Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris broke up after 15 months of dating. Sources claim that Calvin Harris was tired of being overshadowed by the nonstop spotlight shining on Taylor Swift.
The internet believes it was more than just Bad Blood between the two and chose to ride the hashtag #IDumpedTaylorSwiftBecause to share some golden ideas for the breakup.
Before there was Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a host of other sites for people to vaguely post their feelings, there was Myspace. Some kind people on the internet have taken screenshots of what are (allegedly) Taylor Swift's old Myspace comments. These are so wonderfully dated, it will remind you of when you were a teen making inside jokes and quoting 'Sahara' just like her.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.