Taylor Swift faces racism backlash for wishing to live in 1830s but racists

Taylor Swift is facing backlash over saying she wanted to live in the 1830s “but without all the racists” on her new album The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology.

On the track “I Hate It Here”, the 14-time Grammy winner sang about how she and her friends feel discontent about living in the current era.


“My friends used to play a game where / We would pick a decade / We wished we could live in instead of this / I’d say the 1830s but without all the racists / And getting married off for the highest bid,” she sang.

One of the users on X, formerly known as Twitter, pointed out saying, “There is no way Taylor Swift said she’d like to live in an era where Chattel Slavery was the law of the land and say ‘but without the racists’.”

Another user wrote, “pretty astonishing to stipulate that she wants to live in the 1830s, ‘except the racists’, and not to mention slavery.”

Another user taking a jibe at the lyrics said that no black person anywhere is surprised upon hearing the singer wanting to live in 1830s.

Elsewhere, Taylor seemingly took a jab at Kim Kardashian, with whom she has been feuding since 2016.