Time decided to make the most boring woman in America their “Person of the Year,” even though we all know who really defined pop culture over the last 12 months: Morgan Wallen.
Apparently Taylor Swift is Time’s “Person of the Year” for 2023 and I am still waiting to find out why. Perhaps it’s because she started dating someone new and a lot of very, very bored people seem to care about it? Dating Travis Kelce is literally the only thing of note Swift has achieved in the last 12 months. It doesn’t feel very worthy of the award, does it?
It’s not like Swift released a chart-topping album that became the soundtrack to the American summer. And she definitely didn’t spend the year breaking her body so millions of Americans could see her perform live. I’m not even sure if Swift managed to create a slew of seven-figure business development deals without any support from the corporate mainstream music industry.
But you know who did do all that, and so much more? Morgan freakin’ Wallen.
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If you are this financially illiterate, it’s your own fault. This woman needs a reality check… and to put down the checkbook https://t.co/YPgZkpHThh
— KAY SMYTHE (@KaySmythe) April 26, 2023
Even though I write about him every other day, I don’t even care that much about Morgan Wallen. Or anything to do with pop culture, really. I just feel like the corporate mainstream entertainment industry is completely unjustified in their treatment of him, his music, his talent and just how darn hard that boy works.
He’s also a way better singer-songwriter than Swift, and America knows it. That’s why Wallen had the #1 song of the year, the biggest tour of the year and broke back-to-back all-genre music records every freaking month (or so it felt). (RELATED: Morgan Wallen’s ‘One Thing At A Time’ Breaks All Genre Music Records For Fifth-Largest Streaming Week)
Eventually, the corporate oligarchs will have to understand their taste is not the same as what modern Americans demand. Or, modern Americans will just have to stop giving these weird groups of glorified lizard people the time of day.