Sexism and misogyny galore.
Last week, Framing Britney Spears dropped on Hulu. The documentary examined the rampant maltreatment of Britney by paparazzi, media, and pundits in the 2000s.
We looked back at how the media treated Britney, how the media coddled Justin Timberlake, and now, a 2010s example: how the media failed Taylor Swift.
When major news outlets covered her wardrobe malfunction at her concert in 2011:
When the media (and everyone else) canceled her after Kim Kardashian leaked a misleading, inaccurate, edited version of her phone call with Kanye West:
The headlines and stories from it are just cruel:
When the overwhelming amount of paparazzi made her quit dating in 2013:
“I don’t know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can’t protect his girlfriend because that’s the life she chose. I just don’t see how it could work.”
When TV hosts and interviewers, like Ellen, made her play games that slut-shamed her for dating a few people in her twenties — ya know, something that’s normal to do IN! YOUR! TWENTIES!
When she was the source of every sexist headline:
…and award show bit:
And when outlets reported on her weight and body…disgraceful:
When an interviewer told her she thinks she’ll be going home with Grammys and men:
When interviewers would constantly bring up her exes, persisting even when she wouldn’t reveal the inspiration:
When interviewers were just straight-up rude to her:
When hosts would ask other celebs about Taylor, knowing it’d be something that would bring in attention and hate:
And lastly, when she was canceled because she said she had a good year in 2017:
Do better, people. Leave Taylor alone. PLS. Bye.
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