“If someone uses name calling to bully you on social media, that doesn’t have to defeat you.”
Taylor Swift’s highly-anticipated Reputation tour kicked off in Arizona last night, where Taylor not only delivered a fire performance, she also delivered some major #WednesdayWisdom.
While seated at a piano, she opened up about the harsh criticism and hatred she faced on social media over the past two years, not focusing on the negativity, but instead turning it into an uplifting and inspirational message. “A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on,” she shared. “Then a lot of people were calling me a lot of things on social media. And I went through some really low times for awhile because of it. I went through some times when I didn’t know if I was going to get to do this anymore.”
Taylor continued, “I wanted to send a message to you guys that if someone uses name calling to bully you on social media, and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn’t have to defeat you. It can strengthen you instead. And I think something that came out of it that was good is that I learned a really important lesson that I’ve been telling you from the stage for about ten years, but I never had to learn it so harshly myself. And that lesson has to do with how much you value your reputation. You shouldn’t care so much if you feel misunderstood by a lot of people who don’t know you, as long as you feel understood by the people who do know you – the people who will show up for you, the people who see you as a human being.”
Such wise words that we hope Taylor will share in every city on tour. Click here to see when Taylor (along with opening acts, Camila Cabello and Charli XCX) will be in your town!
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