If you’re gonna write about Taylor Swift, you better come correct!!!
The superstar singer noticed something a little weird Saturday morning when OK! Magazine published a story on her helping a couple with their baby announcement — the title and lead of the story were so intentionally misleading, Swift had to respond, and when she did, she owned the mag!
It all started when OK! published a tweet (since deleted) that read:
Singer @taylorswift13 has made a ‘pregnancy announcement’! http://t.co/7sBJr7MZ1i
Considering it wasn’t her own pregnancy announcement, but rather one for another couple as posted on Twitter, that was kind of deceiving:
It gets worse, though. The mag led their story with the following phrases:
Taylor Swift helps a couple announce their pregnancy in the sweetest way possible
Harry Styles ex girlfriend hold up a ‘baby’s 1st concert’ sign for expecting couple
Never mind that the lead is grammatically incorrect… since when are we referring to Taylor, with all that she’s accomplished, as “Harry Styles ex girlfriend”?! Um, no. Just, no.
Taylor wasn’t feelin’ it either, and decided to own the magazine on Twitter:
Slay, Tay-Tay, SLAY!!!
Here’s the screenshot of the now-deleted OK! Magazine tweet, along with Taylor’s response:
What do U think — do magazines and the media need to be more careful with how they refer to female stars?
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]