It seems that Taylor Swift makes headlines pretty much every day. No matter what she does or says, it is instantly in the news. Her fans seem to sit up and take notice whenever she speaks. The Queen of Pop is speaking up once again in a recent interview, as she talks about the health and happiness of her fans and the use of social media.
When it comes to social media forums such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, Swift said that people take too much heed in how much emphasis it plays in their lives. According to the BBC, the “Bad Blood” singer seems to be concerned that many users are way too attached to the internet and their popularity on social media.
“You have teenagers who are attaching their self worth to how many likes they get on a picture they just posted. I don’t necessarily think that’s a healthy way to see yourself.”
Now, Taylor Swift uses social media all the time in keeping up close and personal to her fans. She knows how important it is, but she is here to tell young people that it should not be taking over their lives.
“I want to always be there to tell them, that’s not the most important thing — whether this picture got 50 likes and that picture got 10, please don’t base your day and your happiness and your sanity on that.”
Those are some wise words coming from one of the most successful and influential musicians ever. Swift obviously loves her fans enough to give them some good personal advice.
Taylor Swift has proven her influence over her devoted “Swifties” many times and she now has cast her magical power over one of the largest companies, as well. As reported by Inquisitr, she just recently took on Apple Music by writing an open letter to them, taking a stand as she threatened to not give them the pleasure of streaming her most recent album, 1989. Swift posted the letter on Twitter.
Her beef with the company was that artists, writers, and producers would not get paid for the three month trial subscription that they were offering customers for free. Swift basically told Apple Music in the letter that she doesn’t work for free. Guess what? They listened, and changed their policies all in a matter of a few hours. Her boyfriend, Calvin Harris, even took to his Twitter account to post this sweet message.
I just played a gig inside a giant owl and my girl just changed the entire music industry what a day— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) June 22, 2015
The “Shake It Off” singer may just be out to change the world after all. This just proves her point about social media. Swift uses it for good, but it is not the basis on how happy she is. In addition to getting important changes like this made, she also says that social media can be used to chat about topics such as gender inequality and sexuality. Oh, and Taylor also helped a couple use their social media to help announce their first pregnancy during one of her recent meet and greets.
This is why Taylor Swift made it on Forbes‘ list of the world’s most influential women. She is a force to be reckoned with. She doesn’t really blast social media, but she just wants her fans to use it wisely. Her true happiness seems to come from her family, friends, and just life itself. Taylor Swift has spoken! Fans should spend more time with real people instead of worrying about how well their social media is doing.
Do think this is good advice that Taylor Swift has just given?
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