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Everyone has an embarassing video of when they, their friends, and their suspiciously normal/smaller lips made a music video to their favorite idol's song. We were all young once, right?

This video is a perfect mix of awkward celebrities when they were young and a reminder of how awful being a preteen used to be. 

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Apparently Taylor Swift is just your standard run of the mill ageless beauty that may have been around for a long while.

Internet folk from all walks of life had their minds blown when this fine and prime 1970s photo of Taylor Swift's unofficial twin surfaced.

The resemblance is uncanny, but more important, is this a mere symptom of a glitch in the matrix? Who's to say?

art taylor swift Taylor Swift Might Have Stolen an Artist's Work to Promote Her Album 1989
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Artist Ally Burguieres claims that Taylor Swift, champion of artists getting paid, stole her artwork and appropriated it to promote her album 1989. According to Burguieres, after months of trying and failing to receive attribution for her work she wrote an open letter to Taylor Swift. 

This is how she summed up what happened and the fallout with Taylor's reps:


As a professional artist, I was astonished to see you use one of my most popular designs on all your official social media platforms as part of your promotions for 1989. While I wondered why no one had sought permission or offered compensation to do so, I recognized that such endorsement is a once-in-a-lifetime boost for an artist and can skyrocket an artist’s career. Friends congratulated me and customers expressed joy. But congratulations turned to confusion. The design was a copy, and with someone else’s name signed to it.

I was devastated, but I took solace in thinking that someone so outspoken about artists’ rights would willingly fix her mistake. Mistakes are easy to make; I thought if you only KNEW about the error, you would do what is in your power to make it right. I was wrong. My efforts to combat the pirated and unauthorized copy (and your use and distribution of it to millions of people) were noticed, as you removed the post after several days. But the copy had been shared and downloaded countless times, and it seemed neither you nor your team intended on correcting your mistake.

After months of effort, I received an offer from you and your team that mentions no credit to me as the artist of the design, but does include payment of a “four-figure” amount, with the stipulation that I must donate it all. Taylor, as a professional, would you agree to such terms from Apple, or Spotify?

via Ally Burguieres

She also included this image of her original work and the post in question. 

Swift's representatives have made a statement that flat out refuses any of Burguieres' claims. They explain the situation as a misunderstanding, countering that they did take down the post and offer up compensation which they did not require to be given to charity. They end their statement with this: 

We have tried on multiple occasions to address Ms. Burguieres' concerns, but these actions make it clear to us that this is just an unfortunate effort to extract more money and more publicity.

via Rolling Stone

With such different accounts of what happened, it's hard to know who is in the right. Burguieres managed to get recognition for her art but the fight seems to be ongoing. 

taylor swift doppleganger Taylor Swift Met Her Australian Lookalike
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This Australian Swift fan looks a lot like her idol. When she does her makeup and hair like Taylor Swift it can be hard to tell them apart.  

via @oliviaoblivious

If it was anyone else in this situation you might expect a fight to the death, the victor taking over the fabulous Swift lifestyle. Instead, they formed a squad. 

via @

Lawsuit of The Day: Taylor Swift is Being Sued For $42 Million Over 'Shake it Off'  Plagiarism Allegations
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Haters really are gonna hate. Hate so much they want to sue you for $42 million.

R&B artist Jesse Graham filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift for similarities between Swift's 2014 'Shake it Off' and his song 'Haters Gonna Hate.'

Both songs contain the phrase, "Haters gonna hate, players gonna play."

"Her hook is the same hook as mine," he told Daily News, claiming Swift uses it about 72 times in her song. "If I didn't write the song 'Haters Gone Hate,' there wouldn't be a song called 'Shake It Off.'"

He originally only wanted a selfie with Swift, but her camp denied that request.

Here are the songs. Too similar?

Our verdict?

Just shake it off, Taylor.

All The Feels of The Day: Taylor Swift Made This 12-Year-Old Cancer Patient's Day
Via: Mashable
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Taylor Swift took a break from her #squad to hang out with one very deserving fan.

Twelve-year-old Stella Usiak, a cancer patient, finally got to fulfill her dream of hanging out with her favorite pop star.

Usiak was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2011 and went into remission. But her cancer returned in 2014. Her dream has been to record a song with Taylor, so she set up a Facebook page to generate attention.

Stella gushed about her brief meeting with the star on her Facebook page:

Even though I only talked to her for a minute Taylor told me I was very brave . I gave Taylor my email and phone number and when I mentioned it would be awesome to hang out with you someday she said sounds like fun it might be In your cards! I told her my entire story just before I had to go. That was one of the best hugs I ever got! Me and my mom were crying tears or joy I will remember that night forever the night I celebrated shaking off the bad blood twice and one of my wildest dreams coming true!

She even got to meet Taylor's cat Meredith, well, a cardboard version of Meredith.

Good luck, Stella! Here's to hoping that you get to record that song one day with T-Swizzle.

Don't Do That of The Day: The Weeknd Says Taylor Swift Couldn't Stop Stroking His Hair
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Taylor Swift just can't keep her hands to herself.

Singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd, says that when he first met Swift she kept "petting" his hair.

He described the bizarre encounter with Taylor Swift in Rolling Stone:

"But the whole time she was talking," he says, "she was kind of, like, petting my hair? I think she was just drawn to it — she must have been a little gone off a few drinks. And of course I'm not going to be like, 'Hey, can you stop?' I mean, it felt good! But when she started petting my hair, that's when I was like, 'I definitely need a drink.'"

For those clueless individuals out there, touching a black person's hair is normally a cultural no-no. And it really doesn't help Swift's image when she also makes music videos like this.

Word of advice, Taylor. Next time—just don't.

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