Taylor Swift’s Staff is Angry at the ‘Inappropriate’ New York Times Opinion Piece on Her Sexuality

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Taylor Swift’s team is reportedly angered by an opinion piece published by The New York Times earlier this week, speculating about the Grammy winner’s sexuality. The source, as reported by CNN, expressed concern about the invasive and inappropriate nature of the article, stating, “There seems to be no boundary some journalists won’t cross when writing about Taylor, regardless of how invasive, untrue, and inappropriate it is.

” The insider emphasized that the Times op-ed, which suggests Swift has been dropping hints about identifying with the queer community throughout her career, would not have been ‘allowed’ if it were written about a male artist like Shawn Mendes or any other artist whose sexuality has been questioned by fans.

Within the op-ed, Anna Marks provides what she perceives as supporting ‘evidence’ for Swift’s purported affiliation with the LGBTQIA+ community. A highlighted instance in the article points to Swift dyeing her hair in the colors of the bisexual pride flag for the music video You Need to Calm Down. The author suggests that these deliberate artistic choices serve as expressions of Swift’s solidarity with the queer community.

In the prologue for her album 1989 (Taylor’s Version), Swift explained that she predominantly surrounds herself with women to discourage the public from inquiring about her romantic life. As the controversy surrounding the opinion piece unfolds, Swift, who is currently dating Travis Kelce, emphasized in the prologue for her album 1989 (Taylor’s Version) that she made a conscious decision to ‘swear off hanging out with guys.’ Instead, she focused on herself, her music, personal growth, and nurturing female friendships.