Mean tweeters — enough! Why are you so gleeful that Taylor Swift may have thought she won Album of the Year at the Grammys? Give the girl a break!
Taylor Swift has been relentlessly dissed on Twitter after she appeared to believe for an instant that she had won the Grammy for Album of the Year. The singer was caught on camera looking “surprised” but thrilled when the winner was announced — but can you really blame her?
Taylor Swift’s Surprised Face At Grammys — Mean Haters Mock T.Swift’s Reaction
The problem was that both the name of Taylor’s album — Red — and the name of Daft Punk‘s album — Random Access Memories, which actually won — start with the letter “R.”
So Taylor’s crime, according to her dissers, was that for one sweet moment, the pop star may have believed that she was taking home another gold Grammy.
@StealYoRedBull couldn’t wait to get his knife out, tweeting:
— Mac Vanandel (@StealYoRedBull) January 27, 2014
@disconaivete joined in with:
Taylor Swift really needs to work on her “I’m disappointed but you really deserve the win, it’s okay” face. — disco naïveté (@disconaivete) January 27, 2014
@Hollyscoop added their two cents,
Taylor Swift lost “Album of the Year” last night and gave us her first truly genuine shocked ever, so everybody wins really…. — Hollyscoop (@Hollyscoop) January 27, 2014
And @AlejandroLora92 tweeted,
— Alejandro Lopez (@AlejandroLora92) January 27, 2014
Taylor Swift Haters Are Just Jealous Of Her Talent
Geez Louise! You’d think Taylor Swift had personally given these critics the mean girl treatment in some way.
But no, these Internet haters seem to be piling on her simply because they resent her talent and success.
Check out jealous @nxrryberrypie:
the Grammys were actually very entertaining now that Taylor swift doesn’t win every single award
— marissa (@nxrryberrypie) January 27, 2014
Listen, I understand that it can be galling that most of us are not tall, gorgeous, supremely talented and already worth $150 million by the age of 24. How can one person get to be that lucky? Life isn’t fair.
But that’s no excuse for vitriol against a young woman who was naturally excited, like any of us would be, by the thought that she was receiving a huge honor. I actually think it’s really sweet that Taylor genuinely still cares about winning awards, even after all of the honors she’s already taken home.
Others in her shoes may have been less humble and so blasé by this point, that they wouldn’t have mistakenly made a “surprise” face.
And let’s not forget, dissers, that Taylor may NOT have thought she won. Perhaps she wasn’t in full control of the expression on her face. Are YOU in full control of your face at all times? Does it always communicate exactly what you’re thinking? In other words, you are all convinced that you know what she was thinking at that precise moment, but maybe you’re wrong.
In any case, I’m tired of Taylor-bashing. She’s already endured the embarrassment of Kanye West dissing her publicly at the 2009 MTV VMAs, and then Tina Fey and Amy Poehler getting digs in at her during both of their Golden Globes hosting appearances.
Victoria’s Secret model Jessica Hart announced that Taylor wasn’t sexy enough to be a Victoria’s Secret model, before apologizing.
And that’s not to mention that she’s been the butt of endless SNL and late-night talk show host jokes. All because she’s a woman who’s super successful and who wears her heart on her sleeve in multiple songs. That’s no reason for haters to get their claws out and tweet their happiness over Taylor’s Grammys misfortune, like @mcurr16 did:
It makes me happy that Taylor swift didn’t win anything for once. Most of the time she doesn’t deserve it.
— Maryellen Curran (@mcurr16) January 27, 2014
So, HollywoodLifers — do you think it’s OK or outrageous to mock Taylor’s Grammys “surprise” face? Let me know.
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