John Mayer humiliated by Taylor Swift

The next man who breaks up with Taylor Swift had better watch out. The 22-year-old singer has been known for mending her broken heart through music, no matter how embarrassing or revealing her lyrics may be. Swift’s song ‘Forever & Always’ resulted from her relationship with Joe Jonas and her hit single ‘Back to December’ refers to Twilight star Taylor Lautner. John Mayer is now speaking out about his own Taylor Swift song, ‘Dear John,’ in an interview with Rolling Stone. “It made me feel terrible,” said Mayer, “because I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do.” The song couldn’t have come at a worse time for Mayer.

At the time, he was taking a break due to negative feedback regarding his controversial interviews with Rolling Stone and Playboy. “I was really caught off guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?” said Mayer. “As a songwriter I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting. I know she’s the biggest thing in the world, and I’m not trying to sink anybody’s ship, but I think it’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’ That’s bulls**t.” ~Graeme Mollison

Share this article:

Comments & Discussion

  1. Bernadette Barter • June 7, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

    Poor poor John….he needs to get off his pity trip. Looks like a lot of “starlets” have been hurt by this guy

  2. Jennifer • June 7, 2012 @ 10:18 AM

    I didn’t think the song was very good either. I agree with John, he needs to be left alone. He did a lot of stupid things (My stupid mouth was his anthem) but he’s been keeping a low profile and going back to his songwriting roots. Give him another chance.

  3. Isadora Cirque • June 7, 2012 @ 10:19 AM

    Maybe Taylor Swift should choose her paramours a little more carefully or is it her modus operandi to stay in the limelight? Then again it was a formula that seemed to work well for Alanis Morrisette.

  4. gandhithesmurf • June 7, 2012 @ 11:20 AM

    Dear God, I think my ear just bleed.

  5. gandhithesmurf • June 7, 2012 @ 11:20 AM

    Dear God, I think my ears just bleed.

  6. Gail • June 7, 2012 @ 11:52 AM

    Poor, poor John. He has said so many hurtfull or inappropriate comments about many people, now he is boo-hooing when it’s directed back at him. Man up buddy-you deserved it!

  7. Jesus • June 7, 2012 @ 11:52 AM

    This is kind of a dumb song in some ways. It takes two to tango. You should have known not to mess with the girl in the dress? That’s just looking for pity. But it’s also not like he didn’t deserve it. His attitude and opening his big mouth about his sex life was pretty stupid. He actually thought that his talking about that was ‘witty’. It was horrible to read. Maybe they should get back together. Sounds like they are perfect for one another, though Taylor Swift is way too tall for my liking. 6 feet tall. I much prefer shorter women.

  8. David J. Cowen • June 7, 2012 @ 12:20 PM

    How lame. The song sucks and Mayer is a loser. Everyone is going to stop dating her or dog her and take the lame country song and say – it was the price you pay to get a piece of swift. Mayer is a loser he should have laughed this was the most imature worst song ever. Famous people suck and i never follow this stuff so today for reading this I suck. Stop reporting on celeb relationships tribute. your stupid stick to their work not their lives

  9. elishere • June 7, 2012 @ 12:56 PM

    No matter what a douche the guy is, she will soon find it difficult finding a man who’ll get close to her.

  10. Shelley • June 7, 2012 @ 1:14 PM

    Ditto on what Gail stated….I always wondered if he was getting a bad wrap but he just confirmed that he likes to dish it out but cries “foul” when called on it!!

  11. Olivea • June 7, 2012 @ 1:24 PM

    A girl writing a song about being heartbroken and feeling taken advantage of after a break up…gee, that’s new. He needs to get over himself. If it bugs him so much, maybe he should write a song.

  12. Molly • June 7, 2012 @ 1:31 PM

    I don’t get what the big deal is about this and why this is coming out now. The album this song is on was released in October 2010. Old news. John Mayer should just get over it, almost 2 years later. He’s pretty stupid if this is the first time he’s hearing it.

  13. Jan • June 7, 2012 @ 1:40 PM

    Back to December pissed me off!

  14. Renee • June 7, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

    She was 19, he was 32. The age difference alone should key those into what the stereo typical mind set of a teenage girl would be like. Naive, bubbly, beautiful star-to-be drawn to a mature, experienced rock star….She doesn’t sing anything offensive. My sisters and I have similar writings in our diaries! Actually…They are Worse!!

  15. Robin • June 7, 2012 @ 2:12 PM

    For her age, she sure has a lot of mileage on her. Maybe she needs a course in saying no at least to some of the guys. And maybe all celebs need a course in keeping private lives private, paparazzi notwithstanding. The tell-all age has had its day ad nauseum. Time to shut up and act with a little discretion on all sides.

  16. Terry • June 7, 2012 @ 2:26 PM

    I liked the song. Hasn’t John ever heard of a Dear John letter, it means she got dumped or was dumped by someone. It doesn’t mean it was about him (but this one sure sounds like him). If he was smart he should have just kept his mouth shut and gone on with his life.

  17. Wendy • June 7, 2012 @ 2:35 PM

    What is Taylor going to sing about when she runs out of men! Why do men go with her! They are only going to end up in a song!

  18. beth • June 7, 2012 @ 2:49 PM

    so…don’t date a singer?….and maybe they won’t write a song about you. Sad little pity party.

  19. Kensey • June 7, 2012 @ 2:50 PM

    What a crybaby. Get over yourself. No one cares!

  20. Eva • June 7, 2012 @ 3:00 PM

    For God’s sake, enough with this garbage! And it is garbage. John Mayer likes to be in the limelight, period! He and Kim Kardashian should join up! There isn’t one singer who doesn’t sing about love lost or being treated badly. Get over youself, Mayer. And let’s all leave Taylor Swift alone. She’s not the first and she certainly won’t be the last to write a song about being scorned.

  21. Sue • June 7, 2012 @ 3:21 PM

    Oh pl-lease! Really?? Come on John…wake up and smell the coffee…what did you expect after you have done the same to so many others!

  22. Lisa • June 7, 2012 @ 3:26 PM

    whiner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. TonyM • June 7, 2012 @ 3:29 PM

    Poor crybaby John Mayer really “broke” my heart. Come on, get a pair and man up!

  24. pb blue • June 7, 2012 @ 3:45 PM

    gee, come to think of it – kinda conceited to think it’s about him… was Dear John the movie about him too? “Dear John” is the verbage used to “not” name names…..just sayin’…..

  25. Jenna • June 7, 2012 @ 3:53 PM

    That’s really low Taylor, makes you a first class bitch and shows how immature you really are!! I sure as hell won’t be buying any more of your trash. You’ll be lucky if you get another guy, and if you do he better watch every thing he does or says around you. If I was John, I’d do exactly the same thing to you! Stand tall and proud John, your fans believe in you!!!

  26. Debbie Peterson • June 7, 2012 @ 3:56 PM

    John should not be wining, he spreads himself around, I would not touch someone this easy, what can he expect.

  27. Laura • June 7, 2012 @ 4:12 PM

    Dear John, It sucks to be on the receiving end of bad things being said about you. Take a good hard look in the mirror … you`re an asshole .. you treat women poorly … I`m surprised someone hasn`t called you on it way before now. Suck it up … if you can`t take it, perhaps you should stop dishing it out.

  28. Monica • June 7, 2012 @ 4:20 PM

    The real issue here should be, why was he dating a girl 12 years younger than him?? He should not be surprised or hurt by her immature retaliation. Both of them should grow up. It’s ridiculous that these people are famous.

  29. TaylorFan • June 7, 2012 @ 4:45 PM

    Come John, “man up” ! You were a schmoo, accept responsibility and become a better person.

  30. Dee • June 7, 2012 @ 4:45 PM

    Any man who treats a woman badly hates being called out on his behavior. John is a whiner just like any other guy suck it up you little princess!!!! your just like any other jerk off!!!!! you cry fowl after you have treated others so badly, sucks to be you. what goes around comes around, and Taylor may not have been perfect, but your suppose to be an adult, dating a child you got what you deserved grow up. no one is perfect but you need a smack in the head, for your stupidity.

  31. TaylorFan • June 7, 2012 @ 4:46 PM

    Come on John, “man up” ! You were a schmoo, accept responsibility and become a better person.

  32. Dee • June 7, 2012 @ 4:47 PM

    and please people relationships end all the time you only care because it is in the tabloids when frankly it is none of anyone’s business but theirs.

  33. Charlene • June 7, 2012 @ 5:21 PM

    You don’t know how the question was posed to him so it could be totally taken out of context. John has said and done things in the past the he isn’t proud of and he is the first to admit it but Taylor Swift should be careful who she is writing about. She has a long life ahead of her and future love interests should be aware. They will be the target of her next song. By the way John is #1 on Billboard and #1 on Amazon right now for his new cd Born and Raised so he sure isn’t looking for publicity.

  34. Double standard • June 7, 2012 @ 5:57 PM

    Um, so it’s okay for John Mayer to write “Your body is a wonderland” about Jennifer Love Hewitt, but not okay for Taylor Swift to write about John Mayer.

    Kinda a double standard is it not?

  35. Dee55 • June 7, 2012 @ 6:22 PM

    Serves him right for dating a child… but then maybe he is a little immature for a grown-up relationship.

  36. Mike • June 7, 2012 @ 6:49 PM

    SERIOUSLY!!!! She is fugly and He’s a morron!! Live and let lie!!! Wait… That’s a line from an old rock song I believe!!! From the days of GOOD music!!!
    Taylor… Take your teenage drama crap and go back to whatever hole you came out of! John… Buddy… COWBOY UP PRINCESS!!! Welcome to REALITY! Do stupid things and KARMA bites you in the @$$!!!

  37. C-Dub • June 7, 2012 @ 7:39 PM

    This is what country singers do, they vent thru music. Sadly it’s also a woman scorned. But on the flip side, it sucks when you can’t try to get to know someone and think it can work out and turns out it doesnt and you maybe try to end things amicably and then bam, turns out you’re not allowed to break up with anyone cause then they want to belittle you and throw it out into the public and make you look horrible. That’s distasteful.
    Let that be a lesson to everyone out there…never get to know anyone cause the minute you put a title on it, or sleep with them and feel it will not work and the best thing is to end it right away instead of many miserable years down the road-you will be humiliated and made to feel like the bad guy.

  38. Chelle • June 7, 2012 @ 8:57 PM

    The song is slow, and boring and drags on and on… John, no reason to be humiliated by her! It’s the end, just cause she has to write it and blasting out to everyone shows that she’s the one who is hurting and if she wasn’t she wouldn’t have been a little witch writing an awfully boring slow song… Again she’s gotten so praised by her music that she thinks she can do what she wants. She kepts this up she’ll have very few fans!!!! Crazy!

  39. Vicki • June 7, 2012 @ 10:02 PM

    I think the person most hurt by this song is the listener. Don’t worry John, we’ve already forgotten this song. Hopefully this will be a lesson for other male stars out there – don’t date Taylor Swift – it just ain’t worth it. Let her career die with this song. Please! Please! Pretty please!!!

  40. lady tara • June 7, 2012 @ 11:27 PM

    I little Carly Simon is in order here – “You’re so vain, I bet you think this song is about you, don’t you, don’t you…” What goes around comes around.

  41. lea • June 7, 2012 @ 11:56 PM

    this song sucks and taylor swift should grow up, what if joe jonas, john mayer or any of her exs to be, beat her to the gun and wrote a tell all song about her, she would have another kanye moment on her hands. poor judgement on her part, if u want to vent bitch to ur girlfriends not in crappy wanting people to feel sorry poorly written love songs. and FYI taylor swift im sure john wasnt the one who wanted to be involved with a 19 yr, look into ur daddy issues. txs.

  42. Patricia • June 8, 2012 @ 2:28 AM

    Poor baby John Mayer, he finally got a taste of his own medicine. Did he not know how humilitating it must have been for the women who had the misfortune to ever date him, the way they were treated afterward.
    I say more power to Taylor Swift and it looks good on him. I hope the so called humiliation will cause him to look at his own behaviour and modify it some, I’m sure it won’t because he is too stupid to think he’d done anything wrong! You know what they say about a woman scorned!

  43. Rita • June 8, 2012 @ 4:26 AM

    @Monica – a good amount of people go with people 12 yrs. older than themselves. Theres even people 15 or so yrs. apart. As long as they can emotionally handle it, it should be OK. I’ve never wanted to date someone that was more then 12 yrs. older than me, but on the other hand, it would take a special someone to change my mind.

  44. Samsquanch • June 8, 2012 @ 8:54 AM

    John Mayer is the biggest douche…

  45. oldhippie • June 8, 2012 @ 9:21 AM

    Awww. Poor wittle Johnny.. Did the big girl hurt your feewings? Maybe if you just kissed your own butt it’ll make you feel better you whiney little self-absorbed wimp. Grow a set and start treating women like they deserve to be treated and stay out of the cradle, jerk.

  46. BM • June 8, 2012 @ 3:44 PM

    Ok so I just listened to this horrible song for the first time and now my ears are bleeding. Swift is just another shrill voiced country singer. Such a nasal voice I can’t stand it. John has more talent in his little finger but needs to get a clue that the age difference also means a maturity difference. John, just give her a little taste of her own medicine and write a song about her. I KNOW it will be a much better tune.

  47. AC • June 8, 2012 @ 4:41 PM

    Poor poor John… NOT! How could you be kicked down even farther when you were the one who was the “dumper” not the “dumpee”. He has broken too many girls’ hearts, some such as Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson. And don’t diss someone’s music career just because their career is better than yours or you are not a fan of their genre. If you complain about her song writing than let’s just say what about your song Your Body is a Wonderland!?!

  48. ana • June 9, 2012 @ 12:58 PM

    You’re right, taylor is only 22 and has been around the block far too much for me to believe all the pony and glitter junk she’s trying to persuade us she is. People break up, it’s what happens in life. However, at this point, I’d just be happy if she’d get over Joe Jonas, good God girl that was like 4 years ago, build a bridge, write a whiny song with the same 4 chords you always use, and get over it.

  49. Deejon • June 9, 2012 @ 10:13 PM

    To Renee: (june 7th comment)

    referring to John Mayer as “mature, experienced rock star” COME ON NOW, Star? not Mature? not and
    Rock? do you know what rock music is my dear?!!!!

  50. never mind • June 10, 2012 @ 10:48 PM

    boo hoo go cry to your boyfriend she’s making millions off your stupidity she should be commended

  51. aloemusic • June 11, 2012 @ 9:43 PM

    Wow, beautiful song! I had no idea she was that talented…

  52. Jo-Anne • June 12, 2012 @ 3:59 PM

    not a fan of either…songwriters have long poured thier hearts into their songwriting, nothing new there…believe John will get over it faster than she did – how long since they split? should be old news

    ph, and John, she isn’t “the biggest thing in the world” – Bruce is, just saying….smiley face…

  53. Jo-Anne • June 12, 2012 @ 4:00 PM

    not a fan of either…songwriters have long poured thier hearts into their songwriting, nothing new there…believe John will get over it faster than she did – how long since they split? should be old news

    oh, and John, she isn’t “the biggest thing in the world” – Bruce is, just saying….smiley face…

  54. Debbie • June 12, 2012 @ 7:01 PM

    John Mayer spreads himself around, talks trash about his dates, he should not be crying over this.
    Maybe he should quit being a Man *()*^%$.

  55. Dale • June 15, 2012 @ 3:17 AM

    I agree that John treats women like sh*t and meanwhile, it’s getting quite repetitive, almost ad-nauseum in the way that she keeps writing about her failed love life through song…do we really care? If John was really mad at Taylor, couldn’t he just write a retaliation song: “Dear Taylor”??? I might be interested in hearing that one!

  56. Dale • June 15, 2012 @ 3:20 AM

    I agree that perhaps John treats women like sh*t and meanwhile, it’s getting quite repetitive, almost ad-nauseum in the way that she keeps writing about her failed love life through song…do we really care? If John was really mad at Taylor, couldn’t he just write a retaliation song: “Dear Taylor”??? I might be interested in hearing that one!

  57. Chizuru • August 18, 2012 @ 8:15 AM

    Man ReaLLY -.-

Join The Conversation:

Similar Articles

Trending Articles

Current Poll

  • Which is your favorite Steven Spielberg film?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

You Might Also Like

Close Menu