Taylor Swift is currently taking legal action against a DJ who she claims groped her in 2013.
Although photographers haven’t been allowed to attend, courtroom artists have been there to document the trial.
And one artist’s depiction of 27-year-old Taylor has gained particular attention, mainly because it bears only the vaguest of resemblances to the photogenic singer.
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) August 8, 2017
Although there is certainly some technical skill to the sketch, it’s fair to say the artist has used a fair amount of ‘creative licence’ in their depiction of the superstar singer.
The result is quite odd, and makes Taylor look overly stern and slightly terrifying.
In fact, the drawing is so unflattering, some fans are suggesting the artist can only be her bitter rival Katy Perry…
This courtroom sketch of Taylor Swift looks like Taylor Swift if she looked like Trump pic.twitter.com/hWCLFUDqeC
— Kar L. Stine (@karyewest) August 10, 2017
My permanent mood is Taylor Swift's courtroom sketch pic.twitter.com/XqEH76IsPc
— Dylan Whitehead (@Dylanin3D) August 10, 2017
Taylor Swift’s courtroom sketch… or Clay Matthews III with lipstick? pic.twitter.com/qaIthdphEw
— Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) August 10, 2017
this is a courtroom sketch of taylor swift
i think the artist's name is katheryn hudson pic.twitter.com/AarwDGK99V
— Christian Zamora (@Christian_Zamo) August 8, 2017
Maybe we are being overly harsh. Maybe the artist is simply using the opportunity to reveal a new, harder side to Taylor we hadn’t previously considered.
Or maybe we should be checking out if a certain Kathryn Hudson has been seen slipping into any Denver courtrooms recently…
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.