The 1 Question Taylor Swift Refuses to Answer

Taylor Swift does not stand for sexist interviewers, and recently, when asked a question she thought was inappropriate, Swift quickly shut it down.

We know you’re dying to know what the question was, but also, if she had answered, what would her answer have been? And are there any other questions Swift has refused to answer in the past? We have the answer to all this and more.

The question Taylor Swift refused to answer

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Swift recently sat down with German Outlet RTL for an interview. Their report of the conversation is in German, but according to People, the question was prompted by Swift turning 30 in just a few months (December 13). The interviewer asked Swift if she was considering settling down to have children any time soon.

The question seems to have upset Swift, because she answered, “I really don’t think men are asked that question when they turn 30. So I’m not going to answer that now.”

She did, however, give the interviewer her thoughts on turning 30.

“I hear others say… your 30s no longer has as much stress and anxiety in life as in my 20s, and I can join in the observation that we are in our 20s looking to gain experience, try new things out, fail, make mistakes. And I definitely plan to try and fail things in my 30s as well. But I expect that in our 30s we feel a little better of who we are.”

Does Taylor Swift want kids?

Swift’s refusal to answer the question about children made us wonder what her answer would have been if she had answered. However, it seems Swift’s opinion on the matter has changed quite a bit over the years.

In 2012, Swift sat down with Lesley Stahl for an interview on 60 Minutes. She said she definitely wants to get married someday, and when asked about kids, Swift said she wants, “like 10 of them. So many kids- like an army of kids.”

However, by 2014, her opinion had changed. In an interview with InStyle, Swift said, “I don’t know if I’ll have kids. It’s impossible not to picture certain scenarios and how you would try to convince them that they don’t have a normal life when, inevitably, there will be strange men pointing giant cameras at them from the time they are babies.”

Then, in 2015, Swift said her ten year plan included having a family. She admitted that in ten years, she was hoping she’d have a family, but still worried about protecting her future children from fame. Swift said she admired Angelina Jolie, for her ability to raise a large family in the spotlight.

A year later, in 2016, it appears her opinion was much the same. A source told Hollywood Life that, “Taylor does want to be a mom, she’s amazing with kids, but she also has a lot of anxiety about it. She worries that her life and her level of fame will mess of her kids somehow.”

As far as we could find, Swift hasn’t commented on the kid sitch since 2016, but we’ll have to assume her opinion is the same. She wants kids, but she’s nervous about how her fame will affect them. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if it ever happens for the pop star.

Are there any other questions Taylor Swift has refused to answer?

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While Swift doesn’t necessarily have a reputation of refusing to answer interview questions, she does have a habit of giving great comebacks to sexist questions. We’re thinking this may be a pet peeve of Swift’s.

Swift spoke with Billboard after being named the Billboard Woman of the Year, and addressed rumors that she didn’t write her own music.

“If someone has studied my catalog of music and still doesn’t think I’m behind it, then there’s nothing I can do for that person. They may have to deal with their own sexist issues, because if I were a guy and you were to look at my catalog and my lyrics, you would not wonder if I was the person behind it.”

When critics were constantly claiming that all her music was about past relationships, Swift shut the haters down, in an interview with 2Day FM. Swift said:

“You’re going to have people who are going to say, ‘Oh, you know, she only writes songs about ex-boyfriends,’ and I think that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their current love life, and no one raises the red flag there.”

And then there was the interview with Time, where Swift commented extensively on sexist standards in the music industry. Including this gem of a quote:

“It’s a little discouraging that females have to work so much harder to prove that they do their own things. I see Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea having to prove that they write their own lyrics, and it makes me sad, because they shouldn’t have to justify it.”

It makes us sad too, Swift. But thank you for standing up for what you think is right.