Taylor Swift is gradually releasing her re-recorded albums, and fans are ready to play a guessing game about which album is coming next. The recently released Red (Taylor’s Version) caused a stir online when the songwriter included a 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” which was rumored to be about her ex-boyfriend, Jake Gyllenhaal.
Death Threats via DM
After the outpour of red scarf references over the past few days, it looks like John Mayer is the next target. While most memes are harmless, some Swifties have taken it too far and sent the “New Light” singer death threats via Instagram DM. Screenshots of him responding to fans have circulated online, with one asking if they genuinely wish death upon him?
Fans Gone Too Far
The said post has now been deleted, but @deux.discussions kept receipts of the confrontation. Alondra, a 15-year-old fan, initiated the message and wrote, “f*ck yourself you ugly b*tch I hope you choke on something,” followed by, “answer me you b*tch.” To her surprise, Mayer responded and remained civil throughout their back and forth.
“Hi Alondra, it’s John. I’ve been getting so many messages like these the past couple of days, I decided to choose your message at random to reply to,” Mayer wrote back. “I’m not upset, I just tend to have a curious mind and feel compelled to ask. Do you really hope that I die?” he added. Quickly realizing her blunder, the fan replied, “OMG WHAT I don’t want you to DIE,” with an undisclosed voice note.
The 44-year-old clarified that he just wants to understand where she’s coming from and hope people on the internet consider how their words can affect others. They reconciled in the end, and she warns him that “people are probably going to be 1000x meaner” when Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) comes out, which is the album that includes the track, “Dear John.”
Art Daniella Sison