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Stop "Hating" on Taylor Swift; She Made Her Dreams Come True

By: Donald V. Watkins

Copyrighted and Published on February 2, 2024

An Editorial Opinion

When Taylor Swift had to make her own marquee sign and performed before small crowds in third tier concert markets, nobody but her parents, brother, and a small circle of friends cared about her career.

In 2009, Taylor Swift suffered through Kanye West's bizarre antics at the MTV Video Music Awards, which she handled with class and character.

Today, Taylor Swift is a global icon in the music and entertainment world who plays to sold-out audiences around the globe.

Taylor Swift has won 12 Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, 40 American Music Awards, 40 Billboard Music Awards, and 23 MTV Video Music Awards.  She is the female musician with the most charted songs, most top-40 songs, most top-20 songs, most top-10 songs, most top-five songs, and most number-one debuts.  Swift's Eras Tour is the highest grossing tour of all time.


Taylor Swift is worth an estimated $1.1 billion. She is a self-made billionaire.

Today, Taylor Swift is enjoying a close and loving personal relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.


Taylor Swift has worked long and hard to make her dreams come true.

Stop "hating" on her!  It makes you look small and petty.

All of us should be proud of Taylor Swift and her successes in life. I am happy for her.

Finally, for those who are obsessed with America's political arena, Taylor Swift is on the "right side of history."

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Donald V. Watkins
Donald V. Watkins
Feb 03

Taylor Swift was not an overnight success. She has worked her craft for nearly 25 years to achieve stardom. By age 10, Swift was singing at a variety of local events, including fairs and contests. She sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Philadelphia 76ers basketball game at age 11 and began writing her own songs and learning guitar at 12. This is what happens when we nourish and support the dreams of our children and grandchildren.

Feb 04
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You raise a valid point about Taylor Swift's illustrious career and critics throughout her journey As recent as one week ago, Donald Trump publicly threatened Swift for endorsing Joe Biden for reelection.

For whatever reason, Trump felt an entitlement to Swift's endorsement and when didn't get it, he went on a tirade to in an attempt to tarnish her career. And that could be bad news for a second bid for reelection this Fall.

I know very little about Ms. Swift. After learning she chose to endorse Biden over Trump, I know she's a voice of reasoning.

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