Taylor Swift Said She "Couldn't Have Asked for a Better Year" and Twitter Had a Meltdown


Taylor Swift has been off the grid for most of the year, relinquishing social media until she began promoting her newest album, Reputation. But following her 28th birthday (opens in new tab) this past Wednesday, Swift posted an Instagram noting she "couldn’t have asked for a better year." She also added, it was “all thanks” to her fans. And to put it simply, Twitter lost it.

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It's no secret 2017 was a garbage fire of a year, for obvious reasons: the year of Donald Trump’s inauguration (opens in new tab)white supremacy rallies in Charlottesville (opens in new tab)over 30 men accused of sexual assault and harassment (opens in new tab)Roy Moore *almost* winning the Alabama senate seat (opens in new tab), and many, many more events we wouldn't possibly want to ruin your day with listing here. So naturally, the people spoke up.

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Here's hoping for a better 2018, despite the great year Taylor had.


Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.