“I really don’t think men are asked that question when they turn 30,” Swift shot back.
Taylor Swift doesn’t have time for sexist questions, and the 29-year-old superstar didn’t hesitate to shut down an interviewer who went there.
It’s the single-woman equivalent of asking a mother if it’s difficult juggling her career with having children, and Swift called it out immediately. The question came during a German interview posted to RTL when the “ME” singer was asked about turning 30 this year.
“Is this kind of a turning point in your life,” she was asked. “Would you like to be a mother someday, have children?”
Swift rightfully shut the question down, recognizing it for what it is. “I really don’t think men are asked that question when they turn 30,” she shot back. “So I’m not going to answer that now.”
The pop star remained courteous, though. Even though she did not answer that question, she did talk about her feelings in general about moving into the third decade of her life.
“I hear others say when you’re in your thirties there isn’t as much stress and anxiety in life as in your twenties,” she continued. “And I can relate to the observation that we are in our twenties looking to gain experience, try things out, fail, make mistakes.”