Hey you! Are you a man/dude/guy who thinks Taylor Swift’s songs are a bit much, because she’s always singing about some old boy she used to share time with? Well… You may be a sexist.
When Taylor speaks, we should all listen. It will inevitably be rife with the wisdom of a 24 year old who has lived a celebrity lifestyle since she was a teenager.
Taylor recently opened up, suggesting there’s another example of the pot calling the kettle black that we all need to consider. She was asked about the criticism she frequently endures due to her lyrical content being about past loves, and she had this to say:
“Frankly, I think that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.”
Really? No one? No one person says that? Well. Here. Allow it to be said through short editorial: I think Bruno Mars is an incredible showman, who possesses tremendous musical talent, yet whose lyrical content is good at best, corny at times and lamely uninspired at its worst. This can be said of the songs he performs, as well as songs he has c0-written and produced for others.
Considering Taylor’s music: If the critics of her music are women, what does that make them? Opinionated? Lost in the grey area? And if they were to say the same thing about Bruno Mars or Ed Sheeran, are they then sexist?
Applying the criticism back to the menfolk. It could be sexist, but is it really? Over a song? Probably not. It’s likely just another way to say, “I don’t like that song.” Or “I’m bored with her lyrical content.” Or “I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift.” It’s merely an example of subjectivity. Not sexism.
If there’s one thing celebrities have become better at than honing their craft and profession, it’s crying foul and stirring the proverbial pot.