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9 September 2014, 15:26
Taylor Swift likens the media interest in her life to walking around with a cat on her head, and how she worries about cameras in changing rooms.
When you’re a global megastar like Taylor Swift, keeping your private life private is a far greater struggle.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor opens up about the difficulty she faces in trying to avoid the paparazzi’s covert tactics to get a snap of her in a compromising position and how she feels like a man with a cat on his head…
Taylor understands the natural curiosity of the public, but should people just be allowed to take photos of celebrities whenever they choose?
Taylor likened the situation to an occurrence when she spotted a man walking around with a cat on his head and her first instinct was to take a snap.
She said, “My first reaction was, 'Did you take a picture?'" she says. "And then I thought about it. Half of my brain was going, 'We should be able to take a picture if we want to. That guy is asking for it – he's got a cat on his head!' But the other half was going, 'What if he just wants to walk around with a cat on his head, and not have his picture taken all day?'"
Taylor admitted that the fascination with that man is similar to the relationship the public have with celebrity, saying, “I can have issues with it. But at the end of the day, I can't be ungrateful, because I chose this. But sometimes – sometimes – you don't want to have a camera pointed at you. Sometimes it would be nice if someone just said, 'Hey, I think it's really cool that you have that cat on your head. I think that's interesting.'"
But being caught on film with a cat on your head is one thing, Taylor is more worried about the covert tactics some snappers try to use to catch celebs in less than desirable situations.
Taylor reveals, “There's someone whose entire job it is to figure out things that I don't want the world to see. They look at your career, they look at what you prioritize, and they try to figure out what would be the most revealing or hurtful.”
“Like, I don't take my clothes off in pictures or anything – I'm very private about that. So it scares me how valuable it would be to get a video of me changing. It's sad to have to look for cameras in dressing rooms and bathrooms. I don't walk around naked with my windows open, because there's a value on that."