Site Keeps Trying to Force Feud Between Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus

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By Daniel Gates


HollywoodLife is obsessed with spreading the idea that Taylor Swift habitually slams Miley Cyrus for being a poor role model.

First, there was Swift’s “60 Minutes” interview in which she talks about being “conscious” of her responsibility as a public figure to whom many young women look. HollywoodLife saw that as a direct diss of Cyrus, who gave an interview two years ago in which she said, “My job isn’t to tell your kids how to act or how not to act because I’m still figuring that out for myself.”

It was a lame webloid attempt to make Swift’s perfectly reasonable comments seem like a calculated slam of Cyrus’ equally reasonable comments. Now the site is going down that path again, citing Swift’s interview with Katie Couric on Friday as evidence of a “new dig” at Cyrus.

During her chat at the Billboard Women of the Year Awards, Swift mentioned that she “doesn’t feel like getting any tattoos” and has no “burning desire to be drunk right now.” HollywoodLife interprets Swift’s remarks as an attack on Cyrus, “who appears to embrace her naughty side,” citing, for example, the recent birthday video in which Cyrus jokes about being a “stoner.”

It’s true that Swift and Cyrus have slightly different public personas and views about fame. But to speculate that Swift is directly ripping Cyrus anytime she happens to bring up the responsibilities of stardom is absolutely ridiculous. It obviously makes for good headlines to fan the flames of a faux feud, but HollywoodLife is just propping up its earlier story with more empty sensationalism.

Neither Swift nor Cyrus is particularly shy about sharing her feelings in public. If either one wanted to “diss” the other, HollywoodLife wouldn’t be the only one to notice.

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