Say what you will about TAYLOR SWIFT . . . but you can't deny she's still a solid role model for impressionable young girls.
Yes, she's had her share of boyfriends, but what 23-year-old hasn't? More importantly, she never shows up drunk or wasted in public. And she never tries to prove she's all grown up by posing naked or twerking all over the place.
What she does do is relate to young girls by talking to them about real things . . . like bullying. That's what she did at her concert last Saturday in Chicago during her introduction to "Mean".
Here's what she said, quote: "I thought that when you grew up, when you weren't in school anymore, you wouldn't have to deal with bullies anymore. I guess I thought that meanness was something that we outgrow.
"Well, when I grew up, I realized that meanness is part of the human condition. And it's part of something you're gonna have to deal with the rest of your lives.
"No matter where you live or what you do, there's always gonna be someone being mean to you . . . someone who says something about you that's not true or talks behind your back or doesn't invite you to something you really wanted to be invited to.
"And I think one thing that I've learned when I realized that, is that it's not so much about wishing away mean people . . . because they tend to be the kind of people you can't change . . . so I think it's better to focus on what you can change.
"Which is how you react to it. And if you can, possibly make a mental note that you'll never ever make someone else feel the way they make you feel."