Her new rumoured romance with Calvin Harris might have sent us all googly-eyed, but Taylor Swift has admitted that she actually felt ‘shamed into’ being single for a while after her relationships began to be the butt of many, many jokes. Because, y’know, it’s a crime to date more than one person a year. The SHAME. The HORROR. etc etc.
TayTay has admitted that she hates her ‘boy crazy’ label and that she became comfortable with being single after her dating history begun to be hugely mocked by comedians at awards shows.
Not cool, obviously.
Tay, who has been helping Glamour mag fill their blank spaces as their guest editor for their June issue, admitted: “There is no easy way for me to engage with romance. I’m really busy, so I can’t. And it’s a good thing that I feel really independent and I feel that my friends are all I need.
“It’s kind of a sad way I got there though, being shamed into it.
“What else is it when you have two boyfriends in one year and everyone’s making jokes about you at awards shows? That’s public humiliation. And I don’t think it’s fair.”
Shake it off, Tay.
The 25-year-old, who looks absolutely stunning on the cover, added: “Yeah, I do feel jaded about relationships, to be honest.
“I think the media has sent me a really unfair message over the past couple of years, which is that I’m not allowed to date for excitement, or fun, or new experiences or learning lessons.
“I’m only allowed to date if it’s for a lasting, multiple-year relationship. Otherwise I’m a, quote, ‘serial dater’. Or, quote, ‘boy crazy’.”
In our books, you can date whoever the heck you want to, love.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 23, 2015
As well as speaking about being an independent woman (throw your hands up at me), Taylor also spoke against not having an overly sexualized image in the industry.
She said: “You know, everybody has different priorities as an artist…Every woman has different things that make them feel strong and powerful.
“For me, I don’t have any need or urge to write about overt sexuality. It just never occurs to me. I appreciate girls who sing about whatever they want, because that’s what they want to sing about.”
The haters are always going to hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, but you just keep doing you, Tay.
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