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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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I doubt that she even looked. Do you know how many people come up to her every day and ask for a pic with her??? It is kinda like an assembly line thing. She doesn't notice what the people look like, let alone what they are wearing.

Oh and someone said that Katy Perry and Prince WILLIAM should know better. First of all has anyone ever heard of party crashers? Maybe this person is a friend of a friend of a friend or whatever and there is always the possibility that he is into Eastern religions. As for the Prince William thing it was Prince HARRY who dressed up as a Nazi, not William.

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Please leave her alone! She is just young and naive! Don't start this crap with her already!

She will learn as she grows up. We all have things to learn, including her. I did a bunch of dumb ass crap when I was 19 in the name of fun! Let’s give her a break. Not that I like Nazis, but I’m sure she probably didn’t pay any attention to that stupid, dumb, hateful, demonic sign on that boy’s shirt. The idiot that is wearing it probably don’t even know what that sign stands for!

Taylor, don't do this again, honey! Learn from it and move on! Fame Sucks! Doesn’t it?

God bless you as you grow into a woman, Taylor.

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That is just really Stupid!She should know better than that!there is no excuse for this!everybody knows what that symbol stands for.....if NOT.go back to school and get some education.

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Eduardo Sciammarella    

The swastika is a word in Sanskrit that means a lucky thing - it is originally a Hindu symbol stolen and defaced by the Nazis - let's re-appropriate it people!

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Girlfriend, you gotta cover up those knees, girl, they ain't your best suit.

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Hmm....wasn't too long ago that Jamie Foxx was actually USING a body board with a Swastika on it. Where was the outrage then? Oh that's right, because TMZ are hypocritical, liberal nutrugs with an obvious agenda.


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Only ignorant, uneducated or people with small minds would see hate in this symbol. It's an ancient symbol that has other meanings (including christian trinity) beside the one nazi germans used. Get a life!

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I personally know Taylor and I have to say this is so rediculous! Taylor even tweeted not long back to Julianne Hough: "@juliannehough you are FUN! I love how we walked in wearing white, and walked out with each other's initials painted on our clothes. hahaha"
The fact that anyone would think the JH on her shirt would stand for 'jew hater' clearly doesnt know my friend! She was not aware of his shirt. Imagine standing there with a camera in your face, constant flash, and a line of people taking turns to get their picture with you. You wouldn't even notice what half the people were wearing let alone looked like. People need to check their facts before they post stories.

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Yes, Taylor Swift is totally a racist and deserves to die because she took a picture next to some guy wearing a shirt that an idiot painted a swastika on. Really? That's how this is being interpreted? People are dumb enough to think that Taylor Swift would purposely send a message that says "I hate Jews?" Comeon now folks, she's a seventeen year old girl who took a lot of pictures, now you can't tell me that you haven't been asked to take a picture with someone and completely looked them over first. The same thing would probably happen to you and at least you don't get strung up and crucified for it if it did happen. So let the girl go. Is the guy an idiot? Yes. He should have changed shirts and not put other people in such a compromising position but to say Taylor Swift is a racist? I'd suggest getting your head examined. People who look for hatred where there is none to be found usually harbor some of their own.

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154. Only ignorant, uneducated or people with small minds would see hate in this symbol. It's an ancient symbol that has other meanings (including christian trinity) beside the one nazi germans used. Get a life!

Posted at 5:15PM on Oct 29th 2009 by Nshado

NO! YOU ARE THE IGNORANT ONE! Don't try and sugar coat that symbol! Regardless as to what the other meanings are, the main one is, that it represents the torture and murders of millions of human beings.
Kind of like the Confederate flag. I wouldn't hang one in my yard! Also, like the rainbow. It use to have a totally different meaning, but I wouldn't put a rainbow flag in my yard. You must know what things now stand for, or you're just asking for it.
Ignorance is not bliss!

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More importantly than everyone needing to re-f*ing-lax! She cearly hugged, smiled and walked not looking at his shirt.


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Why does anyone even care?????

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Yes it is inappropriate for him to wear that sign, but when Harvey says they teach WW2 in high school he is incorrect. Yes you know it happens and yes MOST people know about the swastika but many history classes don't reach that far in history at least not in high school.

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I'm sorry, 19 is not THAT innocent.

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It is a christian symbol in Asia. I lived in S. Korea and saw the symbol everywhere. As a Jew you can imagine my shock until I learned what it was.

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