Taylor Swift Has No Problem Keeping Her Clothes On In Public

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She is the darling of pop music, and an idol to millions of young girls around the world. While she has her critics, saying she sets a bad example dating so many guys, let’s be honest, any normal girl has her fair share of crushes. The difference is that literally any guy she hangs out with more than once is labeled by the paparazzi and tabloids as another boyfriend and they paint a certain picture of her.

Wanna know what Taylor thinks of that? Well she hasn’t really commented, and for good reason. She doesn’t feel the need to silence her critics and naysayers, preferring instead to write good music, tour and concentrate on her actual career of being a musician, not gossip fodder.

In an interview with Glamour Magazine, she talks about how sometimes saying nothing is the best comeback a celebrity can have.

“Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.” Yep, she’s not wrong there!

Taylor also spoke about her relationships, and why getting naked is something you will never see her do.

“I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don’t really feel like taking them off. It’s not an urge I have. For me “risky” is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off.

“Ummm, Taylor just totally went up a notch in our eyes. While she doesn’t name names or shame anyone, it is her own personal preference and it is a damn good argument against all those who say popstars who treat themselves as sex objects are powerful and setting a great example for young feminists. It’s no wonder her BFF Selena Gomez calls her a role model.

There’s been a lot of debate over Mindy Kaling and Melissa McCarthy’s Elle Magazine covers saying they were chosen to be photographed from the waist up or covered up in a huge coat. But take a look at Taylor’s Glamour Magazine cover below. She would be considered skinny or petite, yet she is completely covered up in a long sleeve dress AND only photographed from the waist up.

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So perhaps magazine covers like this aren’t a commentary on a woman’s weight, but the choice they make not to use their bodies as the starting point in the conversation. We get it, society isn’t used to that with women, so people create conspiracy debates over how women as essentially “disempowered” by not showing their bodies, but if we took a closer look it is in fact the opposite.

Taylor choosing to let her words and music speak for itself is a great example. It’s what she wants the public to know about her: her music and what he sings about. Anything else is her private life and doesn’t feel the need to expose any more of it “outside business hours”. Love this!

Here’s what she had to say about those pesky tabloid stories about her: “I know when not to read an article. Is it going to help my day? Is it important for my life? If the answer is no, then I just don’t click…If you look hard enough, you could find somebody on the Internet criticizing every single thing about you. If you’re me.”

Going back to her previous point about only taking risks with her lyrics, not her clothes, Taylor explains that as a writer she can’t afford to have a shield up, and that’s why ignoring gossip is the best tactic.

“I’m careful about getting sucked into the rabbit hole that is the Internet because, as a songwriter, I don’t have the option of having thick skin. As a writer you have to be open to everything, and that includes pain, rejection, self-doubt, fear. I deal with that enough on my own.”

“One of my big goals as a human being is to continue to write what’s really happening to me, even if it’s a tough pill to swallow for people around me.”

Also, here’s Taylor’s personal advice for all you ladies out there who are giving your heart away to a douche bag: It’s not worth it!

“Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who’s only texting you back three words. The best thing to do is just walk away.”

Check out Taylor in the video below talking about how she doesn’t regret making the mistakes she has, because they have made her the person she is today, and on living life without regrets.

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