When I started this entertainment blog, if you would’ve told me I’d be posting an ad for UPS on it in 2017, I would’ve told you that you were cray-cray. (Actually, I would never use that word in real life conversation, but it seemed appropriate considering the subject of the next sentence.) However, ever since yesterday, TayTay (see what I did there?) has her face in medium close-up all over the side of UPS trucks.
SPOT. SNAP. SHARE.
Taylor Swift wants you to spot one of these trucks, snap a picture of the Swift-faced UPS truck (at a safe distance, she adds) then tag @UPS and share the hashtag #TaylorSwiftDelivery because then you might win “an improved opportunity to buy Swift concert tickets.” I don’t know what the means, largely because I can’t imagine how anyone could improve upon the opportunity to buy a concert ticket — but if anyone can, Taylor swift can.
When the new UPS ad rolled starring Swift some entertainment reporters went agog over Taylor Swift’s “creepy” smirk. Really? Sly, perhaps — but there’s nothing on Taylor Swifts unblemished visage that even comes close to creepy. Nonetheless, here’s the ad if you want to judge for yourself:
I’d love to see you COMMENT in the COMMENTs below and explain to me, how anyone could deem that “creepy.” Anyone?
TAYLOR SWIFT DOES GIVE A DANG ABOUT HER BAD REPUTATION
Woke internet folks routinely bash Taylor for her Swiftian brand of Nu-Feminism, claiming her Intentional Victim Barbie persona wears thin compared to “true feminists,” such as _____________________ (these bloggers gladly insert their own names here). If it’s true (and I contend it is not) that Swift’s positions only help herself and not ALL women, tell me exactly how does _________________ (again “true feminist” bloggers gladly insert themselves here) bashing Taylor Swift help the cause? Okay, now tell me again, because I didn’t get it the first time.
The truth is Taylor Swift doesn’t need me to defend her. Equally true is the fact that Swift’s detractors have a motivated feminist base that also do a good job furthering the cause; and, they don’t need me to defend them either. And neither camp needs me mansplaining about anything.
Finally, whether you like this song (I do) or not, it will be a hit. Taylor Swift calls her own shots, and is modeling a canny business acumen at which millions of other young women will take notice.
The actual video for Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” will be released tonight at the MTV Video Awards. Until then, I leave you last week’s lyric video (which also garnered controversy which I won’t go into here.
TAYLOR SWIFT IS TOO SEXY FOR HER AGENCY
Sure the chorus reminds you of 1992 and Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy For My Shirt,” but that’s on purpose, right? And sure, the song is infinitely better than the video, right? However, nonetheless, as mentioned yesterday, Taylor Swift released the actual official video for “Look What You Made Me Do,” last night on MTV’s VMAs. And it underscores “in red underlined” my point I made yesterday: Who are YOU to tell Taylor Swift what kind of feminist she needs to be? Who are any of us to tell her anything? How is one feminist telling another feminist how to present not counterintuitive and counterproductive to the movement?
SPOILER ALERT: Though as I mentioned, the song is better than this video, the final forty seconds are the best final moments in a music video since David Bowie got all clever-clever after he just met a girl named Blue Jean…
You can pre-order Taylor Swift’s new album “Reputation,” to be released November 10, 2017, here: http://amzn.to/2vjmqEX
BONUS: Bowie’s unedited full-length “Jazzin’ For Blue Jean.” (1984)