Buzzfeed recently published a long piece entitled, "How Taylor Swift Played the Victim for a Decade and Made Her Entire Career."
You can read it here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/how-taylor-swift-played-the-victim-and-made-her-entire-caree?utm_term=.ea07nj7Q4q#.axqDBGDYzO
Warning, it's almost a novel. The article lays out an opinion that Swift has manipulated the media and the public from the beginning of her career to gain the success that she has. Some of the points may be valid, but let's not forget that Taylor Swift is a talented young woman. She writes, she sings, she performs, and on top of that, she's philanthropic. Can we not attribute her success to talent alone?
I like some of Taylor's music, but I'm no Swiftie, and I
read skimmed the article. (It was sooooo long.) My verdict is that it doesn't matter. When you're sitting on fat stacks of money and platinum records and you're only worry is that your arm might get tired dusting off all your Grammys and awards, it really doesn't matter.