Taylor Swift is Not Fit To Be A Role Model

Emma O'Dell

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Taylor Swift has swept the nation with her blonde hair, big blue eyes, fun loving, bubbly personality and sweet nature. In 2006, Swift released her first debut album, establishing her as a loveable country song artist.
Years later, we have completely forgotten she even once sang country. Taylor Swift is a role model to girls all over the world—however, do people really want their children to look up to someone like Taylor Swift?

Yes, Swift is the image of perfection as a long legged beauty, but she has also gone through some major changes. The country star is now gone; she has completely changed her music genre to fit the image everyone wanted her to be.  In 2008, her music changed into a more pop feel and bigger names in the music industry were threatening Swifts innocent country vibe. Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato was powering to the top of the charts with her pop music, as was Katy Perry and Lady GaGa. T-swizzle would have gotten lost in the crowd if she had stayed true to herself. She wanted more and country fans were not a big enough fan base for her and she needed to expand.

People may argue that she is just another musician shedding her childhood image, but I say that if you’re an artist of a genre of music, then stick to it and be classy about it. Everyone knows Jennifer Lopez’s song “Jenny from the Block.” That song is showing her growth but also demonstrates that she is still who she once was.

There is also Madonna, who is the Queen of Pop; her new album is more tech then pop, yet she didn’t change herself to produce the new her—she is still the same. Swift completely shed her country sweet girl image because it was not getting enough revenue.

Taylor Swift is not only famous for her voice, but also for her dating record, which is not comprised of very lengthy relationships. Swift dated musician Joe Jonas from July to October 2008, then dated actor Taylor Lautner from October 2008 to December 2009, not leaving much room for grieving. She was involved with musician John Mayer from late 2009 until early 2010. She dated actor Jake Gyllenhaal from October to December 2010. Swift dated political heir Conor Kennedy from July to September 2012, only to get involved with singer Harry Styles from October 2012 to January 2013. In March 2015, Swift started dating record-producer and DJ Calvin Harris. Anyone you don’t know from that list? Yeah I didn’t think so; many of her “lovers” are very well known famous people, which only heights her status.

Another reason Swift is not fit as an icon is her childish immaturity. Most of her songs are about exes that have “done her wrong” or trying to find the right boy. She says she is a feminist, yet most of her songs revolve around boys and break ups, nothing about empowering women, just whining about her past relationships.

Her newest song “Bad Blood” is about the ongoing girl fight with ex-friend Katy Perry. “Bad Blood” is basically showing all of Swifts’ friends and publicizing how popular she is and that she will fight Perry if it comes down to it. This is showing that it is okay to bad mouth your old friends behind their back and hate them.

Young girls should not look up to Taylor Swift because she is not fit to be an icon or a role model. She comes off as weak and not as someone willing to stand up for herself or what she believes in (do you remember the whole Kanye fiasco?). If I was a parent, I would rather my child look up to Miley Cyrus than to Taylor Swift.


9 Responses to “Taylor Swift is Not Fit To Be A Role Model”

  1. riles on September 16th, 2015 1:25 pm

    Emma, please don’t reproduce if you think a foul mouthed drug using weirdo who is constantly flashing her breasts is a good role model . Don’t say it is just pot . She has probably done x , acid , anything she can get her hands on. Poor poor choice .

  2. Dude on September 16th, 2015 3:23 pm

    When you get out of grammar school because your to immature to be in college. If Miley is such a role model would you dress or act like her when you go on a job interview. This crappie was written by a jealous immature little girl. Get a real life!

  3. merideth on September 16th, 2015 3:38 pm

    Weak? What did you expect her to do when Kanye ripped the mike out of her hands? Punch him out? You already called the Bad Blood video violent. Like the other poster said please don’t ever have children because you are definitely to weak and immature.

  4. SimpleButSweet on September 16th, 2015 3:52 pm

    Emma, this is the worst piece of trash I’ve read in a long time. This whole article reads as if there is jealousy or envy towards Taylor. Taylor Swift is the one artist I WILL allow my 2 children to listen to. She is a philanthropist (donates millions to charities), spends most of her days giving advice and love to her fans on social media, doesn’t charge her fans to meet her, visits children’s hospitals constantly, sticks up for lesser known artists via. steaming music platforms, and has held the same level of humility and values since she was a child.

    If you truly believe Taylor Swift is a negative role model and other pop stars floating around are to be considered mentors to our children over Taylor, then you need to pitch a tent in desert, disconnect all your devices and reflect on your life.

  5. merideth on September 16th, 2015 4:48 pm

    Weak? Apple one of the most powerful company’s in the world caved to her demands in 17 hours. Weak? Weak is some little girl who cries and complains that arguably the most famous star in the world only dates equally famous people? I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH JEALOUSY IN A STORY!

  6. riles on September 16th, 2015 4:54 pm

    I happen to think SBS is right . There appears to be some jealousy going on . Are you ashamed of how you look ? At age 25 she is the ceo of her own 200 million dollar company . Not a role model . How about llsa Koch more to your liking ? Or perhaps Squeky Fromme ?

  7. Confused on September 16th, 2015 4:55 pm

    Please seek some help! And when you go for therapy show the doctor this story to help them diagnose your issues of jealousy and envy!

  8. Lois on September 16th, 2015 5:08 pm


  9. Rose on October 7th, 2015 11:39 am

    I wonder what Taylor Swift would have to say about all of these “fans” of hers being so rude and malicious towards a girl who is merely expressing her opinion. Disagreeing is fine, but I have yet to read a comment on here that isn’t utterly abusive. Maybe it’s all of you who shouldn’t have children…

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