Damon Albarn has felt the wrath of the Swifties and Taylor Swift herself after telling the Los Angeles Times that the singer "doesn't write her own songs."
When the interviewer pointed out that Swift was an "excellent songwriter," the Gorillaz frontman disagreed.
"She doesn't write her own songs," he replied. “I know what co-writing is. Co-writing is very different from writing. I don't hate anyone, I'm just saying that there's a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes."
Swift is famous for writing most of her own songs, except for a few that she co-wrote with other musicians or songwriters.
The 32-year-old singer-songwriter took to Twitter to straighten out the record. "I was such a huge fan of yours until I saw this," she tweeted to Albarn. “I write ALL my own songs. Your hot attitude is totally wrong and SO harmful. You don't have to like my songs, but it really sucks trying to discredit my writing. IMPRESSIVE."
@DamonAlbarn I was such a huge fan of yours until I saw this. I write ALL my own songs. Your hot attitude is totally wrong and SO harmful. You don't have to like my songs, but it really sucks trying to discredit my writing. IMPRESSIVE. https://t.co/t6GyXBU2Jd
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 24, 2022
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Albarn quickly tweeted back an apology, noting that his quote was taken out of context.
"I totally agree with you. I had a conversation about songwriting and unfortunately it got reduced to clickbait. My apologies unreservedly and unconditionally. The last thing I want to do is discredit your songwriting. I hope you understand."
However, Swifties are unwilling to accept his apology and have waged a war against the former Blur frontman via social media.
"'Clickbait' is when a quote is taken out of context to get readers to click on a story. The context here is that Albarn said Taylor Swift didn't write her own songs, she was CORRECTED BY THE REPORTER and doubled lmao," one user wrote on Twitter.
"It's not clickbait if it's a verbatim quote of something you said," wrote another fan.
"Very not here to blame journalists when you screw up and wish you hadn't choked anyone publicly," wrote another.
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