Sure, Taylor Swift triumphed in court and released Reputation to massive commercial success, but for anyone to call 2017 a good year is quite a stretch.
Take into account Swift's increasingly malicious feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, "Ghost in the Shell" whitewashing controversy and — most damning of all — her refusal to publicly denounce white supremacy, and it's hard to believe that even she had a good year.
Nevertheless, Swift turned 28 yesterday (December 13), and in a post thanking fans for their birthday wishes, she said: "I couldn't have asked for a better year."
The declaration has left plenty of people on the internet thoroughly confused given the death of the Old Taylor and the ensuing barrage of controversies.
See some of the Twitter reactions to Swift's latest foot-in-mouth moment down below.
READ THE ROOM, TAYLOR https://t.co/WtolGuLiVe— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) December 14, 2017
I mean, yeah there were Nazi's and white supremacy marches, and families are being town apart, and there were mass shootings, and people are losing health care, but none of that affects me, so 2017 was great!— Rich E (@kaspe_r11) December 14, 2017
I mean, the country is basically in flames, but at least T. Swift is doing alright!— 🌈 Overdone & Dry 🐢 (@MKlinginsmith3) December 14, 2017
to quote dril: awfully bold of you to fly the Good Year blimp on a year that has been extremely bad thus far https://t.co/yzIVYfInBh— karen h. (@karenyhan) December 14, 2017
The line, "you can't do anything unless you're the center of the attention" from Ladybird was made for Taylor Swift. https://t.co/JCuCxx4h6O— Jason 'MenorDUH' Rosenberg (@mynameisjro) December 14, 2017
Taylor is basically the "This is fine" meme https://t.co/WgvZiwG3mM— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) December 14, 2017
Reputation is available on vinyl picture disc and CD through Umusic. Swift's back catalogue is also available.