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Taylor Swift fans in uproar as singer faces explicit AI images, repeat stalker

Jan 25

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Taylor Swift has recently been the victim of graphic and inappropriate AI-generated images circulating online while also dealing with a stalker in New York who has been repeatedly arrested. This combination is prompting “Protect Taylor Swift” to trend as her fans band together on social media.

The AI-generated images of Swift were sexually explicit, with one post viewed over 45 million times on X.

Explicit AI-generated content is prohibited on X. The account that shared the images has been suspended, and the post was taken down. Nevertheless, users are still finding ways to circulate the images.

Swift’s fan base came to her defense, flooding the internet with uplifting posts of Swift on stage in hopes of drowning out the fake images.

The posts from her fans are the reason “Protect Taylor Swift” and “Taylor Swift AI” began trending.

In addition to the fake content of Swift, there are also reports of a stalker who won’t leave Swift alone.

David Crowe, who is originally from Seattle, was arrested for the third time in five days near Swift’s New York townhouse. Prosecutors said Crowe has gone to her home 30 times within the past two months.

On Saturday, Jan. 20, and Monday, Jan. 22, police responded to complaints of “an emotionally disturbed man acting erratically” near Swift’s house. Crowe allegedly tried to open the door to her building.

Crowe already faces stalking and harassment charges but continues to be released based on New York law. None of his violations have been deemed bail-eligible yet and some judges in the state have been ordered not to take a criminal’s history into account.

A New York Post editorial piece warns of another John Lennon-type tragedy if nothing is done to protect the singer — a reference to the former Beatle’s 1980 murder in New York City.

“Has this city forgotten the tragedy of Mark David Chapman and John Lennon,” the New York Post editorial board wrote. “Do we really want something terrible to happen even though authorities were given 30 warnings and still did nothing? Protect Taylor Swift. Protect all New Yorkers.”

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[KARAH RUCKER]

WHY IS “PROTECT TAYLOR SWIFT” TRENDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

THE POP ICON HAS RECENTLY BEEN THE VICTIM OF GRAPHIC AND INAPPROPRIATE AI-GENERATED IMAGES MAKING THE ROUNDS ACROSS THE INTERNET.

AND SWIFT HAS ALSO HAS A SERIOUS STALKER SITUATION IN NEW YORK, WITH CRITICS SAYING  THE CITY IS TOO LENIENT ON CRIMINALS.

THE AI GENERATED IMAGES OF TAYLOR SWIFT WERE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT.

JUST THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF AI BEING USED TO GENERATE FAKE PORNOGRAPHY.

ONE OF THE POSTS WAS VIEWED MORE THAN 45 MILLION TIMES ON X.

THE USER WHO SHARED THE IMAGES WAS SUSPENDED AND THE POST WAS EVENTUALLY TAKEN DOWN.

THIS SORT OF CONTENT IS BANNED ON X –

BUT USERS ARE STILL FINDING WAYS TO CIRCULATE THE IMAGES –

MANY OF THEM BELIEVING THE ALTERED PHOTOS ARE REAL.

COMING TO SWIFT’S RESCUE WAS HER RELENTLESS FAN BASE.

FLOODING THE INTERNET WITH UPLIFTING POSTS OF SWIFT ON STAGE IN HOPES OF DROWNING OUT THE FAKE AND DISTURBING IMAGES.

THAT’S HOW “PROTECT TAYLOR SWIFT” AND “TAYLOR SWIFT AI” BEGAN TRENDING.

ANOTHER REASON FOR THE TRENDING HASHTAG?

REPORTS OF A STALKER WHO WON’T LEAVE SWIFT ALONE.

A NEW YORK POST EDITORIAL PIECE WARNS OF ANOTHER JOHN LENNON TYPE-TRAGEDY IF NOTHING IS DONE TO PROTECT THE POP STAR, A REFERENCE TO THE FORMER BEATLE’S 1980 MURDER IN NEW YORK CITY.

A MAN FROM SEATTLE “DAVID CROWE” HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR THE THIRD TIME IN FIVE DAYS NEAR SWIFT’S NEW YORK TOWNHOUSE.

PROSECUTORS SAY CROWE HAS GONE TO SWIFT’S HOME 30 TIMES IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

THIS PAST SATURDAY AND MONDAY – POLICE RESPONDED TO COMPLAINTS OF “AN EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED MAN ACTING ERRATICALLY” NEAR HER HOUSE.

CROWE ALLEGEDLY TRIED OPENING THE DOOR TO HER BUILDING.

CROWE ALREADY FACES STALKING AND HARASSMENT CHARGES BUT CONTINUES TO BE RELEASED ON THE BASIS OF NEW YORK LAW.

“NONE OF HIS VIOLATIONS ARE BAIL-ELIGIBLE AND SOME JUDGES IN THE STATE HAVE BEEN ORDERED “NOT TO TAKE A CRIMINAL’S HISTORY” INTO ACCOUNT.”

THE NEW YORK POST’S EDITORIAL BOARD WROTE –

Has this city forgotten the tragedy of Mark David Chapman and John Lennon? Do we really want something terrible to happen even though authorities were given 30 warnings and still did nothing? Protect Taylor Swift. Protect all New Yorkers.”

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