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Tue Aug 29, 2017, 10:03 AM

Taylor Swift and the Tale of Unstoppable White Privilege Meeting Immovable White Privilege

I’ll be honest. I thought it was going to be a boring-ass week—until Taylor Swift “surprise”-dropped her new single from her next album, “Reputation,” this past Friday. And, you know, everyone acted as expected, mostly.

Taylor’s detractors fried her accordingly. Half of her stans pretended to like the single, because that is the cross they have chosen to bear, and descended on anyone who didn’t agree like an angry rash. The other half of her stans experienced secondhand embarrassment for a variety of reasons.

Me? I mostly rolled my eyes. Despite her being one of my nemeses (Lena Dunham captains that list), I have long come to accept that Taylor Alison Swift, while mediocre and overhyped, has the tenacity of a roach that keeps skittering back even in the face of nuclear waste and disaster.

However, things got interesting when I came across this Rolling Stone article that stated she was taking shots at Kanye West (again). I was annoyed but not shocked. Taylor Swift has demonstrated that she is stuck in high school. With her fake “girl power” mentality and piss-poor Regina George impression (and aspirations), it does not shock me for a minute that she once again went after Kanye for the purpose of her burn book.

Honestly, she kind of reminds me of that one guy in high school who caught that one game-winning touchdown during the homecoming game of 1992 and comes back to the high school reunion 20 years later, balding, unhappy and still rambling about how the homecoming game of 1992 was the best day of his life.


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ismnotwasm Aug 2017 OP
elehhhhna Aug 2017 #1
brush Aug 2017 #2
elehhhhna Aug 2017 #3
msongs Aug 2017 #4
Blue_Adept Aug 2017 #5
ismnotwasm Oct 2017 #6

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 10:15 AM

1. Daughter of a third-generation bank president, her father bought a piece of the record company

that signed her in Nashville, after the family moved there. This girl has made an entire career out of being a victim while viciously going after ex-boyfriend's, other artists and whoever . It's gotten old. She's done. She needs to just go to Las Vegas.

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 11:08 AM

2. Wasn't the new drop accused of being a ripoff of Beyonce's "Revenge" album?

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Response to brush (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 11:17 AM

3. Formation, specifically



I haven't heard it but I'm sure it's awful

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 12:07 PM

4. well isnt that a nasty piece of work. the author must be envious nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 11:53 AM

5. Indeed, the author is definitely showing us who they are

Swift's work will pass or fail on its own merits for the most part at this stage. The knives are big and many when it comes to women that attain fame and anything that a guy had done the same wouldn't even get a blink.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 08:19 AM

6. The white privilege aspect of this, is the point.

I see people are still missing it.

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