John Mayer is upset people listened to ‘Paper Doll’ as a Taylor Swift burn song

Yesterday, I covered part of John Mayer’s Today interview with the lovely Ronan Farrow. John insisted that he’s not a womanizer but a “recovered ego addict.” He made no sense. Mayer is so obsessed with sounding clever and quirky, which has nothing to do with being a womanizer. Another part of this interview covers John’s thoughts on Taylor Swift. Way back in 2009, these two had a brief fling that ended horribly. Swift called John out with her “Dear John” song. He was very butthurt over the song but possibly wrote “Paper Dolls” as revenge. Is he still upset? Yeah.

To be fair, John does tell Ronan “that’s really cool” when asked about Swift’s refusal to play her music on Spotify. He then says, “The only reason we’re talking about Taylor Swift taking Spotify on is because she’s Taylor Swift.” John’s trying to seem diplomatic by saying Taylor is one of only a few artists who could pull the Spotify move. When he talks about Kanye West, John slips a little bit with his tone of voice. Here’s what happened:

Is John jealous of bigger artists? “Nooooo. Not at all. Nothing bothers me anymore, man. There are going to be times when I make music as popular or as empirically valuable as that … that won’t sell as many copies. I’m fine with that. Look, if I save a baby from a burning building, and Kanye saves a baby from a burning building, there’s more Google News hits on Kanye. I’m FINE with it.”

More on the Swift feud: “I put out a song called ‘Paper Doll.’ The song never got listened to as a song. It became a news story because of the lyrics. I’m not in the business of telling people what the song is about. I never said anything about it. And now I just go, ‘Look, I can say the name Taylor Swift. She’s an artist. I’m an artist. Everybody stop. Nobody’s got an incurable cancer. We’re rich people who get to live out our dreams. Let’s just stop it.’”

John is fine, really: “I’m a musician who’s bigger than one song or one record. So it’s really about the longevity of all the work that goes together. I’m just not interested in the things that won’t last forever.”

[From Today]

Well John’s not wrong with the “burning building” analogy. People pay more attention to Kanye West than little ol’ John Mayer. But John is wrong about not caring. He cares a lot. If he didn’t care, he wouldn’t talk about it. His wavering voice (as he talks about not caring) completely gives him away. At least Kanye is upfront about his meglomanaical status. John’s a fantastically bad liar. Just own up to caring, man.

Taylor Swift

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  1. radio active says:

    Bro…I guess.

    • Bugglez says:

      Douche bro that is. Lol

      That said…my thoughts:

      It’s funny how Mayers always been a douche…but for a brief shining moment when ‘Team Anuston,’ hoped and prayed he’d be ‘the one,’ I noticed people were really willing to give him a shot, PRETEND he was NOT a supreme douche canoe and delude themselves into thinking he was not the weirdo famewhring douchebro he presented as when dating all those other ‘names,’ before her. Lol.

      In fact…they were so excited for Jennifer Aniston that she had landed the psycho consolation prize that was John ‘OMG SQUEE!! SO MUCH BETTER THAN BRAD!!! ER, WE MEAN BRAD WHO?!” Mayer….they caught a convenient case of douchebag amnesia. Lol

      It spoke to the sad desperation of Aniston’s enablers and supporters that literally anything with even a semblance of male genitalia and short of a serial killer, they get exited about for Aniston.

      When he dumped her..2x…it was much like he said…you would have thought he was burning the flag…and assorted puppies, babies, bunnies and chicks.

      When he proceeded to moan about how hot j-simpson was in the wake of dumping aniston (another b slap to her supporters) they wanted his blood…and his head on a stick. Sooooo hilarious.

      One thing I never got?

      Why no one ever talked about what immediately proceeded his ‘dating’ relationship with aniston: that dirty wet juicy tongue kiss of his with Perez Hilton. Perez went around talking about it non stop while Mayer denied it and played dumb. Then Perez took an fbi polygraph and passed with flying colors and Mayer eventually owned up to it in some weird I’m so straight I can tickle Perez’s tonsils and still publicly go on about J-simp and her hotness WAY.

      It made it seem like his whole time with tabloid magnet and Brangelina victim Aniston was just to deflect, deflect, DEFLECT from what would surely have killed his career among the young set – his swapping bodily fluids with human gargoyle Perez Hilton. …and deflect it did.

      Say what you will about his er, so called, ‘womanizing,’ I still think it’s cover for him being a latent homosexual.

      But the team aniston people just wished that away while she was dating him they wanted her to have any kind of man soooo bad. Hahahaa. Hilarious.

    • Bugglez says:

      Bahahaha…i just listened to this interview with Farrow..the whole thing is about Taylor Swift….sooo hilarious…bet Katy is NOT pleased.

      • NGBoston says:

        Bugles– you are so spot on with your comments, LOL @ calling Mario a Gargoyle. The thing that always bothered me about Perez and his blog was his bullying and outing gay people when he is gay himself,

        He has seemed to tone that down a bit– but– you are on point with everything you posted, :)

  2. Bets says:

    My cousin went to a concert where John and Taylor performed that Half of my Heart song. She said that John as super friendly afterwords and hugged a lot of fans but Taylor wouldn’t greet anybody and was pretty rude. I always thought it would be the opposite.

    • Stacie says:

      That is the complete opposite of what people what expect, but I’m happy to hear it. Something about the way Taylor throws it in the public’s face that she sends her fans gifts and stuff just screams inauthentic to me. I mean, that’s great that you want to send some fans Christmas gifts, but why make a whole video about it and post it on Youtube?

    • tarheel says:

      Taylor Swift is extremely gracious to fans in public.

  3. AD says:

    Did Taylor have some eye work done?

    • Meaghan says:

      No, I don’t think so. I think she just has her eyes open wide in some, and squinting in others. I’d say maybe to her having a boob job and a nose job, but I doubt she had anything done to her eyes.

    • meh says:

      I actually think she had some subtle work done to her eyes. I think she got bangs around the time of the plastic surgery to hide it.

    • danielle says:

      I was wondering that too! In older pictures they look smaller.

  4. Allie says:

    I kind of feel for him. The guy was probably a complete tool to Taylor when they dated, but he will be forever asked about her. No matter what he says whether it’s good (Look, he’s not over her!) or bad (Look, he’s not over her!), it will be all over the tabloids. She’s forever stuck in her victim-stance because of her past. Not that she minds, girl loves the spotlight.

    • bella says:

      you know, i feel sorry for him, too.
      not so much about the swifty backlash or that from all the others he’s loved and left.
      the way he seems to feel a need to ALWAYS, always sound clever, deep and introspective.
      that raises red flags for me…
      i think this guy has very low self esteem and probably fretts about everything…
      of course, i have never met him nor do i have a psychology degree, but it’s a sense i get.

      • Esthetix says:

        @ Bella
        Yes! You’ve nailed it! He’s just so try-hard and has to come up with a “clever” analogy or turn of phrase for everything. Must be so exhausting to be him.

      • Michelle says:

        Agreed, bella. John has an inner fat kid that he can’t let go of. Before he became famous he was a chubby nerd who got zero play or attention and sat in his room playing guitar all day and night. Once he hit it big and lost weight and started getting hot girls, his ego got stroked but he is still crazy insecure. As far as trying to prove how talented and articulate he is, he is the male ScarJo, who in my opinion is the absolute worst when it comes to trying to sound like she is smart.

    • littlestar says:

      Just think about all the nasty things he has said about the women he’s dated. I don’t feel bad for him.

    • Pip says:

      Yeah nothing will ever make me feel sorry for this guy and his self titled David Duke d*ck. I’m just happy it’s getting more and more obvious to everyone how disgusting a human being he really is.

  5. Pene says:

    He is just the worst.

  6. Kitten says:

    What a toolbag.

    There’s so much bad hair going on in these photos.

    • QQ says:

      That was My Only Comment… Lord Knows I wasn’t going to willingly subject myself to listen to Hepatitis Cold Limp D*ck Music Bro over here But The Pics… The Hair!??! Those angel curls with the flat top .. god.. I mean sure now she has Newscaster-candidate’s wife hair but that was truly VILE

      • Kitten says:

        The curls with flat top combo is possibly the worst of the bunch. I don’t understand how why she would pay someone to make her look so bad. A 13-year-old with a curling iron could create a better look.

  7. kri says:

    Once an insufferable douche, always an insufferable douche.

  8. Cindy says:

    He’s…..icky. Seems like he loves loves loves to talk. He kinda wordsmiths things untill your not sure what he’s even talking about. Maybe that’s how he gets women to sleep with him- he just talks untill their dizzy and confused and hope he’ll be quiet.

    • Lauren says:

      John seems manic to me. Rambling, hyper, horny, and trying to impress everyone with his intelligence.

      His David Duke di☆k comment, seems comical and sad. Women obviously crave his di☆k, so John should just enjoy the attention and Stfu.

      I do not feel sorry for Taylor – she is very vindictive and pretends she is a virginal Barbie.

      John is very self destructive – and a phenomenal guitar player.

  9. Scarlet Vixen says:

    The stuff he’s been spewing lately only confirms the theory I have had of Mayer for years. He was a nerd/band geek/outcast/uncool kid in school. Then he got famous and tried so desperately to be a cool kid and date cheerleaders (Jessica Simpson, Jen Aniston) while turning his nose up at it all and thinking he’s better and smarter than everyone else. I like his music and think he’s actually a really talented guy. However, he gets in his own way and should accept that he’s just not a ‘cool kid’, and that that’s absolutely ok, and he should just shut the f*ck up.

    • Enuff Said says:

      Amen Scarlet!!

    • MaiGirl says:

      Agree with all that you said except liking his music. He is talented, sure, but his music reeks of the same vinegary douche fumes as his overall life. If I didn’t know what a tool he is, I might be able to listen to his music without overlaying all the things I don’t like about him, but it’s too late for that, David Duke D*ck!

  10. Blahblah says:

    He may be a douche but he’s damn talented.

  11. Quinn says:

    All I have to say is…WOW, Taylor Swift looks hilarious in that old picture of those two…that hair!!! Yikes! :0 Me thinks TayTay has had some work done..it seems more than ‘just growing up’ happened to her face…

  12. roxy750 says:

    Wait a minute. I have never heard John talk. Only sing. He’s a great singer, songwriter, I dig his music, always have. It’s good. Its just his rep that I hate. So, I got what he was saying here. He’s kind of annoying and I would rather never hear him talk again bc he comes across as totally nerdy–why would ANYONE date him. BUT saying that….his music makes me love him–he rep makes me want to stay AWAY! Anyways, I believe him here and I get what he is saying.

    • Diana B says:

      Same here. I love his music. Let’s juts ignore his idiotic comments and awful personality and enjoy the music.

  13. Michelle says:

    John looks gayer by the minute. I wish he would just shut up already. He is an incredibly talented guitar player, definitely the real deal in that department, but the music he puts out is absolute shit. Everyone needs to start ignoring him because any little bit of attention only inflates his ego. Him and Kanye should date when they find their way out of their closets.

  14. frankly says:

    Who cares about Mayer when ROOONAAAAANNNNN. Damn.

    Also, Ronan is so Sinatra it hurts.

  15. notsoanonymous says:

    The face that Ronan is giving throughout the interview is priceless.