New York Magazine believes a British tabloid recently published pictures of Taylor Swift kissing Tom Hiddleston because Swift wanted the tabloid to post it. The British tabloid published several photos of Taylor Swift kissing Tom Hiddleston while sitting on a rock near her home in Rhode Island. What Taylor Swift fans may have found most upsetting about these pictures being leaked was the fact that she had just broken up with her boyfriend Calvin Harris a few weeks ago.
New York Magazine goes on to report that Taylor Swift has strategically used famous boyfriends to shape her public image and music from the very moment she was old enough to do so. For example, she started dating Joe Jonas just a few months after she turned 18. Taylor later told Ellen DeGeneres that Joe broke up with her during a “27-second phone call,” inspiring the song “Forever & Always.” Then, her relationships went on to inspire all of the following songs:
- Taylor Lautner: “Back to December”
- John Mayer: “Dear John”
- Jake Gyllenhaal: “We Are Never Getting Back Together”
- Conor Kennedy: “Begin Again”
- Harry Styles: “Style”
“She has it all down to a science,” New York Magazine reports. First, Taylor has adorable paparazzi photo shoots with her new boyfriend. Then, she has an interview or two with them. Finally, they inspire a moving break-up song.
Yahoo! Celebrity also speculates whether or not Taylor Swift allowed the photos of herself kissing Tom Hiddleston to leak so soon after her break-up with Calvin Harris in order to draw attention away from Kim Kardashian West’s GQ interview that broke recently.
According to Yahoo! Celebrity, the most gossip-worthy quotes from the interview with Kim Kardashian were all about Taylor Swift. During the interview, Kim alleged that she and an entire room of people heard Taylor Swift have a conversation that lasted for about an hour with Kayne West. Kim claims that Kayne West asked Taylor during this conversation if he could have her permission to use the infamous line in his song “Famous.”
Kim goes on to say that the entire conversation between Kayne West and Taylor Swift was documented by a filming studio. Kim also claims that Taylor Swift’s lawyers sent her a threatening letter which said, “Don’t ever let that footage come out of me saying that. Destroy it.”
A representative of Taylor Swift gave GQ a rather detailed statement, according to Yahoo! Celebrity, which denies the version of the story Kim Kardashian and Kayne West are telling.
The fact that GQ asked Taylor Swift’s people to provide a comment about Kim’s story before it was printed means Taylor and her team had time to find a way to change the way the news was cycling about the singer. What better way to get the media outlets to talk about something else then to have Taylor Swift “caught” kissing Tom Hiddleston on a rock near her home so soon after she broke up with her boyfriend? As an added bonus, they got to rewrite the “Taylor dumped again” headline and Taylor would get to be inspired to write yet another love and/or break-up song.
Are Taylor and Tom a couple? Or did the singer just kiss the actor for a few pictures out of convenience? A source close to Taylor Swift told Yahoo! Celebrity the budding relationship of Tom and Taylor is not just for show.
“It’s new, and they are just taking it as it comes. But she is happy. Just look at the video of Taylor and Tom dancing at the Met Gala a month ago to see them show off their chemistry.”
Yahoo! Celebrity goes on to report that Taylor and Tom started mingling and spent some time dating together and chatting more than a month ago. Naturally, this has many questioning whether or not Taylor had cheated on boyfriend Calvin Harris as the timelines appear to overlap.
Did Taylor Swift leak the photos to take attention away from the interview? Did Swift cheat on Calvin Harris? And will Tom Hiddleston become the next tool in her belt of used boyfriends?
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