John Mayer is known for controversial comments in interviews as they pertain to women and ex-girlfriends. How ironic, then, that his feelings were hurt over Taylor Swift’s “Dear John” from the 2010 Speak Now album. Two years later, John tells Rolling Stone magazine that he was “humiliated” by his rumored ex’s song. Even after Mayer’s low-key hiatus after he divulged troubling information about his sexual desires in Playboy two years ago, we see he hasn’t learned Rihanna’s tactic of not answering certain questions that may cause a stir.
In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, Mayer says Swift’s song made him feel terrible. “I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that,” Mayer told the magazine. “It was a really lousy thing for her to do.” Pot, meet kettle, John. Taylor addressed Mayer hurting her through a song, you know, like most musicians do. She sings, “Dear John, I see it all, now it was wrong / Don’t you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?” Mayer doesn’t appreciate the song on a personal or professional level, and finally decided to speak up. “I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down,” he said. “I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?”
As if expressing his hurt feelings wasn’t enough, he goes on to attack Swift as an artist. “I will say as a songwriter that I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting,” he said. Oh, Johnny boy. There’s a perfect quote quite suitable for this situation: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Looks like karma turned out to be a beautiful country singer by the name of Taylor Swift.
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