Watch out Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — Taylor Swift has got some words for all of her haters. Not forgetting Fey and Poehler's jab at the pop singer for her reputation as a serial dater (or any other people's comments about her dating life, for that matter), Swift has released a music video for her new song "Shake It Off," which basically tells all of her haters that she doesn't give a shit anymore.
Unfortunately for Swift, and many other celebrities, their personal lives are completely dissected by the general public. What that means is that her dating life is no longer her dating life. It's all of ours (even though it totally isn't). But because Swift isn't about to let anyone put her down with their opinions about her relationships, she's taken to her musical platform to let people know that she gets the dating/relationship stigma that's been placed upon her, but that she's just going to "shake it off" and move on. Basically her new song and music video is a way to let people know that sticks and stones may break her bones, but words will never hurt her. Yeah, she's throwing playground lingo in all of our faces.
With lyrics like "I stay out too late/ Got nothing in my brain/ That's what people say" and "I go on too many dates/ But I can't make them stay/ At least that's what people say," Swift is driving home the point that the public has a weird obsession with her love life, and that she totally knows it. She gets that people think she's boy-crazy and that she just jumps from one boyfriend to the next, but she's done letting it bother her. Why? Because as she so eloquently sings in her video, "'Cuz the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/ And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate." That's why. So move on haters — T-Swift is done with you.
Swift's new album 1989, which features "Shake It Off," will hit stores on Oct. 27.