Singer “All Too Well” called the word of Albarn “Completely untrue and damaging.” Swift added: “You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really hard to try and discredit my writing. OH.”
Following a backlash to her comments, Albarn responded to Swift’s “unprovoked and unconditional apology”.
“I totally agree with you,” Albarn wrote on Twitter. “I had a conversation about composing the song and sadly it was reduced to clickbait. I sincerely and unconditionally apologize. The last thing I want to do is discredit your work. I hope you understand. – Damn it. ”
However, fans took issue with Albarn’s “weak” excuse.
Many people took to Twitter to criticize the male singer’s reaction and shared screenshots from the interview, which included his quote.
One person wrote: “’Clickbait’ is when a quote is taken out of context to get the reader to click on a story. The context here is Albarn saying that Taylor Swift didn’t write her own song, which was CORRECTED by REPORTER and doubled lmao”.
In the interview, journalist Mikael Wood responded to Albarn’s claims that Swift did not write her own songs, saying: “Of course she does. Co-wrote some of them,” Albarn then doubled down on his comment, saying “that doesn’t count”.
Another person on Twitter quipped: “‘The boy who cried clickbait’ is my favorite Taylor Swift future.”
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Another wrote: “Very not here to blame journalists when you mess up and wish you didn’t insult someone publicly.”
“Reading the interview, he apparently crossed out Taylor Swift twice, despite the press pushing back after claiming she was a great musician from the start.”
A fourth wrote: “Damon like it was clicked when the journalist tried to give him one and he doubled, so funny.”
Another user added: ‘Don’t fill up with gas and throw someone under the bus because you never thought she would call you out.
Another wrote: “It’s not seduction if it’s a literal quote of something you said.
Swift has yet to respond to Albarn’s response.
The Grammy Award-winner is widely recognized and appreciated for her writing, which is often deeply confessional.
Presenting her with its Musician Icon Award in 2021, the National Association of Music Publishers commented that “nobody has had a greater influence on songwriting today” than Swift, while Week described her as the greatest female musician of modern times.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/taylor-swift-damon-albarn-apology-clickbait-b1999977.html Taylor Swift fan calls Damon Albarn over ‘weak’ apology: ‘It’s not a ploy