Taylor Swift is not taking misogynistic comments from Damon Albarn or anyone.

Talking to the LA Times, the interviewer asked Albarn about Taylor Swift, to which he replied: “she doesn’t write her own songs”.

Swift responded with a tweet stating her disappointment towards the comment and clapping back at him.

Albarn said in the interview that he prefers Billie Eilish, who he called a “really interesting songwriter”.

“I’m more attracted to that than to Taylor Swift. It’s just darker – less endlessly upbeat. Way more minor and odd. I think she’s exceptional.”

Swift’s Folklore and Evermore collaborators, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, were quick to jump on Twitter to comment on how they’re the ones who have actually seen Swift’s songwriting process firsthand — not Albarn.

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Aaron Dessner, Taylor Swift, and Jack Antonoff at the 2021 Grammy Awards

Many fans of her across all social media platforms have also come to her defence, and have even mocked his comment about her music being “endlessly upbeat”.

Albarn later apologized, writing to Swift on Twitter: “I totally agree with you. I had a conversation about songwriting and sadly it was reduced to clickbait. I apologize unreservedly and unconditionally. The last thing I would want to do is discredit your songwriting. I hope you understand.”

This is not the first time Albarn has caused controversy when criticizing pop stars. He once reportedly called Adele “insecure” after they had worked together on music that was never released.

Published by HOLR Magazine