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    Posted on Nov 4, 2015

    5 Reasons Why The Lawsuit Against Taylor Swift Makes No Sense

    Here's why Taylor Swift does not owe some random dude $42 million.

    As you may know, someone named Jesse Graham is claiming that Taylor Swift stole the lyrics for "Shake It Off" from a song he wrote in 2013.

    The songs sound NOTHING ALIKE, and the only basis for the lawsuit is the lyrics "Haters gonna hate, players gonna play."

    Here's why that's bullshit:

    1. Thirteen years before Jesse Graham wrote his dumb irrelevant song, 3LW had a hit with the line: "Players gonna play, haters gonna hate."

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    Lost in the mists of time is the astonishing fact that the callers are also gonna call and (even more surprisingly) the ballers are gonna ball.

    2. In 2009, four years before Jesse Graham wrote his song, this literal panda already knew the truth about haters.


    If pandas weren't so notoriously chill, Jesse Graham would be hearing from some hard-nosed panda litigators (known as Bearisters) right about now.

    As did this unflappable bird of prey.

    This daring stunt driver.

    And this motivational Teletubby.

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    3. According to Google Trends, search interest for the term "Haters gonna hate" really got going around 2010 and actually STARTED DECLINING around the time Graham released his song.

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    4. The fan page for the phrase "Potatoes Gonna Potate" has more fans than the video for Graham's song had views before his lawsuit.

    The (excellent) phrase "Potatoes Gonna Potate" has been in the popular consciousness since at least 2011.

    5. And finally, unlike Jesse Graham, Taylor Swift is a goddamn national treasure.

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