Bad Rebound

Lessons Learned From Swift’s Recent Break-up

What lessons can we learn from Taylor Swift’s breakup with ex-boyfriend Matt Healy? Did she know she was in a bad rebound?

Well, the Eras Tour is gone from Chicago, and Matt Healy is gone for good.

According to Vox, in mid-April Taylor Swift told the public that she broke up from a six-year relationship with the actor Joe Alwyn. Shortly after, fans started seeing Swift and Matt together more and more.

This became controversial, since Healy has a not-so-good reputation. Summarized in a piece by Style Caster, a Buzzfeed article revealed that two of Healy’s friends went on “Red Scare.” On the podcast, they called Taylor’s documentary propaganda, saying, “literally the walking, talking embodiment of liberalism in that she’s a person who cannot acknowledge their capacity for monstrousness or evil, which is the source of all their problems.” They went further than that, calling Swift’s mom Miss Piggy.

When Matt Healy himself appeared on the “Adam Friedland Show,” he laughed at the hosts doing racist impressions of Ice Spice. Healy even admitted to watching degrading videos of people of color on the internet. These are just some examples of the controversy the British singer has been connected with.

Swift’s silence spoke volumes, which led to tons of her fans begging her to break up with him. On June 5th, reports came in that she did just that.

It’s not wild to assume that this was a rebound relationship, since a source told “Entertainment Tonight,” “Taylor’s friends want what’s best for her and aren’t shocked that their relationship fizzled out since she recently got out of a long-term relationship.”

Clearly, this rebound had tons of repercussions for Swift, with some fans even canceling their tickets for the tour. Teens can use this as an opportunity to beware of red flags for their own rebound crushes.

Yes, even though it’s probably just something brief, you should still look out for problematic traits in your partners. Not only could it be harmful for people around you, but it could be harmful to yourself. In the end, if the wrong person enters your life, it could lead to tons of regret down the road.

If the special someone that catches your eye starts making jokes that could be hurtful to other people, maybe they’re not so special. Toxic traits are easy to miss at first, but not so easy to ignore as time goes on.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you ever had a bad rebound? Let me know!


By Inti Navia, Freshman, Columbia College Chicago

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Written by Inti Navia

I love nerding out over Star Wars, Gravity Falls, and Lord of the Rings. I'm an introvert with a never ending appreciation for all things Sci-Fi and fantasy media.

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