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1. America’s love affair with Taylor Swift seems to have hit a rough patch. She quickly won over fans by sharing her everygirl boyfriend woes, including how she was dumped by Joe Jonas during a 27-second phone call. 2. The most recent blowback comes from her fan mail dumping scandal.
As omg! reported Tuesday, hundreds of letters that had been carefully crafted (and decorated with stickers and glitter! ) by her loyal fangirls and boys and sent to the star were discovered, unopened, in a Nashville dumpster. Though a spokesperson for the singer explained it was an accident, there has been a strong backlash – even here on omg!
Then there was the unnecessarily harsh comment Swift directed at Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for making a joke – again, a joke – about Swift’s taste in younger men. Not only was the one-liner from the Golden Globes tame – and not so off-base considering her last two boyfriends were both 18 – but the star’s love life is a daily punch line both on TV and the Internet, so it was unclear why she singled out the two very likable – and darn funny – comedians with the stinging comment to Vanity Fair that, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women. 3. Perhaps the most damaging blowback has become Swift’s ex-boyfriend bashing. While it was once charming to hear a story of her heartbreak woes (we have never ever ever felt the same about Joe Jonas! ), Swift has been blowing through famous boyfriends – others have included Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner, and Conor Kennedy – and then making money off them by slamming (most of) them in her songs.
Her performance at the Grammys, in which she was viewed to have mocked Styles by breaking into a faux British accent mid-song, especially raised eyebrows and prompted us to ask, “Is Taylor Swift the Worst Ex-Girlfriend Ever? ” It’s that unapologetic nature that rubs some the wrong way, especially when not all of her exes have the huge worldwide platform she does to defend themselves. 4. Taylor Swift has an incredibly strong brand and her earning power remains as high as just about anyone in music,” Forbes senior editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg tells. “She has done pretty well by writing about it. How many hit songs has she had? Maybe if she settles down – and perhaps gets married – there will be other things to write about. ” Until then, she should keep in mind, “If you’re talented and doing well – like she is – you really don’ t need to take personally everything that everyone says about you.