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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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Stupid....another reason High Profile persons need to make sure their managers are with them to make sure these types of things don't happen.

1780 days ago


Funny other so called celeberties acn be buddies with Chavez, Iranian leader (who says not holocost), Kim Jung , etc... and nothing is thought about it, but others they judge over the least little thing. Double standard? You better believe it.

1780 days ago


can we talk about something substantive? Like Jon and Hailey?

1780 days ago


Someone rolls up to you for a photo at a party. You dont normally inspect their clothing for objectionable symbols. They step up, get their photo and they are gone.

But there does seem to be a disturbing pattern surfacing for Taylor. Wasn't she photographed with a black supremacist at the MTV video awards. Makes you go Hmmmmmmm

1780 days ago


why is everyone making excuses for this girl. she is old enough to know whats right or wrong. she is not innocent. i am sure she goes home and cuss up a storm and hate people just like evryone else. i hate that because someone act a cein way we say they are so innocent- she is not. that symbol covered the entire guys chest next to her. how could she miss that when he is walking towards her. she is an idiot, if she didnt noticed. use common sense people. she is showing you her public personna. i sure in private sheis opposite.

1780 days ago

Aries Walsh    

Well, well, well. What do we have here. She didn't know? SHE DIDN'T KNOW?!?! GET DA F--- OUTTA HERE!!! She's from Tennessee, dammit! To the people who have more excuses than the government has a-holes, stop kidding yourself. Stop trying to save her! She screwed up. If she didn't know what it was I'll bet a pack of M & M's she knew what a swastika looks like. So where's ya excuse now?! She has down syndrome?! She has the mind of a three year old?! Jesus Christ of Nazareth would you people please stop explaining what the sign means, stop making up excuses cause she knew better. She's a celebrity! I don't know if she was dancing with the guy as photo's suggested (she may have been dancing near him) but that arm around the waist is priceless. And then the guy apologizes saying it was an X that got smeared a certain way. You dumb di dumb dumb the paint on that "x" looks at least a day dry. Ah well, Kanye, she might not have had the greatest video of all time, in which I don't think Beyonce's was anyway (that was Kanye bitchin as usual)but lil Taylor may have a little stereocast towards black people. Is that why she didn't immediately say anything when Kanye did what he did or did she smell the alcohol. A lot of people bashed Kanye (I was with him until he apologized for standing against the MTV pop machine) so maybe the tables might turn back on her. God don't like ugly. so Taylor fans stop protecting her and let the bashing commence.

1780 days ago


You folks need to get a life and stop getting all wee weed up about the small stuff.

1780 days ago


Looks like the guy was making a statement against what the swastika stands for. It's blood red and there's blood on his shirt. Usually the swastika is black.

1780 days ago


Kanye West is an idiot, his sympathizers need to quit ripping on TS for this incident. Her actions appear to be a mistake, his were deliberate.

1780 days ago


She does not know any better.

1780 days ago


Symbols can't hate.. that would be personification. People can hate. Taylor is not a hater.. I don't think she sits around glorifying Nazi Germany and neither does the dumbass with the shirt on. They are kids.

This is becoming a nation of pansies. I am going to dress up as a "Jason" tonight for Halloween.. does that mean I am a killer?

This kind of news reporting is damaging my calm.

1780 days ago


The only time I ever see swastikas these days is at liberal protest marches. He's probably an Obama voter.

Who cares.

1780 days ago


I am so sick and tired of this hyper-sensitive PC world we are in now. EVERYTHING is offensive to someone! I HATE Taylor Swift because she is young, richer than me and most importantly why she offends me...she is BLONDE! Get over it people...why not care about more important things...

1780 days ago


So where is the outrage with Larry David if this is making big news??

1779 days ago


I think you people are making an issue out of a non-issue. It's a Halloween costume. The guy could have been wearing it for Irony alone. You don't know, because you're judging the whole situation by a picture someone took. Get a life people. Stop being excited into rage over silly things in the media that you have no control over or understanding of. Save your anger for the next political election or something that actually matters.

1779 days ago
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