A predictable fact about Taylor Swift (and all others who are at her level of fame): For as many people that love her, there's gonna be just as many who simply don't get her. And can be pretty rude about it, too.
The latest celeb to bash Taylor--unprovoked--is kind of out of left field. Black Crowes frontman and former Mr. Kate Hudson, Chris Robinson, is unabashedly honest about his dislike for Swift's music. "I find it embarrassing that adults are like, 'Taylor Swift is very talented,'" he said. "She's not. She might be cute, but she's horrible."
The quote, part of an interview for the September issue of pop-culture men's magazine Nylon Guys, was juicy enough to sweep various gossip sites, as well as inspire the publication to headline the interview on its cover as "The Black Crowes on Taylor Swift." (I haven't read the whole article, but apparently that was the most interesting thing he said.)
All I can say is--sheesh. Who peed in Chris's cornflakes that morning? Now, instead of spotlighting a legitimate discussion about his own art (personally, I like his music), he's got to contend with being the bitchy dude who dissed poor Taylor Swift out of nowhere. Didn't everyone take a lesson from Kanye West?
Oddly enough, Robinson added this opinion: "Singing isn't always about being on key; it's about emotionality [sic]." Hmmm. Isn't that what everyone who defends Taylor Swift says about her? That it's her genuine and emotional delivery that counts, not necessarily her technical skill?
Well, regardless of what Chris thinks of her, I'm pretty sure Taylor isn't sitting around crying. She's not having any problems whatsoever maintaining her fanbase. Anticipation is very high for the October 25 release of her new album, Speak Now, and she just debuted the first video from the project, "Mine."
Have a look at it here, then be sure to tell me if you think she's horrible or not. Personally, speaking as an adult, I do think she's talented.
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