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Fans Are Calling Out Taylor Swift For Her 'Nasty Behavior' Towards Billie Eilish

Taylor Swift has been the target of criticism since she revealed details of her Tortured Poets Department album.

Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish

Taylor Swift's 'nasty' behavior has been charged by Billie Eilish's fans following her recent statement regarding her Tortured Poets Department album.

Swift once again captured the attention of people when she released her 11th studio album on April 19. Her massive 31 tracks surprised listeners, and since then, she has been adding more to her ongoing Eras Tour.

After the album's release, Swift thanked her fans for their support, breaking records and shooting to the top of the charts. However, a month later, several music lovers have accused Swift of acting dishonestly.

The accusations were made in conjunction with Eilish's 17 May release of her new album, Hit Me Hard and Soft—her first since the 2021 album Happier Than Ever.

Eilish has been promoting the release on social media, saying she 'could not be more proud of this album', but some fans believe that the release has been overshadowed by an announcement Swift made this week.

The "Shake It Off" singer made available to fans three new digital editions of The Tortured Poets Department. These editions have drawn a lot of attention because they include the first draft phone memos for the songs "The Black Dog," "Cassandra," and "Who's Afraid Of Little Old Me?"

Regarding the timing of the release, Hit Me Hard and Soft and the new versions both arrived today.

In posts on X, Eilish fans have drawn attention to the timing, with many attacking Swift.

One Eilish fan commented, "Doing this on her album release day is so nasty," upon learning of Swift's new album editions.

The internet took shots at Taylor Swift for her
The internet took shots at Taylor Swift for her "nasty behavior"

Another commented: "I loved Taylor Swift but this is not done. So bad of her for trying to block young artists like Billie Eilish."

Some music fans, on the other hand, defended Swift, saying that the release of the updated versions had only increased awareness of Eilish's album.

"i think it’s very unnecessary to turn these 2 woman simply promoting their freshly new albums into an imaginary beef," another person remarked.

"Like look at me in the eyes and swear to me that u think that taylor hates billie and it’s promoting her album for the sake of ruining billie’s career…"

The conflict over the albums comes after Eilish spoke to Billboard about different types of albums, saying: “We live in this day and age where, for some reason, it’s very important to some artists to make all sorts of different vinyl and packaging."

Eilish continued: “I can’t even express to you how wasteful it is. It is right in front of our faces and people are just getting away with it left and right, and I find it really frustrating as somebody who really goes out of my way to be sustainable and do the best that I can and try to involve everybody in my team in being sustainable — and then it’s some of the biggest artists in the world making f***ing 40 different vinyl packages that have a different unique thing just to get you to keep buying more.

“It’s so wasteful, and it’s irritating to me that we’re still at a point where you care that much about your numbers and you care that much about making money — and it’s all your favorite artists doing that s***.”

Some conjectured that Eilish might have been referring particularly to Swift when she made her remarks, but the singer has refuted those assertions.

In a post on Instagram, she clarified: "I wasn’t singling anyone out, these are industry-wide systemic issues. & when it comes to variants, so many artists release them, including ME! Which I clearly state in the article.

“The climate crisis is now and it’s about all of us being part of the problem and trying to do better sheesh.”