Taylor Swift Had A Great Year, No One Else Did

2017 was a tough one, unless you’re Taylor Swift of course


by Phoebe Parke |
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‘I couldn’t have asked for a better year’ wrote Taylor Swift in a caption on Instagram, with a picture of her performing at the Jingle Bell Ball in London.

And, predictably, Twitter was not impressed.

2017 was the year of Trump, terror and political uncertainty cough Brexit cough, and it looks like 2018 won’t be a walk in the park either.

This tweet just about sums 2017 up…

Twitter users highlighted some of her more problematic 2017 moments

And others tried to remind her of some of the worst moments of 2017

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It seems as though Swift can’t do anything right at the moment, she recently featured on TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year cover as one of the silence breakers who spoke out about sexual abuse, but some people weren’t impressed at her inclusion, saying she only made it on there because of her celeb status.

However on an individual level, Taylor has had some great career moments; she released an album, performed all over the world, won a lawsuit, and she’s now in a happy relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn. Is it SO bad to post a self-congratulatory Instagram pic?

Here are some people who really didn’t have such a good year…


People Who Didn't Have A Good 2017

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Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham fell into the first-person feminism trap this year when she defended Girls writer Murray Miller after actress Aurora Perrineau accused him of raping her when she was 17.

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Harvey Weinstein

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been in the headlines constantly this year as more and more women accuse him of sexual harassment and misconduct. Weinstein has been fired from his own company and the number of people condemning him is still growing.

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Zoella came under fire in November this year after selling an advent calendar for £50. She was criticised for the high price point as her fan base is young, Boots later halved the price of the calendar, and Zoella released a statement saying: 'Zoe is incredibly proud of the Christmas collection and excited to see it in store. However, the pricing and in store promotional strategy of the collection, including the calendar, is at the control of third parties and is not set by Zoe.'

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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey has been accused of making a sexual advance on actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was 14, and 15 other people have reportedly come out with similar accusations. Spacey was swiftly recast in Ridley Scott's film All The Money In The World, and Christopher Plummer will now play his part in the film. Spacey was also dropped from US TV series House of Cards.

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Kendall Jenner

There are two main controversies from 2017 that it will take some time for people to forget. The first is an ill-judged Pepsi ad that co-opted the Black Lives Matter protest visuals and made Jenner into a peace maker with a can of Pepsi – making it seem as though ending a protest is as simple as handing a police officer a cold beverage. The second involved a line of T-Shirts with Kendall and sister Kylie's faces photoshopped over icons including Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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