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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Taylor Swift baby clickbait is not OK

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

I'm glad to see Taylor Swift called out OK! Magazine for misleading headlines but more importantly for describing her in relation to the men in her life.

The magazine tweeted that she had a baby announcement, shortly after Swift posed with two people who held ultrasound pictures to announce their pregnancies.

Fair enough, perhaps - it's called clickbait, where readers click into the story that has a teasing headline.

But the piece went on to describe the singer as Harry Styles' ex-girlfriend and someone else's rumoured girlfriend.

How patronising. How about describing Swift as a singer-songwriter/Grammy Award winner/feminist/actress/best-selling artist?

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