TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.



289 COMMENTS

No Avatar
31.

gary    

For those who didn't want to read the very LONG explanation, the original meaning of the swastika symbol is actually positive: The word swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word svastika (in Devanagari स्वस्तिक), meaning any lucky or auspicious object, and in particular a mark made on persons and things to denote good luck.

1817 days ago
32.

???????????????????????    

SO HER REPS EXCUSE IS SHE DIDNT SEE THE SHIRT.....ONCE AGAIN...IS THIS WOMAN STUPID, IGNORANT...AND JUST PLAIN A NAZI HERSELF, BECAUSE THAT SWASTICKA IS HUGE...EVEN A BLIND MAN COULDNT MISS THAT ONE...SHE SAW IT AND STILL SHE POSED WITH THE IDIOT...SO QUIT MAKING EXCUSES FOR THIS TRAMP. DEFINITLEY WONT BUY ANYMORE OF HER MUSIC..HELL THE CDS I HAVE WILL BE TOSSED TONIGHT WHEN I GET HOME. TAYLOR SWIFT NEEDS SOME EDUCATION REGARDING THE HOLOCAUST.

1817 days ago
33.

MitchConn0r    

I'm really happy for you, I'm gonna let you finish, but the Buddhists had one of the best Swastikas of all time.

1817 days ago
34.

whazzup    

I will now burn all of my taylor swift cd,s and so should everyone. Matter of fact lets organize a good old cd burning party. Maybe Opra will come on board

1817 days ago
35.

OVER IT    

In east Asia, people still OPENLY wear the symbol which has been around for thousands of years. The symbol was given a bad name to the western world by the Nazis, but is still acceptable in MOST of the world.

1817 days ago
36.

Sid    

By the way, that GUY is the idiot if he wanted to wear a symbol of hate..b.c it's the wrong way. The Nazis used the left-facing Swastika as their symbol of hatred. The one this dude has on his shirt is right-facing, a symbol that Hindus such as myself use to symbolize peace & harmony.

Leave poor Taylor alone..I agree with the person who stated that this is a highly irresponsible title.

1817 days ago
37.

Kali    

MEDIATAKEOUT.COM HAS PICTURES OF THEM DANCING TOGETHER!!! TAYLOR SWIFT AND THE NAZI GUY!!!

AND HER REP SAID SHE JUST TOOK A PIC AND DIDNT EVEN NOTICE HIS SHIRT!?!?!

http://www.mediatakeout.com/8e4edffd36a0819d/1256744076taylor_bust.jpg

1817 days ago
38.

erictheolson    

You have to think she has know ideal what that is or what it means.
http://entertainmentnews4me.blogspot.com/

1817 days ago
39.

Antoinette    

See that. All you people were ready to kill little ol' Kanye when he was smart enough to sniff out this classic Jew hater. tsk tsk.

1817 days ago
40.

BADAzTra    

It actually looks like the symbol the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles use which is basically a punk rocker dancing. If you look at the top middle you see a head. C'mon folks...calm down.

1817 days ago
41.

The Seer    

Yah. Okay. Perhaps this symbol has ancient meaning in other cultures. In THIS culture it symbolizes a movement of hate and crimes against humanity.

It is unacceptable to say, "yeah, so what." The swasticka should remind all of us that evil is alive and well in this world, and this evil can happen to YOU and YOUR loved ones. Never, ever forget!

I didn't think Taylor Swift could get any worse than being an overly saccharine "country" singer from PA who affects a fake British accent in her "music." Guess I was wrong! And by the way, ignorance is no excuse for stupidity and racism. Especially when you choose to be out there in the public eye.

I wonder how all the Jewish record producers feel about Ms. Swift's photograph with this tool?

1817 days ago
42.

Zonny VanRant    

Taylor Swift...Soooo Hot!!!
Want to touch the hiney!!!
Hoowwwlllllllllll!!!!!!!!!

1817 days ago
43.

siouxzanne    

yeah who cares I just saw her on Ellen she is not that kind of girl leave her alone... first she gets screwed out of her acceptance speech by what's his name,now this. come on TMZ F**K 0$$

1817 days ago
44.

pink floyd    

"swastika" comes from the sanskirt "svastika"--sv means good---asti means to be ka as a suffix..this symbol has been used for over 3000 years as far back as 1000 bce. ancient troy used the symbol on their coins and pottery...it does not mean nazi....

1817 days ago
45.

Zonny VanRant    

This means nothing, you people are retarded

1817 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web