Who is Betty? Taylor Swift's fans wonder if the singer just came out as bisexual in her surprise album 'Folklore'

Who is Betty? Taylor Swift's fans wonder if the singer just came out as bisexual in her surprise album 'Folklore'
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While everybody's been complaining about coronavirus thwarting their plans for summer, Taylor Swift did something she never planned on doing by releasing her eighth album ‘Folklore’ amid the pandemic. The singer made an official announcement only a few hours before its release, surprising fans in the best possible way. 

While the timing of Swift's album and its sudden appearance is already being widely discussed on the Internet, with #taylorswift as the number one trend on Twitter, one of the songs from the 16-track-album has everyone wondering if the singer just came out! Yes, you heard it right. The lyrics of the song ‘Betty’ from ‘Folklore’ have garnered a lot of attention, with the majority of them beating their brains over who this Betty is and if she Swift was ever romantically involved with her. 

The first few lines of the song read, “Betty, I won't make assumptions / About why you switched your homeroom but I think it's 'cause of me / Betty, one time I was riding on my skateboard. When I passed your house / It's like I couldn't breathe.”

“You heard the rumors from Inez  You can't believe a word she says / Most times, but this time it was true. The worst thing that I ever did / Was what I did to you” it further reads. Afrer listening to the lyrics of the song, fans quickly took to Twitter to confirm if what they were thinking was true. 

One fan tweeted, “Taylor Swift really came up with that cottagecore gay aesthetics on betty about kissing a girl we love to see it”, while another asked “wait I don’t know anything about taylor swift. Is Betty a Gay Thing” And another wrote, “betty is trending.. nothing is stronger than gays who want taylor swift to come out.”

Meanwhile, some fans have thanked her for such touching lyrics with ‘Betty’. “Betty is another win for the gays. my entire heart is on this album...Taylor Swift has made me an emotional mess, as usual... This is so absolutely beautiful... Tears, emotions, and tweets don’t do it justice. My heart.”

However, the latter segment of the song consists of lyrics that read, “I was walking home on broken cobblestones. Just thinking of you. When she pulled up like. A figment of my worst intentions. She said 'James, get in, let's drive' Those days turned into nights. Slept next to her, but I dreamt of you all summer long." 

While the mention of the name James clarifies that the song is dedicated to his love interest Betty and not Swift's, Internet users are still convinced that the song is “super gay."


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