2.29.2012

So Surprised

Ok, I know it seems like I hate on Taylor Swift a lot. I really do like her. I think she’s adorable and talented. She does a lot for charity. She seems down to earth in spite of her fame and fortune. She inspires young girls to use their brains and hearts and not their bodies. She writes sweet, simple songs about love. I have her albums. I know all the words. The lyrics bring me right back to my young loves.

But something about her kinda bugs me. Maybe it’s her naiveté? Or the fact that she just doesn’t seem that genuine. I've tweeted before about how much Taylor's surprised face annoys me. Every time she wins an award, her mouth drops open, her hands clutch her chest, she stares blankly in disbelief and scans the crowd as if to say “Who? Me? You like me? I won? Little old me?” Then her hands slowly make their way up to cover her mouth and she continues her wide eyed gaze before being able to muster up the ability to form a word. And it’s all in super slow-motion.

She knows she’s going to win. She knows how many fans she has, how many records she sells and how much money she’s made. People love her, that’s not a surprise. I recently watched her concert on DVD and she stands there for minutes between each song with the same surprised “Who? Me?” face. People paid hundreds to see her in concert, who else does she think they’re cheering for?

I've had all pictures saved for a while. After watching the Beyoncé and Jay-Z sketch on SNL, I just had to post. Kristen Wiig’s ten second impression of Taylor was spot on.






Wow. She likes sparkles.

11 comments:

Ashlee Miller said...

Hahaha I never realized how annoying she looks when she is surprised.

kenli said...

hahahah yes! i totally agree. and the sparkly dress thing annoys me to no end, too.

Christianna said...

Hahahahhhaa, wow she likes sparkles! That made me gut laugh right now!

I don't know, I feel as though she could possibly be really excited every time she wins. I mean, you think you've won a million times and that winning again is a fat chance. So you'd be surprised again...

Elle Sees said...

This is like the third post I've seen about her surprised, or lack of, face!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

I think she should not make this face anymore. I love her a lot. But seriously, she should be over the "OH MY GOD, IM SO SHOCKED" phase. It's been around 6 years, it's not new anymore. Haha I like your collage, it reall is funny!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

LMFAO!
this is hilarious.. she drives me flippin insane! and no, it's not because her love of sparkles. frankly, that's about the only thing i love about her. she's sooo annoying! her and that katy perry. ugh!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Bahaha it's so true. I agree that she's never done anything wrong and I think she's a great person. But almost too great lol. Still, I'd rather have a million of her then a few Kanyes lol!

Kodie said...

Yeah it was cute at first but now it's really old! A lot of people hate on Carrie Underwood because she stopped acting surprised after awhile, but I see nothing wrong with that! She doesnt' act entitled like she deserves every award, she's just learned how to accept it and not seem utterly speechless (Taylor needs to take notes).

Brittany Stewart said...

That's hilarious. I can't believe I've never noticed. And now all I'll do is notice.
Thanks for that.

But I really can't help but love her, in spite of all that sparkle and faux surprise.

ErinMSW said...

This collage cracked me up. I found this article today, and it immediately made me think of you because of this post.

http://crushable.com/entertainment/taylor-swift-needs-to-grow-u-341/?utm_source=crowdignite.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=crowdignite.com

I do love her, but there's always something that rubs me the wrong way. I think it's cuz I feel like she's a little fake.

hotpants™ said...

Kristen Wiig's impression was SPOT ON. That entire skit had me rolling. I watched it 3 or 4 times before I deleted it.

I like Taylor, but I don't love Taylor. I'm with Terri. Her and Katy Perry both annoy me for reasons unknown, but damn... they both can write a catchy tune.