Sorry, Swfities…but your serpentine queen seems rather confused, no? Taylor Swift — after a year marked by political turmoil, unprecedented racial tension, gun violence, natural disasters, and a whole lot more bad stuff — literally said she “couldn’t have asked for a better” 2017. Not surprisingly, the Internet has one question for the seemingly tone-deaf pop star: WTF are you on, girl?
Taylor took to Instagram on Wednesday, Dec. 13, thanking fans for wishing her a happy 28th birthday. “I love you guys so much. This was a photo @paul_sidoti took at @capitalofficial Jingle Bell Ball in London a few days ago,” she wrote. "I couldn’t have asked for a better year, all thanks to you. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Can’t wait to see what 28 will be like. See you on tour.”
We truly hope Miss Swift had a wonderful birthday. But we also hope she knows that, despite her highly anticipated comeback and the massive sales of her latest album, Reputation, 2017 was actually pretty f--king horrible for so many people. Regardless, angry social media users are here to remind her.
As BuzzFeed noted, @kaspe_r11 nailed it when they tweeted (from Tay’s perspective), “I mean, yeah there were Nazis and white supremacy marches, and families are being torn apart, and there were mass shootings, and people are losing health care, but none of that affects me, so 2017 was great!”
Another Twitter user wondered if maybe Taylor had been living on another planet for the majority of 2017: “Maybe she was on another planet, a different universe. I know she can’t be talking about 2017 like it was a great year for America, let alone the entire earth.” One person tweeted that although Taylor “couldn’t have asked for a better year,” “literally no one else in America” could say the same, adding that she’s a “rich white girl out of touch with reality.”