comparing..? Tristan did not abuse Khloe or their daughter so cut it the fuck out). Go on to say that they don’t mention Jordyn and insinuate that it’s somehow Khloe’s complete responsibility to talk to Jordyn and make amends and that Jordyn is a child (uhhh no sis sorry this ain’t it. and child? Where? So if she’s a child why y’all ain’t screaming statutory? Cause she was definitely in her 20s, so stop it) Says Tristan is a master manipulator, (completely bypassing Scott’s years of gaslighting) and goes on to repeat the same old same old about Tristan versus Jordyn 🥱🥱🥱 that have a push and pull until Kathleen finally shuts Nat up to completely dominate the conversation and rant about Tristan for 5 minutes while Nat attempts to recover control. Kathleen just keeps shutting her up (we ain’t gonna silence black people y’all!!!111 /s) Nat just agrees and hahas and finally takes advantage of a pause to quickly transition. 47:30-1:08:25: Discuss Jameela Jamil and her last round of body policing Kim after she posted a throwback photo wearing the famous Met Gala corset. She first tweeted that there are more important things in the world and Kim needs to talk to her friend Trump (🙄) Nat says she should have left it like that, sat there and ate her food but nooooo the very next day she makes an insta post that was super long and ranty, accusing Kim of having body dysmorphia (which is BEYONDDDD gross on so many levels you don’t “accuse” someone of this, ever. If there’s a concern then the person needs to be directed to therapy but publicly in front of millions? Fuck you Jameela wtf) Nat says she thinks women are attacked simply for wanting to look good and that women shouldn’t be accused of having body dysmorphia just because. Kathleen says Jameela steamrolls right past this and women in society have a level of expectations so maybe thats part of it but she liked the Trump call-out (🙄) and that if something she’s consuming is causing harm then it’s ok to stop consuming it, even if that’s Kim’s body. Basically Jameela should stop looking at Kim if it hurts her so much. Nat reads the end of Jameela’s insta rant, where Jameela tells followers that they have control and should unfollow people that don’t make them feel good about themselves. Calls out the patriarchy and to block and delete everything and only follow activists. Nat says she seems to have completely lost it and Jameela insinuates that activists are devoid of any desire to look attractive (and also strips them of any humanity) Kathleen says Kim drives her up the wall but Jameela doesnt get to say what is the right type of feminist and this opens up the floodgates for people to be criticized for using their body to express art which is fucked up and she doesn’t want a brand of feminism where women are not allowed to be sexual or look attractive. Also she says she’s bi in response to criticism of hosting a ballroom contest and overall doesnt know when to take a step back (so as a bi, fuuuuuck her. You don’t come out as a way of cleansing your mistakes or shall we remember Kevin Spacey did this fuck shit too?). Nat says the patriarchy line may have worked have if she discussed the history of corsetry but not in this context and overall doesn’t understand where the fixation originated from (YOU GUYS....) Kathleen hijacks the podcast and keeps repeating the same things already said for another while. At some point she’s finished and they both mock her prison reform work. 1:08:25-1:21:24: KKW beauty in business with COTY, who bought a stake in the beauty brand. Says COTY purchased a part of the company for $200Million and now the company is valued at $1Billion. Nat says the math ain’t mathin’ and she doesn’t understand how these numbers worked and after Forbes she doesn’t trust them. Go on to talk about how it’s all so shady. (here’s the announcement which explains that due to COTY purchasing a 20% stake in KKW Beauty, their stock rose quite a bit. That 20% rise in turn caused KKW Beauty to be estimated to have more value. Y’all just trash her for anything god damn it’s not that serious). Kathleen does this really cringy attempt at a clapback I guess? Says “I have one thing to say” and then awkwardly plays the theme to the show Succession (really awful audio the moment was really weird you’d have to hear it yourself) and how “it’s all related and planned and they knew” (You...you ok girl?) Nat explains that Kylie and Kim probably got the deal at the same time, they just announced it at different times. Kathleen talks more about the show Succession and does a pretty uncomfortable attempt at a British accent (my skin crawled). They go on to claim that they “like” the kardashians but they “do fucked up stuff” and have trust issues. More random comments. Kris has 8% stake in KKW Beauty. Says 20 more times they’re shady etc etc etc k we get it 1:21:24-1:36:31: Deal between GAP and Kanye, 10 year partnership. Say GAP was crying about being broke but now this large buyout; but in truth they have everything to gain from it since apparently anyone will buy whatever from kanye, even a white tshirt (the Shadeeeee). Says a good thing coming out of this is a black woman will be the lead designer for this partnership. However Nat mentions that @Diet_Prada pointed out that GAP already had a collab with another black designer, Telfar which was announced a while ago so they essentially ghosted the designer. GAP postponed via email and offered an advance of funds given the postponement and that was the last time they contacted him. Supposedly they’re not putting that on Kanye but GAP already had a black designer they were working with so why this? (I think it’s GAP who fucked up and it’s neither Kanye nor Telfar’s fault but it’s ugly I’ll say that ...this don’t seem right) Kathleen goes on to make it about her and that the husband of her partner at the now defunct What Would Yeezus Wear insta was a fashion designer who used to give them clothes for the Instagram and now he’s on the team for this partnership (I find this tidbit very interesting as Kathleen as insisted since day one that they used to throw on whatever clothes they had and take really quick photos...for whatever reason she hid the fact that she had help with the wardrobe.) says it’s surreal and weird how he’s on the team and she would have loved this but doesn’t care now. Goes on to repeat this a few more times and says that “despite reddit hater threads” she’s just a normal person (ummm no one has hurled hate at you the way you’ve hurled at Kim I promise you couldn’t take the same shit you throw and I don’t sink as low as you but ok ma’am) random gibberish about their colleges and Nat says hers still uses a photo of her for diversity reasons, while Kathleen says she’ll write them an email (because only SHE has the power 💪🏻) 1:36:31-1:46:05 Plug new Netflix movie (this podcast guerrilla marketing is sooo cool tbh they always have the podcasters slip it into random conversation and make it seem natural). Talk about country music and Osama Been Hiding’s assassination announcement at a Rascal Flatt’s concert Kathleen was at. (Lots of filler this episode like it really didn’t have to be 2 1/2 hours lmao) 1:46:05-1:52:01: Tyra mail side eyes Kourtney for hanging out with Tik Tok girl who copied a dance created by a black girl. Says you can’t do them tik tok dances at the club and arrest the killers of Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain. Kathleen says that white girls do the dances terrible and gross and she feels weird watching it and would rather see Meg Thee Stallian or Teyanna Taylor twerk (but only twerk, cause were gonna put black women in a box). Ask if Kourtney moved in with her cause she’s always over there?? Kathleen says “I know listeners are aware of my alabaster hue” and her body moves awkwardly but she was sOoOoOo obsessed with pop, lock, and drop it (girl we get it you’re White jfc) Nat says her ancestors didnt equip her for that shit. 1:52:01-1:57:43: Tyra mail again talks about Kourtney and her tik tok friend and that got her thinking how many friends she’s stolen over the years from the family, and now she’s taking her own kids friends and Penelope better watch out. Says maybe Kourtney isn’t as annoying as they portray her and she’d love to see a spin off with Rob and Scott working on their problems. That it’s strange Kanye tweeted Kim congratulating her billionaire status but can’t tweet her to say happy Mother’s Day. (It’s the company value not her and same goes for Kylie too) Kathleen says she never went to Wyoming this year and they’re sharing pics from the same trip from last year (but imagine the shitstorm Kathleen would rain upon her if she flew over there 🤣 the rant she had over some florists dropping off flowers was pretty twisted so I don’t get the complaint here?) Nat points out that Kim said Kourtney is more fun than her so it makes sense. Kathleen describes her sisters friends taking to her better. Goes on talking about herself and complain about Kim and calls out reddit jokingly. 1:57:43-2:02:56: New listener observes that Kylie and fam have a fetish for black culture and surround themselves with key black friends/partner to elevate their status. Says Kylie consistency likes Saweetie’s pics but doesn’t see any evidence that they’re friends and finds it strange so she thinks Saweetie is everything she wishes she was. They theorize that Kylie’s doing damage control due to drama between Stass and Cuervo and Saweetie and Kylie. (I checked the last 3 pictures and didn’t see a single like from kylie btw) Nat says celebrities just gravitate towards eachother and she also mentions that Saweetie’s dad is also super hot👀 (I checked and WHEW🥵 I need to fan myself 🥵) 2:02:56-2:08:26: Tyra mail says is so obsessed with Kylie and wonders if now that she has a daughter does she look at her relationship with tyga differently and would she let that happen to Stormi too. Also what’s going on with Sofia as she wasn’t at Stass’ birthday but she’s still in her comments and she mentions how Sofia ditched her friends for kylie. Mentions Stass has her own friends and won’t move in with Kylie anytime soon. Nat replies Stass has her own friends and Kylie just pulled her closer. Kathleen says they just rushed Stass out the door after Jordyn and joked that maybe they’re breaking up because Stass wasn’t at khloes birthday party but doesn’t see her betraying them, she just has her own life. Says that there will come a day where she’ll be older and reflect on that relationship much like Kim reflected on her first marriage, just that not enough time has passed. Nat has her doubts because the family normalized the relationship. 2:08:26-2:13:24: Tyra mail says she’s grossed out by kourtneys last story where it seems like Khloe is trying to finger her over her clothes and wants to know if this is normal in Hollywood? Because it sends the wrong message. Nat says she’s not wrong, as Rob use to talk about having sex with khloe and in a video Kylie tries to put her hand down Kendall’s pants and other weird shit they’ve done. Kathleen mentions two sister on her softball team that punched eachother in the last bits all the time and that it’s a weird sister thing and they see it as normal. (It’s not normal) Nat offers the time that Kourtney waxed Khloes vajayjay and how comfortable they are. Mention Lena Dunham (she sexually molested and penetrated her own sister cause she’s a monster). Go on to mention other examples of the fam being too comfy. 2:13:24-2:16:25: Tyra mail hates Kim’s Wyoming outfits, that they’re too early 2000s in a bad way and the hair looks bad. Nat says oddly enough the designer of those clothing are the same designer of the Yeezy GAP line so hopefully it’s not a sign of what it’ll look like. Kathleen says the clothing doesn’t make sense and it’s too hot because it’s june (but remember that Kathleen just said they’re old photos so why is she saying they’re recent? Lol) 2:16:25- Tyra mail rants about “Trashtin” because he called Khloe a queen and she hates Khloe because she always has to stamp her approval on people within the fam and it’s funny how she got mad at Kourtney for taking Scott back and she laughed really hard rewatching Tristan cheating on her with she was pregnant. Complains that she lied on the show about fillers but admitted to fillers on Kocktails with Khloe and cant stand her pit bull nature. Email goes on and on complaining about Khloe but you get the gist. Rants that Khloe only took Tristan back to prove to the world she can keep a man and they deserve eachother. Kathleen starts talking about Tristan cheating timelines and I guess Khloe is trash because he’s cheated a lot so let’s blame her over and over again because victim blaming is so healthy and healing. Discuss their socials and Kourtney was on that one Cattle Drive show. Sorry this upload was late guys!! I had a migraine last 24 hours 😩 seems that Kathleen is trying to replace ranting about Kim with talking aimlessly about unrelated things, and that points to a problem of fear of silence or fear of ending a sentence. She added at least 45 minutes to the episode and there wasn’t even an episode of KUTWK to discuss!! Like I know she has anxiety about ending sentences but she meanders through it until she’s exhausted, but she’s exhausting us too!!!! She never has any idea where she’s going with a sentence; she just remembers stuff, people, or things and adds it onto what she’s already talking about. I had to take many many breaks and rewind many times just to try and understand what she was saying half the time cause it don’t make sense!! Nat seems as if she’s experiencing her first criticism in her entire life so it’s agitating her, but Apple reviews say otherwise. Edit: grammar...blame it on the migraine 😭
2020.04.15 14:37 traveler81Who is I Forgot That You Existed abt? (Science #2)
Dear Readers, Today in Taylor Swift Pandemic Time Unsolved Mysteries Very Scientific Studies ™ we will investigate the song I Forgot That You Existed (IFTYE). Experts in Taylor Swift lyrics are divided between three main camps: This song is about Calvin Harris, This Song is About Kanye West, and This song is about BOTH Calvin Harris and Kanye West. I Forgot That You Existed is an interesting song in several ways. It has the aesthetic of the Lover album, bright and boppy, but with a hint of shade reminiscent of Reputation. Truly though, the song is way more about personal growth and healing than dissing someone else. There are deep challenges in analyzing this song. Predominantly, it deals with Taylor's inner monologue and feelings rather than verifiable life events and symbolism we could connect with other songs. There is also no known song where Calvin is the star character, so while we do know some things about her feelings on their relationship, it is nowhere close to what we have for other relationships like Joe, Jake, Harry, etc. Personally, I have gone back and forth on Kanye vs Calvin vs both for this song. I can’t decide. I’m not convinced it’s even possible to figure it out considering how vague the song is. And here's what we have to accept going in as scientists: not all highly scientific studies such as this one will yield a clear finding. We must be prepared for the answer to be "It cannot be determined." As Harper Lee said in To Kill a Mockingbird "Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." We may not find an answer to this question, we might be licked before we begin, but nevertheless we will move forward with real courage and curiosity and see where the data takes us. Note: There is a not insignificant contingent of people here who believe this song is about Karlie Kloss. I did a deep dive into the Karlie/Taylor relationship to see if there would be merit in adding her to the study, but found that a lot of the lyrics did not fit at all for Karlie and decided not to move forward with this line of inquiry as it seemed fruitless. I will include this mini-study below. Note 2: Taylor was upset during the summer of 2016 that Scooter Braun was orchestrating bullying of her online. I entertained the idea that this song could be about Scooter Braun, but discarded it being specifically or solely about him because they lyrics make it clear that Taylor was once friends with this person and cared about them. This does not apply to Scooter, although he could be included in the Kanye narrative, a collective “you”.
Timeline: We will create a timeline of Taylor's relationships with both Calvin and Kanye along with albums and releases to ground ourselves and understand the context of these stories
Data Collection: We will collect as much relevant data as possible about these two relationships and any broader relevant facts
Investigation: We will match the data with the song lyrics for both Calvin and Kanye to see which interpretation of the song is best supported by data and we will rate how convincing the evidence is
Results & Discussion: We will use the findings to determine whether the song is about Calvin, Kanye, both, or inconclusive
Taylor dated Calvin for over a year from spring 2015 to summer 2016, longer than any other relationship she’d had at that point by a wide margin
On April 29, 2016 Calvin went on Ryan Seacrest and said he would never collaborate with Taylor Swift, even though she secretly wrote his hit song This is What You Came For
Taylor and Calvin break up around June 1, 2016
Reports are that they were more friends than lovers at the end; Calvin said they were different people and it just wasn’t working out.
Sources say Calvin broke up with Taylor, although Getaway Car suggests she had a role in ending it, as a traitor.
Their split was initially amicable for 2 weeks, until photos appeared of Taylor and Tom, at which point Calvin purged his social media of Taylor and tweeted “Oh boy it’s about to go down” with skull emojis.
Calvin responded to a fan comment saying that Taylor controlled the media in this situation and he "had no idea what was going on, which made it a lot worse"
On July 13 after things had died down, it came out and was confirmed by Taylor’s team that she co-wrote the song “This is What You Came For.” Calvin said via twitter he was hurt that Taylor and her team tried to make him look bad, followed by more tweets about Taylor:
"I figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do.”
"I know you're off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I'm not that guy, sorry. I won't allow it. “
"Please focus on the positive aspects of YOUR life because you've earned a great one"God bless everyone have a beautiful day (sic)".
"And she sings on a little bit of it too. Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual (sic).”
Snake emoji’s begin popping up lightly on Taylor Swift’s instagram
Calvin says he regrets the way he handled himself in the situation and articulated why he was hurt by Taylor’s actions.
In September a video is posted of Taylor singing "This is What You Came For" and Calvin likes it. It is assumed the feud is over.
In September 2016 Calvin released “My Way” which many feel is a dis track about Taylor, although he claims it’s about the grocery store Safeway. In the song he claims that either Taylor Swift or the grocery store Safeway was the one thing in his way.
Calvin does not have a known starring role in any song on Reputation
He has parts in Getaway Car, a verse in I did something bad, and 2 lines in gorgeous
Their relationship was always doomed (From the first Old Fashioned we were cursed) because he “poisoned the well” (Getaway car)
Taylor refers to herself as a traitor in Getaway Car for jumping from Calvin to Tom (Us traitors never win). It was reported that Tom was wooing her while she was still with Calvin.
Calvin is referenced in Gorgeous as an older boyfriend in a club doing I don’t know what while Tay is ogling Joe.
In Miss Americana, Taylor said about her grammy win for best album in February 2016 “I was at the top of a mountain…. I didn’t have a partner I had climbed it with that I could high five. I didn’t have anyone I could talk to that could relate… you know...I had my mom. Shouldn’t I have someone I can call right now?” She was dating Calvin at the time.
Calvin is never referenced in Miss Americana, other than indirectly by pointedly not being mentioned as someone she could call to celebrate a grammy win
Calvin is not mentioned in Taylor's September 2019 Rolling Stone article, whereas the 2016 Kanye situation is featured heavily
Calvin is sometimes described as a jerk, an online bully, a douchebag, womanizer etc even before Taylor started dating him
There is no evidence that Calvin was a good boyfriend or highly invested in the relationship with Taylor. His statements after the fact support him not being super into it.
Taylor was dating Joe within 4 months of her breakup from Calvin. Joe was on her mind a lot during the Cruel Summer of 2016 shortly after the Calvin breakup, and even the night they met when Taylor was still dating Calvin.
In July 2016 the song Ole came out, written by Calvin. While there is debate as to whether the song is about Taylor and Tom, it’s hard to draw any conclusions or find any important message in the song.
Lena Dunham says in an interview Calvin is her least favorite of all Taylor’s boyfriends
Kanye infamously interrupted Taylor’s acceptance speech at the VMAs in 2009 to say Beyonce should have won
The crowd boo’d Kanye but Taylor thought they were booing her. “For someone who’s built their whole belief system on getting people to clap for you, the whole crowd booing is a pretty formative experience. That was a catalyst for a lot of psychological paths I went down, many of them not good” - Miss Americana
At the 2010 VMAs Taylor performed the song “Innocent” ostensibly about Kanye West (although some think it was originally written about John Mayer)
Rolling Stone 2019:
All I ever wanted my whole career after that thing happened in 2009 was for him to respect me. When someone doesn’t respect you so loudly and says you literally don’t deserve to be here — I just so badly wanted that respect from him, and I hate that about myself, that I was like, “This guy who’s antagonizing me, I just want his approval.” But that’s where I was. And so we’d go to dinner and stuff. And I was so happy, because he would say really nice things about my music. It just felt like I was healing some childhood rejection or something from when I was 19. But the 2015 VMAs come around. He’s getting the Vanguard Award. He called me up beforehand — I didn’t illegally record it, so I can’t play it for you. But he called me up, maybe a week or so before the event, and we had maybe over an hourlong conversation, and he’s like, “I really, really would like for you to present this Vanguard Award to me, this would mean so much to me,” and went into all the reasons why it means so much, because he can be so sweet. He can be the sweetest. And I was so stoked that he asked me that. And so I wrote this speech up, and then we get to the VMAs and I make this speech and he screams, “MTV got Taylor Swift up here to present me this award for ratings!” [His exact words: “You know how many times they announced Taylor was going to give me the award ’cause it got them more ratings?”] And I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this chill ran through my body. I realized he is so two-faced. That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk shit. And I was so upset. He wanted me to come talk to him after the event in his dressing room. I wouldn’t go. So then he sent this big, big thing of flowers the next day to apologize. And I was like, “You know what? I really don’t want us to be on bad terms again. So whatever, I’m just going to move past this.”
In January 2016, Kanye called Taylor to ask her thoughts on a song he was releasing that referenced her. Taylor did not hear the whole song but tried to be supportive. Unbeknownst to Taylor, the phone call was recorded.
On April 1, 2016 “Famous” is released with the lyrics “I feel like Taylor and me might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous.” Taylor’s rep put out a statement saying she did not approve it and was not aware of the lyric “I made that bitch famous”
In June of 2106 in a GQ article, Kim Kardashian says that Taylor did approve the lyric, that Kanye was generous for even calling to ask, and that many people heard the call where Taylor approves it. Taylor’s rep puts out another statement saying that a phone call took place, but Taylor did not approve the song in the phone call.
On July 1, 2016 the “Famous” video was released including a nude Taylor Swift Mannequin
On July 17, 2016 Kim Kardashian puts out a Snapchat of parts of the recorded phone call, showing Taylor being complimentary towards Kanye and painting Taylor as a liar regarding her approving the song. Taylor responds on Twitter reiterating that she did not hear the lyrics, did not approve them, and that conversation is not shown in the snapchat video because it doesn’t exist.
On July 17th, Kim Kardashian also posts a tweet with a bunch of snake emojis.
There was insane backlash against Taylor Swift after the snapchat video in regular media and social media; #Taylorswiftisoverparty trended on Twitter
Snakes begin to flood Taylor's social media. Instagram created a feature so she could filter out the snakes. (As well as for other celebrities, but she is the first to use it.)
A video of Kanye performing Famous shows the entire hyped up crowd screaming the line “I made that bitch famous” and then “fuck taylor swift” over and over
The Netflix Documentary Miss Americana has a segment on Kanye and the fallout from 2016
“When you’re living for the approval of strangers and that is where you derive all of your joy and fulfillment, one bad thing can cause everything to crumble”
“When people decided I was wicked and evil and conniving and not a good person, that was the one I couldn’t bounce back from.”
“I felt so alone, I was like a wounded animal, lashing out”
“Nobody physically saw me for a year, and I thought that’s what they wanted. The backlash hurt so much because that was all I had. “
Rolling Stone 2019
You once sang about a star who “took the money and your dignity, and got the hell out.” In 2016, you wrote in your journal, “This summer is the apocalypse.” How close did you come to quitting altogether? I definitely thought about that a lot. I thought about how words are my only way of making sense of the world and expressing myself — and now any words I say or write are being twisted against me. People love a hate frenzy. It’s like piranhas. People had so much fun hating me, and they didn’t really need very many reasons to do it. I felt like the situation was pretty hopeless. I wrote a lot of really aggressively bitter poems constantly. I wrote a lot of think pieces that I knew I’d never publish, about what it’s like to feel like you’re in a shame spiral. And I couldn’t figure out how to learn from it. Because I wasn’t sure exactly what I did that was so wrong. That was really hard for me, because I cannot stand it when people can’t take criticism. So I try to self-examine, and even though that’s really hard and hurts a lot sometimes, I really try to understand where people are coming from when they don’t like me. And I completely get why people wouldn’t like me. Because, you know, I’ve had my insecurities say those things — and things 1,000 times worse.”
LWYMMD, a song largely about Kanye, refers to the death of the old Taylor
Call It What You Want has the lyrics “My castle crumbled overnight, I brought a knife to a gunfight” which seems to be a reference to Kanye turning her world upside down
Kanye has a verse in “I did something bad”
In This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Taylor says “Friends don't try to trick you Get you on the phone and mind-twist you” and several other obvious references to Kanye
A set on the reputation tour depicts a tilted stage and snakes (including one huge blow up sn ake), all references to Kanye and the phone call/snake incident
Rolling Stone 2019:
The backlash was swift and it hasn’t altogether subsided
Taylor on Kanye and Drake from Rolling Stone: “And then he literally did the same thing to Drake. He gravely affected the trajectory of Drake’s family and their lives. It’s the same thing. Getting close to you, earning your trust, detonating you.
Drake wrote the song “In My Feelings”
Rolling Stone 2019
When did you get to the place that’s described on the opening track of Lover, “I Forgot That You Existed”? It was sometime on the Reputation tour, which was the most transformative emotional experience of my career. That tour put me in the healthiest, most balanced place I’ve ever been. After that tour, bad stuff can happen to me, but it doesn’t level me anymore.
(This question in Rolling Stone was at the end of the Kanye segment of the article)
In June of 2019, Taylor accuses Scooter Braun of incessant, manipulative bullying and blames him for orchestrating the Kanye incident and the “revenge porn” video with a naked mannequin of her.
Other data points
Taylor frequently writes about intense emotions both positive and negative
Clean depicts a similar subject matter, where she realized hadn’t even thought about the subject for a few weeks despite both being in the same place
IFTYE is the first song on Lover
IFTYE was written (or at least experienced) sometime during the Reputation tour (Rolling Stone 2019)
Lover is very autobiographical (Rolling Stone 2019)
Here we will match up evidence that supports the lyrics for both Calvin and Kanye, and then decide how convincing the evidence is. Strength of Conviction (SoC) is how well the evidence supports the lyrics, where 1 is no support and 10 is very strong support. It pains me that I cannot put bullets or line breaks in Reddit tables to make it more readable. Please treat every bolded word as a bullet point.
Supporting Data for Calvin
Supporting Data for Kanye
How many days did I spend Thinkin' 'bout how you did me wrong, wrong, wrong? Free rent, livin' in my mind Taylorspent A LOT of time ruminating on this situation.BothCalvin and Kanye did her wrong during the exact same time period, June-July 2016.
She realistically spent at least 3 months and maybe up to a year thinking about the relationship and feud with Calvin. Min: 90 days, Max: 364 days
She spent almost a decade on and off thinking about KanyeMin: 500, Max: 1000+? Kanye did her wrong at least 3 major times in 2009, 2015, and 2016 and it affected her mental health. She suffered crazy backlash and bullying from the 2016 incident. The Reputation songs, era, and tour imagery strongly references the Kanye incident along with songs and lyrics about Kanye
Lived in the shade you were throwin' 'Til all of my sunshine was gone, gone, gone Thisperson publicly said some nasty things about her that made her sad and depressed for some time.
Calvin said he would never work with Taylor even though he had, and then released a series of negative tweets about Taylor after she confirmed she wrote his song. He later said he handled the situation poorly. Calvin released a song thought to be about Taylor, saying she was the one thing standing is his way, but he claims it was about the grocery store Safeway
KimYe continually painted Taylor out as a liar. Taylor said the backlash over Kimye was the one thing she couldn’t bounce back from “I felt like the situation was pretty hopeless. I wrote a lot of really aggressively bitter poems constantly. “ In Call it what you want Taylor says “My Castle crumbled overnight”
And I couldn't get away from you Shecannot shake this person or the consequences of this person in her life
Taylor did get away from Calvin and wrote a song about it. The media cycle about Calvin wasn’t very long. Calvin only has half of the google search interest of Kanye during the respective feuds
Kanye pops up over and over in her life, wreaking havoc in 2009, 2015, and 2016 in ways she couldn’t predict or control. In between 2009 and 2015 she badly wants and tries to secure his approval and friendship. The backlash from the 2016 incident was long lived and she says in 2019 it still hasn’t fully died out.
In my feelings more than Drake, so yeah Thisis a reference to Drake who wrote the song "In My feelings" but she's also saying she has had a very strong emotional reaction to the situation
Nothing ties this to Calvin
Taylor says Kanye did the same thing to Drake that he did to her - he gravely affected the trajectory of Drake's family and their lives. "It’s the same thing. Getting close to you, earning your trust, detonating you. "
Your name on my lips, tongue tied Thisperson is on her mind and she wants to say something but feels she is not able to tell her side of the story
Nothing ties this specifically to Calvin
Taylor said in Rolling Stone "I thought about how words are my only way of making sense of the world and expressing myself — and now any words I say or write are being twisted against me."
But then something happened one magical night, I forgot that you existed Tayloroften writes about intense feelings, but here we have an absence of feeling, the opposite of an intense feeling. She forgot about this person, and when she remembers she forgot about him, it’s a relief, it’s magical. Taylor says in Rolling Stone she experienced this moment during the Reputation Tour.
Would she have forgotten that Calvin was a bad boyfriend who wasn’t really all that into her? That he dropped her name from their song? That he said a couple mean things on twitter before apologizing? None of these things resonates very strongly, considering she had long moved on with Joe and the magical forgetting moment happened in 2018, 2+ years after the Calvin feud.
The Kanye incident and the ensuing backlash /bullying turned her life upside down and rocked her emotionally. Forgetting about all of that would have been magical. Taylor had not been vindicated when this song was released, so it would be extra meaningful considering that she forgot about all of it knowing she was right but before her name was cleared
And I thought that it would kill me, but it didn't Thething this person did was so bad she didn’t think she’d recover
She moved on real quick from Calvin and never mentioned him again except a few references in reputation
She said the backlash over Kimye was the one thing she couldn’t bounce back from and thought about quitting singing. "The backlash hurt so much because that was all I had" In Look What You Made Me Do the old Taylor dies
And it was so nice So peaceful and quiet
There’s no evidence she had Calvin on her mind 2 years after the fact, that her mind would need quieting from him, but she did date him for a while
Kanye has been in her head for a decade, so finally getting peace and quiet would be something noteworthy
It isn't love, it isn't hate It's just indifference Thislyric suggest she felt both love and hate at times for the subject of the song, and now she feels neither
After dating Calvin for a year, it’s not a stretch that she could love him She could have hated him after the name dropping incident or the twitter rants or for just being a shit boyfriend
She didn’t love Kanye in a personal way, but she did spend years wanting to be friends with him and trying to win his approval and respect. She was a big fan of his music. In Look What You Made Me Do she clearly states that she doesn’t like him in a way that lets you know it's more like a seething hatred than dislike
I forgot that you Got out some popcorn As soon as my rep starting going down, down, downLaughed on the schoolyard As soon as I tripped up and hit the ground, ground, ground Thislyric suggests that the subject took some time to revel in Taylor’s downfall, and perhaps they did it in an immature way
Calvin never responded publicly to the demise of Taylor’s reputation after the Kanye incident He did tweet in June that she should leave him alone and concentrate on her relationship with Tom, but that was before all the shit really went down
This seems like it would apply most strongly to the media and twitter who “love a hate frenzy” related to the Kanye incident. Kanye himself had fans jumping around at a concert shouting “fuck taylor swift fuck taylor swift” during a performance of Famous. Kim gave several interviews calling Taylor a liar
And I would've stuck around for ya Would've fought the whole town, so yeah Thislyric suggest a relationship with the person that she would have continued if they weren’t an epic asshole, and also that they might have some behavior that needs defending
Is Taylor saying that if namedropgate didn’t happen, she would have stayed with Calvin? Seems doubtful. She met Joe while dating him. Calvin had a reputation for being a bully on social media and a sometimes jerk even before dating Taylor, so perhaps thats what she would have defended him from
Taylor did stick around for Kanye, forgiving him in both 2009 and 2015 and was on a mission to be friends with him. Kanye is known for his bad behavior and Taylor has publicly said very complimentary things about him
Would've been right there front row Even if nobody came to your show Taylorprides herself on being a good friend, she would have stuck by this person’s side if they hadn't betrayed her.
Calvin is a DJ who puts on shows, although there aren’t rows…. It’s a metaphor, it can still work. Not sure she would have stuck around since their relationship seemed to already have problems
Kanye West does a lot of concerts with rows. Were they close enough that she would have stuck by his side through anything? That’s dubious, but I’m sure she’d still go to his concerts if he wasn't a horrible person and they were still friends.
I forgot that you Sent me a clear message
When Calvin “dropped her name” it was a clear message that he didn’t value her or want her to have credit for the song she wrote with him. He also never seemed to be very into the relationship, which could also be a clear message
Kanye’s song “famous” and the leaked phone call were clear messages that he was never her friend and would happily ruin her reputation with lies. It could also be a reference to the media backlash, a clear message that they would revel in her downfall.
Taught me some hard lessons I just forget what they were It's all just a blur
After the highly publicized relationships with Calvin and Tom, Taylor realized she needed to have her relationship with Joe be private and not up for discussion. That's a good lesson, but not one she forgot.
Taylor said as a result of the Kanye debacle she had to change her entire belief system (getting her joy from people liking her and thinking she was a good girl) which is indeed a hard lesson. It's believable that so much has happened on this front that it is a blur
IFTYE is the first song on Lover Asthe first song on Lover, IFTYE effectively closes out the Reputation Era. It’s not an accident that this is the first song.
It’s hard to see how this would be meaningful regarding Calvin since he was not a driving force in tearing down Taylor’s Reputation
The imagery of the reputation is heavy on snakes and Kanye. The first video of Lover, ME!, also has a snake change to a butterfly, signaling that the Reputation Era is over, and Taylor is over it. Taylor is nothing if not symbolic. Having IFTYE first on Lover would symbolizes the end of the Kanye/Reputation era and the beginning of a new phase of Tay's life
Mini Investigation: Could IFTYE be about Karlie Kloss?
How many days did I spend Thinkin' 'bout how you did me wrong, wrong, wrong?Maybe their friendship had deteriorated at this point, but it couldn’t have been that bad with Karlie since she attended the Reputation Tour and took a pic backstage with Taylor. Lived in the shade you were throwin 'Til all of my sunshine was gone, gone, goneThe only known (and dubious) shade from Karlie that could fit in the timeline was captioning an instagram post about basketball “Swish Swish” and then quickly changing the caption. This was early 2018 and the Reputation Tour (a positive experience for Taylor) started in May, so Taylor wouldn’t have lived in that (doubtful) shade for long. And I couldn't get away from youTaylor did get away from her, she essentially moved to England and they stopped being good friends But then something happened one magical night, I forgot that you existedThere’s just nothing that we know of that has the emotional resonance required for this song as Taylor describes in Rolling Stone. Their friendship appeared to die out over a couple of years rather than from one horrible moment associated with her reputation going down. And I thought that it would kill me, but it didn'tShe doesn’t talk about Karlie at all, there’s no evidence Taylor felt something that happened with Karlie would kill her. (Compared to Kanye, the obvious incident that rocked her life) I forgot that you Got out some popcorn As soon as my rep starting going down, down, downLaughed on the schoolyard As soon as I tripped up and hit the ground, ground, groundThere’s no evidence that Karlie reveled in Taylor’s downfall, she was seen attending Taylor’s birthday party in December 2016. And I would've stuck around for ya Would've fought the whole town, so yeahThis lyric suggests that the subject needs defending, which Karlie did not. Taught me some hard lessons I just forget what they were It's all just a blurWhat would the hard lesson have been? Your best friend who has a manager whom you hate might eventually stab you in the back by relaying information about you to him so watch out for that next time you make a friend on twitter? It doesn’t make sense. There are too many places where the lyrics don't hold up at all to make the case that IFTYE is about Karlie Kloss.
Calvin: 50/150 = 33%
Kanye: 118/150 = 79%
This song is about Kanye West and the 2016 Incident where he and Kim Kardashian called her a liar launching the media/hater backlash that upended her entire life, and it's not even close. The “You” in this song is specifically Kanye West but probably also extends to the media circus, bullies, twitter posters etc surrounding the incident. (I will refer to this as Kanye+ in the discussion) The evidence that this song is wholly or in part about Calvin Harris is so weak the theory can not be substantiated.
There is no question in my mind that this song is about Kanye+, and I am shocked by how definitive this is considering where I started, thinking it would be too close to call, that the song was too vague to yield enough evidence either way. It turns out that it is vague on specific details, but not vague at all when it comes to the emotional journey Taylor took to get to the moment described in the song and the matching emotional fingerprint of Kanye+. And it makes sense when you look at the big picture of Taylors life for the past 10 years. Taylor moved on from Calvin quickly and was in what would be a happy and healthy relationship in only several months. She ultimately embarrassed Calvin by letting people know SHE was the one who wrote his hit song. Calvin plays the role of, what we call in science, a chump in Reputation - he gets left in Getaway Car, he gets owned in I Did Something Bad, he was toyed with in Don’t Blame Me, and his girlfriend was insanely attracted to another man she met while they were dating in Gorgeous. He may have been a bad boyfriend who wasn’t very into Taylor and tweeted rude stuff, but he already lost. She never mentions him again. She may have learned from this relationship that she needed her love life to be more private, but he did not have a lasting impact on her such that 2 years later she felt some relief from FINALLy forgetting about him. He was long forgotten. Kanye+ is different. Kanye caused Chaos in her life starting in 2009 when she was 19 years old. The 2009 VMA incident negatively affected her mental health and she put a lot of effort into trying to win his approval and friendship. In 2015 he pretended to be her friend but exploited her for press attention again at the VMAs. The incident in 2016 was an apocalypse, causing her to go into hiding for a year. Her mental health suffered during this time and she said the situation felt hopeless and something she couldn’t bounce back from. She ruminated constantly on the situation, wrote bitter poems and essays she never published. Reputation contains a seething hate song about Kanye+ in Look What You Made Me Do. The Reputation tour set featured a tilted stage and many snakes, including a giant blow up one that looms large on the stage, suggesting that Kanye’s actions loomed large in her life. Taylor opens up and talks at length about the Kanye+ incident in Miss Americana and a Rolling Stone interview, both in 2019, about how deeply it affected her and changed her life as something that was horrible in the moment but also had been building for years. The Author of the Rolling Stone interview asks her at the end of the Kanye segment “When did I forgot that you existed happen?” and she said it was during the Reputation tour, 2+ years after the incident. The downfall of Taylor's reputation and the album Reputation were largely instigated by Kanye’s actions. As the first song on Lover, I Forgot that You Existed wipes the slate clean. Reputation is over and Kanye+'s influence in her life is over. At the time this song was written Taylor had not yet been vindicated and we know the backlash hadn't fully subsided (from Rolling Stone), so the peace and quiet she found came entirely from within through her own growth and healing and not from external validation. That is certainly something to feel about and celebrate. Taylor has found a new version of herself, shed the last remnants of the old, and moves on as a Lover.
Thanks to everyone for your comments, upvotes, and awards on the first Science post. I thought it was so long that no one would read it, but that was not the case. <3 Thanks to everyone who made it this far. This investigation was so much more meaty that I anticipated and wound up being far longer than expected. Thank you to Taylor Swift for sharing her art and her life with us. It is only a great storyteller who can leave us wanting to connect with and understand the story more deeply, so much so that we'd spend hours analyzing these songs long after the fact. All Taylor Swift Unsolved Mystery Very Scientific Studies are created with gratitude and respect for a brilliant, talented, kind (and vindicated) Queen.
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2019.11.15 04:16 Salohcin3Celebrities React To Taylor V. Scott and Scooter [Megathread]
My fellow swifties, based on the reaction the Halsey thread is getting, I thought it would be a good idea to create a mega thread with all celebrity reactions to the Taylor V. Scott and Scooter drama. Please fill in comments with any celebrity reactions you find (Positive or negative) and where we can find it. Here are some that I have found so far: Gigi Hadid (twitter): Scott and Scooter, you know what the right thing to do is. Taylor and her fans deserve to celebrate the music!! Lily Allen (twitter): Solidarity with Taylor here, this sounds awful, and people wonder why music hasn’t had its #MeToo moment? Dodie (twitter): fuck this! give her back her music!!!! it’s not yours to take!! Joseph Kahn (twitter): Some people come into the entertainment business and only see the business. But this is business made of people, feelings, stories. If you can’t see the humanity of this world, you don’t belong here with us. Scooter and Scott sold Carlyle Group on false premise: Taylor would cooperate on them buying her catalogue. She will not. This is a disaster for them. As businessmen they have to cut their losses and sell Taylor back her catalogue, otherwise it's negligence to their investors. Rebecca Black (twitter): what a complete power pull @scooterbraun @scottborchetta. the way this industry is set up, there are times where we have to get legal permission to perform anything we share rights to. but denying access like this is solely to play with and diminish a person. Stranger Things Writers / Randy Ravens (twitter): love you and support you always. #IStandWithTaylor / I support this Queen. Tinashe (twitter): Fuck that. We’re with you. It genuinely genuinely makes me sick to my stomach Spencer Pratt (Twitter): Sorry I’m not a pop superstar @taylorswift13 cause i def wouldn’t be quiet like all these lames Jordan Pruitt (Twitter): The things that @scottborchetta+ Scooter Braun are continuing to do to @taylorswift13 are not only wrong, they should be illegal! You “men” should focus your sights on things other than bullying the Artist of this CENTURY. LEAVE TAYLOR ALONE. PERIODT. Joel Little (Twitter): This is unbelievable and completely messed up. Let this amazing woman do what she wants with her amazing songs #IStandWithTaylor Maya Thompson (Ronan's Mom) (twitter): I’m just gonna leave this here. #istandwithtaylor [and a picture with Scott's phone number]. Halsey (instagram story) - LOL. Halsey just put a video singing Mean on her story too. Ruby rose (instagram story) Selena's mom (instagram story) Abigail Anderson Lucier (instagram story) Echosmith (twitter): We stand with you & we love you @taylorswift13 Bobby Berk (twitter): Not cool at all @scottborchetta @scooterbraun Sarah Bareilles (twitter): outrageous abuse of power and completely unforgivable. #IStandWithTaylor James McVay (twitter): The art & magic of music should never be manipulated and monopolised at the expense of the songwriter. Music should pioneer the movement of freedom and ethical equality. #IStandWithTaylor Sarah Urie (instagram story): You’re the best and deserve the right to play your own music when and wherever the hell you want. We love you. Azalea Banks (instagram story): Wow this Taylor Swift situation literally has me in tears right now. I feel so fuxking bad for her 😞 Lord. Wow.. Just wow. Nina Nesbitt (twitter): this is disgusting #IStandWithTaylor Selena Gomez (instagram story) Elle Eyre (twitter): this is WILD i’m so mad Niki Zefanya (twitter): This is absolutely fucking ridiculous. How do we help? Alan Cumming (twitter) : Leave @taylorswift13 alone! Hillary Duff (instagram story) - Edit: Apparently this one might be fake. Camila Cabello (instagram story) Peter Hollens (twitter): This is completely and utterly unacceptable. #IStandWithTaylor Jameela Jamil (twitter): This is really scary. If this can happen to one of the biggest artists of all time, I cannot imagine the situation for newbies. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (twitter): Private equity groups’ predatory practices actively hurt millions of Americans. Their leveraged buyouts have destroyed the lives of retail workers across the country, scrapping 1+ million jobs. Now they’re holding @taylorswift13’s own music hostage. They need to be reigned in. Martha Hunt (twitter): Manipulation is really thriving right now in America. Corporate power should not have the right to control what @taylorswift13can and can not do, and then have the audacity to deny their actions?! Demi Burnett (twitter): I’m with @taylorswift13. I don’t know shit about the music industry, but I know how it feels to be patronized and manipulated by powerful men. STICK IT TO THE MAN SIS! We got you The Percy Jackson Musical (twitter): whether you’re a swiftie demigod or not, we believe in supporting artists and we are cheering taylor on in her quest to help make the industry better for the next generation of young artists. we stand with artists, always, and today we stand with taylor. #IStandWithTaylor Zola Jesus (twitter): capitalists undermining and devaluing a musician's work, exhibit a. Phillip Henry (twitter): Taking on or wronging Taylor Swift has worked out for precisely ZERO men and yet they keep lining up and trying it like they’re a gonna be the lucky one. Alan Cumming (twitter) : Leave @taylorswift13 alone! Valheria Rocha (twitter) : Artists shouldn’t be given petty ultimatums in order to use their own work. This is disgusting and I’m tired of men telling women to shut up and play nice. If you want us to play nice, PLAY FAIR. Icon For Hire (twitter) : Our ex label, @toothandnail, did the very same thing to us. We are not allowed to re-record our own songs that we 100% wrote. We do not own them, we have never seen a cent from them. Thanks for speaking up, T. Randy Havens (twitter) : I support this Queen Hayley Sales (twitter): Universal did the same thing to me...I finished and delivered my record after spending 4 years on it. They decided not to move forward with a release due to a staff turn over. But refused to allow me the rights to buy it back. It’s been three years now...thanks for speaking up Mairéad Carlin (twitter): Gobsmacked that there are STILL cases like this in the music industry. Go on girl- speak out. We’ve been there and we hear you!! @taylorswift13 Cara Delevigne (twitter): No matter what people manage to take from you, they will never be able to take your voice @taylorswift13 so well done for using yours especially when you know they will attack you for doing so. We are with you xxx Cher (twitter): @taylorswift13….BABE,THIS SHIT HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE MILLION SELLING ARTISTS WERE PAID OFF WITH A CADILLAC & A BOTTLE OF JACK!! IM SORRY (kiss emoji) SCOOTER (thinking emoji) Elizabeth Warren (twitter): Unfortunately, @TaylorSwift13 is one of many whose work has been threatened by a private equity firm. They're gobbling up more and more of our economy, costing jobs and crushing entire industries. It's time to rein in private equity firms—and I've got a plan for that. Hayley Kiyoko (twitter): I STAND WITH YOU (3 hearts) Lena Dunham (instagram story): never never had a friend who rises again and again like Taylor (and makes wild sweet music out of it). I want to see her sing it all, as the woman she has become, and that should not be anyone’s choice but hers. Blair St. Clair (twitter): This is so wrong. I’m so sorry this is happening, @taylorswift13. Please read. Be informed. And share. Katie Collins (twitter): I made this point in my piece, but two days later I’m still shocked at the silence from the men in the music industry who fawn over Taylor’s talent and fish for collaborations in every interview and yet are too cowardly to speak up about this Stormy Daniels (twitter)A: Taylor is doing what so many others I know in the music business (and life in general) are too afraid to do. She has a huge platform/voice and is using it to stand up to bullies and help other artists. It's not an easy thing to do. She's a badass! Suddenly, I want a TSwift shirt. Erica Cobb (twitter): WOW, GM #Swifties & thanks for the luv but this is about what’s right! On this issue it seems to me that it’s more about BEING the masters than owning the masters. Of course #IStandWithTaylor any creative should! Honored to be brought BTS of the #TaylorSwift luv. Ricky Dillon (twitter): i love @taylorswift13and publicly support her against these gross money hungry men. the music industry can be so evil. i had a very small taste of the music industry and something similar to her situation a few years ago with my music and it sucks. LET HER PERFORM HER SONGS??? Adam Rippon (twitter): It’s so crazy to me that someone as popular and successful at Tay deals with such insanity STILL Justin Mikita (twitter):#IStandWithTaylor FLETCHER (twitter): I’m deeply disturbed by this. No matter what, every single artist deserves to play the music that they‘ve made. I can’t even fathom a human being telling another human being what they can and can not do with their OWN CREATIONS, regardless of the business. I stand with you Taylor Christina Perri (twitter): We love you @Taylorswift13 Damian McGinty (twitter): I’m not one to get involved, but if you’re insinuating fans (a young base) don’t know how business works, then how would a 14 year old @taylorswift13 know and fully grasp what she was signing off on? I get contracts stand, but its disheartening it’s there in the first place. Kurt Einchwald (twitter): [email protected] up more proof why @scooterbraunand @scottborchettaare sleazy. Hey, @justinbieber: Have a talk with Scooter, or else someday you might be the one on his "screw the artists" block. Raphael Gomes (twitter): We’ve got your back T. They won’t be able to get away with this quietly but damn this is gross in so many levels. I think a lot about the kindness you’ve shown in your career or even the time I met you and to think that someone would do this to you. I’m so so sorry (heartbreak emoji) Anthony Amorim (twitter): imagine being one of the top selling artists of all time, writing and recording your own music, and being told by two dudes who had nothing to do with the actual music that you can’t perform those songs. Taylor Swift MADE Big Machine. this is so disgusting. Greg Miller (twitter): You have my sword (GIF) Tiffany Taylor (twitter): All I can say is wow. @taylorswift13 deserves to be able to perform songs SHE WROTE. Calling playing her old songs live "re-recording" and using it as leverage? Really? Feels like a petty attempt to get her to, as she said, "be a good little girl and shut up." Erica Gimbel (twitter): Disgusting, @taylorswift13 is the sweetest person of her social caliber that I know. You just don't run across people as genuine as this girl, not in my industry. The professional & moral conduct shown by these two has been disgraceful, predatory even. #IStandWithTaylor Mike Bisbiglia (twitter): I stand in solidarity with all artists who try to bring their work in its best form to the fans. There’s no doubt that that’s what Taylor is trying to do. I hope these folks do the right thing. Lily Jane (twitter): #IStandWithTaylor this is just wrong, everyone should have the rights to what they write, and Taylor fucking Swift should not be stopped from singing Should’ve Said No ever. Lauren Sanderson (twitter): so incredibly fucked. artists pour every ounce of themselves into their work, sacrifice years and sometimes (at taylors level) a lifetime of privacy to cater to the world. for it all to be taken away because of a money and power move is beyond disgusting. smh Marissa Moss (twitter): Sat and watched Scott speak to the CMT Next Women crowd on Tuesday about how important it is to support women, how he supports women and all the hits he’s had with women. Maybe he said “control women” and I just heard him wrong? Emma Blackery (Twitter): This makes me sick
2019.05.14 21:37 LittleHouseinAmericaCancel Culture is the natural result of giving control of media to the people
TL;DR: Social Media is very literally the people’s media, and the discreet black listing of people would naturally become a very public and mob-like cancelling of people. So backstory for feeling so strongly about this, I grew up in Hollywood. I got involved in acting for several years, a lot of time, money, and string pulling went into starting a career for me and 12 year old me refused to keep going. I took one look at how sad the lives of actors are, the ruthlessness of Hollywood, and how soul sucking it can be and said “I am not going.” I put my foot down, and it was surreal to have so many adults come to me in the days and weeks after that complaining about everything that had been done for me and invested in me and I was a stubborn little shit and didn’t act ever again... Hollywood is cruel, it’s vicious, and it ruins people. Good and bad people alike. The #MeToo era has been an attempt at righting some wrongs, punishing the people who Hollywood never punished for being monsters because they did continue to produce profit. Greed has overwhelmed Hollywood’s judgement for decades. But for all the years, in total secret, a black list did exist. A very select and powerful group of Hollywood executives have black listed people for decades. Some like Kirk Cameron for extreme religious views, some for political reasons during the Red Scare, and many for nude pics leaking, and others for just not being able to work well. Sometimes it’s fair, it’s natural, simply a matter of some people losing their marketability. But sometimes it’s totally arbitrary, and sometimes it doesn’t happen: see Cosby, Weinstein, etc. People knew who they were and were afraid to come out against them. This brings us to Cancel Culture... although Hollywood executives would naturally keep trying to control our media, people just made their own. Social media now for better or worse has a significant enough impact and reach that of course some people will abuse their power. There is no Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook exec with any interest in punishing monsters though. They see profit in controversial interaction with their platform. So, who is left? Who has the power to black list people? The people themselves. And not for the arbitrary reasons of a shady Hollywood producer but for very public reasons that millions of people can agree on. Someone like James Charles for being a sexual predator, or Lena Dunham, Kevin Hart, etc. These people either hurt people or publicly showed themselves to be awful people that nobody wants to associate with. Again it’s for better or for worse, I can’t say I enjoy any of it, it’s a reflection of everything I hated about Hollywood before Social Media. But if you take a step back and appreciate the big picture, Cancel Culture and Cancelling people is the logical power Social Media would give the masses.
2019.04.02 17:18 readthinkfightAnna Delvey, the Soho Grifter: The millennial who scammed her way to being a NY socialite
Exactly how she did it remains a mystery, but the daughter of a Russian trucker managed to scam her way into a luxe socialite lifestyle, mingling among elite circles. Shonda Rhimes (with Netflix) and Lena Dunham (with HBO) are both said to be developing projects based on Delvey’s story. Anna Sorokin, 28, was born in Russia and moved to Germany when she was 16. She moved to London to intern for a PR firm in 2011, and then to Paris for a while interning with Purple, a fashion and culture magazine. During this period she changed her name to Anna Delvey. This is the last evidence of Delvey having any sort of legitimate employment. She appeared on the New York scene around 2013 claiming to be a German heiress with a sizable trust fund. In her existence as a faux socialite, she enjoyed dinners with millionaires and the occasional celebrity. She shopped at high-end boutiques and custom-ordered clothing. She visited high end salons for $400 eyelash extensions. She was known for offering generous gifts to friends and hefty tips to hotel staff. She attended Art Basel and posh events at NY Fashion Week. Her adventures and elbow-rubbing were documented on her Instagram account. In the meantime, she was deep into financial dealings, forging various forms of documentation to secure representation by top legal firms and get meetings with investors and real estate dealers. She was aiming for a loan of over $20 million to fund an arts club. She also claimed she was starting the Anna Delvey Foundation. At one point she chartered a private jet to attend Warren Buffett’s annual meeting in Nebraska. Things started to fall apart in the summer of 2017. By 2018 she was charged with several counts of grand larceny and theft. She had stayed at several posh hotels, running up hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills at 11 Howard, W Downtown, and the Beekman Hotel. She owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to various law firms (Perkins Coie, Lowenstein Sandler, and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher) that represented her in her attempts to lease space and open up various businesses. She had also convinced friends to cover thousands of dollars’ worth of bills from restaurants, hotels, and resort vacations, but never paid them back. In one instance, she invited a friend on a trip to Morocco and then stuck her with the $62,000 bill. Her trial will start soon. According to GQ, she has hired a professional stylist to put together her court looks. Recently, she appeared for a court hearing in a low-cut black dress (reported to be Miu Miu or Michael Kors, depending on the source) and another appearance in Yves St Laurent blouse and Victoria Beckham pants, although she was forced to ditch the stilettos as they were deemed too dangerous by NY Corrections. The most serious count carries up to a 15 year sentence. If convicted, she will serve out her sentence in the U.S.; regardless, she will eventually be deported having overstayed her visa. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/ma31/anna-sorokin-delvey-new-york-socialite-scammer-criminal-case https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/3/28/18284406/anna-delvey-sorokin-trial-scam https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/04/my-misadventure-with-the-magician-of-manhattan https://www.gq.com/story/soho-grifter-courtroom-stylist Long read: https://www.thecut.com/2018/05/how-anna-delvey-tricked-new-york.html
So I know this going to sound weird (neutralizing the anxiety of asking this question , sorry) but I was wondering if you guys had suggestions for role models and people/public figures (who have OCD) who can give inspiration to people with OCD. I get there are some celebrities with OCD or known to have OCD , but honestly that doesn't do much. Like it's cool that these "attractive, rich , famous" people supposeably have the same problem us , but it doesn't really mean anything. I'm sure , actually I know there are many successful people with OCD and managing it well (hope that's not reassurance) but I want to see public figures/celebrities/ect who are or who have actually stuggled with this disorder and are kicking ass. Whether if it's a well know person, a celebrity, an entrepreneur or someone on Instagram , Twitter, I think it would be cool keeping up with someone who is open about having ocd and goes past "being super clean" or "needing to be super organized" (I know those can be debilitating as well but I feel like public figures who are open about having ocd are known for that...) Sorry for the long post lol. I would relate to a adult(older than 20) Male best, but this subreddit has thousands of people so feel free to put anyone. ( don't worry about putting David Beckham, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lena Dunham, Howie Mandell, this pops up all the time lol)
2018.12.07 06:46 kittehgoesmeowWhat A Day: (With Arms Wide) Open Enrollment by Priyanka Aribindi, Brian Beutler & Crooked Media (12/06/18)
"When is the last time a kid avoided getting his butt kicked by a bully by citing poetry?"—Michael Avenatti with the big questions
Enroll Like Your Life Depends On It
The deadline to buy health insurance for 2019 through the Affordable Care Act is December 15. But President Trump has worked diligently to make sure that as few people as possible are aware of the deadline, and as many people as possible are discouraged from signing up—and his plan is paying off. Next year’s enrollment is on track to fall by 800,000. Those GOP efforts hit a snag when Republicans failed to repeal the law outright last year, so Trump has resorted to plan B: using his executive powers to destabilize the markets by shrinking them. To achieve this destructive goal, Trump and his administration have:
Slashed the advertising and public relations budget for the marketplaces by 90 percent
Signed a bloated corporate tax cut bill, which eliminated the penalty for not being insured
Created an incentive for insurance companies to flood the market with junk plans that aren’t real insurance
Managed to commit so many crimes that cable news channels and other major media outlets have been too swamped to cover important policy stories
Note: Media doesn’t get a pass here just because of Trump. A Media Mattersanalysis found that CBS devoted all of one minute to open enrollment, barely outpacing CNN and MSNBC, which mentioned open-enrollment for less than two minutes combined, and NBC and ABC, which have devoted zero minutes to the topic. Getting cable and broadcast news to cover important policy stories is like juicing a turnip even when the president isn’t a criminal! Not everyone who isn’t buying insurance on healthcare.gov or through their state exchanges has fallen prey to sabotage efforts.
Enrollment tends to fall in states like Virginia that belatedly expanded Medicaid, because lower-income people drop out of the marketplaces and sign up for Medicaid instead. That’s not bad news, and in those states, overall health care coverage levels have risen significantly.
The economy continues to grow, which means more people are working, and some (though not all) of those workers are getting health insurance through their employers.
But these effects probably wouldn’t create a decline in individual market signups on their own. Enrollment numbers are actually up in New York and Massachusetts, which expanded Medicaid years ago, and aren’t exempt from the growing economy. The difference seems to be that they are among the dozen states that have their own outreach budgets. From Brian: Because he’s a sadist, and obsessed with Barack Obama, Trump will derive great satisfaction from causing hundreds of thousands to go uninsured. But there is a well-documented mortality risk associated with being uninsured, which means some of the people Trump is keeping in the dark about enrollment will die. For the sake of your health, and to deny Trump the satisfaction, don’t be one of his victims.
Confronted with evidence of egregious fraud in North Carolina’s ninth congressional district election, the state’s Republican Party says it will support a new election if officials demonstrate that the documented absentee ballot tampering could have swung the outcome. The Democrat in the race, Dan McCready, withdrew his concession today, while House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said that the House “retains the right to decide who is seated.” The Trump campaign appears to have coordinated with the NRA during the 2016 election, by using the same consultancy to buy TV ads on the same stations and at the same times, with the ad buys from both groups both authorized by the same person. According to a former general counsel for the Federal Election Commission, “This is very strong evidence, if not proof, of illegal coordination.” Lobbyists representing Saudi Arabia spent more than $270,000 on an estimated 500 nights at President Trump’s Washington, DC, hotel within a month of Trump’s election. The lobbyists used the rooms to house scores of U.S. war veterans, whom the lobbyists brought to DC to lobby against a U.S. law the Saudis oppose. Florida’s new Republican secretary of state is slow-walking the process of restoring voting rights to more than 1.4 million people who’ve served felony sentences, after the state voted overwhelmingly to pass the amendment to restore their rights in November. The EPA announced a proposal to rollback requirements on coal power plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—right on the heels of yesterday’s report that global carbon emissions are at an all-time high. Fox has endorsed the First Step Act—a bipartisan criminal-justice reform bill supported by President Trump, the ACLU, and some Democrats, to limit mandatory minimum sentences, expand rehabilitation, and combat recidivism. Some Senate Republicans oppose the bill, and Mitch McConnell has been reluctant to bring it to a vote in order to avoid dividing the Republican caucus. The statement reportedly came at the request of the White House. This year’s Golden Globe nominees are the most diverse in the awards show’s history. The most recognized films include Black Panther, BlackKklansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Crazy Rich Asians, all of which star and were directed by people of color. Now do it again next year, and the year after that, and the year after that. Two women in New York were able to purchase and erase $1.5 million in medical debts for nearly 1,300 people for $12,500 through the New York non-profit R.I.P. Medical Debt. Post decided to create a Sour Patch Kids cereal, and apparently it is as disgusting as it sounds. From Priyanka: Stay tuned for some BTS footage of me bugging my coworkers to review it on Instagram stories one of these days.
Did You Read That Thing?
Victorina Morales, an undocumented immigrant who has worked as a housekeeper at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ for five years, washing Trump’s clothes, making his bed, and cleaning his residence, is speaking out about her experiences both at the club and with Trump himself. She says she’s not the only undocumented immigrant who worked at the club, and claims at least two supervisors were aware of it, and helped her and others avoid detection. Trump continues to insist on rooting all undocumented immigrants out of the country, and building a border wall to keep them out, and his hostility inspired Morales to come forward “We are tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us when he knows that we are here helping him make money,” she said. “We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation.” Read →
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What In The World?
Denmark’s right wing has a new plan to move “unwanted” immigrants to a remote island that was previously used to study contagious animals. Disgusting. The plan, which has obviously raised many red flags, has yet to be passed by parliament.
You've Gotta Be Fucking Kidding Me
Lena Dunham has written a completely unpersuasive apology to Aurora Perrineau, the actress who accused the executive producer of Dunham’s show Girls of raping her when she was 17 years old. Dunham responded to Perrineau’s accusation by falsely claiming to have “inside” information indicating the accusation was false. You’d think someone who has had to make so many apologies for so many public missteps would be slightly better at it by now, but no.
And we thought Spotify was the only company that could humiliate us with our years in review.
2018.09.06 22:38 J-Bradley1LUCKY Magazine Dec 2014/Jan 2015 Article “On Music, Memes & her New Look”
https://pmchollywoodlife.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/taylor-swift-lucky-magazine-ftr.jpg?w=600 Taylor 2.0 With a new album at the top of the charts, the 25-year-old singer-songwritrer welcomes Leigh Belz Ray into her Nashville apartment to talk about music, style and yes, love. Do I put down the cat? This is the question that swirls in my head as I stand in Taylor Swift’s kitchen with her four-month-old Scottish Fold kitten, Olivia Benson, nestled in my forearm. I find myself in this situation no more than five minutes after walking in the door to her downtown Nashville duplex apartment, and the flurry of activity around me is both amazing and paralyzing. While I’m idling, Swift is expertly unpacking the numerous takeout cartons of dinner that have just arrived from local grill K. Alexander’s. The only proper, mannered thing to do would be to help her move the food (Fish Tacos! Barbecued Salmon! Breaded trout! Dill salmon! Caesar Salads! Enough to feed a family of eight!) to the large antique wooden dining table. Or put out the plates. Or grab napkins. Something. But I’ve got a famous and unbelievably delicate creature snuggled into the crook of my elbow, and it feels like prematurely ending the bonding moment is also, somehow, impolite. It’s a can’t-win. After three minutes of indecision, I gently deposit wee Olivia onto the pillow-laden couch, wash up and fold some paper into napkins to at least appear part of the meal that’s taking shape. Swift is wearing a matching dark floral top and shorts from Aqua and pointy nude flats. Her shoulder-length hair is wavy and loose, her nails are bare and her eyes reveal just a hint of shadow. “When I’m not working, a lot of the time I just put on tinted moisturizer and mascara,” she says, before giving me the ultimate girl-to-girl compliment: “And today I put on eyeshadow just for you” As a hostess, she’s a natural. It’s as if whatever it took to get me through her front door was a good-enough background check. (Obviously, as she’s the kind of person who’ll offer her cat without reservation.) Olivia Benson, whom Swift affectionately calls Dibbles, is everything Swift’s Instagram will have you believe. “If Olivia were a person,” Swift later says, “she’d come in and hug you and say, with a shrug of her shoulders, ‘Sorry, I’m a hugger.’” Meredith, her two-year-old Scottish Fold, is here too. But her personality is more reserved. She keeps her distance. Olivia worships her owner, following the singer around as she gives a tour of her apartment, pressing her face against the glass window when we walk out on the balcony and, most adorably, sticking her head through a second-floor railing when Swift and I are sitting in the golden birdcage suspended over the living room. Oh, I haven’t mentioned the golden birdcage yet? Well, really, I should probably take a step back and tell you about the koi pond. In the middle of Swift’s living room is a sizeable stone-edged pond with a trickling fountain that gives the whole apartment a relaxed, spa-like feel. (The Bon Iver music playing in the background only intensifies that dreamy feeling) Thirteen koi of different sizes live in this pond. Above a section of the water is a clear glass platform from which a wrought-irons spiral staircase ascends, leading to a gilded human-size birdcage, which is , of course, filled with soft pillows in rich jewel tones. That these features fit right in with the rest of the apartment is a testament to the specificity and aesthetic cohesiveness of the design. Every inch of the place is covered with some color, texture, photograph or finish. Everything. In Swift’s words, it’s “a cozy lair.” She bought it when she was 18 and renovated it for two years. She says she dreamed it all up, from the barn wood floors to the Tibetan clouds painted on the ceilings. As we sit in the birdcage, she proudly points up to a tiny nozzle: “Look, it even has a sprinkler in case it catches on fire. Everything to regulation!” The photos on the walls are mostly from 2010, when she was just finishing renovations. They feel almost like the candids you’d see in a high school yearbook-smiley group shots with her friends and live-performance photos. The year 2010 feels like a very long time ago to the Grammy winner. She compares hearing her early songs to looking through an old photo album. “I have mixed emotions when I’m listening to the music on my first record,” she says. “I had very different ideas about love, about my future, about what I was meant for. Breakups. All of it. I approach everything differently now- bt I’m glad that I have these reference points in my life to look back on and go, Wow, I really used to think happily ever after was a thing!” She keeps going, but I stop her. Does she not think happily ever after is a thing anymore? “Not in those simple, plain terms,” she replies. “I think that no matter what you find in terms of happiness and compatibility, there’s always going to be a struggle attached to it. I used to believe that you find the one and that’s it: Nothing’s difficult after that.” She pauses. “But then again, I know nothing now. I know legitimately nothing about lasting relationship experiences because I don’t have them.” Her feelings on love are matter-of-fact- almost unemotional: the kind of self-reflection that you can only do with some distance. She hasn’t dates anyone in a while, she says, and as a result she’s had a sort of awakening. “This last year has been a process of following my impulses,” she says. “For a year I wanted to cut my hair, Don’t know why, but I did. And so finally I gave into it. For a very long time I wanted to try living in New York, so eventually I did. And then I just sort of started feeling like I wanted another cat, so I got her, and she’s so great.” Which means maybe there’s another big life shake up on the way, right? Actually, no, Swift says, Now, she’s the most primed to buckle down and get to work. “I don’t have anything else that I’m excited about in my life like the way I’m excited for this album,” she says of 1989, which came out in October and has already spawned the number one hit “Shake It Off”. The sound of the album is unapologetic pop, and when I mention it reminds me of Teagan & Sara’s Heartthrob, Swift beams. She is, she says, “a Teagan and Sara purist” and a huge fan of that record. “I’ve been loving albums like that. They capture the essence of a period of time that’s gone, but they still sound great on the radio today.” She looked to find that mix on 1989, with a strong focus on the songwriting. “Sometimes you become so immersed in the bells and whistles that you forget that all people really want is a great song,” she says. This time, “there’s no new boyfriend prospect. There’s no distraction. It’s just extreme focus and enthusiasm.” The past few years haven’t always been easy. When she broke onto the scene in 2006, everyone loved the sweet, talented underdog. Nut by 2010, she had become top dog. And with that full celebrity status came extra nonsense. “I was a singer-songwriter,” she says. “I wanted to make music. I didn’t know that came with this expectation that your whole life is owned by the general public and everything you do is dissected, scrutinized and questioned.” But she’s got a handle on it now: strategies to block out the noise while still staying accessible to fans. “I will continue to have a sunny outlook, she says of it all. “Because [people with] a sunny outlook are a lot easier to deal with, be around, befriend and handle than people who are bitter. People who are, like, complaining about the life of being a celebrity. It’s a little irritating.” She’s built a really strong circle of friends to rely on and feel safe within. In our conversation she mentions model Karlie Kloss, “Ella” (a.k.a Lorde) and Lena Dunham. “A lot of my life has to be protected, just because f the circumstances I’m under. But with my friends, there’s absolutely nothing held back. Every detail of every story is told. There’s no editing,” she says. If there was a period of time that the attention- both good and bad- took Swift by surprise, these days she’s embracing it. “Blank Space” basically takes every criticism that’s been levied against her - that she’s a serial dater, that she’s crazy - and plays with them. It’s her Pink “So What” moment. She’s finally at a distance where she can reclaim and disarm the things that used to upset her. “People talk about their 30s as a time when you feel very settled,” she says. “I’m closer to that than ever before.” That sense of being at a new stage comes through in the songs on the album, but also has shown in her style. Where once there were pleated skirts and retro cardigans, there are now modern dresses and sleek boots. She’s evolved from country girl to girly girl to city girl. “I love trying things I haven’t tried previously,” she says of her new fashion philosophy. “I’m a little more comfortable in my own skin in terms of dressing edgier. Not super edgy, though - I always want to maintain sort of a dignity to an outfit and make it more about a look rather than something that clearly was worn just to get attention.” Her go-tos include Topshop ankle boots and structured bags. (“I like for them to fit in the crook of my arm, to sort of just be there. I don’t need my bag to be a statement piece”) And instead of looking back to the 50’s, she’s enjoying ther 90’s vibe. “I love a romper,” she says. “And I love short-and-shirt-set situation.” It’s well documented that she also loves a crop top, though only one that allows her to cover up a feature she wants to forever remain private: her belly button. Swift brings this up near the end of our time in the birdcage. We’re talking about fashion and trends she would never wear (“Anything with spikes on it. Scary. Like…are we wearing weapons?”) and after a thoughtful pause, she mentions it, “I don’t like showing my belly button. When you start then you’re really committing to the midriff thing - you’re only seeing lower rib cage. I don’t want people to know if I have one or not.” She laughs. “I want that to be a mystery. As far as anyone knows based on my public appearances, they haven’t seen evidence of a belly button. It could be pierced. They have no idea. If I’m going to get some sort of massive tattoo, it’s going to be right next to my belly button because no one’s ever going to see that. Once you’ve talked about belly buttons (even the hypothetical existence of them) in a birdcage, you really feel free to ask anything. Her favorite emoji? “The red heart. And I like randomly sending Santa for no reason. I’m also a big fan of memes.” She is. Specifically of “Oh He Mad” and “Why U Mad Tho”. But also of ones she’s in. After the formal part of our interview is over she excitedly shows me a series of memes that fans have made of her. She truly loves them (Taylor Swift likes to laugh about Taylor Swift, which I kind of cool.) “People can make fun of me all they want for getting excited when I win an award,” she says plainly. “I know for a fact that I’ve never, ever put on a false pretense.” The next year of Swift’s life will be a blur of album promotion, tours, appearances, and more. And though to the average person, a schedule like that might seem intensely overwhelming, it’s right within her comfort zone. “I start to feel weird when I’m in a place for longer than three days,” she admits. “As much as I love having downtime and wondering what I’m going to do every day, that can be a little bit scary for me.” So now she’s on. On the road, on the record, on stage. “It’s a life of many, many extremes,” she says. “And going from one thing to the next. You’re getting copious amounts of praise and then the harshest criticisms, sometimes in the same breath.” With that pace and with those expectations, how does she possibly do it all? “Coffee’s a big part of my life,” she says. “Skinny caramel lattes are a daily thing that I get excited about and I never stop being excited about.” She pauses, leans back against the birdcage and thinks it over. “So if I could just find one person who I felt that way about - the way I feel about coffee - then I think I’d be in a content relationship.” (Next Up: WebMD December 2012)
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Ellen talked to the 'Girls' star for the first time. Lena shared her feelings about being naked on TV. When the 'Girls' star drops the word penis mid-interview, Maria Shriver is totally thrown off. Hear Lena's thoughts on Maria's reaction. Subscribe: http://eo... Click the [CC] button for CC! If CC doesn't show up after you've clicked the button, fiddle with the settings first and then try it again. CAPTIONED BY » ... I downloaded this instagram video using torch http://bit.ly/17OhLov GIRLS HBO stars Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke Twerk for the cameras Welcome to Best Instag... Lena Dunham opens up to Bruce Bozzi about the first time she had sex in college and how she felt about it. Hear Lunch with Bruce every Friday at 1pm ET, only on Radio Andy - SiriusXM 102, and ... Lena Dunham takes us inside her colorful home and talks about how she met Jack Antonoff, never wearing a bra, and what she would tell Donald Trump if she had... Articles: https://www.vogue.com/article/lena-dunham-16arlington-london-fashion-week-debut https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/11/21/16679078/lena-dunham-accused... Lena Dunham: Nacktszenen sind für sie kein Problem, wie Fans der Serie 'Girls' wissen. Mit den drei Bildern, die Dunham jetzt auf ihrem Instagram-Kanal veröffentlicht hat, verarbeitet sie eine ... Lena Dunham opens up about chronic illness in candid Instagram post - Latest News LATEST NEWS 24/7 ... Lena Dunham has given fans a frank description of what her daily life is like while suffering ... Lena Dunham cast in season 7 of AHS, my thoughts on why this is bad idea. Business inquiries/contact -- [email protected] Instagram: https://i...