Taylor Swift knows that tabloids only want one thing: an audience. The better the story, the more views a story will get. So when OK! Magazine tweeted an attention grabbing, yet misleading, headline, Taylor Swift could not keep quiet. And we are so glad she didn’t.
Taylor Swift will do anything for her fans. She is caring and thoughtful. When a couple, who are soon to be parents, asked for some help with making a unique pregnancy announcement, Taylor, of course, said yes. A “Baby’s 1st Concert” sign was held by the pop star who was flanked on either side by the ecstatic parents.
However, OK! Magazine‘s tweet made it seem as thought Taylor was the one expecting.
The article itself isn’t much better. The magazine labels Swift as “Harry Styles’ ex-girlfriend” and “Calvin Harris’ rumored girlfriend.” Taylor was not of fan of the article.
Who would have thought that Taylor Swift would not like being define by her exes?
Both tweets showcase how the media portrays female celebrities and why we need voices like those of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande to speak out.
Earlier this month, Ariana Grande took to Twitter, posting a rant on the same subject. She, nor Taylor Swift, should be defined by their relationships. Grande had grown tired of being labeled as Big Sean’s ex-girlfriend.
“A girl can be friends with someone with a d*** and not hop on it. I’m tired of needing to be linked to a guy, I’m not Big Sean’s ex, I’m not Niall’s new possible girl. I’m Ariana Grande.”
Taylor Swift is her own person and should be labeled as such, if labels are even necessary. Using her name is great, too. She is a star that loves her fans. And based on the supportive tweets, the fans love her too.
Sometimes, when met with a tabloid that is only concerned with views, a girl has got to let her voice be heard. Taylor Swift’s tweet proves that feminism is sometimes needed in a celebrity’s life. She stood up for herself in a way that she knew how.
It makes you wonder if Harry Styles is being called “Taylor Swfit’s ex-boyfriend” somewhere.
Do you think OK! Magazine went overboard with the labeling? Do you approve of Taylor Swift’s tweet?
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