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Taylor Swift's Fans Think Her Song 'Dorothea' Is About Selena Gomez - Here's Why

Taylor Swift's Fans Think Her Song 'Dorothea' Is About Selena Gomez - Here's Why

The internet is trying to dissect Taylor Swift‘s lyrics from the Evermore album and figure out who she’s singing about in every song.

There are so many theories right now about the song “Dorothea” and people think that Taylor might have written the song about her longtime friend Selena Gomez.

It’s important to note that Taylor has said her albums Folklore and Evermore both blend fact and fiction, so it’s very possible that the song is about a completely made-up person. Still, fans are finding parallels to Selena.

Click inside to find out what fans discovered…

A fan on Twitter who goes by @kbyerevival came up with a bunch of theories. Among them are how The Wizard of Oz, about a girl named Dorothy, is one of Selena‘s favorite movies. She also played a character named Dot, short for Dorothy, in The Fundamentals of Caring. So, Dorothea could be a play on Dorothy.

The song mentions, “You got shiny friends since you left town,” which could reference all of Selena‘s famous friends after leaving her hometown for Hollywood.

Taylor also sings, “a tiny screen’s the only place I see you now.” While in lockdown, the friends have only been able to see each other on FaceTime. Taylor actually appeared via FaceTime on Selena‘s HBO Max cooking show.

The song also notes that Dorothea is “a queen selling dreams, makeup and magazines.” Selena just recently launched her Rare Beauty makeup line and she’s of course on many magazine covers.

In the song, Taylor sings about Dorothea’s “mom and her pageant schemes.” Selena did beauty pageants when she was a kid!

In a letter to her fans after the album was released, Taylor said that the song is about “Dorothea, the girl who left her small town to chase down Hollywood dreams—and what happens when she comes back for the holidays and rediscovers an old flame.”

There’s also a theory that “Dorothea” could be linked to the love triangle formed in the Folklore songs “August,” “Betty,” and “Cardigan.”

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Posted to: Evermore, Extended, Music, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift

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