I Said It: Taylor Swift is Overrated

Taylor Swift is by far the most overrated singer of our generation.

Taylor Swift performing during her Eras Tour

Taylor Swift performing during her Eras Tour

Taylor Swift is the most overrated singer of our generation.

Before you guys gather the pitchforks, this isn’t saying I hate her music, but in general, Swift gets a lot more hype than deserved.

A lot of her fans are obsessive and, let´s be completely honest, some of her songs are problematic and honestly overall, pretty mediocre.

The perfect example of this is in Taylor’s song “Better Than Revenge”.

She is putting down Camilla Belle for no other reason than the fact that she dated Joe Jonas after Swift.

The song is rude and shames Belle.

The lyric ¨She’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress¨ is downright girls putting down other girls, which Swift is very publicly against.

“Honestly, I think that I cheer on anybody who is living their life on their own terms, wearing what they want to wear and representing what they want to represent,” she said in an interview.

This all seems pretty interesting coming from someone who just a few years earlier wrote “Better than Revenge.”

She continues this in her song “You Belong With Me,” where she talks about how she’s better than her friend’s girlfriend, and while the song is very catchy (and may or may not be on my playlist) it’s very pick me, which is someone who bases their personality on being different and quirky.

“But she wears short skirts; I wear T-shirts; She’s cheer captain, and I’m on the bleachers” her famous lyric which gives the same energy as “I’m not like other girls.”

Being a pick-me is also not as pro-women as she claims to be.

Just because some girls like doing their makeup, wearing “short-skirts” and other typically feminine things, doesn’t make her superior for not liking those things.

She also pits her fans against all of her exes and anyone she thinks has wronged her (looking at you Jake Gyllenhaal because let’s be serious, a scarf is not worth all this drama).

She continuously destroys people’s reputations whenever she feels like they have done something wrong.

In her song “Mean” she goes off the rails on a music critic who (god-forbid) did his job and criticized her music.

Now you might say that it’s not her fault that her fans are crazy, but you come to a certain point of fame where you have to know the impact of everything you say.

She could’ve easily come out with some sort of statement saying to back off but she didn’t.

She’s been making some questionable dating decisions recently.

You would think after being wronged by every single guy she’s dated, she would decide it isn’t in her best interest to date a racist, homophobic misogynist, but I guess that definitely will make an interesting song.

Also, everyone brushed over Taylor’s weird relationship with Conor Kennedy.

They met when he was 17 and she was 22, and quickly began dating after his 18th birthday.

Now, that isn’t the worst age difference but the speculation behind her dating him was just due to her obsession with the Kennedy family.

A source close to the family told Radar Online, “[Taylor] was more obsessed with the idea of dating a Kennedy, than the actual Kennedy she was dating.”

For someone who writes dozens of songs about how she’s been wronged by every guy on the planet, you would think she wouldn’t use and abuse someone for his family.

Honestly, I’m sick of her acting like she isn’t one of the most famous singers of our generation.

She tries to seem down to earth but behind the scenes she has a private jet which produces more jet emissions than any other celebrity (including Kylie Jenner).

In an article written by Yard, celebrities are ranked on how much CO2 emissions they produce they state, “Taylor Swift might be today’s pop princess, but Yard’s research found that Miss Swift is the biggest celebrity CO2e polluter of this year so far.”

And before all the Swifties attack me saying she could’ve been on tour, I’ll be the first to tell you that she hadn’t been on tour at all that year.

Now I´m not going to say that I don’t feel bad for some of the criticism she´s received.

I think the music industry is laced with misogyny and she’s gone through a lot in the industry, but that doesn’t excuse the things she’s done.

Taylor Swift and all of her fans must be held accountable not just for how incredibly overrated her music is and all of her wrong-doings.