John Mayer wrote about Jennifer Love Hewitt’s body being a Wonderland, described Jessica Simpson as sexual napalm and told Jennifer Aniston that she better get used to him talking about her publicly to thousands of people on Twitter because “these are the new rules.”
But Taylor Swift writes one little song titled Dear John where she sings, “Dear John, I see it all, now it was wrong / Don’t you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?,” and Mayer is all humiliated. Rather, “really humiliated.”
Mayer tells the new issue of Rolling Stone that the song “made me feel terrible.” Why? “Because I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do.” John says he only found out how Swift felt after listening to the song.
“I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call,” he says. “I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?” When asked about the song’s line, “Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with?” Mayer says, “I don’t want to go into that.”
John also thinks, as a musician, Swift’s Dear John is cheap songwriting.
“I will say as a songwriter that I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting,” he says. “I know she’s the biggest thing in the world, and 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 bullshit.”
Aw, poor widdle baby. I’d feel sorry for John Mayer but my “Give a Sh*t Meter” is currently stuck on not giving a sh*t about John Mayer.