As Amanda reported a few days ago, Michael J. Fox was rather displeased at the prospect of Taylor Swift dating his son and even threw a bit of shade at her, saying, “Taylor Swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with, right? What a way to build a career.” Ouch, amirite? The comments about the Taylor Swift boyfriends tribe have been growing as of late, but I think that is to be expected — after all, how many people can say there are prayer candles devoted to their exes? Famous people are rarely, if ever, merely famous for their careers; because of our fascination with them, their lives are broadcast to us via the Internet, television and tabloids. But even though it seems rational that she’s being picked on for having a rather active dating life, is it time to simply leave Taylor Swift alone about it?
Fox apparently apologized to Swift. On Twitter, she said, “Hey everybody, Michael J. Fox got in touch with me today and we are good. Thank you for having my back.” It sort of bums me out to imagine thousands of Taylor Swift fans getting pissed at MJF, though as with any comment made publicly about other people, his words are subject to criticism. But the experience is still weighing on her, According to RadarOnline.
Radar reports that Swift is becoming increasingly stressed out over the amount of public jokes and comments about her dating life. “An inside source” said:
“At first Taylor just thought it was funny how much interest people had in her love life and she went along with it. But now she’s the butt of jokes on Saturday Night Live, in the tabloids and on the late night shows. She laughed it off, but the jokes made about her at the Golden Globes got under her skin.
“The jokes being made about her love life embarrass her, but it’s finally hit home with Taylor. She really wants to make an effort to slow down and not jump from boyfriend to boyfriend. In a weird way all the negative press has really opened her eyes and will be good for her!
“Taylor is so concerned that the public will think she’s a wh*re because she dates around, that she doesn’t put out. What she doesn’t get is that the guys keep dumping her because she’s being a prude.
On the one hand, when a person is famous, she must accept certain fixed truths: because of her fame, her choices will be scrutinized, and her dating decisions will be the ones focused on more than any other. This happens to just about every celebrity, but particularly the young and pretty ones.
On the other end of the argument, she’s sort of just doing what lots of other 23-year-olds do: dating a lot of different people. Hell knows that if I were a celebrity between 2009 to 2011, there would be a lot of alliterative nicknames for me that could be sweetly translated to mean “harlot.” Most celebrities have been linked to more than one another celebrity, and there’s nothing inherently wrong with that; is it that big of a deal to be famous and banging other famous people?
Then again, if you’re going to publicize your own relationships via music and not bother remotely hiding it, thereby benefitting from making fun of the people you used to date, you’re kind of giving the whole world a free pass to take swings at you right back. So, which is it: should we all leave T. Swift alone or should her lovelife be fair game for hyucks?
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