Taylor Swift Body Shamed By In Touch

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Taylor Swift Too Skinny

By Shari Weiss

Taylor Swift Too Skinny

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Gossip Cop isn’t sure what’s going on with the tabloids lately, but there is a disturbing new trend: Body shaming Taylor Swift. In Touch is responsible for the latest offensive article, which follows OK! falsely claiming the superstar was enhancing her booty to score a new boyfriend, and Star wrongly reporting that Swift is anorexic.

In Touch jumps on the bandwagon in its new issue, with the blaring headline “Seriously?! Taylor Thinks She’s Fat!” The magazine cites a so-called “witness” who allegedly overheard Swift “complaining that she looked fat” at Los Angeles’ Jingle Ball earlier this month. “Everyone looked at her like she was crazy because she looked like a skeleton — you could see every bone in her back,” says the supposed snitch.

The alleged In Touch spy further declares, “Something is seriously wrong with her.” NO. There is something seriously wrong with magazines that pick on women no matter what they weigh. From Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian to Nicole Richie and Tori Spelling, tabloids target women of all shapes and sizes, alternately claiming they are overweight and desperate to shed pounds or way too skinny and suffering from an eating disorder.

In Touch tries to have it both ways with Swift, claiming she thinks she’s too fat, but cites a random person who thinks she’s too thin. The reality is, Swift has always had a tall, but tiny frame. Most importantly, she doesn’t think she’s fat, and her body size is nothing new. It’s also nothing new for In Touch and other outlets to insult female celebrities and their bodies. But that doesn’t make it okay. Also, no one but the imaginary In Touch “witness” heard Swift say that, leading Gossip Cop to believe the tab’s claim is a big fat lie.

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