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Taylor Swift's Rage Face, Explained

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Photo: The Hollywood Reporter

Smiley, friend-collecting Taylor Swift rarely loses her cool—except when she's destroying a car with a golf club or stabbing a cake. Or when she's appearing on The Hollywood Reporter's Rule Breakers cover, where she works a hybrid frustration-rage face. A few theories for what inspired the look:

1. The media.


2. The media, especially SNL, who compared loving Taylor's music to having vertigo.
3. The media, and that time when they recorded and made fun of her surprised-losing face.
4. Boys? Just boys.


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