John Mayer and Taylor Swift fans are now at odds with one another.
Fans of the talented singer-songwriters know that they dated briefly between 2009 and 2010. Taylor was 19 years old, and John was 32.
According to rumors, the singer of “Your Body Is A Wonderland” will be a guest on the podcast’s “Call Her Daddy” episode on Wednesday.
In an interview clip, the 45-year-old is heard telling interviewer Alex Cooper that he did a lot of “sh-t” in his 20s and that his attempt to clear up the error was merely a last-ditch effort because, sadly, “I did worse.”
“In those moments, I would’ve traded every song I was going to write to not have that feeling.”
However, many social media users chastised the “Never Getting Back Together” singer before his appearance on the popular podcast for claiming that John had groomed her.
Individuals expressed their concerns on social media following the announcement of the interview.
One guy questioned:
“Why are we giving John Mayer a platform?”
John was about 19 years older than Taylor when they first started dating.
This comes after the “Lavender Haze” singer released seven more tracks for her bonus deluxe, “3AM,” just hours after her tenth album, “Midnights,” was released on October 21.
The lyrics of the extra track, “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve,” led many people to believe she was dating the singer of “Heartbreak Warfare” at the time.
The singer, who is now 32, expressed her deep regret for dating other men in the song.
Even the lyrics to her famous song “Dear John,” which appeared on her “Speak Now” album, stated:
“Don’t you think nineteen’s too young to be played by your dark, twisted games?”
In a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, John expressed disappointment that he was the subject of the song, saying:
“I’m not trying to sink anybody’s ship, but I think it’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’ That’s b——.”
Even though John Mayer received a lot of criticism, others quickly joined in—but they also slammed Taylor Swift.
According to a tweet:
“Many females called John Mayer a groomer for dating Taylor Swift when she was 19 in the comments.”
“Grooming by definition is child exploitation, therefore these ladies don’t consider a 19-year-old woman with the agency is an adult. My hypothesis is they only think this way when it’s advantageous.”
A second user commented that someone who “literally grooms” children is “child m—-sting.”
“While 19 is still a young age, it is legal, and calling that grooming ignores genuine grooming victims.”