His tweets seemed innocent enough at first glance. It all started with a simple tweet saying, “Tuesday, December 13 may be the lamest day of the year, conceptually.” Nothing wrong with that, right? Some people just don’t like Tuesdays.
Unfortunately, December 13 isn’t just any day. It’s Taylor Swift’s birthday. And John Mayer dated Taylor Swift. And they had a bad break-up. Soooo….
— Katie Krause (@Katie_Krause) December 14, 2016
Swift’s fans were instantly in an uproar, assuming that the inspiration for Swift’s song “Dear John” was bashing the pop star. Mayer tried to make amends, quickly deleting the tweet and then sending out another message.
“NOPE. No. Nuh-uh. People I am 39. I am deleting those tweets. Come right at me for doing so. Absolutely no shade,” Mayer wrote.
He could have just left it at that, but then he deleted that message, too. And this is where John Mayer seemed to lose control of his Twitter presence, because he then retweeted a screenshot of the first tweet about December 13 being lame. Talk about sending mixed messages. Oh, and by the way? This tweet has also since been deleted.
While we may be fans of the delete function for strategic social media purposes, John Mayer took it a bit too far and ended up just looking kind of silly. Perhaps he should have stayed away from Taylor Swift to begin with–there’s no way you can not look silly for getting involved with her. Just look at Tom Hiddleston.