Taylor Swift’s new album “Reputation” is out TODAY, but some people got to hear it early because it leaked online yesterday.
Leaks CAN impact sales, but Taylor should be okay. It only leaked a day early, and as of LAST Friday she’d already sold 400,000 pre-orders. Earlier this week, her label was projecting first week sales of 2 million.
But that hasn’t stopped her fans from ferociously defending her. Here are some highlights: “People leaking ‘Reputation’: Obviously, you’re talentless and lifeless. We know y’all are closeted Taylor Swift fans after all.”
“Stop and think: Why are you going to ruin her chance of getting amazing sales? If you love her so much, don’t do it. So disrespectful.”
“I couldn’t listen to leaks…I don’t know, it feels wrong to listen to a Taylor Swift album for the first time if it’s not on release night, screaming about each song with the rest of the fandom.” (???)
And “THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS.” (That’s actually the title of a song on the album, by the way.)