Taylor Swift: It’s “Sexist” To Call Me Out For Writing About Ex-Boyfriends (VIDEO)
Taylor Swift appeared on Australia’s 2DayFM “Jules, Merrick and Sophie” breakfast show on Monday, Sunday in the United States, opening up about being criticized for her songwriting and feeling protective of Selena Gomez.
Asked about repeatedly being called out for writing songs about ex-boyfriends, Swift explains that she has always just written about her life. She says, “My first album came out when I was 16, so I would write about my life as I saw it, as I felt it, and then what happens is as you get more successful, which you’re lucky if that happens, you have more and more people paying attention to what you’re doing and you’ve been doing it the same way your entire career as a songwriter, but all of a sudden the perspective has changed.”
“They use kind of you writing songs about your life as a way to play detective and for me I have a really strict personal policy that I never name names, so anybody saying that a song is about a specific person is purely speculating,” insists Swift.
She goes on to point out what she sees as a double standard. Swift tells the hosts, “You’re going to have people who are gonna say, ‘Oh you know, like she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends,’ and I think, frankly, that’s just a very sexist angle to take.”
“No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars,” argues the songstress. “They’re all writing about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Gomez recently revealed Swift wants her to move to New York. The superstar is asked about that, too, and whether she feels “protective” of her pal.
Swift replies, “Yeah, absolutely.” She goes on, “I think that one thing about learning to be the best friend you can possibly be is knowing when you have to let people figure things out on their own. And I do trust her.”
“I think she has good judgment. I think that she is going to do amazing things with her life. She is incredibly intelligent, people — it would scare them if they knew how smart she is,” says Swift.
She adds, “I think one thing you just have to do as a friend is be there for what they’re going through and never try to boss them around. I think that’s the worst thing you can do.”
Listen to the full interview and check out the video below!