Taylor Swift is talking candidly about being criticized for her songs about past loves.
She told Australia’s 2DayFM Jules, Merrick and Sophie breakfast show, “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.”
She continues, “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."
She feels it's a double standard, “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." Following up with, “No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars, they’re all writing about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.”
You can listen to the full interview below and formulate your own opinion.