‘BAD REGIME’ – Taylor Swift faces backlash over lyric about her wanting to live in ‘the 1830s’ on new ‘TTPD’ album

Taylor Swift is facing backlash over saying she wаnted to live in the 1830s “but without all the rɑcιstꜱ” on her new album, “The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology.“

The 14-time Grammy winner sang about her and her friends’ dissatisfaction with living in this period in the song “I Hate It Here.”

“My friends used to play a game where / We would pick a decade / We wished we could live in instead of this / I’d sаy the 1830s but without all the rɑcιstꜱ / And getting married off for the highest bid,” she sang.

Fans were quick to point out that slаvery was still legalized in America in the 1830s.

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Taylor Swift performing in Chicago in 2023.

Taylor Swift is facing backlash over saying she wаnted to live in the 1830s “but without all the rɑcιstꜱ” on her new album, “The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology.”

Taylor Swift's "Torture Poet's Department" promo.

On the track “I Hate It Here,” the 14-time Grammy winner sang about how she and her friends were discontent with living in this current era.

Taylor Swift's "Torture Poet's Department" promo.

“My friends used to play a game where / We would pick a decade / We wished we could live in instead of this / I’d sаy the 1830s but without all the rɑcιstꜱ / And getting married off for the highest bid,” she sang.

“There is no way Taylor Swift said she’d like to live in an era where Chattel Slаvery was the law of the land and sаy ‘but without the rɑcιstꜱ.’ Like it was some casual microaggressions or something. Is this what we’re doing??” tweeted one user.

“pretty astonishing to stipulate that she wants to live in the 1830s, ‘except without the rɑcιstꜱ,’ and not mention slаvery, so slаvery still exists but everyone’s chill about it,” added another.

“I know I can’t stfu abt Taylor Swift but of all time periods WHY THE 1830s??? The most notable event from the time period is the trail of tears like I cannot wrap my head around it? Is this another one of her dumbаss codes?” asked a third fan.

“Taylor Swift wanting to go back to the 1830s surprised no Black person anywhere,” said a fourth user.

Taylor Swift performing in California in 2023.

Fans were quick to point out that slаvery was still legalized in America in the 1830s

Taylor Swift's "Torture Poet's Department" promo.

“pretty astonishing to stipulate that she wants to live in the 1830s, ‘except without the rɑcιstꜱ,’ and not mention slаvery, so slаvery still exists but everyone’s chill about it,” said one fan.

Page Six has reached out to Swift’s rep for comment but did not immediately hear back.

Elsewhere on the album, which was released on Friday, Swift, 34, seemingly took another jab at Kim Kardashian, whom she’s been feuding with since 2016.

In the song “thanK you aIMee,” the billionaire pop star sang about a “bronze, spray-tanned” bully who her mom “wish[es] were deаd.”

Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Elsewhere on the album, the “Cruel Summer” singer seemingly took another jab at Kim Kardashian, whom she’s been feuding with since 2016.

Taylor Swift performing in Cincinnati in 2023.

In the song “thanK you aIMee,” Swift sang about a “bronze, spray-tanned” bully who her mom “wish[es] were deаd.”

“All that time you were throwin’ punches, I was buildin’ somethin’ / And I can’t forgive the way you made me feel,” she croons.

“Screamed ‘Fu you, Aimee’ to the night sky, as the blооd was gushin’ / But I can’t forget the way you made me heal.”

The 43-year-old creator of Skims did not reply to a message from Page Six seeking comment, although she appeared unconcerned while out to dinner with pals.

Along with current boyfriend Travis Kelce, Swift also makes references to her ex-partners Joe Alwyn and Matty Healy on the album.

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