10 Times Taylor Swift Faced Backlash For The Worst Reasons

There are a few constants when it comes to Taylor Swift. She's guaranteed to make good music, write smart lyrics, be a good person, love her fans, and UNFORTUNATELY, face backlash for ridiculous shit.

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Here are 11 times she faced unwarranted backlash.

Remember this is my opinion, but still, it’s basically fact.

1.When she said she had a good year and people got mad:

2.When she faced backlash for literally dating a normal amount of people in her 20s:


People in their 20s date. Taylor Swift, in her 20s, did exactly that. People tore her apart for it, as if it was some egregious thing to do. She was slut-shamed, ridiculed, memed, asked about it in interviews. Sadly, she still faces this sexist criticism. Ugh.

3.When she faced backlash early in her career for her surprise face:

Taylor Swift looking surprised

Early in her record-breaking career, Taylor used to face backlash frequently for — get this! — having a "surprise face." It literally made magazine headlines. Taylor told Nightline: "People make so much fun of me for that. I don't know. It's like, if you win an award, isn't that crazy? How do you sit there and be like, 'Oh, another Grammy. I guess I'm gonna get that now?'" Exactly.

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4.When she was torn apart because of an off performance — even though it seemed like her ear monitor wasn't working:

Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks onstage

Taylor performed "Rhiannon" with Stevie Nicks at the 2010 Grammys. It wasn't her best performance — probably because her ear monitor wasn't working properly. But in the end, Taylor wrote a song about a vicious critic. You may have heard of it. "Mean." She won two Grammys for it.

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5.When people had a whole day of discourse about this body suit in the "...Ready for It?" music video:

Closeup of Taylor Swift

People called it fake, CGI, etc. Taylor remained unbothered. Love her.


6.When people got mad at Taylor because she played a "banjitar" instead of a banjo on the Speak Now tour. LIKE???

Taylor Swift onstage

Like, who gives a shit?! She's talented. Sit down, enjoy the talent, and get over it.

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7.When Taylor faced backlash from some people — and from Demi Lovato — because she donated $250,000 to Kesha:

Taylor Swift

Like, Taylor was helping to pay for Kesha's court fees, and people somehow found an issue with it. SMHHHH.

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8.When people got mad at her recently for winning too many awards:

9.When she infamously faced near-cancellation after Kim Kardashian edited a recording of her and Kanye West:

10.And lastly, people got mad she wore designer clothes on the cover of Vogue: