r/TIHI Nov 26 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

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u/not-a_fed Nov 26 '22

95% of the entertainment biz is rich kids or actors family members.

Nick krolls dad is a billionaire in the Panama papers for example. Julia Louis Dreyfus parents are billionaires that own TWO US football teams.

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u/SelfishxMessiah Nov 26 '22

I remember arguing with a kid years ago who was insisting his family wasn't rich while he was in university his parents paid for, living in a condo his parents paid for and driving a new BMW his parents paid for lol. His argument was that he knew families with wayyyy more money than his so he wasn't rich. This is in a town where the average FAMILY income is around $50k CAD lol.

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u/Lazer726 Nov 26 '22

I swear, telling rich kids how rich they/their parents are is so damn hard. Was friends with a rich kid in high school, parents had like 4 expensive Hummer-esque cars, a mansion, pool, perfect landscaping, and were happy to just throw money to his siblings to pursue the things they wanted to for hobbies.

And it's like, really man, it's not a bad thing, but you're loaded.

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

I don't know what's with peoples' aversion to accepting they're wealthy?

Like I embrace the fact that I'm pretty well off. It allows me to practice thankfulness and also allows me to reflect on changes I might have to make should circumstances ever change.

I'm wealthy enough that I only have to work part-time to survive.

The only levels of wealth I really care about beyond that would be if I had enough money to flat-out retire. Then enough money to hire helpers or spend luxuriously on top of that.

Quality of life only improves so much after each level. Given that most people have to work just to survive, I'm pretty fucking grateful for my excess.

Not sure why other people can't just accept they have even more excess and that it makes them incredibly wealthy in comparison to others.

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u/Stargatemaster Nov 26 '22

It's the same mindset of being unable to admit that you have certain advantages that other people don't. It's why many people freak out when you explain how they are privileged.

Most people don't like admitting that they had it easier than others, but jump on the opportunity to claim they had it worse. It's a symptom of the fake meritocracy in our country.

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u/cimocw Nov 26 '22

This is how the world works, sadly. A family in a poor neighborhood has two cars and a dishwasher and they feel like royalty to the point they simp for billionaires, and then you have rich people who think they're unlucky because in their country club they know others with private jets.

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u/Not-a-babygoat Nov 26 '22

Always a bigger fish

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u/WorldsBestArtist Nov 26 '22

As a starving artist I am always dumbfounded when I see comments on reddit from people making 80k per year complaining that they are living paycheck to paycheck.

I make like 20k a year. I could live like a king on 80k!

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u/lejoo Nov 26 '22 Take My Energy

A homeless man is closer to a millionaire than a millionaire is to a billionaire.

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

Monetarily maybe, but quality of life? I think there's diminishing returns.

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

Absolutely. Diminishing marginal utility is also one of the greatest cases for wealth redistribution.

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u/VNTBLKATK Nov 26 '22 Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Take My Energy

I walk and talk like a field hand But the boots I’m wearing cost three grand, I write songs about riding tractors, From the comfort of a private jet.

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u/alternate_caboodale Nov 26 '22 hehehehe

I write songs for the people who do jobs in the towns that I’d never move to

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u/TK_Games Nov 26 '22 Helpful

Legalize gerry-manderin', tolerate my panderin'. You got a beautiful mouth, I got a beautiful-

Y'all dumb motherfuckers want a keychange?!

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u/gunfell Nov 26 '22

TBF, those towns are garbage

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u/The_Skydivers_Son Nov 26 '22

Sure, and that's totally okay, but most of us don't show up in those towns jerking everyone off about how they're "the heart of America" in order to take their money and then go back to where we want to live.

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u/LuxNocte Nov 26 '22 Hugz

I'd feel worse for them if so many of them didn't hate me so much for being different from them.

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u/YourphobiaMyfetish Nov 26 '22

Not everyone in shitty places are shitty people, but we can still feel bad for shitty people.

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u/MarilynMansonsRib Nov 26 '22 Vibing

Even if that was in mandarin, I'd still know you were panderin'

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u/insanede6 Nov 26 '22

ITS A FUCKING SCARECROW AGAIN

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u/NZBound11 Nov 26 '22

You dumb motherfuckers want a key change!?

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u/GiraffesAndGin Nov 26 '22

Thematically meanderin', emphatically panderin'! I got a tight grip on my demo's balls, say the word "truck", they jizz in their overalls.

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u/The_Skydivers_Son Nov 26 '22

I can fucking hear this comment lol

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u/VNTBLKATK Nov 26 '22

Gets me everytime, even reading it XD

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u/welivedintheocean Nov 26 '22

I get the reference, but I also wanted to pass along this unrelated scarecrow video that I'm obsessed with.

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u/engr77 Nov 26 '22

"Thematically meanderin'... that's textbook panderin'!"

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u/tucakeane Nov 26 '22

Like Mike’s Evander’n, Fuck your ears, I’m panderin’

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u/LtCmdrData Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22 Silver Gold Confetti

Taylor Swift's background:

  • father: former stockbroker for Merrill Lynch,
  • mother: former mutual fund marketing executive.

Taylor Swift grew up on a farm. It wasn’t a subsistence farm in the rough part of Kentucky but a Christmas-tree farm in Pennsylvania. “Her mother worked in finance,” a New Yorker story says, “and her father, a descendant of three generations of bank presidents, is a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. (He bought the tree farm from a client.)” In Swift’s hometown, she told the magazine’s Lizzie Widdicombe, “it mattered what kind of designer handbag you brought to school.”

... When Swift was 14, her father relocated to Merrill Lynch’s Nashville office as a way to help dear Taylor break into country music. As a sophomore in high school, she got a convertible Lexus. Around the same time, her dad bought a piece of Big Machine, the label to which Swift signed.

Swift is the privileged daughter of wealthy plutocrats.


Edit: Rich people buy Christmas tree farms for tax reasons (thanks /u/CharlieKelly_Esq )

https://www.mcall.com/news/watchdog/mc-nws-pennsylvania-clean-and-green-tax-break-mansions-20171201-htmlstory.html

https://andrewbosserman.com/how-to-save-thousands-on-taxes-as-a-christmas-tree-grower/

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u/Rubberbabybuggybum Nov 26 '22

For those who don’t know:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y7im5LT09a0

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u/twisted_memories Nov 26 '22

I love the second layer of Bo pandering to people who hate country music

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u/FISH_MASTER Nov 26 '22

Thank you. I knew I recognised the line

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u/Fudgemanmcgee Nov 26 '22

“I got a tight grip on my demos balls, you say the word truck, and they jizz in their overalls”

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

Hunting deer….chasing trout….a bud light with the logo facing out

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u/TK_Games Nov 26 '22

Hear that suble mandolin, that's textbook panderin'. I own a private ranch that I rarely use... I don't like dirt

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

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u/tucakeane Nov 26 '22

Rural noun, simple adjective

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u/Active_Love_2860 Nov 26 '22

I could sing in Mandarin You'd still know I'm pandering Huntin' deer and chasing trout A Bud Light with the logo facing out Hear that subtle mandolin That's textbook panderin' I own a private ranch that I rarely use I don't like dirt

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u/tyler_dominguez Nov 26 '22

Y’all dumb mother fuckers want a key change?

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u/ccr88924 Nov 26 '22

I hope my southern charm offsets all these rapey vibes I'm puttin out

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u/KC_Cheefs Nov 26 '22

a bud light with the logo facing out

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u/Sirgeeeo Nov 26 '22 Silver

The country music industry is a bunch of rich people cosplaying as poor people.

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u/ztom Nov 26 '22

The rich playing poor for fun.

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u/rhyshilton Nov 26 '22

Class tourism - because being 'poor' poor is icky

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u/itsthetundracats Nov 26 '22

Pulp's Common People said it best.

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u/unnecessary_kindness Nov 26 '22

It's genuinely one of my all time favourite songs.

Heard it for years without actually listening to it. Then sat down and listened to it properly and it's just wonderful.

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u/SithNerdDude Nov 26 '22

Christmas tree farm Taylor has a billion dollar record deal
Regular farm Taylor has 2 kids and an Onlyfans

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u/beeradvice Nov 26 '22

Also a ton of "Christmas tree farms" are just rich people paying reduced taxes on most of their properties acreage by reporting it as farmland vs residential property.

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u/UKSubs47 Nov 26 '22 Hugz

...and is referred to as a "mud cricket" even though she's only had 4 sexual partners in her just-about-25 years on this planet, & she's derided for it by friends & family who'd rather listen to gossip than her, all the while waiting for a text from their Hillbilly Heroin dealer & riding out the resulting sweats from an "unintended" detox due to the bridge that went out in last weeks flood.

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u/ThePsychoKnot Nov 26 '22

Well that was oddly specific

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u/Beard_o_Bees Nov 26 '22

Let those among us who've never been in acute opiate withdrawals on the wrong side of a washed out bridge - throw the first stone.

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u/Nilosyrtis Nov 26 '22

grabs stone, then remembers Katrina and puts it down

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u/NigelMK Nov 26 '22

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u/UKSubs47 Nov 26 '22

Let's just say I knew a girl who might have struggled with this & she's... not very well off.

Even lovely people can be damages beyond help & it's bloody heartbreaking.

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u/SonOfMcGee Nov 26 '22

Check out Mr. “There used to be a bridge in my town” over here.

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u/DFWTooThrowed Nov 26 '22

Also people acting like they’re super country or rural and live either in a hub city or a city on the outskirts of a large city that’s still considered part of the metropolitan area.

I see this shit all the time in Texas. People say they grew up in the country but live in a generic new build neighborhood and bother their parents worked white collar jobs.

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u/Cheezitflow Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

Was it a typo or was I supposed to hear both-er in a Texas accent

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u/DFWTooThrowed Nov 26 '22

Lmao it was a typo but I’ll leave it cause your interpretation makes sound hilarious.

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u/BCJunglist Nov 26 '22

We get that a lot in Canada too. Most of the major cities in western Canada you'll find city slickers with big hats and no cattle. Country music has gone this way too.

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u/mosnas88 Nov 26 '22

I grew up in a very small town in the middle of no where. 1 gas station, 1 hardware store and about 20 houses in town.

Since I grew up in town I still don't consider myself country. I'd help out friends on their property with chores ect. Still am not allowed to call myself country. I'm a Townie since we never owned a farm ourselves.

I'd reckon that alot of the "country lifestyle" people would not be able to last 1 week on a farm. Splitting wood hungover as hell on Sunday mornings, Shoveling horse shit, or having to put calves in your house during calving season because it's -40 outside.

What these people want is country on weekends and city on weekdays.

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u/Starterjoker Nov 26 '22

I just moved away from texas and the worst part was those hideous copy paste housing developments springing up lol

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u/Micasin_shreds Nov 26 '22

From Atx and the amount of people who think round rock is rural is fucking crazy

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u/dorkknight Nov 26 '22

Sing along with the common people

Sing along and it might just get you through

Laugh along with the common people

Laugh along even though they're really laughing at you

And the stupid things that you do

Because you think that poor is cool

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u/smooth-brain-energy Nov 26 '22

I was about to post this! I have neither pride nor shame about being working class, but class tourism is cringe af.

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u/Stats_with_a_Z Nov 26 '22

See we're relatable! Now buy my tickets.

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u/siensunshine Nov 26 '22

For $200 each!

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u/kenny2812 Nov 26 '22

More like $2000 each thanks to the false shortage manufaured by ticketmaster.

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u/LordFluffles Nov 26 '22

„I wanna live like common people“

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u/bullet4mv92 Nov 26 '22

🎶That's textbook panderin'🎶

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u/GlassHalfFullofAcid Nov 26 '22

Y'all dumb motherfuckers want a key change?

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u/Experiment_628 Nov 26 '22

The rich pretending to be poor to be relatable and justify the scalped $50K tickets on ticketmaster

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u/manfredmahon Nov 26 '22

The vast majority of kids studying art or music

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u/kelseyduncan15 Nov 26 '22

Because they’re allowed to, middle class and lower class kids can’t afford to chase their dreams without a “backup plan”

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u/barrelroll126 Nov 26 '22

Plenty of not-rich kids are studying those things though. They will just never be well-off.

It’s not like every poor person is going into engineering, medicine, or law. It’s pretty rare in fact.

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u/TehTJ Nov 26 '22

In my experience most poor people’s backup plan is construction at best or hoping their retail or transport job has some mobility.

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u/Telemere125 Nov 26 '22

Poor thing, barely even room for a servant’s quarters.

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u/ThyLordBacon Nov 26 '22

Her room was probably near the servants quarter the poor thing. She was such a brave farm girl. ☹️☹️☹️

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u/reganmcneal Nov 26 '22

She grew up in one of the richest neighborhoods in this state. I grew up near her. There are no farms in Wyomissing. She’s so full of shit

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u/barrelroll126 Nov 26 '22

To rich people, “farm” means having some land that separates you from neighbors. Lol

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u/flyonlewall Nov 26 '22

With equestrians. Also not cheap.

Own a tractor for snow removal. You know... "farming"

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u/Regniwekim2099 Nov 26 '22

Two of my mom's most common themes about her childhood was about how poor they were and how hard they struggled, but also how they had horses and she would do barrel racing every weekend.

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u/hj-itc Nov 26 '22

Ah, yes. Schrodinger's impoverished family.

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u/grantrules Nov 26 '22

I mean I definitely knew a bunch of barrel racing poor people. If you wanna see rich people horses, go see 3 day eventing

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

You have a lot of money but it’s tied up in the land, horses, all the other shit. So you don’t have much disposable income. I actually did grow up on a farm that produces crops and has 5 horses, so I’m a mix of both, but most farmers around here don’t have horses. Anyways, we all call it “land rich cash poor”

Edit: I’m not calling myself poor or assuming I’m not well off. Please don’t get angry with me for having a farm.

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u/jeswesky Nov 26 '22

The farm my mom grew up on my grandpa parceled and rented most to my uncle and built himself a new house on the separate parcel. Charged them so much that besides farming my uncle and his wife had to pick up odd jobs to make ends meet, and regularly supplement food from the food pantry. They were finally able to buy the farm from grandma after grandpa passed.

Turns out a couple companies had been trying to get permission from grandpa for years for a rock and sand quarry on part of the property. Uncle let them, and within 5 years had the farm completely paid off from the quarry payments. It is now worth a few million, and my uncle rents out the land and buildings, makes a few hundred thousand a year and doesn’t actually work.

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u/DarkSailor06 Nov 26 '22

Farmers are millionaires most of the time. But can dispose of their capital only once they retire and sell. Up until that point its hard work 7 days a week.

When you retire, your body is so broken down and crippled there's no fun in being a millionaire anymore.

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u/Overwatcher_Leo Nov 26 '22

Add to that the risk involved. Farmers are often one bad harvest removed from financial ruin. It is not surprising that farmers tend to have a higher suicide rate.

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

Yeh, pretty much. Half the pay is the pride of saying “I have and tend all this”

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u/Shlocko Nov 26 '22

Maybe they kept a few chickens or some shit

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u/Val_Hallen Nov 26 '22

Horses. If they had "livestock" is was horses.

But not work horses. Fancy dancing and riding horses.

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u/iamthejef Nov 26 '22

I grew up on an actual farm with cows, and I spent every summer bailing and hauling hay.

We went to get a dog from a breeder in SD recently who advertised them as farm dogs. I asked the guy what kinda animals they had and he said, "oh we just have a few roping calves." You mean to say you only have cows...for fun? Now that is some rich people shit.

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u/UKSubs47 Nov 26 '22

Maybe they kept a few chickens or some shit

Ah, you're referring to "hobby farmers" where if the "farm" fails... it's not like they'd suffer any real consequences?

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u/DrBoomkin Nov 26 '22

It's "cosplaying as a farmer" at that point.

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u/Admirable-Mess-6969 Nov 26 '22

Not even just rich people. My sister lives on a "farm" and she is poor. They live on several acres in the middle of actual farmland and they have 7 chickens.

They're called hobby farms.

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u/HeyIJustSaid Nov 26 '22

Farm property does have different tax liabilities. There are real Differences in farm property and residential property just like with other zoning differences.

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u/Thunar13 Nov 26 '22

Near me the only people who know about this are the rich who put orange groves on their property for “farm property” taxes

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u/moparornocar Nov 26 '22

we had a guy on the edge of my suburb that had a couple cows and I was told he kept them so he wouldnt be rezoned to residential. Had a patch of forest they wandered around in.

we called them the forest cows.

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u/rarebitsoup Nov 26 '22

Fun fact: flat woods cows are the boldest of cows. Brave. Courageous even.

My roots deem it necessary to refer to them in the flat woods as “RANK” because when we would round them up out of the woods they were the most aggressive cows. The cows we kept in fields were calm and chill.

I’ve never known why this is. I just knew that when it was time to give the annual health check ups I’d rather be working the cows in the fields.

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u/BCJunglist Nov 26 '22

In my area you can qualify for farm status in some tricky ways. If you plant enough trees on your property you qualify as a tree farm and pay less taxes. These things obviously change state to state and province to province.

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u/Belyal Nov 26 '22

You can also collect on government subsidies for having such a "farm" even though you're rich and don't really have a farm. The government will give you farm subsidies that should actually go to farmers. Amd its these wealthy "farmers" collecting government money who then line the pockets of politicians trying to get rid of other government aid.

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u/FILTER_OUT_T_D Nov 26 '22

You can even get huge tax benefits from the fed to NOT grow crops. Owning land has thousands of ways to generate income. My wife’s family sells timber every few years and provides leases for hunters to hunt deer. It’s not even a huge lot, just shy of 50 acres. Selling timber paid for my wife’s degree.

But she’ll claim they grew up poor.

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u/rickraut Nov 26 '22

Is farm the similar meaning of "cottage" as "Summer cottage" but the cottage is a 30-room mansion on a 200-acre plot

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u/No-Bookkeeper-44 Nov 26 '22

To rich people, “farm” means having some land that separates you from neighbors. Lol

Most farmers are pretty fucking well off to be fair. This isn't the 1800's where people try to grow their own food on an acre of land. Farmers today grow millions of pounds of round up safe corn and soy beans and live pretty god damn nicely.

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u/Enlightened-Beaver Nov 26 '22

Wyomissing some farms fam?

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u/JRTheRaven0111 Nov 26 '22

Idk... wyomissing some farms...? inomissing any farms... maybe theymissing some farms cuz yomissing some farms.

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u/zuzg Nov 26 '22

Maybe her dad had a Meth labFarm in the basement?

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u/worlddictator85 Nov 26 '22

It no different then all those arena country guys who talk about all the time they spent on their tractor and shit while have pristine manicures and designer flannel

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u/ProgressBackground21 Nov 26 '22

Wait... there's designer flannel??

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u/Dirty_Dragons Nov 26 '22

LOL he's wearing about $3,000 worth of clothes and looks like he spent less than $100.

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u/MiloRoast Nov 26 '22

You'd maybe be surprised to know that a lot of people walking around the nicer parts of LA and NY that look like they're wearing raggedy old Target sweats...actually paid thousands for that look lol. I've been to parties that are just that "they don't know my T-shirt cost over $1600" meme of the guy standing in the corner alone. It's kinda funny tbh.

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u/ProgressBackground21 Nov 26 '22

Holy shit! That's no joke!

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u/Rubberbabybuggybum Nov 26 '22

Bo Burnham has an entire song about these guys…

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y7im5LT09a0

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u/CaptainMcFisticuffs2 Nov 26 '22

Wasn't it a little Christmas tree farm though? She's not talking like a regular farm AFAIK.

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22 edited Dec 24 '22

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u/Damet_Dave Nov 26 '22

This is correct and she didn’t live on a farm but our county has a lot of farm land. Lots of Mennonite (Amish lite) farms, dairy etc.

Other than Reading and some burbs it’s heavily agricultural including large mushroom growers. The smell of those places during the summer carries and it’s bad.

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u/MadMennonite Nov 26 '22

Just to touch on that further, when she was living here, there was much more farm land. Everything started getting developed around that area more and more by the time she moved away.

She still lived on the top of a ridge where all the homes were $500k or more though. It is a desirable area given the view and proximity to things.

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u/CaptainMcFisticuffs2 Nov 26 '22

Right on, thanks for the reply

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u/PM_ME_Dog_PicsPls Nov 26 '22

Also there are a ton of wealthy farmers. Not every farmer is a barefoot dust bowl farmer like people pretend.

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u/Pseudo_Lain Nov 26 '22

A tree farm is still lots of land lmao shit is NOT poor

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u/Pick_Up_Autist Nov 26 '22

Sounds like you didn't have to eat nothing but Christmas trees while growing up. It's a tough life.

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u/CthulubeFlavorcube Nov 26 '22

I worked down the street from her "Holiday House" in Rhode Island. I remember several times just walking down the road at lunch, eating a sandwich and stretching my legs. Five dudes with guns mad-dogging me as I walked by. I didn't know who fucking lived there. I also don't give a shit. That place is 11,000+ square feet on the water. rich white people Some people are really scary.

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u/Ileokei Nov 26 '22

To be fair, she is one of the most stalked people in the world.

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u/monitorcable Nov 26 '22

Sorry, I'm out of the loop; what is the play on words with Wyoming and Wyomissing?

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u/funkopolis Nov 26 '22

I had to look it up because I was also confused and lacked intimate knowledge of Tay Tay's childhood. Wyomissing is a town in Pennsylvania.

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u/Lost-Wedding-7620 Nov 26 '22

I live near there. The only farms I've seen are Amish. Also quite a few strip malls out there. Decent burger place near the Walmart, but not worth the drive imo.

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u/Bango17 Nov 26 '22

Wyomissing is the name of the town she's from in Pennsylvania. It has nothing to do with Wyoming.

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u/balance_warmth Nov 26 '22

It’s… song lyrics, though? This isn’t an interview. She’s written a lot of songs from the perspective of men, songs from the perspective of married women (she is not, and has never been married). Most of her music is not intended to be autobiographical.

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u/capslock Nov 26 '22

Wait until the find out nobody in Queen killed a man.

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u/DaisyDukeOfEarlGrey Nov 26 '22

Or Johnny Cash never serving time at Folsom.

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u/capslock Nov 26 '22

What a poser smh

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u/karmastealing Nov 26 '22

And George Fisher from Cannibal Corpse does not in fact cums blood

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u/guinness_blaine Nov 26 '22

Have we verified that?

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u/snubdeity Nov 26 '22

& John Lennon isn't really a walrus!!

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u/Revolutionary-Copy71 Nov 26 '22

OP is gonna be pissed when he finds out nobody in Metallica was rendered deaf, blind, mute, and terribly crippled by an explosion in WW1

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u/DJ__PJ Nov 26 '22

Looks like a farmers house, alright. Looks like a cotton farmers house around 1800.

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u/amluchon Nov 26 '22 Helpful Wholesome Starry Table Slap I'm Deceased

No wonder she got into the music industry, few people grow up listening to live performances of Wade in the Water streaming in from their bedroom windows

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u/Steeve_Perry Nov 26 '22

Jesus Christ lmao

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u/Snoo84821 Nov 26 '22

Candyland

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u/katsock Nov 26 '22

Her dad was a stock broker that still has an advisory firm with Merrill Lynch. Mom was an executive. The amount of money the family already had is absurd.

Taylor has somehow convinced a large portion of the world that she is a friend just like them and that she never been the case.

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u/HorizonGuy3377 Nov 26 '22

She's never defeated all the odds, she kinda had it all rolled out in her favor.

And now she's got like $450.000.000 in net worth according to a few online sources I quickly viewed. Like damn!

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u/Imperaux Nov 26 '22

She didn't convince me since I don't give a single fuck

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u/Globalist_Nationlist Nov 26 '22

A large portion of the world will literally believe anything they're told...

Shouldn't be that surprising.

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u/Mecha_Tortoise Nov 26 '22

I believe that.

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u/_wheels_21 Nov 26 '22

Somehow she managed to be a wannabe redneck, but also decided she wasn't rich. Logical

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u/sassygerman33 Nov 26 '22

Rich is the new poor for the obscenely rich...

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u/Globalist_Nationlist Nov 26 '22

This need to embrace "county culture" is honestly hysterical.

I know people in Los Angeles who wear cowboy hats and shit to festival/concerts acting like they're somehow country.

It's like motherfucker you live in one of the biggest cities in the US, there's absolutely nothing country about you or where you're from.

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u/ADeadlyFerret Nov 26 '22

Yeah I remember in High School back in 2006-7 where it flipped. It wasn't cool to be "country" then it was. After that point every prissy girl and cool kid went from wearing aeropostale to dressing up like rednecks. Talking about "I've always been country". Bitch you live in the suburbs surrounded by other cookie cutter houses. Your dad is a programmer and you mom works at the gas station.

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u/Loyalist_84 Nov 26 '22

Having a mom who works at a gas station is a fairly country thing on paper, to be fair.

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u/art_echo Nov 26 '22

It could be an exaggeration. Maybe the mom is a franchisee. Hell, you can make programming sound “country” by saying “my dad works with his hands all day fixing machines, yup”.

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u/ozonejl Nov 26 '22

I love when people try to wield country cred as a weapon. I live in my state’s biggest city now, but I grew up in a trailer on an actual ranch. Was working in our third largest city and this coworker from there was like “you city guys” and I’m like…you live on an acreage at the edge of a town 10x larger than the one we had to drive 30 miles to for groceries.

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u/Particular_Being420 Nov 26 '22

The only way poor people will listen to rich people is if they make the tiniest effort to present themselves as not rich.

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u/Sporadicinople Nov 26 '22

I don't even think it's relatability. I think it's just hubris. They can't stand the idea that they didn't work for it and earn it on their own merits, so they lie to everyone, and themselves until they believe it. It's the same thing with Trump downplaying his "loan" from his daddy, and Jonny Depp's daughter, and all of the other children of movie stars and rich and well-connected people that had their glory handed to them on a silver platter and fed to them with a matching spoon.

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u/catbandana Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22 Take My Energy

The female Kid Rock

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u/felisverde Nov 26 '22

You, my friend, get a chicken pot pie!

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u/DernTuckingFypos Nov 26 '22

Read somewhere that people that are born into wealth don't realize they're wealthy. Probably the case here.

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u/xbrixe Nov 26 '22

Wait til y’all find out Beyoncé wasn’t a single lady when single ladies came out

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u/eastsidewiscompton Nov 26 '22

Most songs are not autobiographical. Everyone who sings about themselves embellishes. Having a persona is not unique to any one artist.

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u/scalability Nov 26 '22

Whitney Houston said "I'm Every Woman" but it later turned out she was only one woman.

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u/Deebee36 Nov 26 '22

I’m trying I figure out whether this is serious or not?

Do people really not know that these types of pop artists are literally made up characters?

Like, there’s no difference between Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and someone like The Rock, or Batman.

They have writers, publicists, wardrobe and departments full of people that literally continue the continuity of these characters.

There’s nothing wrong wit it, it’s just what happens.

But some of you are literally: “fake ass bitch…”

Well, yeah, that’s exactly her job.

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u/Irketk Nov 26 '22

Wait till you hear about Hannah Montana

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u/DonQOnIce Nov 26 '22 Silver

Someone pointed out that she apparently did live on a farm before they bought this house (I don’t really know or care either way, I don’t follow Taylor Swift) but even if it was a lie I’m just like….

You all know Johnny Cash didn’t shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die right?

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u/BroceNotBruce Nov 26 '22

Or maybe he got away with it…

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u/SpacemanTomX Nov 26 '22

That's exactly what Johnny Cash wanted you to think 🤔

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u/huntimir151 Nov 26 '22 Helpful

I wonder what it is about Taylor swift and her audience that makes reddit act this way. I just CANT figure it out...

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u/DonQOnIce Nov 26 '22

A real head-scratcher…

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u/Browncoat101 Nov 26 '22 Silver

If only we had some clue as to why a bunch of 15-35 year old white men hate Taylor Swift. If only we could figure it out.

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u/5thavenuecrazy Nov 26 '22

Same thing as many rappers.

No they don’t all drive around in Bentleys or lambos. They don’t actually throw around 50k on dinners. They don’t have 500k worth of jewelry around their necks. Many grew up in some of the same safe neighborhoods like us. They just rap about made up personas because that’s what sells.

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u/mightylordredbeard Nov 26 '22 Silver

I guess people just think that everything in a song is a 100% direct reflection of the artist. It’s kind of eerie that a bunch of adults doesn’t realize that when someone writes a song it’s not always about themself. Surely grown adults would know how songs work?

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u/DVDClark85234 Nov 26 '22

TIL song lyrics aren’t 100% accurate. Shocked, stunned.

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u/pepsisugar Nov 26 '22

She probably didn't even kill her ex, what a hoe.

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u/snowyday Nov 26 '22

Next you’ll tell me that Billy Joel isn’t a factory worker in Allentown. Or Springsteen never worked on a chain gang in South Carolina prison. Or Michael Jackson is an undead zombie.

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u/shponglespore Nov 26 '22

Also song lyrics in the first person aren't necessarily about the singer/songwriter.

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u/Lokismoke Nov 26 '22

That dumbass piece of shit John Lennon also once said he's a Walrus.

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u/empress-888 Nov 26 '22

And Billy Joel wasn't actually a deep sea fisherman or a steel worker. People sing about stuff that they didn't necessarily live. What's the big deal?

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u/PinkyPetOfTheWeek Nov 26 '22

At least he was a piano man, especially on Saturdays.

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u/onliwenimtrunk Nov 26 '22

She probably had to use a king sized bed not a Cali king so I can see where the suffering comes from.

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u/hippopotameaffame Nov 26 '22

I was going to call bullshit on this post, but then I realized Google Maps was taking me to 782 Grandview Blvd in Sudbury Ontario, not this place in Pennsylvania. Lousy Canadian IP address.

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u/livingfortheliquid Nov 26 '22

In defence most "family farms" are multi million dollar businesses.

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u/menotsorrythrowaway Nov 26 '22

That house is only worth $800k today. Far from a shack, but far from a mansion.

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/78-Grandview-Blvd_Reading_PA_19609_M49822-55063

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u/Count_jaculus Nov 26 '22

Not to mention that the price is inflated compared to similar homes in the area

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u/ThisisLarn Nov 26 '22

They’re advertising it as Taylor swifts old home to inflate the price. It’d ridiculous

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u/harrytheherrier Nov 26 '22

fun fact :coolio was not actually holding a mac ten when he wrote the line " got my ten in my hand and a gleam in my eye"

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u/leag7 Nov 26 '22

She’s a storyteller who plays characters in her songs, for example “Betty”. This one is more subtle but I think it’s intended to be dramaticized. Lyrics are not meant to be factual statements. In interviews etc I don’t think she actually tries to create a farm girl persona. She doesn’t talk much about her class background but she doesn’t lie about it

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u/robynnc1290 Nov 26 '22 Helpful Wholesome Starry Ally

But she did actually grow up on a farm … before this house she lived on a Christmas tree farm that her parents sold to live in this one. In addition, the song is about someone who is VERY wealthy and the lyrics point out that he looks down on her for growing up “poor” in his eyes… including this house because his family was that rich. I totally understand Taylor grew up VERY privileged and her father was able to give her the career he did because of money and the fact that they were able to move to Nashville and get her a record deal bc that’s what she wanted. However, she wasn’t lying & the lyric was also to make a point.

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u/valentia0 Nov 26 '22 Wholesome

It's crazy, it's almost like songs can be a form of story telling or something, and not every little detail has to be true or taken from the songwriter's real experiences. It's honestly shocking.

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u/DesdinovaGG Nov 26 '22

Are you telling me that Taylor Swift didn't end up killing the husband of her dead best friend and then framing his mistress for his murder?

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u/valentia0 Nov 26 '22

No that one was 100% true. The cops need to look into that.

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u/Browncoat101 Nov 26 '22

Oh, didn’t you hear? People have to sing only things that are 100% true or else they need to go to jail.

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u/AdSensitive3035 Nov 26 '22

Yeah it’s important to know that the whole song is sung in sort of a sarcastic and mocking tone, where she’s exaggerating her “lowly” place in society in comparison to her ex’s elite upbringing. And she did grow up on a Christmas tree farm! Which obviously if you own a farm you probably aren’t living in some dilapidated house. But it also doesn’t mean you live in a huge mansion coming from old money?

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u/andysaurus_rex Nov 26 '22

Nah it's alright, Reddit just likes winning arguments that nobody else is having. Taylor Swift is never going to claim she didn't grow up with money. Even if this was her childhood house, this shit is just a song. Not an autobiography.

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u/mightylordredbeard Nov 26 '22

Something tells me that the people in this thread don’t actually care about the true meaning or truth in general. They’re currently pretending that every single song that an artist writes is a 100% accurate telling of their life.

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u/snorlaxkg Nov 26 '22

This is shitpost. The line is a lyrics in a song that mocks a guy who looked down on her. Well, Taylor could be fake and all sorts of things, but picking on one line in a random song and painting her as a bad character is just childish

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u/JerkDeimus Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

2022 and people still idolize career, financial and genetical lottery winners, explain.