Taylor Swift faces backlash for releasing digital Tortured Poets Department songs on same day as Billie Eilish’s Hit Me Hard And Soft album

Taylor Swift faces backlash for releasing digital Tortured Poets Department songs on same day as Billie Eilish’s Hit Me Hard And Soft album

Taylor Swift dropped three new digital versions of The Tortured Poets Department on Friday.

Billie Eilish’s new album Hit Me Hard And Soft also dropped on Friday causing some to wonder if Taylor’s camp did it on purpose to overshadow the 22-year-old’s first album since 2021.

The Ocean Eyes singer had May 17 long marked for her new album and Taylor seemed to drop in out of nowhere to release the new versions of TTPD.

Taylor’s releases will undoubtedly cut into Eilish’s streaming numbers and fans reacted to that.

And this isn’t the first time TayTay has been accused of overshadowing another powerful female singer.

Billie Eilish ‘s new album Hit Me Hard And Soft also dropped on Friday causing some to wonder if Taylor’s camp did it on purpose to overshadow the 22-year-old’s first album since 2021; seen in February

‘Doing this on her album release day is so nasty,’ one fan of Eilish wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

Another wrote: ‘just last year @taylorswift dropped new digital versions of her then 3 month old album to block sza from the #1 spot on the albums chart, and here she is doing the exact same thing except that billie eilish hasn’t even dropped her new album.

Still more fans tried to see the situation more reasonably.

Another commented: ‘@taylorswift and @billieeilishare not beefing through F*CKING VINYL VARIANTS – yall are INSUFFERABLE. stop putting women against each other to defend your fav?? it’s embarrassing.’

‘i think it’s very unnecessary to turn these 2 woman simply promoting their freshly new albums into an imaginary beef,’ one person wrote.

‘Like look at me in the eyes and swear to me that u think that taylor hates billie and it’s promoting her album for the sake of ruining billie’s career…,’ another expressed.

But it wasn’t all that long ago that Swift released her entire catalog on Spotify after years of boycotting the streaming service.

And she did it on the same day her then-enemy Katy Perry dropped her new album Witness on June 9, 2017.

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The Ocean Eyes singer had May 17 long marked for her new album and Taylor dropped in out of nowhere to release the new versions of TTPD

‘Doing this on her album release day is so nasty,’ one fan of Eilish wrote on X (formerly Twitter); Taylor and Billie

And this isn’t the first time Taylor has been accused of overshadowing another powerful female singer, pictured with Katy Perry in 2010

It wasn’t all that long ago that Swift released her entire catalog on Spotify after years of boycotting the streaming service. And she did it on the same day her then-enemy dropped her new album Witness on June 9, 2017; pictured here in 2024

At the time, Perry appeared on the Today Show to promote her album and Natalie Morales asked the Firework singer, 39, what she thought about the Bad Blood singer’s move to Spotify.

‘I don’t know, I can only do me,’ she responded.

Perry also did not stoke the flames of their feud, and, in fact, took a move towards ending it once and for all.

‘All I need to say to [Taylor Swift] is I love her and God bless her on her journey.’

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