Singer responds to claims that the public view her as 'chaste'
Taylor Swift has defended her public image, saying “I’m a lot of things. Overtly sexy is not one of them.”
A reporter from Access Hollywood asked the singer what she made of the public perception of her image, “often described as chaste.”
“No, that’s a way of people saying I’m just not generally a sexy person. That’s all that is,” Taylor responded. “It’s fine. I’ve accepted it. I’m a lot of things. Overtly sexy is not one of them,” she continued. “I’m fine. I’m fine with all the other things I am.”
“As an artist you should embrace what comes naturally to you, whatever role feels right,” she told the site. “I would never encourage an artist to try to and fit in to a role that seemed to be created for them by a bunch of record label guys in suits in a conference room.”
“I think for me it feels very natural to talk to teenagers and people my age… about feelings and what they’re going through and their insecurities.”
On Friday (May 29) it was reported that Taylor Swift concert wristbands had saved fans’ lives following a car crash.
Elizabeth and Caroline Dazzio, along with a friend, were driving home from Swift’s concert at the LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last Friday (May 22) when the driver, Elizabeth, fell asleep at the wheel, causing the car to crash. She was knocked unconscious.
With the other two girls trapped inside the car and all three individuals’ phones out of battery, Caroline and her unnamed friend used the concert wristbands bought at Swift’s gig, which contained flashing lights, as flares to alert passers by.
A fellow driver eventually stopped, with Caroline attributing their survival to Swift’s wristbands: “[The driver] could tell that there was someone in the car.”
Taylor Swift later tweeted about the news, describing the story as “unreal” and adding that she’s “so happy they’re okay”.
Meanwhile, Foo Fighters dedicated a song to Taylor Swift during their Radio 1 Big Weekend headline set. Grohl dedicated ‘Congregation’ from latest album ‘Sonic Highways’ to Swift, who performed on the same stage just before his band. Foo Fighters wrote and recorded the song in Swift’s hometown of Nashville.
Grohl told the crowd: “I’m officially obsessed, she might want to get a restraining order because I’m all about Swift. I’m going to dedicate this song to Taylor Swift, how about that? This one goes out to my opening band, Taylor Swift.”