I have been a fan of Taylor Swift since I was about eleven years old. Through the past nine years, I have defended her when everyone judged her on dating ‘too many’ guys. Since when did Taylor Swift just become a girl who “goes on too many dates”? (I couldn’t help throwing one of her lyrics into this article)
As I scroll through comments on entertainment sites about her recent break up with Tom Hiddleston (cue sniffles), I cringe at slurs being directed at her. People completely discount all the wonderful things she does for fans and the music she creates.
Yes, Taylor Swift may date a lot of guys, but that doesn’t define who she is as a person. Taylor Swift is an artist, an entertainer, a role model, and more importantly, a person.
With each album, she creates, the more impressed I am with her. She writes her own songs that hold meaning and depth. I can bet that everyone has one song they can relate to on one of her albums. Her songwriting has helped me through some pretty tough times. I was bullied in junior high and high school and even though I was in a constant state of fear and sadness, Taylor Swift never let me down. I would plug in my earbuds and let her music take me away. Because, as an artist, she succeeds in creating songs that not only entertain, but encourage.
There is also the fact that she adores her fans. She invites fans into her home. She crashes their weddings. She makes generous donations to charities. She makes her fans feel special. Correct me if I’m wrong, but there are not that many celebrities that would bake for fans and invite them into their home.
Also, she is a spectacular entertainer. I was lucky enough to attend the 1989 tour in Chicago last summer. Although I was in the nosebleed seats, her spirit on stage was so prominent I felt like I was in the front row. From her set designs to costumes to her speeches, she entertains. Taylor Swift has the ability and capacity to make everyone dance and sing in their seats.
So when all I hear is that Taylor Swift dates too many men, I can’t help but shake my head. People seem to discount what she does as an artist. For that, I will never judge her for dating anyone. People date. Sometimes people date a lot. Does that make them a bad person? No. Taylor Swift is more than who she dates and breaks up with. I am proud to be her fan, and I can honestly say she is a great role model for young girls and women.
Any thoughts on the HiddleSwift breakup or Taylor Swift? Or maybe you’re just a big Swiftie. Feel free to tweet me @MeMadeline2.