It seems that a new celebrity feud is about to hit the media as John Mayer decided to target renowned country singer Taylor Swift for the song ‘Dear John’ which allegedly tells a story about their failed relationship. Taylor Swift is known for drawing inspiration for her songs from her previous relationships, but it seems that one of her ex boyfriends is finally taking a stand as John Mayer recently revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that he felt ‘really humiliated’ by the song ‘Dear John’ and that it made him feel ‘terrible’.
The song was included in Taylor Swift’s 2020 ‘Speak Now’ album and was released shortly after the alleged romantic relationship between the two celebrities. Although Taylor never identified the ‘John’ in her song to be John Mayer, the 34 year old ‘Your Body Is A Wonderland’ singer apparently believes that the song was about him as he revealed to the magazine that he decided to speak out “because I 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.”
According to John, who took a two year hiatus from his career, he found out about Taylor’s feeling by listening to her song and says that he was caught off-guard by the entire situation, and as he comments on the ‘heavy’ lyrics of the song, John reveals to the magazine that:
“I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call. I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?”
One of the lyrics in the songs says ‘Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with?’ which suggest that Mayer, who is much older than Taylor, didn’t take the age factor into consideration when he decided to ‘mess with her’. As far as this particular lyric goes, John Mayer said that “I don’t want to go into that.”
Because the two chose the same career paths, music, John Mayer decided to share his point of view on the ‘Dear John’ song not only from a personal level but a professional level as well, and as a musician and songwriter, John told the magazine that the songwriting was ‘kind of cheap’:
“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.”
Find out more about what John Mayer had to say by picking up the June 2020 issue of Rolling Stone.
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