Man, it's like When Animals Attack but with Taylor Swift fan sites.
We all know that Taylor Swift is a huge star, but what many of you may not know is that there appears to be a major black market underground trade going on that involves early and unreleased Taylor Swift music and videos. Fans seem to trade Taylor's recordings from back when she was just a pre-teen with a dream, radio station promo CDs, demo tapes, etc. like baseball cards. There are even websites out there dedicated to the hobby as well as sites dedicated to the rules of the "game."
Sounds innocent enough, sure, but for some reason it seems that the harmless past time has turned into an all out knock down, drag out fight to the death for two Taylor fan sites.
For a while now I've been subscribing to The Texas Teen Music Network YouTube page because they happen to get a lot of great videos of not only Taylor Swift but of other stars on awards shows, TV shows, etc., but for the last two weeks or so I've begun to notice their extreme disdain for a website called Dark Blue Tennessee.
I'm pretty new to the battle between these two sites, but from what I can gather it appears that both sides have thrown out accusations of stealing, selling Taylor's songs on eBay, harassment, bullying, death threats, and all kinds of other unflattering things.
knmtexas THREAT INFO: *STEVE* at darkbluetennessee threatens and terrorizes kids at YT so he can allegedly sell her songs! Read the actual online post below. He lies about us We are the most watched Tay Fan Channel On YT(Over 20 MILLION Views)We NEVER do anythingie to hurt Tay, We Love Her, We R A Fan Channel, We have sold Milions of CD's for her, DBT Lies About Us
knmtexas WARNING: It Is Alleged That Steve At DBT Files False YT Sony Take Downs & Audio Blocks So He Can Sell Her Songs On Ebay At Illegal Pay Sites & He Terrorizes Kids, Teen Girls, And Tay Fans! READ ONLINE POST: "I myself, as well as other people I know, were harassed via email by Steve from DBT.com and it was scary as shit. He was threatening to put my picture and facebook out on DBT.com. Literally I have? never been more scared in my life. I live in terror to this day that he somehow has my tumblr"
And from DBT:
DBT has heard from a lot of traders and fans who have been bullied, threatened and received nasty personal messages from the Taylor song leakers knmtexas. We are now asking fans and traders to write to us and let us know if you have had any problems at all with them. Please include screenshots of their nasty messages to you if you can. Tell us what messages they have sent you and how they have mistreated and bullied you. We are sorry for the way they have been mistreating Taylor’s fans. It is really sad. One girl has already told us that knmtexas was so mean and hurtful to her with their lies that they left her in tears. We don’t care about the “wildfire lies” they tell about us at DBT, but we don’t want to see fellow fans treated so horribly by these severe song leakers.
Man, I think Taylor would be so darn disappointed. Girl needs to get in contact these two groups and settle this thing with some of her magical fairy dust before things turn from amusing to ugly.
By the way, I'm not even sure if doing all this trading is even legal. Can't believe that Taylor's pit bulls people haven't found a way to put a stop to it.
Oh well, play nice Taylor Fans.