Taylor Swift is letting us know that she stared down the devil in the eyes and she didn’t blink. Tay Tay is the cover girl of all cover girls appearing on the thickest magazine of the year: the Vogue September Issue. In the interview, Taylor goes hard shilling that new album Lover she has coming out at the end of the month. And to get us talking and get those albums selling, Taylor talks about going toe-to-toe with the original demon spawn herself, Kim Kardashian.
The Taylor Vogue interview is long and arduous, and I read it all for you… also it’s Vogue and I’m a fashion gay, so like I had to (note: I do skip the Kardashian/Jenner Vogues–I have some morals). This is a pretty unbearable read if you hate rich people and all their privilege. Like a phrase in it is:
“We are upstairs in Swift’s secret garden, comfortably ensconced in a human-scale basket that is sort of shaped like a cocoon. Swift has brought up an ornate charcuterie board and is happily slathering triple-cream Brie onto sea-salt crackers.”
Taylor talks about how she saved The Gays with her recent political movements. Of course there was endorsing the Democrat who was against the anti-LGBTQ Republican in Tennessee. And then there was that music video which starred all the gays. So that’s how to save the gays. Those two things are what we needed–We’re done now. She told Vogue that her bestie, Todrick Hall, sort of inspired her to make it more clear that she’s for the gays:
“Maybe a year or two ago, Todrick and I are in the car, and he asked me, What would you do if your son was gay? The fact that he had to ask me… shocked me and made me realize that I had not made my position clear enough or loud enough. If my son was gay, he’d be gay. I don’t understand the question.”
She also talks about how she fought with Kim Kardashian West in that public debacle of bullshit. After being called a “snake” on Twitter and being exposed via receipts–that shit spiralled into a #TaylorSwiftIsASnake and #TaylorSwiftIsCanceled hashtag campaign led by Kim’s followers. Even though Taylor’s entire squad (was legally obligated) fired back at KimYe and the haters, she says she felt really alone. The phrase “victim complex” has been redefined!
“A mass public shaming, with millions of people saying you are quote-unquote canceled, is a very isolating experience. I don’t think there are that many people who can actually understand what it’s like to have millions of people hate you very loudly. When you say someone is canceled, it’s not a TV show. It’s a human being. You’re sending mass amounts of messaging to this person to either shut up, disappear, or it could also be perceived as, Kill yourself.”
So Taylor turned that shit around and did what she does best, use it to make $$$$$!
“I realized I needed to restructure my life because it felt completely out of control. I knew immediately I needed to make music about it because I knew it was the only way I could survive it. It was the only way I could preserve my mental health and also tell the story of what it’s like to go through something so humiliating.”
And in case you’re wondering why Taylor didn’t speak up about Donald Trump during the election, it was because she was afraid her “snake” association would hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign:
“Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement. He was going around saying, I’m a man of the people. I’m for you. I care about you. I just knew I wasn’t going to help. Also, you know, the summer before that election, all people were saying was She’s calculated. She’s manipulative. She’s not what she seems. She’s a snake. She’s a liar. These are the same exact insults people were hurling at Hillary. Would I be an endorsement or would I be a liability? Look, snakes of a feather flock together. Look, the two lying women. The two nasty women. Literally millions of people were telling me to disappear. So I disappeared. In many senses.”https://www.instagram.com/p/B05xKy0livu/
Pic: Inez and Vinoodh/Vogue