What did Taylor Swift actually say about her sexuality? Exploring popstar’s feedback amid New York Instances article controversy


Anna Marks, an Opinion editor within the New York Instances is dealing with backlash on-line after she wrote a 5000+ phrases editorial speculating Taylor Swift’s sexuality. The piece, which is underneath hearth for inappropriately speculating if Taylor Swift is a closeted member of the queer group has additionally confronted criticism from Swift’s associates.

What was stated within the piece and the way did individuals react? 

The 5000-word essay is technically an opinion piece from Marks who has identified Swift’s songs and performances which had LGBTQ references- each perceived and overt. There are additionally implications and strategies all through the piece that means Swift has been closeted for years and has been making an attempt to sign her queer id by way of these references. The op-ed has been termed “invasive, unfaithful, and inappropriate” by an individual near the matter who spoke to CNN anonymously. 

“Due to her huge success, on this second there’s a Taylor-shaped gap in individuals’s ethics,” The individual stated. “This text wouldn’t have been allowed to be written about Shawn Mendes or any male artist whose sexuality has been questioned by followers,” additionally they added. They have been additionally irked that this inappropriate and invasive piece can be allowed to be printed “underneath the protecting veil of an ‘opinion piece’.”

The chief music critic at Selection, Chris Willman, referenced this text in his X (previously Twitter) put up which stated, “I’ve defended the NYT earlier than after they printed questionable op-eds… however this was the least defensible op-ed I can keep in mind ever seeing the NYT run, made all of the worst by the truth that it was written by a staffer, who focuses on these speculations.” 


Singer Chely Wright, whose struggles as a queer nation singer have been additionally mentioned in Marks’ article reposted Willman’s put up and wrote that it was “Triggering for me to learn— not as a result of the author talked about my almost ending my life— however seeing a public individual’s sexuality being mentioned is upsetting.” 

What has Taylor stated about her sexuality? 

Taylor, who has been a champion for the LGBTQ group for a very long time by no means admitted to being part of the group herself. She has referred to as her concert events a ‘secure place’ for queer individuals simply as a plethora of ‘anti-gay’ payments have been being handed. 

In an interview with Vogue, Taylor stated that she simply desires to be a superb ally to a group whose rights have been being stripped from them. She stated, “I didn’t understand till not too long ago that I might advocate for a group that I’m not part of.” And since then, she has been a secure house for the group. 

Within the prologue of her re-recorded album 1989, Swift additionally wrote about how she surrounded herself with feminine associates at one level in her life as any time she was seen with a person publicly, there have been some speculations about her being concerned with them romantically. She wrote, “If I solely frolicked with my feminine associates, individuals couldn’t sensationalize or sexualize that — proper? I might be taught in a while that individuals might and folks would.”

Though Instances representatives have declined to touch upon the matter. Marks herself accurately assumed the backlash her opinion may face post-publication and addressed it within the article. She wrote, “I do know that discussing the potential of a star’s queerness earlier than a proper declaration of id feels, to some, too salacious and gossip-fueled to be worthy of dialogue.” 

Individuals have slammed the article suggesting that any speculative theories about an individual’s sexual id are an invasion of their privateness and it’s none of anybody’s enterprise what the star identifies as. 

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