Quotables: Taylor Swift Is So Sweet (And Maybe A Little Passive Aggressive)!

11/8/2013 3:00 PM PST, by

"For me when I think about them, and I think about my fans as a group. I think about the little things. I think about the letters that I get from classrooms, and the YouTube videos of some little girl opening up her Christmas present and it's tickets to my show. And I think of young girls learning lessons on guitar. Sometimes I'll sit in a position where I can watch people leave the shows and I'll look at the shirts that they made and the signs and some people will cover themselves in Christmas lights so I can see them from the stage. I know that's creepy but I just like to watch. I just feel so proud that my fans are always nice to other fans. They don't say hateful things. They don't say they're going to set people on fire or anything. They're not sending death threats to other people."

--Taylor Swift discusses how nice her fans are. You know, unlike someone else's fans.

No, this is sweet, and she probably didn't even mean anything by it -- if she did though, she'd have a pretty solid point. It's not the Taylor Swift fans that tell you to kill yourself if you don't like her latest song, now is it? And Taylor's fans haven't been known to send out all those graphic, scary death threats, either. One or two, maybe, but not as a group activity. Nope, all those honors go directly to Lady Gaga's most bizarre little monsters.

This is such a weird thing to say, but it needs to be said: Lady Gaga, won't you try to be just a little bit more like Taylor Swift?


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Shirley Crouse
928 days ago

Lady more like Swift? Now this I gotta see!

928 days ago

its not true…taylor swift's fans can get nasty too if you make jokes about her love life

928 days ago

Really?? Did she forget how her fans went on the attack when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a joke about her dating life and when Michael J Fox said he didn't even know who she was. She said nothing, let them say all their nasty comments and only said "thanks for the support" AFTER he called to apologize to her. He should never have had to apologize and she should have spoke out as soon as someone said something, and told them, "I'm a big girl, no need to defend me!". Perhaps she sees things differently from her end, but looking in, she's no better and neither are her fans.

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928 days ago

Ummm, almost EVERY under 30 artists fan base does that stupid stuff. Have Beiber fans have threatened people? Have One Direction fans done this? Have _______ fans done this (insert name)? Fish wrapper is reaching and attempting to bait the public, mainly the fans of these artists, with a theory supported by no fact.

928 days ago

She is soooo BORING and sooooo PHONY!!! Her music SUUUUUCKS!

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928 days ago

Taylor Swift is a lovely lady, Lady Gaga is white trash. No comparison between the two.

928 days ago

Well, it's not hard to understand WHY Taylor's fans are nice: Taylor as nice and as FANS of HER, that probably means they feel they can relate to her, thus meaning most of them are probably like minded to Taylor. She is almost always kind and incredibly well composed, her fans just reflect her public image.

And as for her love life; in your late teens and early twenties imagine taking the hot mess that is dating during that time and having the worlds screwed up celebrities as your dating pool. All I can say is I'm glad no one was around to publicly document some of my stellar choices during that time. Some of the guys I dated probably had less intelligence than a fart.

928 days ago

It's probably more about Directioners than the Monsters. Ever since she was dating Harry Styles she was getting death threats from those idiots. Not all of them but there's a lot of dumb little girls who think Harry belongs to them. They threaten everyone he dates.

928 days ago

Google what Taylors classmates have to say about how nice she is..

928 days ago

Taylor disgusts me. She's a hypocrite who whines her way to success. In my eyes, Taylor's more of a whore than Miley is. (And no, I'm not approving of Miley either.) Gaga may be very eccentric and have rowdy fans, I definitely prefer her over Swift.

Suzanne Smith
928 days ago

Taylor hasn't been in the news much lately and she's just trying to get some publicity. I agree that this girl is talented and can sing but she is soooooooo boring. Also, hate the diss my ex songs. She's even getting Selena Gomez into that. I find it amazing that she says she has never really had guy friends, with the exception of now becoming friends with Ed Shearin. We all know the deal about her boyfriends; think one to two months is her longest run. How then can she possibly write and sing songs about guys when she obivously doesn't have a clue about them! She even looks like she would be a tremendous flop in bed too! Tay Tay, go get some experience; then maybe you won't be such a bitch!

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928 days ago

I used to be a HUGE Gaga fan for about 2 years until I started realizing how fake she is. And yes, her fans are about the craziest I've ever seen. Even when I was a fan - I realized a lot of her fans are off their rocker. With that said, I think your title on TMZ is a little misleading. You wrote: "Did Taylor Swift REALLY just slam Lady Gaga?"... Taylor did NOT slam Gaga... or even her fans. She just made a general comment about how obsessive the fans of certain musicians are... and that she appreciates her fans and how they treat others.

928 days ago

Taylor Swift fans don't love other fans.. they love other Taylor Swift fans and get just as nasty if someone ranks on their idol. The difference is that people in the media often make nasty comments about Lady Gaga despite how well her records sell, it's constant and downright nasty criticism that her fans respond negatively to. Swift is the media's little darling and can do no wrong despite her whining and cookie cutter bad boyfriend songs.

Isaac Newton
928 days ago

Anyone else have rape fantasies about her?

928 days ago

Interesting how the author went straight to Lady Gaga and didn't mention the Beliebers. Those young'ins are a posse more than a fan base. There are myriad other celebrity fans that are inappropriately aggressive, and no, Taylor Swift is not immune. She too has some ignoramus bullies in her backyard.

This is ridiculous, much like every other post Emily Trainham makes. Is she TRYING to appear that's she's ill-informed, judgmental, and a particularly poor writer? She harshly baits someone new every other day without that celebrity ever having spoken to her directly.

But with her body of work, who would want to?