TORONTO — Taylor Swift’s new Netflix documentary offers an intimate look at the popstar’s life, including the torrent of bad press she’s received over the years.
But a Montreal newspaper is calling out the film for including one of its stories and doctoring it to make it appear as if they wanted Swift to “disappear” when, in fact, the article said no such thing.
A story from the Montreal Gazette appears about 35 minutes into “Miss Americana.” The headline reads “A talent to annoy” with a photo of Swift. The subtitle: “You know all those things you wish would disappear but won’t? Us too.” However, the text of the article is blurred, and the subtitle is cut off.
In a piece published Tuesday, the Montreal Gazette clarified that the story, written by an Associated Press reporter, was not about hoping Taylor Swift or her career would vanish. Rather, the article’s author was compiling a list of cultural trends she wanted to see end in 2017. Among those things: the style of shoulder-baring shirt Swift is seen wearing in the image.