Moral of the story is that Taylor swift is a brand and knows fans will fork over hundreds, some thousands, of dollars to purchase tickets, merch that is always dropping, multiple editions etc. a lot of her fans really need to realize that at the end of the day, their money is what is important to keeping her brand and relevancy alive.
this isn’t even a matter of “well that’s how the industry is” because EVERYONE knows that. The problem is that so many of her fans think Taylor is different from the industry when in reality she is the industry. There’s a reason why she rakes in money, her team has been silent, and the overall influence she has. some swifties need to bffr lol