Ah, drama and rivalries. The only way to stay vaguely relevant these days.
This recent batch of drama stems from a recent live stream by Shaun Mendes and John Mayer.
To catch you up to speed, Mendes and Swift recently released a remix of her new song, Lover.
You know I'd really love to leave this story here but somehow drama is shrouding around this song.
Let us all keep in mind that Mayer is Swift's ex and 'Dear John' was written about him, and Mendes has freshly come off collaborating with Swift.
Back to Mendes and Mayer, they were livestreaming and thoughts on the new song came up.
"You’re insane. Everyone keeps their Christmas lights up until January. And I go, ‘Can you really?’ Because normally I take my Christmas lights down on December 29."
This is a shot at the original lyrics, "We could leave the Christmas lights up ’til January. This is our place, we make the rules.”
Mayber begins to sing a parody of 'Lover', replacing the lines with his own lyrics.
“We can keep the Christmas lights up till January. And then about January 5th, we’ll take the lights down. And then we’ll put ’em in a box and we’ll label that box Christmas Lights. Yeah, we’ll put ’em in the attic until next December.”
"Well, that's a crazy love, I'll tell ya." Mayer observes dryly.
not john mayer making fun of lover lyrics and shawn laughing pic.twitter.com/zwzRjNTl9z— JEN (@inallmydreams13) November 18, 2019
Swift's fans have taken this as a personal affront and are out for blood.
Is this Shawn showing his true colors or something because yikes— 𝓴𝓪𝓷𝓳𝓮𝓷𝓰 𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓹 𝓼𝔀𝓲𝓯𝓽 ♚ (@tsarahagst) November 18, 2019
Making fun of Taylor’s lyrics but not the cringy bad lyrics Shawn added 🤡— matt (@Tismxtt) November 18, 2019
iD gO dOwN wITh tHe TiTaNiC iTs TrUE— sam-berry sauce 🦃 (@shouldvesaidsam) November 18, 2019
they are trying so hard to be funny I have to laugh— R🦋I STAND WITH TAYLOR✊🏻❤️ (@rochiswift) November 18, 2019
To be fair, I can see where they're coming from. Mendes just recently added his own lyrics to this song, and it feels quite disingenuous to not speak up. That said, it doesn't appear to be mean spirited, though given Mayer's relationship with Swift that could, in itself, be debated.