NYT Piece About Taylor Swift Sends Fans Into Outrage

Taylor Swift fans furiously protested on social media about a New York Times article that speculated on the singer’s sexuality. NYT opinion editor Anna Marks wrote that Swift was dropping hints about her sexuality, while avoiding a clear statement about her love life. The apparent hints “suggest to queer people that she is one of us,” Marks wrote.

While she is an open supporter of the LGBT community, Swift maintains that she is heterosexual and her dating history includes a long list of eligible men. These include fellow musician Harry Styles, actor Tom Hiddleston, and Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal. She is currently romantically involved with Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Devoted fans of the singer – known as Swifties – took to social media to grumble about the New York Times piece. One Twitter user wrote, “Just a friendly reminder that speculating on someone else’s sexuality is not an opinion, it is disrespectful and wrong.”

Oliver Darcy at CNN also complained about the Times and its “invasive” coverage of the star’s private life. “It is highly unusual for a reputable news organization like The Times to publish an article speculating on a person’s sexuality,” Darcy wrote.

The 34-year-old singer from Pennsylvania regularly features in media headlines due to her immense popularity and global success. Often portrayed as reinventing the country music scene, she has been described as “the world’s biggest pop star,” who introduced music to a new and younger generation.

According to Forbes magazine, Swift has earned around $1.1 billion through music and merchandise sales and was the top-earning female musician in the world in 2016, 2019, 2021, and 2022. She plays several instruments, including piano, guitar, banjo, and ukulele. Her career took off in 2006 with the release of her first major record, Taylor Swift, which was followed by several more successful albums. She is notable for emotional live performances and collaborations with fellow stars, including Brad Paisley and John Mayer.