Taylor Swift Is Already Facing Horrific Hate Over Those Drake Dating Rumors & It's Completely Uncalled For
I don't care if you're a fan of Taylor Swift or not, but to blatantly call her names over some dating rumor is completely uncalled for. Taylor Swift facing hate for possibly dating Drake is so frustrating and it just goes to show you how much this world needs to change when it comes to the treatment of women — celebrity or not. You may not like the singer and the rapper as a couple, but does that mean she deserves to be called a "b*tch" and other similar insults? No, it does not.
On Friday, "Drake and Taylor Swift" trended on Twitter and to say the internet reacted strongly would be an understatement. There are some passionate responses to the rumor, and it seems the majority of Twitter does not support the musicians being romantically involved. That's OK, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, there are certain tweets that are taking the criticism way too far. When people start referring to the 1989 artist as a "whore" or a "basic white b*tch," then yeah, they've overstepped.
What is really irritating is that nothing has even happened yet with these two. This is just a rumor. There is no concrete evidence saying Drake and Swift are a couple. Plus, neither of them have commented confirming or denying the reports. Just because she went to his 30th birthday party last Sunday doesn't mean anything. To see such strongly worded reactions (which usually happen when two huge celebs may be dating) over something that might not even be true is ridiculous.
But, let's say they are together, that still doesn't make it OK for anyone to call Swift unsavory names. It's sad, too, when it's only happening to her and Drake is only receiving love. Enter the double standard. Women never can seem to catch a break when it comes to, well, being a woman. It's not acceptable for Swift to date a lot, but it's OK for Drake to? Yes, he's been linked to a lot of famous women just like the "Bad Blood" singer has been linked to a variety of famous men. Calling out either of them isn't right, but to see Swift getting most of the hate is maddening to say the least.
This isn't the first time she's been judged for dating, and it most recently happened with her relationship with Tom Hiddleston. She also dealt with the hashtag "#TaylorSwiftIsOverParty" when people tried to take her down. She definitely knows what it's like to be targeted regarding all aspects of her life, but especially her relationships with men. As Vogue's April cover star, Swift addressed all of the controversy surrounding her dating life. She said,
"You know, I went out on a normal amount of dates in my early 20s, and I got absolutely slaughtered for it. And it took a lot of hard work and altering my decision-making. I didn’t date for two and a half years. Should I have had to do that? No."
Amen, Swift. Amen. Everyone needs to take a step back and stop hating on her. Even if the rumors become fact that still won't make it OK for people to call her a "whore" or say she's "getting around." Wasn't anyone ever taught if you don't have anything nice to say, then just say nothing at all? Twitter users could really use a reminder right now.