Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
Reportedly, Taylor Swift’s team is displeased with a recent op-ed in The New York Times that implied she may identify as “queer.” A source conveyed to CNN Business via Page Six that some journalists seem willing to overstep boundaries in discussing Taylor, regardless of the invasiveness, inaccuracies, and inappropriateness, all justified under the guise of an ‘opinion piece.’
The unidentified insider remarked, “Due to her immense success, there appears to be a Taylor-shaped void in people’s ethical considerations at this moment.”
Published on Thursday, the op-ed strongly insinuates that the Grammy Award-winning artist has subtly hinted at her sexuality through various clues for her fans. Exploiting Swift’s penchant for leaving Easter eggs in lyrics, music videos, and social media posts, the piece, authored by Anna Marks, presents what it terms as “evidence” suggesting Swift’s affiliation with the LGBTQ community. Marks employs the term “dropped hairpins” as slang to signify clues about one’s LGBTQ identity.
“In isolation, a solitary dropped hairpin might seem inconsequential or unintentional, but when viewed collectively, they unfold like a ballerina bun after a lengthy performance,” the author stated.
“These dropped hairpins have been present in Ms. Swift’s artistic expressions long before queer identity gained undeniable marketability in mainstream America. They convey to the queer community a sense of kinship.”
The author further speculates that Swift may have been subtly communicating aspects of queerness through various means, including her choice of clothing.
“At times, Ms. Swift conveys messages through overt sartorial choices, such as hair dyed in the colors of the bisexual pride flag or a recurring theme of rainbow dresses. She frequently portrays herself as confined in glass or regular closets,” Marks wrote.
“The visual theme of what would later be termed the ‘Lover Era’ prominently featured rainbows, butterflies, and pastel hues of blue, purple, and pink — colors subtly reminiscent of the bisexual pride flag,” the author notes, also referencing how the song “You Need to Calm Down” includes queer celebrities and the line “why are you mad, when you could be GLAAD?”
Despite being a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community, Swift has refuted rumors suggesting her secret gay identity, particularly when they re-emerged with the re-release of her album “1989.”
As of now, Taylor Swift is involved in a widely recognized relationship with Travis Kelce, the tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs.