Monday, December 14, 2015

Know Your Enemy

"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. Swift herself should retire that obnoxious Nazi Barbie routine of wheeling out friends and celebrities as performance props."

Camille Paglia, commenting on Taylor Swift and her "girl squad" for the Hollywood Reporter.

Not content with that, Paglia admits that "Writing about Taylor Swift is a horrific ordeal for me because her twinkly persona is such a scary flashback to the fascist blondes who ruled the social scene during my youth". At least Donald Trump has the consolation of not being the only US celebrity currently being branded a fascist...

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