The day after Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston broke up, Taylor Swift was seen leaving the gym. And she was smiling. WHAT COULD THAT POSSIBLY MEAN?
Taylor out in New York today heading to the gym! pic.twitter.com/08iFJTvm3Y— Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftOnTour) September 7, 2016
Taylor is a narrative-manufacturing pro, so I don’t doubt she knew she’d be sending a message by smiling at the paparazzi right after a breakup. I’m just not sure she was super effective in conveying what the message was.
Unless she meant for it to be a blank slate, because every outlet covering that smile got to pick their own meaning. Is she brave? Happy? Gloating? Crazy? All of the above, apparently! It’s like a choose-your-own gossip adventure!
—She “wears head-to-toe black” (with no mention of her expression).
—She “is holding her head high.”
—Taylor “gave a slight smile” and was “whisked away back to her apartment.”
—She “was seen smiling.”
—She “steps out with a coy smile.”
—She “flashed a smirk.”
—She “seemed to have a spring in her step.”
—She “was pictured grinning and holding her head up high.”
—She “looks happy and carefree,” with “her head held high.”
—She “doesn’t appear to be too broken up about her newly single status.”
—She wears a “smile that says I’m single!”
—She “strutted across the sidewalk.”
—Caption: “What heartbreak?”
—”She almost looks relieved in a sense.”
——“The look on her face is PRICELESS.”
—She “has the most maniacal smile.”
—Noting her post-gym lipstick, she’s “showing the Thor villain what he’s missing, perhaps?!”
Man, that is some impressive range from one smile.