Scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning, I saw a post from Cosmopolitan Magazine with the headline, "Gigi Hadid Explains What Motivates the Taylor Swift Squad." Now, I see a ton of coverage surrounding Taylor Swift's friends, but this particular post caught my eye when I saw an interesting comment from a reader.

"Honestly, these model friends are being used by Taylor Swift to advance her music career," the comment read. Wow! That's pretty blunt. I cannot help but agree with that statement, though.

Before I continue, I will tell you that I'm a bit biased against Taylor Swift because I'm not much of a fan of hers for various reasons. More about that another day, though.

Taylor Swift's camp runs a great publicity campaign, and she wouldn't be the megastar she is today without that publicity. You can have the greatest album in the world, but if there is no publicity surrounding the product, no one will care. By surrounding herself with other relevant celebrities (who also have fantastic publicists), Taylor Swift is most certainly advancing her career.

To dig a bit deeper, the public's interest in Swift's 1989 began even before it was released, much to the credit of her social life. Whenever she releases a new song, the first question that comes to mind is, "Who was this song written about?" Because, as we should know by now, Taylor Swift is known for drawing musical inspiration from her relationships with men and other celebrities (i.e. Katy Perry, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Styles, etc.).

So, what do you think? Is it fair to say Taylor Swift uses her friendship with high profile and other relevant celebrities to leverage her career? Or is that claim absolutely ludicrous? Email me or tweet me @mollieonair with your opinion - I'd love to hear what you think!

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