(via terrrrrrence)Source: zarryaremine
I’m not even getting INTO this TSwift/Harry Styles thing, but I do think it’s important to point out that not everyone who isn’t happy about it feels that way because they irrationally hate Taylor Swift or are an unreasonable Larry shipper.
I personally could not care less who either of them choose to date, and I think they make a super cute couple, but I’m also aware of how every single public break-up Taylor Swift has had has gone down, and I’ve been in the fandoms of people she has aimed her wrath at so I know what’s likely to happen when they inevitably break up.
Being in 1D fandom is difficult enough for the kind of reasons that are going to become exponentially worse during the fallout for this, so it’s cute and everything - but I for one am not looking forward to how this is going to play out. And it’s fair to say we don’t KNOW how it’s going to end, but it’s equally fair to say that the aftermath of Taylor Swift’s relationships have at this point formed a significant pattern, so we have a reasonable idea.
Again - she’s free to date whoever she likes, and as many people as she likes. As is he. I’m not trying to say either of their choices in that regard are relevant, here. But I think it’s important that we don’t put every single unenthusiastic reaction to this pairing down to ‘senseless’ fangirls or ignorant tinhats.
I’ve yet to see a single person attacked FOR shipping/supporting it, so it sucks to see the pro-them camp work so hard to prove the ~validity of their opinion by criticizing the alternative. It’s reasonable to not be entirely enthusiastic about this, and it’s not fair to undermine or try to discredit that feeling by working to associate it only with the less credible and reasonable factions of the fanbase.
Just want to say that I think a lot of the criticism surrounding Taylor’s breakups is bullshit though? It’s sexism and its dumb and there are plenty of male musicians who have been serial monogamists just like Taylor and who write mean break up song about their exes but it’s art for them whereas Taylor is made out to be this bitter slut who can’t keep a man. I’m certainly not saying their aren’t valid reasons to dislike Taylor Swift and I’m not even saying her relationship track record isn’t one of them. But, in the end it’s Harry’s life and he’s an adult who is probably as aware as the rest of us that dating Taylor Swift means you might end up with a song about you in the future.
And about those actual songs? I’m kind of sick of this whole idea that Taylor only writes bitter break up songs about how dudes have done her wrong. “Hey Stephen” is about a guy she had a crush on during her first tour who was a bit older and didn’t even know she was alive. It’s really sweet and not about hating some guy who didn’t pay her any mind. “Back to December” is about her breakup with Taylor Lautner and spells out explicitly that she was the problem, not him. “Tim McGraw” is about being nostalgic for a past love. And hell, “Long Live” isn’t about a dude at all. It’s about her and her success and her fans. There are a ton of others that are about her family and her childhood so for every “Dear John” there’s a “Never Grow Up” that’s not about a dude she fucked once upon a time. The simple fact that those breakup songs are all anyone ever focuses on, is all anyone ever asks her about in any interview ever, is proof that she exists in a sexist industry that holds women to a higher standard of conduct. We shouldn’t be encouraging it or perpetuating it because it’s bullshit. So, I’m not going to.