‘Girl Meets World’ Star Rowan Blanchard, Feminist Camille Paglia Slam Taylor Swift’s Squad
As Taylor Swift once said: “The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”
While it seems as though 2015 has been all about the country-turned-pop singer’s A-list girlfriends who have been dubbed #GirlSquad and inspired many #SquadGoals, not all celebs are living for the group selfies.
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One person who has a very harsh opinion of the “Wildest Dreams” and her squad is famed feminist and cultural critic Camille Paglia who wrote a scathing essay for The Hollywood Reporter all about it.
“In our wide-open modern era of independent careers, girl squads can help women advance if they avoid presenting a silly, regressive public image — as in the tittering, tongues-out mugging of Swift’s bear-hugging posse,” she writes.
Camille later writes that Taylor should ditch the “obnoxious Nazi Barbie routine of wheeling out friends and celebrities as performance props,” calling out the singer for bringing a never-ending line of guests during her 1989 tour.
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Another person who has a problem with #SquadGoals — though not calling out T-Swift by name — is Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard who eloquently slammed the craze.
“The ‘squads’ we see in the media are very polarizing,” the 14-year-old told Just Jared Jr. “Feminism and friendship are supposed to be inclusive, and most of these ‘squads’ are strictly exclusive. ‘Squad goals’ can polarize anyone who is not white, thin, tall, and always happy.”