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Taylor Swift Blasted For Saying 2017 Was The Best Year (Photo)

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Singer Taylor Swift was subjected to some backlash from Twitter users after saying she "couldn’t have asked for a better year" in 2017.

Swift took to Instagram to reflect on the year she had in the wake of her 28th birthday on Dec. 13, the Daily Mail reported.

"I love you guys so much. This was a photo [Paul Sidoti] took at [Capital Official] Jingle Bell Ball in London a few days ago," Swift wrote as the caption. "I couldn’t have asked for a better year, all thanks to you. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Can’t wait to see what 28 will be like. See you on tour."

Her post was paraphrased by Billboard's Twitter account.

"Taylor Swift reflects on 2017: 'I couldn't have asked for a better year,'" the tweet read.

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The tweet prompted several users to question Swift's awareness, particularly in regards to politics and President Donald Trump's impact on the country.

"I mean, yeah there were Nazi's and white supremacy marches, and families are being [torn] apart, and there were mass shootings, and people are losing health care, but none of that affects me, so 2017 was great!" wrote one user.

"Was it all that super cool Nazi stuff?" quipped another.

"Girl only cares about success and her public image," added another user.

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Some users defended Swift, and said the quote used in Billboard's tweet was taken out of context.

"Right, but she was talking about her own year. I've had a very good 2017, personally. I wouldn't say that 2017 was a good year, though," wrote one user. "People are s**tting on her for reflecting on her 27th year because out of context it looks like she's talking about the year in general."

"My 2017 was personally great as well. Doesn’t mean I don’t recognize the bad stuff that happened worldwide this year," wrote another. "I achieved a lot and made better decisions. I have the right to be happy about it. Maybe if y’all spent less time on the Internet and go [get] a life, you’d relate."

"It was her birthday. She was reflecting on the year she had personally," wrote another. "She’s in a stable, happy relationship, won a major sexual assault trial, and released an album that has sold exceptionally well. She did have a damn good year. She’s allowed to."

While the pop superstar has remained silent on her own personal political views, she was recognized by Time magazine for her part in raising awareness of sexual assault in 2017. She was featured on the cover of their "Person of the Year" issue alongside actress Ashley Judd and other women who ignited the #MeToo movement.

Sources: Daily Mail, Taylor Swift/Instagram, Twitter (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) / Featured Image: Eva Rinaldi/Flickr / Embedded Images: Instagram/Taylor Swift via Daily Mail, Jana Beamer/Flickr

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