Let’s face it: We secretly love celebrity drama, and this week was filled with Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian’s dispute. Personally, I love it because you get to see a different side of these celebrities, hence making them more human than idol―and Taylor’s no different.
In one perspective, Taylor and Kim are the embodiment of the good girl vs. bad girl stereotype. Taylor’s the ever-innocent role model, and Kim’s the woman who, as people would say, rose to fame because of a sex tape. And of course, everyone loves a good girl.
But admittedly, it’s pretty tiring to watch Taylor play the victim card over and over again once someone calls her out. In this case, the whole “Famous” exposé.
Vulture points out that Taylor insists on keeping her “innocent” persona until now, especially with her brand of writing about bad exes and people she doesn’t get along with (aka, Katy Perry and Camilla Belle). It’s like she’s calling people out because it benefits her.
I guess the flaw here is that her good girl image has become way too idealistic. Taylor was basically caught lying for months about the whole beef with Kanye West, and she still plays the victim. She won’t allow people to break this façade of hers and will even put a feminist spin (whatever that word means to her) to her arguments, if needed, to put her point across.
No one’s obligating Taylor, or any celebrity with the same situation, to issue a public apology on the matter. However, I would like to see her drop the innocent act and be a flawed human for once. In the first place, constantly victimizing herself in any situation is not a “good girl act” and is actually pretty shady. Worse, millions of people look up to her and the way she does things.
Again, this kind of drama gives us spectators the opportunity to see beyond the calculated glitz and glamor, as well as their overly PR image. Taylor has nothing to lose, anyway―she’s still going to be every teenage girl’s dream. I mean, look at Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez doing their thing after their wholesome Disney days―they’re doing fine. So will Taylor.