Mayer shared his debut TikTok video yesterday (2 March), which showed him struggling to flip his camera around. Die-hard Swift fans – better known as Swifties – immediately took to the comment section.
“You’re not safe here, John,” the top comment reads. Other comments include, “We will never forget what you did to our girl Taylor” and “Don’t you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games?”
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At the time they were romantically linked – from 2009 to 2010 – Mayer was 32 and Swift was 19.
Mayer responded with a follow-up video just hours later, showing him coyly nodding his head, along with the caption: “POV: You’re berating me, and I’m hearing you out.” The Swifties, however, were having none of that.
“Hello Mr old man victim complex,” one user wrote. Another commented, “She lived in your chess game, but you changed the rules every day.”
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If the comments sound at all familiar, it’s because they’re lyrics from Dear John, a song Swift allegedly penned about the rumoured romance.
Mayer previously spoke out about the song in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, saying he felt “really humiliated” by it.
“It made me feel terrible,” Mayer said. “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.”
When asked about the line, “Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with?” Mayer responded, “I don’t want to go into that.”
Meanwhile, Mayer shared another TikTok video earlier today (3 March): a guitar tutorial on his 2001 song, Neon.
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