Taylor Swift has hit back at critics who have taken aim at the country superstar over her active love life, insisting she is simply punished for her success.
The singer has long attracted catty comments about her string of high-profile romances after being linked to stars including One Direction's Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, actor Jake Gyllenhaal and rocker John Mayer.
However, Swift is adamant the remarks have nothing to do with her personal life and stem from jealousy over her success.
She tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "If you reach a point in your career where things are going very well, public perception needs a 'Yeah, but...' Like, 'Yeah, but she's been on a lotta (lot of) dates apparently'. 'Yeah, but I hear she's crazy'. I think you'll find it has a lot to do with being a woman. And I resent that. That there has to be some downside to your personality or lifestyle if you're a woman and you're successful."Follow @JamShowbiz