Don’t worry, moms. Just because Taylor Swift is old enough to party like a rockstar doesn’t mean you’re going to see her tumbling out of any Hollywood bars any time soon. In a recent “60 Minutes” interview, set to air Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. EST, the country singer admits that she takes her role model status for young girls very serious.
“I definitely think about a million people when I’m getting dressed in the morning,” she says. “That’s just part of my life now.”
Many of Taylor’s peers in the industry subscribe to the concept that other people’s children aren’t their problem, but Taylor takes a different stance. “I think it’s my responsibility to know it and be conscious of it,” she says. “It would be really easy to say, you know, ‘I’m 21 now. I do what I want. You raise your kids.’ But it’s not the truth of it. The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation. So make your words count.”
Taylor takes that aspect of her life so seriously that she’s considering taking legal action against a site that published photos of a nude girl, claiming it was Taylor, when it quite clearly was not. In a cease-and-desist letter to the site, which has since removed the photos, Taylor’s legal team called the pics “false pornographic images” and “false news.”