“He’s such privileged asshole”, “Privileged white bitch”? What a terrible thing to say about someone we don’t know and have never interacted with. Mind you sometimes we can use those terms and all the evidence is there to support the statement so in that case we suppose it’s fine. Also sometimes I contradict myself, also sometimes we all need to shut the fuck up including me.
Taylor Swifts documentary on Netflix, Americana left me speechless in more ways than one. I walked away with so much respect for her as woman and a human being. The truth is we never really know people we don’t know, read that again if you’re confused. At the end of the day Americana could have just been a well edited pity film, who knows. But most importantly who cares, you either support her music or you don’t, end of story really.
The fact is the people who don’t like Swift has never purchased an album or a piece of merchandise. Yet she has some how managed to make millions, do you see where I’m going with this or nah!? If swift was a horrible person and by horrible I mean making racists statements, saying homophobic shit every chance she got or publicly supporting misogynist assholes. Then maybe this would make more sense to me.
However all we know is she’s white, female, hasn’t had the best luck with the men she’s dated like MOST OF US! Swift is portrayed as super friendly and gives off a good girl image, that the pubic and the media have somehow deemed to be very bad thing. We have a recording from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, that sounded to me like it was edited, chopped and screwed. But what do I know I worked in media for ten years doing just that.
Kim Kardashian a lovely hard working woman who got introduced to us via an unfortunate sex tape with Brandy’s little brother Ray J. Her husband Kanye West who has said so many dumb things in the past two years, we’ve just started to ignore him. Because while he might not make amazing music anymore, he does make comfortable sneakers. Let’s be fair haven’t we all said and done dumb things. Either way all parties mentioned above continue to make millions, do you see where I’m still going with this? Please keep following me.
When I posted Taylor Swift’s Americana to my Instagram stories, a few people attacked saying; “She’s a privileged white bitch” or “Her white girl tears mean nothing” or “I’m not buying her act”. Believe me when I say nobody has to buy anything they don’t want to buy in 2020. What frustrated me about the situation that lead to me doing a full on rant in my yesterday’s Vlog and this blog post was one fact. People were attacking Taylor Swift’s “Privilege” and “Whiteness” yet completely ignoring what she has done and is doing.
Swift is a millionaire, heterosexual, white female who is hugely successful and could just continue to act like certain issues don’t concern her because well – SHE’S RICH AS FUCK and they really don’t concern her. Yet she was willing to risk it all, in a political stance that could have ended her career. And some people’s response to that was she is a “Privileged White Girl”.
Nobody decides to be born privileged if that were the case, I would be on my daddy’s yacht not giving a dam about anything, besides how good I look in every selfie I took near the water. Anyway’s my point is, don’t bash people for being “Privileged” bash them for being privileged and not using that privilege to help anybody else. It’s what we do with the power we’ve been given that defines us and not the power itself.
Have an amazing week, and try to be a little less judgmental. It’s hard for me too, I literally judged the girl who messed up my smoothie order this morning. But the important thing is we can try.
Also isn’t this Coffee Cat illustration just perfect, you. know cause Taylor likes Cats. I found it un Tumblr it was posted by the user Papapu-U