Pro-LGBTQ megastar’s colleagues and fans criticize writer who previously questioned Harry Styles’ sexuality

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By Martha Williams and Alessia Stanford for DailyMail.com

00:47 07 January 2024, updated 12:10 07 January 2024



The New York Times is facing criticism from Taylor Swift’s inner circle and fans, who have claimed that their recent opinion piece questioning the popstar’s sexuality is ‘sexist’.

Anna Marx’s essay for The New York Times suggests that Taylor Swift may hide her sexuality from the world due to her ‘attraction to queer identity’.

One of Swift’s friends claimed that such an article would never be written about a male artist – although Marks had previously written a similar article questioning Harry Styles’ sexuality.

A source close to the situation told CNN, ‘This article would not have been allowed to be written about Shawn Mendes or any male artist whose sexuality has been questioned by fans.’

The New York Times is now the target of Swifties’ wrath, as well as the singer’s personal friends. ‘I have learned that they are not happy to say the least,’ Oliver Darcy told CNN about the drama.

Anna Marx’s essay for The New York Times (pictured here) suggests that Taylor Swift may hide her sexuality from the world due to her ‘attraction to queer identity.’
The New York Times is now the target of Swifties’ wrath, as well as the singer’s personal friends. ‘I have learned that they are not pleased to say the least,’ Oliver Darcy (pictured) told CNN.

Fans of the star — who describes herself as straight and an LGBTQ ally and who is in a relationship with the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce — are going as far as boycotting The New York Times over the controversial article.

‘Just canceled my membership. An ex-user said, ‘This article is gender discriminatory and extremely inappropriate.’

Another user wrote, ‘There is something wrong with The New York Times publishing this article speculating that Taylor Swift may be secretly gay – based on absolutely nothing.’ ‘This is the kind of rubbish that’s in the supermarket checkout next to the National Enquirer.’

People close to the 34-year-old Grammy winner question the ethics of publishing the article.

“Because of her massive success, there’s a Taylor-sized hole in people’s morals right now,” a source close to the situation told CNN.

The content of the article is based on speculation, and Insider questioned whether a double standard was applied in allowing the op-ed to be published.

Despite claims that the article would not have been written about a man – Anna Marks wrote a similar opinion piece in 2022 titled ‘Harry Styles Walks a Fine Line’, which was also published in The New York Times.

The article discussed how Styles ‘used queerness to burnish his celebrity without explicitly claiming to be queer.’

‘There seems to be no line that some journalists won’t cross when writing about Taylor, no matter how offensive, untrue and unfair it is – all under the protective veil of an “opinion piece”,’ The person further announced about Marx. Quick opinion piece.

The piece, titled ‘Look What We Made Taylor Swift Do’ by the newspaper’s opinion editors, looks at the lovelorn artist’s work on lyrics they believe Sapphic might be in love with.

‘Anyone considering Ms. Swift’s overall artistry – the way her brilliantly calculated celebrity blends with her soul-baring art – may find inconsistencies between the story that her celebrity tells. and which is captured by his songs.’ The author wrote.

Marks gave examples of her appearance, including wearing hair colors from the bisexual pride flag, or rainbow dresses.

She also hints at so-called Easter eggs in the song, mentioning Willow living in a ‘glass closet’ or paying tribute to gay artist Louis Fuller during her Reputation tour.

The editor wrote, ‘In isolation, a single fallen hairpin is perhaps meaningless or accidental, but considered together, they are the unraveling of a ballerina bun after a long performance.’

‘Those dropped hairpins began appearing in Ms. Swift’s artistry long before queer identity was unquestionably marketable in mainstream America. They suggest to strange people that he is one of us.’

Taylor’s supporters blame double standards for getting the article published. A source told CNN, ‘This article would not have been allowed to be written about Shawn Mendes or any male artist whose sexuality has been questioned by fans.’ (Pictured in Arlington, Texas in March 2023)
The Grammy winner is currently dating NFL star Travis Kelce (pictured in New York in October 2023)
Taylor has explained her pro-LGTBQ stance as a form of advocacy, explaining to Vogue in 2019, ‘Basically the rights are being taken away from everyone who is a straight white cisgender male. I didn’t realize until recently that I could advocate for a community I’m not a part of.

Taylor has explained her pro-LGTBQ stance as a form of advocacy, explaining to Vogue in 2019, ‘Basically rights are being taken away from everyone who is not a straight white cisgender male,’ she said at the time.

‘I didn’t realize until recently that I could advocate for a community I’m not a part of.’

In the introduction to her 1989 (Taylor Version) album, which was released in October, the Out of the Woods singer, who is currently dating NFL star Travis Kelce, wrote, she surrounded herself with female friends because She was tired of speculations about this. Her romantic relationships with men.

‘If I only hung out with my female friends, people wouldn’t sensationalize or sexualize it – right? I would later learn that people can do this and people will do this.

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