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John Mayer Humiliated by Taylor Swift

John Mayer Says He Was "Humiliated" by a Taylor Swift Song

In the new edition of Rolling Stone, John Mayer talks about Taylor Swift and their short-lived relationship at the end of 2009 and in early 2010. John spoke about how hurt he was after she penned the song "Dear John" about their time together. The lyrics of the track include the words, "Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?"

John's speaking out about his feelings on the song while doing press for his own new album, Born and Raised. He told the magazine that he was "really humiliated." He added, "It made me feel terrible. Because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."

He apparently only found out about "Dear John" after hearing it. He didn't give her much credit for mining her personal life for inspiration, either. John told Rolling Stone, "I will say as a songwriter that I think it's kind of cheap songwriting."


The intimate conversation is probably the most personal thing John's said in two years. John famously went out of the limelight after saying some controversial things, including that infamous John Mayer Playboy interview.

What do you think of John's comments about Taylor? Is it a bit late to say something, or do you think he's justified in going public about how bad he felt?

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Mich14672990 Mich14672990 3 years
She's stupid... I just heard the lyrics.
Dany90 Dany90 4 years
John Mayer gave a statement in bad taste, once, and then apologized. I think he said what almost every men who dated her wanted to say, but couldn't or has no courage to say.
marinerfan marinerfan 4 years
Dear John - These things happen when you date a 19 year old superstar with impressive songwriting skills and a history of writing songs about her life. 
PopCultureMngr PopCultureMngr 4 years
"Giada's level of expertise with ????" what did I miss?
jaan_black jaan_black 4 years
yep - and I'm sure all of his conquests feel the same...he rambled to anyone with ears about Giada's level of expertise with BJ's - pulease, douche...what is this moron promoting, why am I seeing his fugly grill so much lately?
chasha chasha 4 years
You reap what you sow, Dear John.  She never publicly admitted that the song was about him but if he recognized himself then he doesn't have much to be proud of. In any case, it sounds like he still hasn't learned to shut his trap.  She was a kid who wrote about kid things and if he was a lousy jerk to her then why did he feel she should protect him?  And why does he always feel the need to play the victim publicly?  This guy needs to get over himself 
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