- Taylor Swift performed at the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre.
- The 28-year-old sang “I Did Something Bad,” from her latest album “reputation.”
- While singing, one of the lyrics included the word “s—,” and ABC bleeped the expletive.
- Fans took to Twitter to express their mixed reactions over Swift’s song getting bleeped.
On Tuesday, the 28-year-old appeared on stage at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre to perform the track from her 2017 album “reputation.” In the song, Swift says: “If a man talks s—, then I owe him nothing / I don’t regret it one bit, ’cause he had it coming.”
During the live show, ABC bleeped the expletive and fans took to Twitter to share their reactions.
Some praised the performance and applauded the singer for belting out the lyrics.
THE BLEEP OH MY GOD SHE DID IT #TaylorSwiftAMAs SHE DIDNT REGRET IT ONE BIT
— gracie ???? FOLKLORE (@soitgoesgrace) October 10, 2018
ITS 2018 AND THEY JUST HAD TO BLEEP TAYLOR IM CRYING #TaylorSwiftAMAS
— ashley ♡ (@AshleyNicole_23) October 10, 2018
— There’s nothing like a mad woman (@kngofmyhrtrep) October 10, 2018
OMG the giggle, the snarl, the sass, the pyro, and KARYN! Straight perfection! How dare they bleep her ???? pic.twitter.com/uhKoElkZms
— Nikki Swiftie * folklore * (@SprksFly4Taylor) October 10, 2018
Others pointed that this is the first time Swift has been bleeped on TV, and said they never thought it would happen to the “Bad Blood” artist.
NEVER DID I THINK I WOULD SEE THE DAY THEY WOULD BLEEP A TAYLOR SWIFT PERFORMANCE #TaylorSwiftAMAs
— kiera (@g0withgrace) October 10, 2018
who thought they would ever have to bleep Taylor Swift #AMAs
— #whoreforfolklore (@inpaperrings) October 10, 2018
IT IS 2018 AND THE WORLD JUST HAD TO BLEEP OUT TAYLOR FREAKING SWIFT
— sandra ✨ (@wanted2leavehim) October 10, 2018
Even though s— is considered an explicit word, Twitter users wondered why it was blocked. Additional fans weren’t pleased with the removed word.
they had to bleep out a taylor swift performance im uhhhhh not okay!
— georgia???? (@itsmorningnow) October 10, 2018
Watch part of Taylor Swift’s AMAs performance below.
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