Class. It’s never explicit, but it’s simmering just underneath: this middle-class celebrity is buying her way into “real” distinction. She’s a country star! She dates celebrities! She airs her dirty laundry in full view. She has lots of money, and all of its new. Her parents are so upper-middle-class. She used to ride horses, but she lived in Nashville. The (false) news that she purchased the house across from Ethel Kennedy spread like wildfire — even People, which prides itself on vetting its sources, published the story. It’s a fascinating newsbit, mostly because it makes Swift seem like a stage-five clinger, but the real hook was the desperate, Gatsby-esque attempt to situate herself in physical proximity of the upper-crust.
Yeah,Taylor Swift, you LOW life!