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Shawn Mendes returned to tour with Taylor Swift this year on her Reputation tour. Taylor recorded behind the scenes of preparing for their Toronto leg of the tour at the Rose Bowl stadium. In that shoot was giving Shawn a makeover. She put on glittery eye shadow on the young artist. Shawn admits that he later regretted the decision to let her post it on her Instagram.
Shawn Mendes’ Makeover
While touring with Taylor Swift on her Reputation tour, Shawn became a part of a stunt that caused him anguish. The 20-year-old singer was promoting his album titled ‘Shawn Mendes’. It seems probable that he let Taylor put on makeup on him for promotional purposes. Or just because they were old friends. However, he found out that the whole makeover had been recorded. Taylor had posted it on her Instagram story. It had reached millions of her followers around the world. More so, Shawn even said,
‘This is perfect. This is all I wanted, ever.’
Shawn Became Restless
“Fuck, why did I let her post that?”
He said that he had an anxiety episode. He lay awake the whole night.
Shawn is Struggling
I just fed the fire that I’m terrified of.
Shawn admitted that in order to prove he is not gay, he had divulged too much about his love life. He has shared when he lost his virginity. He even admitted that he slept with a 25-year-old woman.
Taylor Swift Should Know Better
There are a few things to take out from this scenario. First, Shawn should definitely seek a new publicist. If he has been concerned about his image, then a sensible publicist would have advised against it.
Moreover, Taylor Swift also needs some control over her social media. She made a post about her Reputation tour every day. Her idea about giving her followers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look might be a good idea for her. When it comes to other people, she should consider more if they’d stay comfortable with the post being online for everyone to see. She did ask for his permission but other people can change their minds and can’t easily take the story down on someone’s else account.
As an artist who has faced the worst of media, she knows how it can impact a young artist. Taylor might consider herself a Godmother of some kind. Many Fifth Harmony fans have blamed her for leading Camilla Cabello’s departure from the girl group. Camilla was also among the performers at Taylor’s Reputation tour.