Taylor Swift Defends Hayley Kiyoko After Fans Misinterpret Her Comments About the 'Delicate' Singer
By Liz Calvario
Taylor Swift is defending Hayley Kiyoko after Swifties started bashing her for her comments about the "Look What You Made Me Do" singer.
During an interview with Refinery29 released on Friday, Kiyoko, who is known for embracing her sexual identity, mentioned Swift while discussing her frustration with the music industry.
“I’ve had several music industry execs say, ‘You’re doing another music video about girls? I literally looked at them and was like, um, yeah … Taylor Swift sings about men in every single song and video, and no one complains that she’s unoriginal,” Kiyoko expressed.
Swift's fans were quick to misinterpret Kiyoko's words as her saying that Swift only sang about her exes and was unoriginal. But Swift shut down any drama by sharing her opinion about Kiyoko's comments on her Tumblr.
"We should applaud artists who are brave enough to tell their honest romantic narrative through their art, and the fact is that I’ve never encountered homophobia and she has," Swift wrote on Tumblr on Friday. "It’s her right to call out anyone who has double standards about gay vs straight love interests."
Swift has previously echoed Kiyoko's sentiments in her own way. In a 2014 interview with Time magazine, the GRAMMY winner called out those who expressed that she only writes songs about men.
"No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life, and no one raises the red flag there," she stated.
In other Swift news, the singer released a second music video for her song "Delicate" on Thursday. The new clip is a simple one-take shot of Swift singing in the woods, but fans were quick to point out the necklace that she's wearing might be slight nod to her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.