Considering the success of her recent Elas tour and the release of her new movie, there’s no denying that Taylor Swift has a passionate fan base. This mega-pop star had 72,000 people singing along with her at every concert. Ticket sales per performance reach $13 million. In addition, the movie “Taylor Swift: The Elus Tour” It generated $93 million in domestic box office revenue. Opening weekend, $31 million overseas.
However, a former classmate of the singer revealed that most of the students she went to high school with were not fans of Swift before she made her big break.
A former classmate of Taylor Swift says that “almost everyone hated her” at school.
Jessica McClain, who grew up in the same town as Swift and went to high school with him, claims in a TikTok video that most of her classmates believed Swift’s songs were boring. She revealed that although MacLaine was a classmate of Swift and hers, she doesn’t know much about Swift or her music, especially about her childhood.
“I didn’t listen to a lot of Taylor Swift because I was a church kid. I just got into Taylor Swift, so give me some grace,” she says.
In 2006, McClain was a freshman in high school and Swift was a senior in high school. Her hit song “Teardrops on my Guitar” was released that summer. “clearly [Swift] She got so old that she left school and was homeschooled that year,” says McClain.
However, after the song was released and Swift left public school, her classmates did not like her. “What you need to know about Henderson High School is that when she first started having great success, most people hated her,” McClain shares. “Remember, these are her colleagues, not just random people on the internet.”
“She’s literally dropping out of school at 16 or 17 and trying to pursue a career that people told her she could never have.”
Her classmates reportedly didn’t like the way Taylor Swift sang about her ex-girlfriend.
The main reason Swift’s classmates didn’t like her was that her lyrics were uninteresting and portrayed her dates, with whom she went to high school, in a negative light. “The guys she was writing songs for were still in school. And now they’ve produced hit songs about talking about what they’re like as boyfriends,” says McClain.
“There are a lot of rumors going around about how she got her start in the first place. The truth is, not many people had good things to say about her in high school.”
McLain revealed that in 2009, when she was a high school senior, her class was invited by Swift to the 2009 CMA Awards, where they performed her song “Fifteen.”
“We were all really excited. Who gets invited by Taylor Swift to the CMAs? That’s really cool,” McClain says. However, she believed it was “very coincidental” that Swift invited her to her own class, given that most of her classmates hated her.
She said 2009 was the year Swift “finished her game” and was nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. He pointed out that he has won numerous music awards, including The Year Award. “Her performance was amazing,” McClain says.
It wasn’t until this year that Swift announced she would be releasing Kim Kardashian’s album Midnights. birthday Ms McClain said she realized there was a boring side to the singer and that all of her actions were intentional. She said: “She invited us to the CMAs and said: [explative] It’s you,” McClain says. “And we deserved it.”
“That was good for Taylor.”
Fans defended Taylor Swift in the comments.
“That’s what she should do! Stay the boring girl,” one user wrote. “There is no revenge like success,” someone pointed out.
“People always hate people who do big things because they’re mad that it’s not them. Do they want to do big things? Come on!!” Another fan shared Did.
McClain posted a follow-up video explaining that jealousy was also a big factor in why many people didn’t like her.
“The 16- and 17-year-olds in Hendersonville who were trying to get into music careers were playing downtown or playing in local coffee shops, but they weren’t winning any awards.” says McClain. “And it’s not that these people aren’t talented, it’s just that most of them aren’t successful.”
McClain added that people also sometimes liked to spread rumors that Swift was “mean” and “nasty” as a result of jealousy.
Taylor Swift clearly didn’t have an easy high school life, which many of us can unfortunately relate to.
In an interview with In Style Magazine, Swift revealed that her classmates believed her to be “weird” and “different” and isolated her. To cope with her feelings of loneliness, Swift turned to her songwriting.
“For me, the only way to condense them into one thing is to write a three-and-a-half minute song about it,” she said. Swift added that her songwriting became her “therapy” because she didn’t have any friends to talk to during her high school years.
Singers are not the only ones who have negative views about their high school experiences. According to a study conducted by StopBullying. 19% of high school students People across the country are reporting being bullied and feeling excluded from their peers.
It may feel like the hardships and loneliness will last forever, but that is not the case. Swift is a perfect example. The once bullied and lonely high school student is now one of the world’s highest-grossing stars. And the other girls who gave her a hard time will continue to be mean!
Megan Quinn is a writer for YourTango, covering entertainment and news, self, love and relationships.