‘NOT Suitable For Kids’: Moms Of Young Taylor Swift Fans Upset About New Album’s Many Explicit Songs

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Taylor Swift’s latest album “The Tortured Poets Department” has a noticeably darker, mature tone than her others, which is leaving some moms asking whether or not it is “suitable for kids.”

Swift’s new album contains seven explicit songs that all come with warning labels, which means the lyrics can include things like strong language, violence, sex, or substance abuse, notifying parents it “may be inappropriate for kids.”

The 7 songs which have caused a stir for moms of “Taylor Tots” — a term describing younger Swift fans — are “The Tortured Poets Department,” “Down Bad,” “But, Daddy, I Love Him,” “Florida!!!,” “loml,” “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart,” and “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived,” the New York Post reported.

Over on the Facebook group Taylor Swift’s Vaultwith close to 500,000 members — they have been busy discussing the issue, with moms of young fans saying they are shielding their little ones from the themes of sex and violence.

“I feel bad for all the Taylor Tots because most parents are not going to deem this album appropriate,” member Crystal Barkley wrote in a recent post that garnered a lot of attention.

“This album is definitely NOT suitable for kids,” Tana Hancock replied.

“It’s called ‘tortured poets’ who thought this would be a kid-oriented album?” Stephanie DeVaughn added.


Another wrote, “Taylor isn’t for the little girls anymore, she grew up and so did we and we’re here for it and we love it.”

The back and forth continued with one mom arguing, “But that’s so hard to explain to her younger fans who love her so much. I have a 10 year old.”

Another mom wrote that she “already texted” her “daughter and said I have to go through it again and figure out what she can and can’t listen to.”

Some parents said they were less worried about the “curse words” than they were about the harm and violence.

Casey McDonald Smith wrote that it was the “self-harm, violence, and death talk” she’s “not feeling comfy with at this second.”

“I’m going to sleep on it and give it a few more listens before I decide how I’m going to approach it with my 9 year old,” another mom added.

While Kilee Herlin admited she’s not sure it’s right for kids.

“I have been debating this myself,” Herlin wrote. “Not because of swears, but just because of the deep, mature feelings. It’s definitely got some darkness.”

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