The Media Has An Obsession With Taylor Swift


People love to watch people fail, or at least see that other people have “dirty laundry.”

Since last fall, Taylor Swift has all but disappeared, except for a pre-Super Bowl performance in February.

Other than that, she has made no public appearances and released no new music.

She was featured alongside Zayn on “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, but it wasn’t off an album of hers and the buzz died down after a week from that and then Taylor has not been seen at public events since.

Her social media channels have been silent except to congratulate friends on new music releases and most recently to send her thoughts and prayers out to the Manchester bombing attack victims.

However, almost every day there’s a new article about Taylor Swift and her life. (Kind of like this one…but I’m a fanboy so it’s normal for me.)

Most of the articles are negative and deal with feuds she supposedly has, who she’s dating, and why she’s been quiet on the President’s actions.

So, what gives? Why is the media so obsessed with publicizing Taylor Swift and trying to tie her to negative news?

I can answer that question for you…Taylor Swift has a clean image and people can’t stand that she just might actually be a genuinely good person.

She hasn’t had a big scandal, she hasn’t been arrested, she hasn’t had a meltdown, and she’s incredibly charitable with plenty of proof of her generosity.

Sure, there was that tape Kim Kardashian released, but I wouldn’t call it “exposing Taylor Swift” like may tried to claim.

As a society, we love drama. We love cat fights. We love knowing someone else is “worse off” than us.

This is why our obsession with reality television is at an all time high. It’s why shows like “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” and “Bad Girls Club,” are among the highest rated television shows.

Also, the media has an obsession with trying to slut shame women, in particular Taylor Swift and who she’s dating.¬†Why is it so wrong for a woman to go on dates or talk to a boy?

Sure, Taylor has made a career out of writing sappy love songs and angry breakup anthems about her life, but then again, most singers do. Taylor just leaves just enough in the song to make you realize who it could be about.

And don’t even get me started on her not being “political enough.” Political beliefs are personal beliefs and it is up to that particular person on if they want to overtly express their beliefs.

Taylor has stated enough to lead people to believe where she stands. She’s a woman who believes in equal and fair treatment of all women. That doesn’t mean she has to burn her bra or march on Washington to believe that.

Good for other pop stars and their political contributions. Not everyone feels they need to campaign for a particular candidate or publicly announce they’re in favor of one person.

She has a voice and she uses it how she sees fit and it’s not up to you or I to tell her how to use it.

And as far as the media’s obsession over her? Why not focus on the good she does more and less on who she may or may not be dating.

As a matter of fact, let’s start doing that with all of these young female pop stars. We have enough negativity in the world…why add to it?

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