Taylor Swift shuts down sexist interviewer who asks if she wants children
Ever the controversial individual, Taylor Swift certainly doesn't do things by halves. I mean, she doesn't just have a group of friends, she has a "squad"; and instead of making covert digs at her ex-boyfriends, she dedicates entire tracks to them (just ask Harry Styles, Calvin Harris or John Mayer). Oh, and not to mention the fact that she regularly tops the list of Forbes' highest paid female musician.
But despite all this, it appears she's still having a hard time getting some respect. Case in point: Swift was forced to shutdown a sexist interviewer who asked if she wants children now that she's 30.
"Is this kind of a turning point in your life,'' the singer was asked during a German interview posted to RTL. "Would you like to be a mother someday, have children?"
Swift promptly shut down the question. "I really don't think men are asked that question when they turn 30," she replied. "So I'm not going to answer that now."
She did, however, go onto discuss her feelings about moving into the third decade of her life."I hear others say when you're in your thirties there isn't as much stress and anxiety in life as in your twenties," she asserted. "And I can relate to the observation that we are in our twenties looking to gain experience, try things out, fail, make mistakes."
One thing she is looking forward to is being a little more confident."The closer I get to it, the more I feel it happen," she said. "Hopefully that will be the case!"
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Swift recently opened up to Elle magazine about the 30 things she's learnt before turning 30, and she focused a lot on the realities of social media, while being a renowned pop-star.
''I learned to block some of the noise,'' she wrote ''Social media can be great, but it can also inundate your brain with images of what you aren’t, how you’re failing, or who is in a cooler locale than you at any given moment. One thing I do to lessen this weird insecurity laser beam is to turn off comments. Yes, I keep comments off on my posts. That way, I’m showing my friends and fans updates on my life, but I’m training my brain to not need the validation of someone telling me that I look ???. I’m also blocking out anyone who might feel the need to tell me to “go die in a hole ho” while I’m having my coffee at nine in the morning. I think it’s healthy for your self-esteem to need less internet praise to appease it, especially when three comments down you could unwittingly see someone telling you that you look like a weasel that got hit by a truck and stitched back together by a drunk taxidermist. An actual comment I received once."
This article first appeared on VT.co