Well, I guess it had to happen at some point: after two years of silence from John Mayer, he’s once again making headlines for his nasty comments instead of his music. This time, he’s directing his
attention-seeking opinions towards Taylor Swift. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, John complained about how Taylor’s song “Dear John” completely “humiliated” him and – get ready for this – he “didn’t do anything to deserve that.”
Oh, and he also bashed the award-winning singer for her songwriting skills, saying, “I will say as a songwriter that I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting. 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.”
Honestly, I’m pretty disgusted and confused by his entire interview. First of all, does anyone else remember how John just issued an apology for his past ridiculous behavior and interviews that included rude comments towards Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston? In his own words, he claimed that he “lost his head for a little while,” but the mistakes he made helped him grow up and mature.
Um, John? Lashing out against Taylor Swift, AKA America’s sweetheart, is hardly what I would call grown-up behavior. And going after her songwriting abilities? That’s even less mature than whining about how much she embarrassed you.
Second of all, why is he even bringing up this song?! “Dear John” was released in October 2010, meaning it’s almost a full two years old. Sure, the song was big news when it came out, but if John really wanted to comment on it, why would he wait almost two years? Whatever relationship Taylor and John had ended a while ago, along with all of the drama that surrounded it, so I don’t understand the point of bringing it all up again.
On second thought, maybe I do see the point – this whole interview screams “Pay attention to me!!!” John has been out of the spotlight for a few years now, and one of the most obvious ways to make headlines would definitely be to try to cut someone like Taylor down. Okay, maybe “Dear John” really did humiliate him… but if that’s true, then why bring it to everyone’s attention once again?
Lastly, I’m having a hard time believing that John didn’t deserve the insults Taylor threw at him in the song. John is over 10 years old than Taylor, and while there’s nothing wrong with an age difference in a relationship, it’s entirely possible that he took advantage of her. And his track record of treating girls with zero respect doesn’t help him out here either. Is it really so wrong of Taylor to get a little revenge?
What I’m really trying to say is that if John wants to be taken seriously and be seen as a mature adult, he should probably stop picking on 22-year-old girls and start acting his age.
What do you think of John’s comments? Was Taylor wrong to write a song about him? Or was John wrong for bashing her? Tell us in the comments.