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The New York Times Can Count Their Days After Publishing The Most "Inappropriate, Invasive and Untrue" Opinion Piece On Taylor Swift's Sexuality

CNN - A controversial New York Times opinion piece that openly speculated this week whether Taylor Swift is a closeted queer person has drawn the ire of the pop superstar’s associates, CNN has learned.

“Because of her massive success, in this moment there is a Taylor-shaped hole in people’s ethics,” a person close to the situation, who requested anonymity to speak candidly, told CNN. “This article wouldn’t have been allowed to be written about Shawn Mendes or any male artist whose sexuality has been questioned by fans.”

“There seems to be no boundary some journalists won’t cross when writing about Taylor, regardless of how invasive, untrue, and inappropriate it is - all under the protective veil of an ‘opinion piece,’” the person added.

Its shocking to see that after so many rumors have been ardently put to rest by Taylor herself, the New York Times will still allow one of its authors publish a 5,000 word essay detailing an online conspiracy theory, and label it as an "opinion." Speculating about Taylor's love life is one thing, trying to use her sexuality to fit some narrative that you want to project onto her? That's another. She's not gay. Sorry! You can't relate to her in that way! 

I see things like this and it genuinely makes me afraid. This person (not an "author" in my eyes), Anna Marks has spent so much time on tiktok, on back channels of X (Twitter,) and generally trying to will a bisexual pop star into existence that she felt absolutely nothing wrong with throwing fuel to the psychotic fire and attempting to reignite complete delusions and encourage us all to see things "her way." We've officially reached the point of TOO many people having opinions. I'm sorry. If you can't discern between what's right and what's wrong in terms of published works on the internet, you shouldn't be allowed to broadcast your thoughts. I'm sure that itself goes against a few codes of ethics but I don't care. If I sound like an asshole about something, I'm not preaching it to the masses. I feel bad for Anna, who clearly has no one in her life who can tell her to get a fucking grip.

Thankfully we have Tree Paine (or someone equally important) going directly to CNN to slam this bullshit. IMO the piece shouldn't be taken down and all of the reposting on social media for clicks should cease. You lose, NYT. You fucked up. Nobody is laughing, this article wasn't thoughtful and it certainly reflects poorly on your business and your ethics. Shame on you!