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Why Taylor Swift fans aren’t happy with John Mayer amid her breakup

John Mayer is currently in hot water with Swifties after a recent performance.

John Mayer is currently in hot water with Swifties after a recent performance.
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John Mayer is facing backlash from Taylor Swift fans after singing his song ‘Paper Doll’, which is rumored to be about Swift, amid her recent breakup.

The 45-year-old singer surprised fans by performing the 2013 song at his concert in Sacramento on April 8, which happens to be the same day news broke about Swift and Joe Alwyn splitting after six years together.

Mayer took the stage with his guitar and took the chance to talk to the crowd about the song, which is rumored to be about his ex-girlfriend.

“I wonder if people don’t like it because it sounds a little pissed off,” John said. “There’s something about it that’s a little bitchy.

“There might be. I try not to get bitchiness into songs; it’ll happen sometimes. I guess I don’t do it very well. Sarcastic bitchy. But I didn’t really see it. I guess it is sort of a little bit like bleh.”

Swift fans unhappy with the timing of Mayer’s performance

Earlier that day before his performance, news broke that Swift and her longtime boyfriend Alwyn had decided to go their separate ways after six years together.

Fans of Swift were quick to call out Mayer for his song choice, as well as timing of the performance.

One user on Twitter wrote: “John Mayer fully knew what he was doing when he said ‘Paper Doll’ is one of his favorites and then proceeded to say he knows it comes off as bitchy and it happens sometimes with songs on the day people find out about Taylor’s breakup..”

Another user took the chance to ask Taylor for a ‘Speak Now’ re-release as a comeback to Mayer’s dig.

“You know who the real enemy here is? John Mayer....Guy literally played ‘Paper Doll’ on the day of the breakup rumours. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) can’t come any quicker,” the user wrote.

What caused Alwyn and Swift’s split?

Even with all the rumors of the pair being engaged, married or expecting children together over the years, news of the couple’s split emerged on April 8.

A source close to the duo told Entertainment Tonight that the breakup was amicable and undramatic, claiming the pair are still on good terms.

“Taylor and Joe are in totally different places in their lives right now,” the source said. “It was more of Taylor’s decision to break up, but both of them realized that they weren’t completely right for one another.

“They had been together for such a long time and were spending so much time together, but their personalities were just too different.

“Joe is more introverted, shy and quiet. Taylor has nothing but respect for Joe and really loved and enjoyed all the time and memories she shared with him.

“They had a deep connection and she really appreciated that. She hopes they can be friendly in the future.”


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