I know, you're like "this is really why I come to Funny Strange on a daily basis-- to hear theories on why Taylor Swift bugs Lori Culwell so much." Really, I'm attempting to use myself as a guinea pig, with the hope that some of you also find young miss Taylor Swift annoying.
So-- I heard some Taylor Swift songs recently, and it got me thinking-- why, exactly, is that girl SO VERY ANNOYING? What IS IT with this girl? That she is annoying is not really a debated subject-- there's even a whole article calling out a bunch of annoying things she said in one interview. I have to admit I don't even listen to her music. Mostly I just see her go by and pop culture and I wonder--is she a musician? Is she a model? Is she an actress? Why does she bug me so very much? What is it about that girl?
Then it occurred to me, when I inadvertently heard (and listened to) one of her songs on the radio. It was this song, to be exact:
Once I watched the video, I realized the inherent problem with Taylor Swift-- the reason she is annoying is because she is rich and looks like a model, but her persona is all "feel sorry for me, I'm the underdog, wah wah wah," and that is crazy and ridiculous and makes me want to hit.
Taylor Swift, what are you talking about? You are not "sitting on the bleachers in sneakers." YOU ARE EVERYONE'S NIGHTMARE CHEERLEADER MEAN GIRL MODEL.
I know, I know-- she is playing both characters, she's trying to be clever, but when you think about it, that is like, her whole brand equity proposition, that she's just an underdog who had to work soooooo hard to break through, you guys, and she's unlucky in love, and she doesn't appreciate how sexist the music industry is, pout pout pout. Meanwhile, she is beautiful and modelesque, she's a multimillionaire, she dates movie stars, and her albums sell three million copies in one month. RIDICULOUS. Watching this video, I realized all at once-- Taylor Swift cannot have all of these things AND have my sympathies as well. That is just not right.
So, the next time you hear/ see Taylor Swift, please try to notice if she does something to garner your sympathies/ feel sorry for her. I am pretty sure that is her whole strategy of life, and I'm interested to see how long it lasts.