Taylor on Twitter’s ‘dark underbelly’
Taylor Swift says she doesn’t like Twitter’s “dark underbelly” because it means people can be mean while staying anonymous.
The 24-year-old singer is a regular poster on social networking sites. However, Taylor says that while she loves communicating with her fans via Twitter and Instagram, there is a side to it that she doesn’t like.
“Twitter’s dark underbelly is that it gives people a veil of anonymity: they can have a terrible day at work, feel awful about themselves, come home and get drunk and go call someone ugly on Instagram,” Taylor said in a new interview with Wonderland magazine. “If people don’t have anyone to talk to about their problems, they go online and just say wicked, gross, cruel mean-spirited things about people.”
Taylor used her feelings about the situation an inspiration for her hit song Shake It Off. But the stunning singer insists everyone can relate to the lyrics in the track.
“I wrote Shake It Off for my own situation, but also for the situation that everyone finds themselves in now,” she said. “It’s not a celebrity issue, it’s a people issue.”
Taylor poses on the cover of Wonderland magazine looking vastly different from her usual appearance with toned down make-up and slicked back hair.
In the accompanying interview, Taylor also spoke about her personal life. And while the star has been romantically linked to stars including One Direction’s Harry Styles and actor Jake Gyllenhaal in the past, she insists she is more than happy being single at the moment.
“I’ve been with myself for so long now, I like it,” she said. “I’m not willing to give up that independence for anyone. Basically, there’s the tiniest, tiniest, tiniest chance you might find someone you can have a real and long-lasting relationship with. In my teenage years, I was enamoured by the idea of romance because I thought it was going to be this ‘happily ever after’ situation.”
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