Taylor Swift has a security guard who follows her everywhere, and if what she says is true, she needs one.
In an interview with Esquire due out in the November 2014 issue, Swift talked about her safety, dating, and the way the media treats celebrities.
Swift revealed that she resisted security for a long time, but she hasn’t been out alone in six years because of “the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed up at my house, showed up at my mom’s house, threatened to either kill me, kidnap me, or marry me.”
“I don’t want to be walking down the street scared. And when I have security, I don’t have to be scared.”
Commenting on the public’s fascination with her’s and other celebrities’ private lives, Swift said that she believes no matter how perfect a celebrity seems to be, there always has to be a “Yeah, but …”
“Take Beyoncé,” she said. “She’s incredibly talented, gorgeous, perfect role model for girls, empowering women all over the world. Yeah, but … let’s try to pick at her marriage.”
Taylor also had something to say on being judged for, and the media’s obsession with, her past “serial dating,” a subject she also discussed recently in an interview with Australian radio station 2dayFM.
“I really didn’t like the whole serial-dater thing,” she says. “I thought it was a really sexist angle on my life. And so I just stopped dating people, because it meant a lot to me to set the record straight—that I do not need some guy around in order to get inspiration, in order to make a great record, in order to live my life, in order to feel okay about myself. And I wanted to show my fans the same thing.”
She does, however, enjoy being surrounded by what she calls her “incredible girlfriends,” such as Selena Gomez, who The Inquisitr reports shared some relationship advice Taylor dished out to her recently.
Swift also said she knows she can trust her girlfriends because nothing true is about her is being written in the press right now.
On celebrity culture and the media, Taylor is cynical, calling it “the takedown culture.”
“You have celebrities who are pushed to the brink of a public meltdown, and so the public thinks that every person in the public eye has dirty secrets that they’re keeping, or isn’t what they seem, or is masking it and faking sincerity, faking authenticity, faking being surprised at award shows when you win a Grammy.”
“I’m not going to let them make me have a meltdown,” she said.
Swift seems to come across as a pretty level-headed young lady. Do you agree?
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