Emily Ratajkowski recently made a bold statement after attending Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour.
The model had previously admitted that she wasn’t really into the pop star’s music in the past but has since had a change of heart.
During a conversation with her podcast guest, Troye Sivan, who happens to be a friend of Swift’s, the 32-year-old expressed her admiration for Swift’s artistry and exceptional talent.
She confessed that she used to have a bit of snobbery around music popular in her generation, but her perspective shifted when she realized that many popular things are actually of high quality.
Despite her newfound appreciation for Taylor Swift, Ratajkowski then touched upon a sensitive topic: her thoughts on people who don’t like Swift’s music.
She went on to say that not being a fan of Swift could indicate misogyny, claiming, “That means I was a misogynist that I didn’t f**k with Taylor Swift.” She firmly stated that anyone criticizing Swift’s talent and artistry must have issues or lack a sophisticated taste.
However, some fans were not entirely comfortable with the idea that not liking Taylor Swift automatically makes someone a misogynist.
They took to social media to express their opinions, pointing out that the matter isn’t that simple or black and white.
Ratajkowski has been a vocal supporter of Taylor Swift in the past, defending her when an old interview resurfaced on social media, in which Swift was asked uncomfortable questions by Ellen DeGeneres about her dating life.
The model praised Swift for her clear and assertive response, highlighting how she was communicating her discomfort effectively.
Ratajkowski also emphasized the significance of listening to femme-presenting individuals and acknowledging the rampant misogyny and sexism they often face.
She believes that such biases persist despite the success and power that women like Taylor Swift may have, further noting the impact of racial dynamics in these discussions.
While Ratajkowski’s admiration for Swift is evident, the notion that not liking the pop star’s music equates to misogyny has sparked a larger conversation about the complexities of personal preferences and their implications.
It highlights the importance of engaging in thoughtful discussions about music, art, and individual tastes without resorting to simplistic labels.