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Deadspin Classic: The Hater’s Guide To Taylor SwiftS

Taylor Swift's new album, "Red," has sold 1.2 million copies in its first week, which is some sort of record for something or other. In 2010, Drew Magary wondered: Why the big fuss over a woman who makes "training-bra music"?

Originally published Nov. 29, 2010.

By Drew Magary

Apropos of nothing, can I unsubscribe to Taylor Swift? Is that possible? I'd really like it to be possible.

I don't quite know how I ended up with all this Taylor Swift in my life. FACT: Eighty-five percent of all advertisements and magazine covers are now mandated by law to feature Taylor Swift, or at least some portion of her hair crimping. Any time there's an award show or special live presentation or a Kia dealership grand opening, you can pretty much count on Swift showing up with her guitar and undermining the days and days of effort that Autotune put into creating one of her albums. Fuck, even Collinsworth spent last week's Sunday night game gushing about her. I can't get away from this bitch. I even know she dates Jake Gyllenhaal. AND OMG BEEFY NECK GUY FROM TWILIGHT TOTALLY BROKE HER HEART!

I don't understand all the fuss.

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