John Mayer Rips Into Taylor Swift for Writing a Song About Him After They Broke Up
I like Taylor Swift, I really do, but I can see the point John Mayer was trying to make in a recent interview in the new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. Let's face it, Taylor Swift is one of the many ladies John Mayer has gotten with, but he had no idea he was setting himself up to be a song lyric.
Taylor's 2010 album "Speak Now" included the song "Dear John", with such lyrics as, "Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?" Well, in the new interview , John really rips into Taylor over the whole mess. He says,
It made me feel terrible. Because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do. I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call. I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower
The song came out at the time John was being harassed for an interview where he used the "N-Word" as well as referring to his ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson as "Sexual Napalm" (WARNING: Strong Language).
Perhaps, the most unkindest cut of all. Mayer calls Swifts effort "cheap songwriting".
I know she's the biggest thing in the world, and I'm not trying to sink anybody's ship, but I think it's abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, 'Wait till he gets a load of this!' That's bull[crap].
Like I stated earlier, I sorta see John Mayer's point even if I don't particularly think he is a fine upstanding gentleman. Taylor Swift has played the victim card a whole bunch of times. She went after Joe Jonas in "Forever and Always", then she wrote that song "Innocent" about Kanye West interrupting her at the VMAs. And her upcoming album will supposedly have some stuff about Jake Gyllenhaal breaking up with her.
Think about this, if you date 50 guys and you think all of them are jerks, maybe it's you who's a jerk? Just saying these retribution songs make Taylor come off as a 90-pound bully.
If Taylor does have a saving grace it's that she did write an APOLOGY song to Taylor Lautner after their relationship ended. It's called "Back to December".