Swiftie

What is a swiftie?

A devoted fan of Taylor Swift

A swiftie is a hardcore, almost obsessive fan of pop star Taylor Swift. Swifties go way beyond casual fans: they love her music, go to her concerts, follow her on social media, and will defend her with their dying breath.

Ever since Taylor hit the mainstream Country music scene in the 2000s, she's connected with fans worldwide through her self-written, intimate lyrics. This intense connection has led to fiercely loyal fans of all ages and demographics.

Swifties not only passionately consume whatever content Taylor puts out, they also defend her against any criticism and, of course, ex-boyfriends. There are numerous examples of this behavior, most notably her beef with ex Jake Gyllenhaal and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn.

Swifties and red scarves

In November 2021, Taylor re-released "All Too Well," a song about the formation and dissolution of a romantic relationship based on Taylor's own relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal. In the song, Taylor says, "I left my scarf there at your sister's house and you've still got it in your drawer even now." So naturally, Swifties took that line as a call to action and bombarded Jake, and his sister Maggie, on social media by flooding their posts with comments accompanied by a red scarf emoji.

Swifties and Damon Albarn

In January 2022, Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn criticized Taylor for not writing her own songs, and her response on Twitter prompted a Swiftie backlash against Albarn. Swifties came to her defense on social media and went after Albarn, which led to Albarn apologizing and explaining that his comments were taken out of context.

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I once told a swiftie that I didn't like Taylor's music and she cussed me out and said I should go die.
Swifties are all around you

Swifties are all around you

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Updated January 27, 2022

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