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Taylor Swift’s Team Criticizes New York Times Op-Ed on Her Sexuality

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An anonymous source from Taylor Swift’s team has spoken out against recent speculation regarding the singer’s sexuality, as discussed in a New York Times op-ed. The source criticized the publication, calling the piece “invasive, untrue, and inappropriate.”

The insider, speaking to CNN, emphasized the double standard in media coverage, pointing out that a similar article wouldn’t have been written about a male artist like Shawn Mendes in a comparable situation. The source highlighted the apparent lack of boundaries some journalists exhibit when reporting on Taylor Swift, irrespective of the content’s accuracy or appropriateness.

The op-ed, written by editor Anna Marks, cited various instances in which Taylor Swift referenced LGBTQ themes in her work. Marks connected these instances to suggest a deeper meaning, stating, “Those dropped hairpins began to appear in Ms. Swift’s artistry long before queer identity was undeniably marketable to mainstream America. They suggest to queer people that she is one of us.” Swift, however, confirmed in a 2019 Vogue interview that she is not a member of the LGBTQ community.

In the interview, Swift expressed her commitment to advocating for LGBTQ rights, stating, “I didn’t realize until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of.” Currently, Taylor Swift is romantically linked to Kansas City Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce, with the two having been seen together at various events and games. Stay tuned for any further developments in this ongoing discussion.

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