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Hatin on Taylor Swift

I can’t believe that there are people still wringing their hands over the whole Miley Cyrus at the VMAs thing a couple of weeks ago.  Apparently, they are still disgusted about how this former Disney star:

a) was wearing next to nothing on national TV
b) motorboated a giant twerking bear
c) gyrated on Robin Thicke
d) all of the above

Actually, there were some really well thought-out discussions about it.  Everything from the racial implications of a white woman’s subjugation of black women to whether she was exhibiting grrrl power by unabashedly owning her sexuality and deciding to celebrate it.

My thoughts?  Meh.  Child actors rarely end up as good as people want them to.  And let’s not forget her dad is Billy Ray Cyrus.  Exactly how normal do you think she was going to turn out?

What I’m really surprised about is that I was the only person to point out the REAL controversy.  Robin Thicke’s “Bitch stole my look” moment:

thicke beetlejuice

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift was giggling because all this negative attention on Miley is only adding more shine to her squeaky-clean, America’s sweetheart image.  It seems like the girl can do no wrong.  She even survived her dalliance with the King of All Douchebags, John Mayer:


I mean, people were expecting something shocking from Miley.  You know, to further shake off her Disney image.   So all she was doing was giving them what they want, no? Yet she’s getting slammed from all sides while Swift added the title of The Anti-Miley.

So why am I upset at Taylor Swift? Because I’ve had this song in my head for the past few weeks.

Everything has Changed


Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the song. It’s so well-written and features Ed Sheeran, who I’m a big fan of.  Every time I’m in the car with the Pieholes we turn it on and sing it at the top of our lungs.   You can’t get any more romantic than this, with lyrics like  “and your eyes look like coming home” and “all I feel in my stomach is butterflies, the beautiful kind…”  That’s downright poetic.

But damn that video sucks.

You’d think that it  would reflect the whirlwind romance described by the lyrics.  But nooooooo, they had to go the wholesome route and feature a couple kids going through some innocent puppy-love crap.

Check out the opening verse of the song:

All I knew this morning when I woke
Is I know something now, know something now I didn’t before.
And all I’ve seen since eighteen hours ago
Is green eyes and freckles in your smile
In the back of my mind making me feel right


Ummmm, excuse me?  They SHACKED UP!!!!   Where’s your purity now, Tay-Tay?

They should’ve had a video with Taylor and Ed half-naked enjoying a nooner.  Or a bunch of scenes with them completely making out with optional heavy petting.  Or, better yet, Taylor singing this song to herself while doing the walk of shame in his sweatpants and her high heels from the night before.  With her hair all up in a messy ponytail.

Seriously, someone needs to hire me as a music video director.



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18 comments on “Hatin on Taylor Swift

  1. Go Jules Go
    September 27, 2013

    Ack! You’re right about that video – I’d never seen it. I vote for half naked guy (over the age of 8, please). Yes. You’re hired.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      September 27, 2013

      I’m still hoping for half-naked Tay-Tay.

      • rachelocal
        September 27, 2013

        I feel like half-naked Tay Tay would look very similar to half-naked Miley, just taller. They are both built like 12-year-old boys.

        • thefoodandwinehedonist
          September 27, 2013

          Haha!! True, true. Neither are Lindsay Lohan. But I’d still look.

  2. the drunken cyclist
    September 27, 2013

    Classic FWH….

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      September 27, 2013

      Thanks. Yeah, in my quest to pander to the masses it’s always fun to go back to my sophomoric roots.

  3. Duff's Wines
    September 27, 2013

    OK, Taylor is easy to hate. Hell, I hate her and I’ve never really listened to her music. Actually never ever listened to her music. I think it was a Katie Curic hour long show that I watched while home sick that dd it. Lets face it, we don’t really know these people. So, hate whoever you want. I like Myley (never listened to her music either) but think its cool that she dd her thing regardless of the blatant notoriety that she was after. Taylor reminds me of Jòhn Denver – everyone made fun of him. But many people sing along to Rocky Mountain High just like you and the Pieholes with Taylor Swift.
    Great post!

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      September 27, 2013

      Never thought if her as John Denver, but ur on to sonething. Can we agree that she’s a little easier on the eyes?

      • Duff's Wines
        September 27, 2013

        She certainly is. But as a middle aged man it’s kind a creepy to think of ol’ Taylor in that way. Then again that hasn’t stopped me before.

  4. ksbeth
    September 28, 2013

    i love the walk of shame visual, would really hit it out of the park –

  5. Heather (Sweet Precision)
    September 29, 2013

    Ha! Taylor should totally hire you as her creative director! I’ll admit I love the song as well but the video is a little squeaky clean given the lyrics.

  6. PinotNinja
    September 30, 2013


    I angrily yell and turn off the radio every time she comes on. And its not like I’m some kind of music snob. I welcome in Selena, Demi, and Miley with open arms. What I am is a break up snob. You only get to whine, moan, and write lyrics about serious break ups (see JT’s Cry Me A River and Katy Perry’s Roar). I am not going to hold your hand and take you out to brunch while you cry for some dude that you dated for 2 weeks.

    Not going to do it. Put on your big girl pants Taylor and stop crying. Also, stop dating douchebags and then being surprised when it doesn’t work out.

    However, that walk of shame idea is pure genius.

  7. The Daily Sampler
    October 2, 2013

    I hate Taylor Swift. It wasn’t always this way. She made me like this.

  8. mollytopia
    October 4, 2013

    Hahaha – you’re right R Thicke totally stole his look! Also please direct Taylor’s next music video – so I can finally watch one. Great post : )

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      October 4, 2013

      I tweeted Tay to offer up my services. Let’s see where that heads! Thanks for kind words!

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