After receiving the prestigious Pinnacle award at Wednesday night’s Country Music Awards, Taylor Swift knows her success is, in large part, thanks to her fans. So what makes them so different from fans of other artists?
“Sometimes, fan groups have a reputation for being, like, bullies, or aggressive, or kind of rude to other artists,” Taylor said in a press junket after the awards. “But I just feel so proud that my fans are always nice to other fans, and they’re always nice to each other, and they don’t really say hateful things or say they’re gonna set people on fire or anything, which is something I’m really proud of.”
Could Taylor be referring to the scary Twitter threats some celebrities receive when they’re dating cute celeb boys — like Tay’s pal, Selena Gomez, when she was dating Justin Bieber, or even Taylor herself when all the Harry Styles drama was going on?
“All those things put together, who they are as a group, is what I think of when my name gets called,” Taylor said. “I don’t really think about it being for me, ‘cause they’re the ones who did all those things.”
And if you love Taylor, don’t worry — the feeling’s mutual.
“Sometimes, I’ll sit in a position where I can watch people leave the shows — not trying to be creepy,” Taylor confessed. “I will watch people leave the shows and I’ll look at the signs … I’ll, like, stalk my fans’ Twitter pages. Which also sounds really creepy.”
You heard the lady: she’s reading your tweets! TSwift fans, keep up the good work.