June 11th, 2012 by edsel
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, rock star John Mayer claimed that he was “really humiliated” to be the supposed target of “cheap songwriting” like the song ‘Dear John’ by Taylor Swift.
According to Gossip Cop, ‘Dear John’ was released in 2010 as part of Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ album. Rumors alleged the song was about a failed romance between the two musicians. It included accusatory lines like “Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with?” Taylor Swift never confirmed the rumors regarding either the song or her supposed romance with John Mayer.
For his part, Mayer told Rolling Stone that “I didn’t deserve it.” Claiming that ‘Dear John‘ made him feel “terrible,” Mayer explained that he’s “pretty good at taking accountability.” However, he insisted that “never did anything to deserve that.”
According to John Mayer, “I never got an e-mail” or “a phone call” from Taylor Swift. “I was really caught off-guard,” he said, “And it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down” by other people.
“How would you feel,” he posed, “If, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?” Mayer asked.
Taylor Swift is well-known for drawing material from her personal life to use in songs like ‘Dear John.’ Mayer criticized her choice of topics as “cheap.”
“I will say as a songwriter,” John Mayer told Rolling Stone, “That I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting.”
Adding that he knew Swift was “the biggest thing in the world,” Mayer assured that “I’m not trying to sink anybody’s ship. “But it’s abusing your talent,” he accused, “To rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’”
Of the attitude Taylor Swift displayed in writing ‘Dear John,’ John Mayer succinctly said: ”That’s bulls**t.”