I thought perhaps I was seeing things when the crowd stood up at the end of Taylor Swift's performance last night. Then I thought, "Oh, crap, everyone is leaving en masse because she sucks so very much and they've all had it!"
Then I realized they were actually giving that 12-year-old trapped in a 22-year-old's body a standing ovation.
Taylor sang a song called "Mean," because, you know, you guys, everyone is so mean to her. Famous boys break up with her, ohmyGod, and critics actually have the nerve to point out that she sings pretty badly. Oh, and it's an anti-bullying anthem so, apparently, before she sings it she has to take off her super-expensive gown and change into a floral dress from the Gap circa 1985.
While I was searching for a photo of Taylor Swift's stupid facial expression (the "Oh my God, you guys, I'm sooooo shocked!" face) upon seeing this undeserved show of respect, I came across this fantastic blog headline: Taylor Swift is a Slut-Shaming Purity Princess.
|Well played, fellow blogger.|
Or you can just sing really poorly at the Grammys. The standing ovation for Taylor seemed especially pathetic given that the memory of Whitney Houston, a true singing talent, loomed so large over the event.
Dammit, America, get it together! If you're going to stand up for something, make it worth your while, please.
"Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider."- George Carlin