Okay, so we cant figure out if Taylor Swift is a genius or has officially lost her marbles. Considering the tough few months she’s had, no one would blame her for going a little cuckoo. She was spotted leaving the gym and doing a strange crab walk/ side step, presumably to avoid the paparazzi waiting for her at the exit.
If you took her recent return to Instagram as a sign that she’s ready to return to the spotlight following the whole Calvin Harris/ Kim Kardashian/ Tom Hiddleston drama, you were wrong. T-Swift is obviously pretty keen to keep a low profile, and instead of giving the paps a picture of her, she crab walked all the way from the gyms back door, through the car park and to her waiting car.
This isn’t the first time Taylor has pulled off a stunt like this. She has also been filmed walking backwards, guided by her bodyguard, so that the paparazzi can only get snaps of her back. Considering those sort of pictures aren’t getting them any pay packet, this is probably Taylors way of discouraging their attention.
According to New York paparazzo, Justin Steffman, Taylor Swift is one of those celebs that really know how to manipulate their image with the help of the paparazzi. He spoke to Cosmopolitan soon after Taylors now infamous hook up with Hiddleston was splashed across the front page of The Sun, and said that those images were “definitely staged”.
“Taylor loves to have control” he said, “there is an unspoken deal between Swift and the paparazzi, and her bodyguards make it clear. If we act professionally and listen to their instructions, then she will give it up and everyone gets what they want. It’s all about business for her.”
Considering any fresh pictures of her will only be used in pretty nasty articles about her new relationship with Hiddleston or her feud with Kimye and Calvin, we can understand why Tay Tay has probably soured towards the paps in recent weeks.