Adam 12

11am - 4pm

Taylor Swift accepts the Album of the Year award onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I made a few snarky tweets during Taylor Swift‘s marathon performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend. This was a huge mistake.

 

By the time I woke up Sunday morning, my tweets had been shared a thousand times over, and Swifties had absolutely destroyed my mentions. There were death threats, slurs, and an attempt to hack my Twitter account. But there were also some damn good burns and earnest, astute arguments put forth. I wasn’t a fan of the vitriol, but I have to respect the passion and knowledge of Taylor Swift fans.

 

In the end, I deleted the tweets and locked my account for awhile to avoid another hacking attempt, but not before I took screenshots for posterity. I’ve shared them below, along with a handful of choice replies.

 

Was my critique out of line? Does a middle-aged rock DJ have any business critiquing a pop star? Is a pop star untouchable once they reach a certain level of fame? I don’t know. All I know is that I have a newfound appreciation for Taylor Swift and her fans. And if they can take their passion, organize, and apply it to, say, climate justice or racial inequality or a similar cause (as I’m sure many of them already have), then they could really make some noise.

  • Mistakes 1 & 2

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  • Mistake 3

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  • Not a bad take, to be honest

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  • I chortled

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  • My mom disagrees

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  • Good point: The Blue Checkmark doesn't mean what it used to

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  • Gonna need a translator for this one

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  • Succinct

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  • A burn so sick it's poetry

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  • My lips are actually quite nice, thank you very much

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  • Oh, it caught me

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