Why Taylor Swift Turns Comments Off on Her Social Media Posts (It’s a Good Reason)
"Social media can be great, but it can also inundate your brain with images of what you aren't, how you're failing, or who is in a cooler locale than you at any given moment," Swift says. "I learned to block some of the noise."
Swift's feature for Elle is, in her words, all of the lessons she's learned before turning 30, which will happen later this year (Dec. 13). Because she's human — because she does have insecurities and moments of weakness — she avoids letting people kick her while she's down.
"One thing I do to lessen this weird insecurity laser beam is to turn off comments. Yes, I keep comments off on my posts," she says. "That way, I'm showing my friends and fans updates on my life, but I'm training my brain to not need the validation of someone telling me that I look 🔥🔥🔥."
Haters gonna hate, right?
"I'm also blocking out anyone who might feel the need to tell me to 'go die in a hole ho' while I'm having my coffee at nine in the morning," she furthers. "I think it's healthy for your self-esteem to need less internet praise to appease it, especially when three comments down you could unwittingly see someone telling you that you look like a weasel that got hit by a truck and stitched back together by a drunk taxidermist. An actual comment I received once."
Also in the Elle piece, Swift pledges that she's trying to stay focused on what matters most to her, which includes those who lift her up, rather than bring her down, like her family. The superstar reveals that both her mother and her father have faced cancer battles, and her mother, Andrea Swift, is currently fighting again.
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