Taylor Swift Performed “Dear John” For The First Time In 11 Years And Seemingly Told Her Fans Not To Start Trolling John Mayer Over It Again

June 26, 2023 / Posted by:

Hopefully, John Mayer has access to some kind of underground bunker (under Andy Cohen’s low bar should be deep enough) in preparation for Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) album release because Taylor just performed her song “Dear John” (that’s pretty obviously about him) for the first time in 11 years at one of her recent Eras Tour shows. Though she prefaced it by seemingly telling her fans to LEAVE JOHN ALONE, I’m pretty confident that before she even finished singing the song, at least one of her diehards probably DMed John a video of the performance and threatened to smack the stanky guitar face right off of him–despite fellow (but considered to be less nefarious in Taylor’s fandom) Speak Now muse, Taylor Lautner, also recently sending John his prayers for mercy leading up to the (legal) July 7 album re-release.

According to USA Today, Swifties pissed their sparkly adult diapers in ecstasy when Taylor surprised them by busting out the long-buried song at her Minneapolis show on Saturday.

One of her Saturday selections at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis certainly fit the definition of a shocker: “Dear John,” a ballad she hasn’t performed since 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The six-plus minute song from her 2010 “Speak Now” album is widely known as a response to her brief romance with John Mayer in 2009 with biting lyrics such as, “You’ll add my name to your long list of traitors who don’t understand/And I look back in regret how I ignored when they said, ‘run as fast as you can.’

But before she started “Dear John,” she gave a little vague poke at the whole ordeal of Scooter Braun acquiring her masters and then appealed to her fans to keep their Twitter fingers in their holsters when it comes to who they “think [she] may have written a song about” back when she was 19; because she’s sooo grown now.

“I’m putting this album out because I want to own my music and I believe any artist who has a desire to own their music should be able to,” Swift said from the stage.

Swift prefaced her performance of the song on Saturday by asking fans to extend “kindness and gentleness…to our internet activities,” a subtle request to protect Mayer from her fervent followers.

“I’m 33 years old. I don’t care about anything that happened to me when I was 19 except the songs I wrote … I’m not putting this album out so you should feel the need to defend me on the internet against someone you think I might have written a song about,” she said.

Is John “David Duke Cock” Mayer, who wrote the songPaper Doll” that’s rumored to be about Taylor AND spilled all of the Jessica Simpsonsexual napalm” beans, really entitled to a kindness disclaimer? Meh. But here it is:


Taylor Swift reminded her fans to practice kindness before playing ‘Dear John’ at Eras Tour concert in Minneapolis and explained why she is re-recording her albums. 🎤✨ Keep watching to see hear Taylor had to say!🫶 (🎥: TT/ swiftie4life) #TaylorSwift #DearJohn #ErasTour #Swiftie

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Since Taylor’s no longer “letting off steam” (ew, the smells) with that wretched, purulent ass-boil Matty Healy, at least now she can get some catharsis by smugly scrolling John’s Instagram, which continues to be deluged with comments from rabid Swifties.

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