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Taylor Swift's Bangs Finally Turn on Her

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Taylor Swift is widely regarded as a bang champion, a rare and prized attribute in which a human girl looks really, really good with bangs. But Swift not only appears to be growing them out, but she's reach the most awkward point of no return. All the signs are here:

The way this cat senses a wild creature lurking above it.

The generous side part at The Giver premiere.

The mop-like distraction at the follow-up press conference.

Even the wind has zero time for it.

Is the world just going to go back to a non-bang T. Swift? Who even is that person?

Update: The video for T. Swift's new song "Shake It Off" explores the bangs in many iterations. What thinks ye?