Listen up people. Taylor Swift appears on the June 2015 issue of Glamour UK magazine and she gets real about her relationships and boyfriends and the media’s discussion about them. Taylor is fed up with being shamed for her love life and the way she is portrayed as some boy crazy girl.
Taylor called out the media and said that it isn’t right that it’s only okay for her to date if she has a long-term relationship and that she can’t go on a few dates without being labeled as a “serial dater:”
“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.'”
She references the headlines that say if she interacts with any guy, that she is automatically “chasing” him. She explains the media creates relationship narratives that are different to what actually happened. When you read Taylor’s quotes, you can see why she hasn’t dated in awhile:
“It’s kind of a sad way I got there, though, being shamed into it…Well, what else is it when you have two boyfriends in one year and everyone’s calling you boy crazy, making jokes about you at awards shows? That’s public humiliation. And I don’t think it’s fair.”
You tell them, girl. People love to hear about celebrity relationships but Taylor has been subjected to a lot of unfair criticism and ridicule. Taylor should be able to date whoever the heck she wants and she can go on as many different dates as she wants. As long as Taylor’s happy, that’s the important thing.
Check out Glamour UK to read the full interview.