Taylor Swift is on top of the world, but critics say she's done some sketchy things to get there. The country crooner-turned-pop star has forged a wildly successful career that's been boosted by her many high-profile feuds , legal battles, and seemingly endless innuendo. She's been accused of copying other artists, yet ferociously gone after others for allegedly riding her coattails. She's been criticized for her squad of models and criticized for supposedly ditching that squad for a boy. From her controversial views on feminism to her questionable dating habits to her headline-making business deals, let's take a closer look at the shady side of Taylor Swift. Though she insists in interviews that she doesn't like to talk about her personal life, Swift definitely profits on the speculation.
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Taylor, 31, was once again forced to hit back at the haters this week after Netflix series Ginny and Georgia made a sexist joke about her dating history. In the season one finale, year-old Ginny lashes out at her mum Georgia for her string of complicated relationships when her mother asks her if she is still with her boyfriend, Hunter. Now this cheap shot was exactly the kind of rubbish Taylor was faced with day in and day out from until , when the singer was constantly slut-shamed for — shock horror — being a perfectly normal woman dating in her early 20s. All of her past serious relationships and short-term flings have been cast into the media spotlight and are seemingly thrown back in her face at every opportunity — despite the fact Taylor has been in a four-year relationship with Joe Alwyn since Heaven forbid a woman should explore dating to discover what kind of partner she wants without the world clutching its pearls in horror. She is also nine albums into her hugely successful career in music and fought the powers that be to regain control of her masters after her label sold them without giving her a chance to purchase them herself.
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If society is undergoing a collective reckoning about the way we all once treated rich, attractive, incredibly famous young ladies, well, Taylor Swift would like a word. Then she realized it was time to stop listening to the messaging "that I'm not allowed to date for excitement, or fun, or new experiences or learning lessons," she noted to Glamour UK in The idea that she was "only allowed to date if it's for a lasting, multiple-year relationship," lest she be labeled "boy crazy" or a "serial dater," she continued, "I don't think that's fair. Because if she hadn't garnered the lessons and the fun from connecting with the likes of Calvin Harris or Harry Styles or Tom Hiddleston , who knows if she would have been ready for the guy that seems primed to fulfill the love story she's been writing about since she was an idealistic Nashville-based teen with dreams of finding the Romeo to her Juliet? Certainly Joe Alwyn has all the good-on-paper qualities: Attractive, talented, intelligent and British, which, admittedly seems like a bit of a trend.
He has released five studio albums and runs his own record label, Fly Eye Records , which he founded in His debut studio album, I Created Disco , was released in June In , Harris rose to international prominence with the release of his third studio album, 18 Months , which topped the UK Albums charts and became his first album to chart on the US Billboard , peaking at number All eight of the album's singles reached the top 10 in the UK, breaking the record for the most top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart with eight entries, surpassing Michael Jackson 's record. In , he released his fourth studio album, Motion , which debuted at number two in the UK and number five in the US.