Though it pains me to say it, I'm not a teen anymore and, If I'm being totally honest with you, I haven't been for a while. But, that doesn't mean I'm not up on the teen lingo of the moment. I know that all of the cool kids these days have taken to calling their favorite celebrities, "Mom" after pouring through many articles explaining the phenomenon. More importantly though, I also know that those cool kids' actual mothers have had just about enough of it. How do I know all of this as an old, cranky, archaic adult? Well, I follow Taylor Swift's Tumblr and saw a video the singer posted of a real mom addressing the frustrating issue of her daughter calling Swift, "Mom," too. And, as usual, Swift responded with a witty response that is sure to delight '90s kids around the world.
You see, Tumblr user youwerelookingattay posted a video of her robe-clad mother and wrote, "My mom wants Taylor (my other mom) to see this taylorswift." And by "this" she means her understandably upset mother explaining that although she loves Swift herself, she does not deserve the title of being her daughter's mother. Swift, being the sympathetic gal she is, wrote back,
Maddie.This is a passionate plea and I see her reasoning.Your mom birthed you.I was off playing in coffee houses.Your mom tended to you when you cried as a toddler.I drew lyrics on my arms and stomped around in cowboy boots while you cried in the night. Your mom taught you how to speak and read.I was like "come on! Let’s all have fun and jump around at this concert and paint our faces with glitter!"So no, I have not earned the right to be referred to as your "Mom".I’m more like your crazy aunt.So you shall not call me "Mom".No, it’s Aunt Becky."
While, yes, I understand this "Aunt Becky" business is just an addition on an already solidified A+ Tumblr inside joke between Swift and her Internet friends, I cannot deny the other obvious reference here: Aunt Becky from Full House, of course. If you start to think about it, it actually makes so much sense. Tay is way more like Aunt Becky than she's like your mom, guys. Here's the proof:
They can rock a Lob (a long bob)
They are both, uh, interesting dancers
But you know what? At least they have fun with it.
They're both one half of a major power couple
Jesse & Becky and Calvin & Taylor are 4E.
They both grew up on farms
Which makes them resourceful and down to Earth.
They both give sage advice to young girls who look up to them
Clearly, you wouldn't listen to your mom so intently.
And, obviously, they're both unapologetic female entertainment moguls
Wake Up San Francisco and 1989... both HUGE successes. Am I right?