Her recent best idea ever, joining Tumblr, is paying off in spades, as she continues to see just how popular she is on the site. The most recent example? Swift discovered the meme about “Becky,” a girl who ostensibly snorted marijuana at a party and died; the photo accompanying the post is an old-school picture of Swift. In the image that gets passed around online, someone points out “Pretty sure that’s Taylor Swift,” and the author replies: “no its becky.”
— Taylor Swift Updates (@SimplySFans) September 25, 2014
This week, Swift went out in public sans Olivia Benson but with an adorable ensemble that included a yellow T-shirt that says “no its becky.” She also updated her Tumblr to inform fans she was “kind of rethinking the album cover,” alongside the above photo. The Internet folded in on itself, basically.
In addition to just being silly, it’s nice to see Swift a bit more publicly goofy during the 1989 album cycle. She hasn’t always been known for her sense of humor — see: the 2013 Golden Globes — so it’s a treat to see her acknowledge some of the online jokes about herself. Haters gonna hate; she’s just gonna shake.