John Mayer Bashes Taylor Swift for “Humiliating” Him With “Cheap Songwriting”
Taylor Swift is known for using her real-life relationships with celebrities as inspiration for many of her love songs, so it shouldn’t have been a huge surprise for John Mayer to hear “Dear John” and realize she was singing about him. But that hasn’t stopped the moody musician from throwing some major punches Taylor’s way in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
John says that the lyrics, which refer to an older guy “messing with” a young, 19-year-old, “really humiliated” him. He continued, “How would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower?" He also claims that he “didn’t deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."
But John doesn’t stop there. Putting aside the personal anguish he’s apparently suffering from, he takes the opportunity to bash Taylor’s musical talent. "I will say as a songwriter that I think it's kind of cheap songwriting," he says. "I know she's the biggest thing in the world, and I'm not trying to sink anybody's ship, but I think it's abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, 'Wait till he gets a load of this!' That's bullshit."
That’s all fine and good, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out how John has exposed details from his past relationships many times in the past as well. Why is it that we associate napalm with Jessica Simpson? Oh right. Because John called her sexual napalm. If he can dish it, he should probably learn to take it, too.