Taylor Swift addresses queer rumors in prologue for ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’

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In the prologue to her ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ album, Taylor Swift slams steamed public speculation of her being bisexual, where rumors jostled that she dated several of her close female friends. Page Six reiterates this update where the pop star in her new album that she started strictly hanging out with women after it “became clear” that she could not casually date or even “platonically hang out with” men without people assuming they were “sleeping” together.

Swift wrote, “And so I swore off hanging out with guys. Dating, flirting, or anything that could be weaponized against me by a culture that claimed to believe in liberating women but consistently treated me with the harsh moral codes of the Victorian era,” according to screenshots on Twitter, obtained by Page Six.

She continued in her prologue, “I swore off dating and decided to focus only on myself, my music, my growth, and my female friendships,” adding, “If I only hung out with my female friends, people couldn’t sensationalize or sexualize that right? I would learn later on that people could and people would.” You might think this is the first time the Blank Space singer shut down rumors about her being queer, but that is not the case.

In an interview with Vogue in September 2019, when she was asked if her song “Me!” was a subtle hint of her confirming her identity as queer, she instantly denied the claims per Page Six. “Rights are being stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male,” the Wildest Dreams singer said, adding, “I didn’t realize until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of.” She added to this by saying, “It’s hard to know how to do that without being so fearful of making a mistake that you just freeze. Because my mistakes are very loud. When I make a mistake, it echoes through the canyons of the world.”

The rumors sparked about Swift’s queer nature back in 2010 when she and  “Glee” star Dianna Agron became close friends, Page Six reports. At the time, the singer dedicated one of her songs from her ‘Red’ album to Argon, but the two stopped hanging out by the time 1989 dropped. Page Six reports that in May 2023, Argon shut down several speculations that ’22’ was dedicated to her by Swift, despite the singer using her name in the verses of the song. She explained, “That’s more because of a friendship than being the inspiration for the song,” adding, “But I would not be the person to ask about that. I cannot claim that!” The Glee star also added to this, “That is so interesting,” continuing, “I… I mean, there have been many stories about my dating life that are so wildly untrue. That’s funny.”

Argon and Swift have been strong advocates for the  LGBTQIA+ community but have never claimed that they identified as one. In other words, the Midnight album star is currently in a relationship with Travis Kelce, and the pair seem to be going strong.