A Taylor Swift fan has sparked backlash after she filmed herself strolling by way of the singer’s former residence in New York Metropolis.
The since-deleted video, which was shared by consumer @natfrantantaro on TikTok and re-posted on Twitter, confirmed the “Shake It Off” singer’s earlier apartment at 23 Cornelia Road in Manhattan’s West Village neighbourhood. The girl started by exhibiting the brick exterior of the constructing, exhibiting off its notable arched picket door.
She then walked by way of the entryway of the constructing, which featured concrete flooring and white partitions. It appeared the constructing was below development, as a queen-size mattress was wrapped in plastic off to the aspect and employees may very well be heard utilizing energy instruments contained in the residence.
Her video additionally confirmed a number of empty, white staircases winding all through the constructing and one lengthy vacant hallway.
“I’m sorry, Taylor. I’m not a stalker however after I noticed your outdated door was open, I needed to take a peek in,” she mentioned within the TikTok video. “After it was open for 2 hours and I got here again and it was nonetheless open, I walked by way of and I used to be like: ‘What am I doing? I truly can’t consider – am I within the halls that Taylor Swift walked by way of?’”
“That hit me after I bought again to my apartment, however I did somewhat snooping after which I felt uncomfortable and I didn’t need to get arrested so I left,” she mentioned.
Maybe the West Village residence appeared vacant as a result of it’s at the moment in the marketplace for practically $18m. In line with Homes and Gardens, the “Bejeweled” singer briefly rented the Cornelia Road apartment from its former proprietor, Soho Home govt David Aldea, between 2016 and 2017 whereas her $50m Tribeca loft was being renovated. Swift references the townhouse in her tune “Cornelia Road” off her 2019 album, Lover.
The apartment is now listed by The Corcoran Group for $17.9m to purchase or $45,000 to hire monthly. It was beforehand offered in 2019 for $14.9m.
The Cornelia Road residence can be one of many oldest buildings in New York Metropolis, having been inbuilt 1870 as a carriage home and now remodeled right into a contemporary-style dwelling with storage, pool, and rooftop terrace.
Whereas the constructing could also be vacant, the lady’s video nonetheless sparked backlash from Taylor Swift followers who claimed she was “creepy” for filming herself contained in the personal residence.
“That is actually creepy….” mentioned one consumer on Twitter.
“How disrespectful,” one other particular person mentioned.
“For cool factors? Like what was the rationale,” a 3rd consumer wrote.
Nevertheless, others defended her video by stating that Swift hasn’t lived within the Cornelia Road residence in additional than 5 years.
“Tbh I believed she was gonna be a creep however then I noticed that the door was open so I don’t actually see an issue with it,” one particular person tweeted.
“Why are folks hating on her? Taylor doesn’t even dwell there anymore, it appears just like the residence is being transformed,” mentioned another person.
“It’s not like anybody’s dwelling there,” a 3rd particular person mentioned. “Lowkey I’d’ve stepped in somewhat and peeked too lmfao I’ve completed means worse however I wouldn’t have recorded and posted on TikTok”.
The girl’s video comes after one other Taylor Swift fan was arrested on 3 July exterior of the Grammy winner’s dwelling in Rhode Island. The fan, named Kimberly Meyer, was charged with trespassing and ordered to avoid the Westerly dwelling in court docket on 21 July. It was unclear if Swift was dwelling on the time, as she is at the moment in the midst of the US leg of her Eras Tour.
In 2021, a person was arrested on a trespassing cost after making an attempt to interrupt into the “Dangerous Blood” singer’s Tribeca loft. Hanks Johnson claimed Swift was speaking with him on social media, as he confirmed the predictive textual content ideas on his cellphone that he believed had been replies from Swift.
The Unbiased has contacted @natfrantantaro for remark.