Can Taylor Swift please stop with the celebrity guests


Now, I love Taylor Swift but I’m so sick of her shows becoming like a parade of her celebrity pals. The whole purpose of a surprise guest is to, duh, surprise, but it’s got to the stage now where if she doesn’t bring on somebody epic it’s disappointing. Okay, so you never know who is going to be and some are generally pretty shocking (Julia Roberts anyone?) but still, I have had enough.

This isn’t something new. Taylor has had celeb friends for a long time and I definitely recall her bringing one surprise guest for a duet most nights in the U.S. on her Red tour. But the 1989 World Tour has definitely taken this up a notch. The beginning of her tour saw a few cameos like Ed Sheeran, Gigi Hadid and Imagine Dragons, but since her show in Hyde Park (see review here) where she brought SOOO many friends – Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Serena Williams, Martha Hunt, Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss – she has upped the ante even more. It’s like a shock of she doesn’t bring out at least three people now.


However, this week has been too much. I am a showbiz journalist and I have repeated myself daily writing news stories about her shows cos that’s my job. I personally don’t think her bringing out special guests is exactly news anymore but it is what it is. It was expected she would pull the best guests being in Los Angeles for five nights and she succeeded with cameos like Lisa Kudrow, Justin Timberlake, Alanis Morissette, Selena Gomez for songs and then random celeb appearances like Chris Rock and Matt LeBlanc.


I just think it is a bit too attention-seeking. Like, she does it because it generates headlines and hits and trends on social media and feeds her power further. These can’t all be her friends – are they agreeing to do it simply for the exposure?! What does some random actor get for walking down the runway for a couple of minutes?!

Bringing people onstage for duets I get, it happens all the time and it is exciting when it is special and not a regular occurrence. And bringing out members of her squad is also to be expected but just stop bringing out these famous people just for the sake of it. PLEASE. I can’t take it any more!

All images: Taylor’s Instagram

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