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People think Taylor Swift just confirmed metaphor in her song means she lost her virginity to Jake Gyllenhaal
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People think Taylor Swift just confirmed metaphor in her song means she lost her virginity to Jake Gyllenhaal

People think they know what the red scarf from Taylor Swift's song All Too Well means after she awkwardly confirmed that it is a metaphor.

We all know Taylor Swift. She is one of the biggest stars on the planet.

She is also known for her meticulous planning and for carefully crafting easter eggs into each and every single thing she does.

Her fans are bonafide detectives. They have had years of training to the point that nothing slips past them. So when Taylor Swift released her song 'All Too Well' from her album Red back in 2012, fans immediately surmised that it was about her relationship with actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Taylor then went on to reveal that 'All Too Well' was one of the hardest songs she’s ever written and that the original cut was over 10 minutes long. Understandably, fans wanted to listen to the uncut version.

Then in 2019, Taylor announced that she would be re-recording her first six albums because her old label, Big Machine Records, sold the masters of her original recordings to Scooter Braun, seemingly without her consent.

With this came the re-recorded album Red (Taylor’s Version) in 2021. Taylor, alongside re-recording her entire album, also added a couple songs ‘from the vault’ that didn’t make the cut the first time. This is where fans got to listen to the uncut 10 minute version of 'All Too Well'.

This song was accompanied by a short film that she directed starring Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink, Taylor herself and Dylan O’Brien. The short film chronicled the doomed relationship of Taylor and Jake with the noticeable age gap (Taylor was 20 and Jake was 29). There was a significant emphasis on the red scarf that Sadie pointedly leaves at Dylan’s house, never to be seen by her again.

Taylor Swift.
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Now, cut to Saturday 10 September, Taylor Swift stopped by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to talk about the making of the short film.

It is here that she is asked about the significance of the scarf and she is visibly flustered.

“The scarf is a metaphor, um… And… We turned it red because red is a very important colour in this album, which is called Red,” she began.

“Um… And I think when I say it’s a metaphor, I’m just going to stop… And I’m going to say thanks for the incredible question to whoever asked it, you’ve really taken us for a ride with that one, thank you,” she said with an awkward laugh.

Fans are now convinced that the interview was confirmation that the scarf in the song actually represents Taylor’s virginity, with a number of fans reiterating their theories on social media, with one fan writing: “She stopped herself before saying what the metaphor was but girl we know.”

Another said: “I cannot believe she confirmed it.”

Taylor is currently gearing up to release her new album Midnights on 12 October.

Topics: Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Swift, Music, Celebrity