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Taylor Swift Embraces the Swastika

10/29/2009 1:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Swift's rep just put together this swift explanation for TMZ, "Taylor took pictures with about 100 people that night ... she doesn't know who this guy is and she didn't realize what was on his shirt."

What the heil was Taylor Swift thinking?

Taylor Swift Embraces the Swastika

During Katy Perry's birthday party in West Hollywood last weekend, 19-year-old Swift put her arm around a guy wearing a Nazi swastika -- a symbol of hate, murder and evil -- and smiled for a photograph.

There are rumblings that the "JH" on Swift's shirt stands for "Jew Hater" -- but it seems more likely it stands for Julianne Hough due to the fact that Hough had a "TS" painted on her outfit ... most likely for Taylor Swift.



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136.

Miley    

I, myself am offended, AND I'm not even Jewish. Not only is this bad, but Taylor's publicist is DENYING that she could SEE the swastika? Is she clinically blind? It's a HUGE red swastika that EVEN I noticed when i was scrolling down the website!

Taylor should issue an apology to the entire Jewish community. This is not only wrong but intolerant on her part. She should be ashamed of herself.

1828 days ago
137.

Ziggy    

I'm so sick of Taylor Swift. After Kanye dissed her, we can't rid of her. She's boring and obviously very stupid. She does not have any kind of magnetism about her at all. Just plain, simple and boring!!

1828 days ago
138.

David    

Its sad just like the mustache Hitler also ruined this symbol something that meant so much more before the Nazi's used it.

1828 days ago
139.

Shanel    

Okay, so the guy that painted this on him just decided "Hey, I'm gonna draw a Hindu symbol on this guy's shirt"
So this guy prances around the party wearing a hindu symbol, and Taylor sees it, "oh hey, its a hindu symbol, nothing to do with nazis at all, cool beans!" , *click*, the picture is taken and everything is all fine and dandy after that.

alright cool, makes a lot of sense. :/

Now change the characters, and replace Kanye with Taylor (or anyone else for that matter who isn't little miss blonde perfect angel). Would everyone have the same defensive reactions if it was someone else?


1828 days ago
140.

Zoey    

Taylor Swift has never done much in her life to give any kind of sign that she has so much hate in her!!! I love Taylor Swift and think it is important that she remains a role model for younge kids because their arent much celebs to choose from so can tmz and whoever else wants to diss on her rep please leave this alone im sure she intended no hurt in this picture she was probably just posing for pictures and didnt realize this guys shirt shes just a kid so pleas stop this!!!! TMZ NEEDS TO STOP TRYING TO RUIN THESE CELEBS LIVES THEY ARE PEOPLE TOO!! i admit it was stupid but it isnt enough to hold this over her head forever i love you taylor but if u want to make this go away u need to make a public appology that is the only way they'll stop

1828 days ago
141.

Delilah    

If this were a black woman posing with a black man who was wearing a racist shirt against white people everyone would think its funny. Since its a white woman its just wrong.

1828 days ago
142.

nemo    

So a girl less than a year removed from high school is "stupid" and "racist" because one of the 100something random strangers that asked her for a photo had a BACKWARDS Swastika on his shirt, yet a 40something year old BLACK MAN in Jamie Foxx, is given a pass for actually USING a boogey board that had an ACTUAL Swastika on it? Hmmm.....double standard much?

Btw, isn't it only racism when someone from an opposite race knowingly totes it around, say like, JAMIE FOXX?

Once again, anti-American/white/Christian braindead Liberals are OWNED by reality. Thanks for playing.

1828 days ago
143.

MzHoneygurl    

OK....Is she seriously taking a pic with a guy with the swastika on his shirt???? Uh???? Is she that clueless or she just don't care about the message behind the symbol???? Where is Kanye? He need to jump in the pic and say "Taylor Swift is a racist!" ....seriously this is a shame....can you say "BOYCOTT"?

1828 days ago
144.

nemo    

So radical liberal bullies can attack little old ladies who are going to church because they don't believe in homo marriage and it's "freedom of speech," but a child innocently taking a picture with a random guy at a party is "hate?" Good to know.

1828 days ago
145.

nemo    

So a girl less than a year removed from high school is "stupid" and
"racist" because one of the 100something random strangers that asked
her for a photo had a BACKWARDS Swastika on his shirt, yet a
40something year old BLACK MAN in Jamie Foxx, is given a pass for
actually USING a boogey board that had an ACTUAL Swastika on it?
Hmmm.....double standard much?

Btw, isn't it only racism when someone from an opposite race
knowingly totes it around, say like, JAMIE FOXX?

Once again, anti-American/white/Christian braindead Liberals are
OWNED by reality. Thanks for playing.

1828 days ago
146.

sfauthor    


Nice discussion. Do you know about these Sanskrit books?

http://www.YogaVidya.com/freepdfs.html

1828 days ago
147.

russell    

All I can say is WOW!!! the spelling and grammer is actually a non-issue with most of you guys. Learn to spell and write.....it makes your postings more believable. As for Taylor, she is beautiful girl who can sing regardless of race. Leave her alone and as for Kanye, the CRAP artist, he's the true racist.

1828 days ago
148.

nemo    

So....we have a Nazi President running the country like he's Hilter who just happens to hate Israel even more than the average Dem, yet dumbarse Liberals are on here complaining about stupid t-shirt that Swift wasn't even wearing? Oh irony!!!!!

1828 days ago
149.

HBKop    

Swastika schmastika. Just because a dweeb paints a swastika on his shirt doesn't make him hateful, murderous or evil. And standing next to a swastika in a picture doesn't make Taylor Swift a perv. Roman Polanski had lots of swastikas in his picture "The Pianist" ... OK, bad example.

World War II ended more than 60 years ago, and all rumors to the contrary, Hitler ain't coming back. Is it still too soon to drag out the Nazi regalia around Halloween? Or should that young man have been more sensitive to the Holocaust survivors attending Taylor Swift's 19th birthday party?

1828 days ago
150.

GDB    

She's a sweet girl and loves her fans. She's always willing to take a picture with them but someone is always trying to find dirt on her. They need to leave the nice kids alone!!!

1828 days ago
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