Monday, April 20, 2015
Taylor Swift at the ACMS
While People Magazine creates a pretty spot-on recap of Sunday's American Country Music Awards, there are a few additional things that I find worth commenting on. What I am was most interested in is the speech that Andrea Swift (Taylor Swift's mother) gives when introducing her daughter to the stage. I am a huge Taylor Swift fan, don't get me wrong, but I really don't understand the reason for bringing in her mother to introduce her. Just last week, Taylor made the devastating announcement of her mother having cancer, but before this announcement, Andrea Swift has stayed mostly out of the spotlight. Now that the news is out, I just find it odd that her mother would make such a public appearance, to only flatter her own daughter. I'm not being insensitive or hating on Taylor- again, because I am a fan. But I really do not understand the purpose of Andrea's speech... was it to bring her into the spotlight again or was it to reflect on Taylor's accomplishments? I have a feeling that Andrea didn't ask to present Taylor, but that it was suggested to her. It is strange that we use serious things such as cancer to make our celebrities appear more approachable. While the speech was very touching, I believe it was only given in order to make Taylor Swift seem like the average young woman, which we all know isn't true. While I am a huge fan, I am definitely getting sick of her attempt to constantly be seen as the "down to earth" girl.