"Mayonnaise is not one of the natural elements," tweets Charlamagne Tha God about the Earth, Wind and Fire cover.
Taylor Swift released a pop-country cover of Earth, Wind, and Fire's hit "September," and Twitter is not happy about it.
Swift released the cover, along with an acoustic version of her song "Delicate" Friday. She quickly became a top trend for her rendition of the classic song, as her critics tweeted about feeling "personally victimized" and "attacked" by the tune. And yes, even some hardcore Swifties piled on as well.
A few also called her out for changing the lyrics from "Do you remember the 21st night of September?" to "Do you remember the 21st night of September?" One popular theory behind why she did it: it's her anniversary date with Joe Alwyn.
Anyway, here are some of the most brutal burns about the cover:
No one who respects Earth Wind and Fire or funk music would ever cover a song like that with banjos.— Ray (@YarmondShore) April 13, 2018
No one who loves that song takes a classic and makes it sound like unseasoned chicken.
Taylor Swift really ruined an Earth,Wind and Fire song...she literally did the impossible.— AshTheStampede (@_AshBashCash) April 13, 2018
i just listened to the new taylor swift cover of september by earth wind and fire pic.twitter.com/0tkv2vYYbI— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) April 13, 2018
I am a famously unapologetic lover of Taylor Swift but her cover of September by Earth Wind and Fire has actually upset me 😂— abbie (@abbie_venables) April 13, 2018
Fellow white people: don’t forget to apologize to a black person today for what Taylor Swift did to “September.”— p-Aubielicious (@AubieIicious) April 13, 2018
Imagine being at the cookout and “September” comes on and your niece yells out “that’s that Taylor Swift song”.— Tro’ (@Trojuan_) April 13, 2018
Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by Taylor Swift's cover of September pic.twitter.com/CG2qXEVPjU— Taylor Maycan (@TaylorMaycan) April 13, 2018
I don’t really want to hear Taylor Swift mess around with a classic like “September.” I’m good.— Touré (@Toure) April 13, 2018
Taylor Swift: Do you remember the 28th night of September?— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) April 13, 2018
Why has Taylor Swift done a cover of September by Earth, Wind and Fire, stay in ur lane Taylor— H (@harriet_archer) April 13, 2018
Taylor Swift released a cover of “September” and I feel personally attacked by this.— cjoanporter (@cjoanporter) April 13, 2018
I didn't think it was possible, but if anyone could take the funk, flavor and pure soul out of an Earth, Wind and Fire record, it would be Taylor Swift. Her "September" cover was the equivalent to green bean casserole prepared by a suburban white mother of four.— Eferighe (@jman23j) April 13, 2018
Just heard a Taylor Swift cover of September by Earth, Wind, and Fire pic.twitter.com/hhYZUIXt1F— Jamal (@kimanidotjamal) April 13, 2018
WHO THE FUCK LET TAYLOR SWIFT COVER SEPTEMBER BY EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE??? I DEMAND ANSWERS!— Kaylie Taylor (@kaylie_taylor) April 13, 2018
Taylor Swift recorded a cover of September by EW&F and it is unlistenable in it's blandness.— Mike B (@beermostly) April 13, 2018
I most certainly will not https://t.co/F8xIlibolu— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 13, 2018
Taylor Swift did a cover of September by Earth Wind and Fire, and I'm offended AF by this no singing ass girl thinking she has the range or soul to even sing along to that song.— Mitt Doggney (@TyPigg65) April 13, 2018
Taylor swift did a cover of September by Earth Wind & Fire and she messed it up y’all she put a banjo in it AND she said 28th instead of 21st can you believe— Fern Araujo (@OkayFern) April 13, 2018
Maurice White didn't found one of the greatest soul bands of all time to have Taylor Swift cover one of his biggest hits in mayonnaise and turn it into some ish people sing at open mic night.— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) April 13, 2018
This is an abomination. https://t.co/mwyYQMEPlb
To the person that told Taylor Swift she could cover September by Earth Wind and Fire pic.twitter.com/0ogP7P1oAD— Altruista (@AnAvgLatinoTwts) April 13, 2018
Call it what it is. TERRORISM. https://t.co/8rQaonQsBs— thugga OG (@tattedpoc) April 13, 2018
I don't even think they play this in hell https://t.co/pD4BlnwMpM— Kofie (@KofieYeboah) April 13, 2018
Here's how some of her fans to say in response to the backlash:
people who are mad at Taylor Swift for changing the genre of September are the same people who think I Will Always Love You is an original Whitney Houston song— Love, Christian (@ikywtoutsold) April 13, 2018
angry about taylor swift’s september cover? fear not for i have a stunningly elegant and creative solution!— leading sessioner prosecutor (@kohesivekloss) April 13, 2018
step 1: don’t listen to it
step 2: continue to not listen to it
step 3: repeat
September is Taylor Swift's greatest cover of all time. Don't fight me on this— Jess 🏳️🌈 (@JTMASTER13) April 12, 2018
What sucks about Taylor Swift covering “September” is that now the original Earth Wind & Fire version is gone forever and we can never hear it again, right? How dare someone come up with a different take on something.— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) April 13, 2018
If you didn't like Taylor Swift's cover of Earth, Wind & Fire's September, you can easily go back to listening to the music you personally prefer without being rude. It's not that difficult. Thank you for giving it a chance.— delicate (@brunsweeran) April 13, 2018
Try the Delicate Acoustic, too! #TaylorSpotifySingles
There is no rational explanation for the hatred Taylor Swift is receiving over her cover of September. You may dislike it, but no one is forcing you to listen to it and it is not disrespectful to cover a song.— nino 🌊 (@tayloredswift) April 13, 2018
Enjoy the original version of the song below: