Taylor Swift defends John Mayer against fan backlash before performing ‘Dear John’ at Erasure Tour

Listen up, Taylor Swift fans!

As the 33-year-old pop star prepares to release re-recording of Speak now On July 7, he has a message for fans about online harassment. You see, Swift’s music inspires a lot of passionate support from fans — sometimes at the expense of the songs’ perceived themes. For example, Jake Gyllenhaal, who dated Swift when she was 20 and she was 29, received a backlash after the release of “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)”, which again appeared in the recording. Red In 2021.

“It is his expression. Artists use personal experiences for inspiration, and I don’t resent anyone for that,” Gyllenhaal responded in an interview. Together Sir In February 2022. “At some point, I think when supporters become unruly it is important that we make them feel a responsibility to be civil and not allow cyberbullying in someone’s name. This demands a deep philosophical question. Not about any one person, but a conversation that allows us to examine how we can or should even take responsibility for what we do in the world, our contribution to the world. How can we spark conversation?”

Looks like Taylor Swift has found a way. Before singing “Dear John” as the Era’s Tour surprise song on June 24 in Minneapolis, she asked that the “kindness” and “tenderness” at the core of her fans be extended to the person “You think I’m about 14”. I wrote a song called “A Million Years Ago.” In the case of “Dear John,” the man is believed to be John Mayer, who the singer dated from 2009 to 2010 when she was 31 and she was 19.

John Mayer and Taylor Swift perform onstage during Z100’s Jingle Ball 2009 at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2009 in New York City.

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Swift said, “I was hoping to ask you, as we bring this album out, I’d love to extend that kindness and that gentleness to my internet activities.” fan recorded video from the show. “So what I’m trying to say is, I’m putting this album out because I want to own my music and I believe that any artist who has the will to own their music, He should be able to do this. That’s why I’m putting out this album.”

She continued, “I’m 33, I don’t care what happened to me when I was 19, except for the songs I wrote and the memories we made together. So I’m trying to let you know I’m not putting this album out should you feel the need to defend me against someone on the internet who you think I spent about 14 million Wrote a song years ago, when I was 19.

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