John Mayer may have to keep waiting for the world to change, because until then he has to deal with angry Taylor Swift fans on TikTok.
The singer launched his own account on Monday where he was likely hoping to connect with a new audience on the social media platform. Instead, he came right into the crosshairs of Swifties still resentful over her short love affair with the singer over a decade ago.
Mayer’s terrible, horrible, not good, very bad first day on the app got off to a good start, he posted a video asking, “Can someone tell me how to flip the camera?” as he fumbled with the mechanics of TikTok.
Soon after, the video was inundated with thousands of messages from Swift fans with a chopping ax.
The main comment on Mayer’s post, which has now garnered over 30,000 likes, reads: “You are not safe here, john,” while another user added that “we are not. will never forget what you did to our daughter taylor ”.
Other fans have chosen to arm the lyrics to Swift’s 2010 ballad “Dear John” against Mayer, including lines like “Don’t you think nineteen are too young” and “you’re an expert in sorry and keeping the lines blurry. “
“Omg ain’t old Taylor Swift who wrote a song,” reads one of the most devastating burns.
“Dear John” is widely seen as an ode to Swift’s relationship with Mayer, painting a less than flattering portrayal of the singer. The two are rumored to have met between 2009 and 2010 after Swift split with “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner.
In 2012, Mayer told Rolling Stone he felt “really humbled” by the song, calling the thinly veiled lyrics “cheap writing.”
But instead of responding directly to one of TikTok’s comments, Mayer opted to upload a video of himself nodding, which he captioned, “POV: you berate me and I listen to you.”
And before signing up for the night, he concluded his adventures in TikTok-ing with a video of himself singing “it was a weird day”, before promising viewers that “more fun tomorrow” l ‘waits.
Since Swift is currently re-recording her first six albums – her new version of “Fearless” is slated for release in April – only time will tell what a new twist she puts on “Dear John” each time it is released.
And who knows … maybe the two will finally let the past be over and rework the ballad – as a duet?
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