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Taylor Swift’s new album cover gets the meme treatment

Haters gonna hate.

Aug 24, 2017, 12:55 pm

Internet Culture


Josh Katzowitz

With Taylor Swift set to drop a new single on Thursday night and a new album called Reputation set for release in November, she proved that, once again, she’s going to try to reinvent herself.

But with the text overlay in that art and the way the photo is laid out—and because it’s unclear if Swift is saying that she wants to salvage her reputation that has been harmed by the media or (and this is a little less likely) that she’s saying print media is a gem that needs to be saved from extinction—it was immediately ripe for the best internet memes and mockage.

Most tweets were aimed at Swift, but some were aimed at others who have been critical at or criticized by the media (and one, for some reason, was aimed at Michael Cera).

Here’s a sample, including this one from Daily Dot Art Director Jason Reed.





Swift’s new song might turn out to be great and her new album might be another triumph, but at this point, none of that matters. On this day, only the memes and mockage are filling up the blank space.

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*First Published: Aug 24, 2017, 12:55 pm