Here’s How T-Swift Avoids the Paparazzi When She’s Not in the Mood. Taylor Swift retains a cordial relationship with the paparazzi — hence the many, many glam photos of her skipping merrily in/out of her NYC apartment. But some days she’s just not in the mood, be it thanks to bad hair, a purse that doesn’t quite match her skirt correctly, or just, you know, not wanting to be blinded by camera flashes first thing in the morning. And so here’s a fascinating video illustrating how she avoids being photographed in moments like this: walking backward, head down, out of her garage, with instructions courtesy of a bodyguard/assistant
This also serves as a trust exercise for her and her team, then — if they fuck up their directions and have her walk into a wall or the car door or something, well, that’s not good. Fortunately that doesn’t happen; she’s like the little engine who could, gingerly taking each step blind but getting up the mountain (read: into her SUV) all the same because, dammit, T-Swift is a good person and she deserves this. As she drives off, know that she’s muttering, “I thought I could, I thought I could,” and probably also texting Lorde about what a bitch the A-list life can be sometimes. Lorde’s definitely the type of BFF you vent to, you know? It’s those chill Zealander vibes.
Of course it’s a rather moot stunt all the same because the paps are still clicking and filming away, but let’s just call it a moral victory and move along.