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Old March 8 2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

It seems Taylor Swift is the target of much hate and media ridicule.

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Born on December 13, 1989, in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Taylor Swift started crafting songs at age 5, and at age 16, released her debut album. Hits like "Love Song" and "You Belong With Me" appealed to country and pop fans alike and helped fuel the multiplatinum success of her albums, with Fearless the 2009 top-seller. She has won many awards, including several Grammys, and modeled for Cover Girl.

http://www.biography.com/people/taylor-swift-369608

http://tasteofcountry.com/10-things-...ylor-swift-10/
If you don't like her music, fine and if you don't find her attractive, fine but there seems to be an endless stream of hate for a young woman who is sweet and talented.

Some claim boyfriend hopping. So?
Some claim lack of talent. Not so according to her accolades(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...y_Taylor_Swift She is AWESOME! ).
Maturity? A matter of perspective.

As a fan I am sick of the bashing.
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Old March 8 2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

I support in your support for her. Not that I am a fan.

I mean, I've been a Rush fan for much of my life. Now there's a band that worked entirely on their own terms, with no support from entertainment magazines or whatever, and they've managed to assemble a meaningful body of work. Yet, critics continue to enjoy bashing them. Their loss, I'd say.
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Old March 8 2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

She has a large fan base and yet critics bash her, so yeah.

I Have people in my own life who bash her, know very little about her but call her names, say she is ugly and has no talent and assume all her songs are about ex-boyfriends and they are all not. This seems recent given the success of 'Red'.

I think she is beautiful, talented and she most certainly loves her fans...I enjoy her music very much and adore her voice. She isn't without her flaws but yet love her
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Old March 8 2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

She's cute and her music is catchy. What more are we supposed to ask from our pop singers?
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Old March 8 2013, 11:39 AM   #5
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

http://www.thegloss.com/2013/03/06/f...aylor-swift-2/

I hope not. I love her.
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Old March 8 2013, 12:29 PM   #6
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

She's young, successful, rich, privileged, beautiful, arguably talented and slightly arrogant, and worst of all she's a woman. She's the archetypal target of media hate.
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Old March 8 2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

I didn't know anyone did. I <3 her!
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Old March 8 2013, 04:11 PM   #8
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

I don't know about hate but I do know that it's a source of amusement that so many of her songs are about problems with boys that it leads to speculation that maybe it isn't the guys who are the problem. At least personally I've always found it more amusing than actually spiteful.
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Old March 8 2013, 04:25 PM   #9
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

My son used to absolutely love her, so I got to listen to many of her songs. Survived that experience, and actually really liked "I had the best day with you today" which we both sang in tandem driving to his university...
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Old March 8 2013, 04:27 PM   #10
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

I don't like her music at ALL.

I would not dispute that she is a talented individual though, and besides for producing somewhat irritating pop music, doesn't deserve to be lambasted by the press.
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Old March 8 2013, 04:32 PM   #11
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

I really don't get the hate either. Not a fan, but at least she's doing something productive with her life — she writes her own songs, and she's a talented performer. That's more than I can say for the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan.
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Old March 8 2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

Whether justified or not, she has the reputation, tongue in cheek or not, of dating someone a week to dump them and write a song about them. I don't hate her. I'm just glad I don't know her.
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Old March 8 2013, 05:28 PM   #13
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

I really started liking her music last year, before I'd passed over it, but now it's completely the opposite of hate here. That's down to taste though, I can understand there'd be those who might dislike/hate her music.

But as an person she seems lovely, I don't know of anyone who actually dislikes her as an individual unless you count teen girl Twitterites who blame her for hooking up with their celebrity of choice and then breaking it off soon after (thinking very much of Harry Styles here). Probably shouldn't count those.
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Old March 8 2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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Re: Taylor Swift, Why The Hate?

just another victim of overexposure. Though I think she needs a better publicist too. Interview after interview about boys and relationships are ok at 18 but at 23 it's kinda juvenile. And I don't think her current album is as good as her previous stuff.
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Old March 8 2013, 06:07 PM   #15
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One of the few young pop stars I can stand and I have to listen to it a lot since my niece insists on it when I take her to and from school. Besides she's smokin' hot. And looked hot in a Star Trek uniform.
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