As hard as we try to get away from it, the unfortunate reality of our present time is that anyone Taylor Swift dates is guaranteed to be semi-national news. Yet here we are, contributing to the madness.
The internet exploded this morning local time when paparazzi photos from British tabloid The Sun revealed Taylor Swift—who juuuust broke up with Calvin Harris a couple of weeks ago—making out with none other than Internet Boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston. It’s a volatile mix, pairing someone as currently polarizing as TSwizzle (especially when it comes to her lovelife) with someone as universally beloved in the world as Hiddles.
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If there’s ever a question of why the outrage is a big deal (and we believe it really shouldn’t be that big of a deal), we can probably point to the internet’s sense of protectiveness over Loki. Check out the different reactions to this whole thing:
When you’re kinda ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on the whole Taylor Swift/Tom Hiddleston thing: pic.twitter.com/Qqp7JjILk6
— Magic 89.9 (@Magic899) June 16, 2016
Tom Hiddleston is dating Taylor Swift… pic.twitter.com/eT3UnlpA1v
— Kanesh Pillai (@KaneshPillai) June 16, 2016
kudos to taylor swift for moving on faster than the monorail in japan
— isabella (@mindofmikka) June 16, 2016
i need to know how taylor swift already has a new boyfriend and i can’t even get a text back
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) June 16, 2016
I come online to find out that Tom Hiddleston is dating Taylor Swift.
Enough news and internet for today. No thank you.
— Prank Castle (@sauronite) June 16, 2016
TOM HIDDLESTON AND TAYLOR SWIFT ARE DATING???
— THANOS SHIPS STONY (@LIRRYNFINITY) June 16, 2016
I’m gonna change my Wifi name to Taylor Swift, it might have a chance to get faster.
— Chantelle (@chntlflrs) June 16, 2016
But really, the best way to deal with this, for some zen in your life:
Taylor Swift didn’t stick to her past and just move on easily. What’s the problem wt that?
— F M E A ♛ (@ftmxmlln) June 16, 2016
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