Taylor Swift fans are calling resurfaced video of star talking about food 'heartbreaking'

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

A clip from Vogue magazine's interview with Taylor Swift has recently resurfaced, and fans have called it heartbreaking.

The interview was posted on Vogue's YouTube page for their 73 Questions series - where they go to a celebrity's home and ask them 73 quick questions, recording the whole interview in one take as the interviewee walks through their home.

Kylie Jenner, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bella Hadid are among the many famous faces who have appeared in the series.

However, it was Swift's recently resurfaced interview from six years ago that has caused fans of the singer to express their sadness at her answers relating to food.

Check out the clip below:

The interview begins with Swift discussing her love of coffee, before questions about food lead to discussions on calories and healthy eating.

"What's your favorite food?" the interviewer asks the 'I Knew You Were Trouble' singer.

"I mean, if we're just saying, what I wish I could eat every day, if calories didn't count - chicken tenders," she replies, as she busies herself in the kitchen.

She's then asked what the last thing she baked was, to which she answers: "A gluten-free, dairy-free, chocolate cake."

The interviewer then changes the subject, asking: "What's one thing you still have from your childhood?"

"My insecurities," Swift replies.

After a small part of the Vogue interview was recently posted by a user on TikTok, it garnered numerous comments from her fans who were calling out the toxicity of diet culture.

"This interview is truly heartbreaking," someone wrote.

wp-image-1263177989 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

"'If calories didn't count' I wanna give her a hug," another person added.

wp-image-1263177990 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

A further user chimed in, writing: "I feel like after the response to the first food related question that that many afterwards was not needed."

wp-image-1263177991 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

"'My Insecurity' [that] hit really hard," another comment read.

wp-image-1263177992 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

Fortunately, since then, Swift has spoken out about her struggles with disordered eating - revealing in her 2020 documentary, Miss Americana, that she would often restrict her eating to dangerous levels.

"I thought I was supposed to feel like I was going to pass out at the end of a show, or in the middle of it. Now I realize, no, if you eat food, have energy, get stronger, you can do all these shows and not feel enervated," she said in one of the scenes.

In another, she spoke about how she would sometimes she would force herself to "starve" if she saw unflattering images of herself. "I tend to get triggered by something - whether it's a picture of me where I feel like my tummy looked too big, or someone said that I looked pregnant or something. And that will trigger me to just starve a little bit, just stop eating," she admitted.

Later on, Swift points out the toxic beauty standards that are so prevalent today, stating: "There's always some standard of beauty that you're not meeting. Because, if you're thin enough, then you don't have that ass that everybody wants. But if you have enough weight on you to have an ass, then your stomach isn't flat enough. It's all just f***ing impossible."

That same year, Swift also spoke out about the moment that sparked her body dysmorphia in an interview with Variety. In that interview, she revealed that she was put on the front cover of a tabloid magazine at age 18 - what accompanied was the headline: "Pregnant at 18."

"And it was because I had worn something that made my lower stomach look not flat," she added.

"So I just registered that as a punishment [...] And then I'd walk into a photo shoot and be in the dressing room and somebody who worked at a magazine would say, 'Oh, wow, this is so amazing that you can fit into the sample sizes. Usually, we have to make alterations to the dresses, but we can take them right off the runway and put them on you!' And I looked at that as a pat on the head," Swift admitted.

Thankfully, Swift has maintained her openness and honesty surrounding eating disorders that, coupled with toxic beauty standards, have greatly affected her life. The talented songstress has proven time and time again that she is a worthy role model to her younger fans.

Of course, the entire Vogue interview was not food-focused - in fact, Swift said that one of her goals was to get an Honorary Doctorate Degree. Not long after, she was eventually awarded one by New York University.

Featured image credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

Taylor Swift fans are calling resurfaced video of star talking about food 'heartbreaking'

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

A clip from Vogue magazine's interview with Taylor Swift has recently resurfaced, and fans have called it heartbreaking.

The interview was posted on Vogue's YouTube page for their 73 Questions series - where they go to a celebrity's home and ask them 73 quick questions, recording the whole interview in one take as the interviewee walks through their home.

Kylie Jenner, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bella Hadid are among the many famous faces who have appeared in the series.

However, it was Swift's recently resurfaced interview from six years ago that has caused fans of the singer to express their sadness at her answers relating to food.

Check out the clip below:

The interview begins with Swift discussing her love of coffee, before questions about food lead to discussions on calories and healthy eating.

"What's your favorite food?" the interviewer asks the 'I Knew You Were Trouble' singer.

"I mean, if we're just saying, what I wish I could eat every day, if calories didn't count - chicken tenders," she replies, as she busies herself in the kitchen.

She's then asked what the last thing she baked was, to which she answers: "A gluten-free, dairy-free, chocolate cake."

The interviewer then changes the subject, asking: "What's one thing you still have from your childhood?"

"My insecurities," Swift replies.

After a small part of the Vogue interview was recently posted by a user on TikTok, it garnered numerous comments from her fans who were calling out the toxicity of diet culture.

"This interview is truly heartbreaking," someone wrote.

wp-image-1263177989 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

"'If calories didn't count' I wanna give her a hug," another person added.

wp-image-1263177990 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

A further user chimed in, writing: "I feel like after the response to the first food related question that that many afterwards was not needed."

wp-image-1263177991 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

"'My Insecurity' [that] hit really hard," another comment read.

wp-image-1263177992 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

Fortunately, since then, Swift has spoken out about her struggles with disordered eating - revealing in her 2020 documentary, Miss Americana, that she would often restrict her eating to dangerous levels.

"I thought I was supposed to feel like I was going to pass out at the end of a show, or in the middle of it. Now I realize, no, if you eat food, have energy, get stronger, you can do all these shows and not feel enervated," she said in one of the scenes.

In another, she spoke about how she would sometimes she would force herself to "starve" if she saw unflattering images of herself. "I tend to get triggered by something - whether it's a picture of me where I feel like my tummy looked too big, or someone said that I looked pregnant or something. And that will trigger me to just starve a little bit, just stop eating," she admitted.

Later on, Swift points out the toxic beauty standards that are so prevalent today, stating: "There's always some standard of beauty that you're not meeting. Because, if you're thin enough, then you don't have that ass that everybody wants. But if you have enough weight on you to have an ass, then your stomach isn't flat enough. It's all just f***ing impossible."

That same year, Swift also spoke out about the moment that sparked her body dysmorphia in an interview with Variety. In that interview, she revealed that she was put on the front cover of a tabloid magazine at age 18 - what accompanied was the headline: "Pregnant at 18."

"And it was because I had worn something that made my lower stomach look not flat," she added.

"So I just registered that as a punishment [...] And then I'd walk into a photo shoot and be in the dressing room and somebody who worked at a magazine would say, 'Oh, wow, this is so amazing that you can fit into the sample sizes. Usually, we have to make alterations to the dresses, but we can take them right off the runway and put them on you!' And I looked at that as a pat on the head," Swift admitted.

Thankfully, Swift has maintained her openness and honesty surrounding eating disorders that, coupled with toxic beauty standards, have greatly affected her life. The talented songstress has proven time and time again that she is a worthy role model to her younger fans.

Of course, the entire Vogue interview was not food-focused - in fact, Swift said that one of her goals was to get an Honorary Doctorate Degree. Not long after, she was eventually awarded one by New York University.

Featured image credit: Doug Peters / Alamy