We鈥檙e used to an untouchable Taylor Swift, a version of Taylor that鈥檚 pretty much flawless. Some said this version of Taylor was somehow still relatable, which added to her charm, while others might argue that her flawlessness 鈥 her ability to leave the gym, for example, looking like she didn鈥檛 even know the word 鈥渟weat鈥 existed 鈥 made her seem like she was on some sort of pedestal. That thing that celebrities have, where we know they鈥檙e just like us, but somehow鈥 not.

Taylor Swift

But recently, Taylor Swift鈥檚 image has taken a few left turns (but, y鈥檏now, not quite enough left turns to end up back at the start). She鈥檚 reportedly been banned from all of Tom Hiddleston鈥檚 events so as not to overshadow his accomplishments with buzz about their relationship. Kim and Kanye (okay, pretty much just Kim, the social media savant) revealed that, all along, they鈥檝e had footage of her listening to segments of the song she said she didn鈥檛 hear. She鈥檚 also been seen doing things like this weird crab walk to avoid paparazzi (which really, we鈥檙e just including because it鈥檚 funny).

The thing is, these left turns have started a new era for Tay. A decidedly less golden era, for sure 鈥 but a new one, just the same. Maybe she鈥檚 been humbled by her Kimye feud, maybe she鈥檚 laying low while she records new music, maybe she鈥檚 just doing a lot of deep conditioning treatments on her hair to get it back to its former glory pre-bleach days 鈥 but whatever the reason, she鈥檚 a normie just like the rest of us now, as proven today by this tweet from Twitter user Madi, whose mom (a regular person!) just happens to be at jury duty with Taylor Swift (a鈥 regular person?).


Previous versions of Taylor would likely be brunching right now, recounting details from last night鈥檚 VMAs, but this year, she actually didn鈥檛 attend 鈥 and now we know the REAL reason why. Because she鈥檚 a regular person, just like us, and she had to be up early to be at jury duty on time.

What would you do if you saw Tay at jury duty? Tweet us at @BritandCo!

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