John Mayer Responds to Fan’s DM About Taylor Swift: ‘Do You Really Hope That I Die?’

John Mayer started trending following the release of Red (Taylor’s Version). While Mayer wasn’t talked about on the album, he is the subject of Swift’s “Dear John,” which will be rerecorded on Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).

Following its release, Mayer shared a private message from an Instagram user named @hoeforlouaylor that read, “F–k yourself you ugly bitch I hope you choke on something,” the user DM’d Mayer, according to a screenshot shared on Sunday, November 14. She sent a heart as well before adding, “Answer me you bitch.”

“I’ve been getting so many messages like these the past couple days,” he responded. “I’m not upset, I just tend to have a curious mind and feel compelled to ask. Do you really hope that I die?”

After sharing the screenshot from Mayer with her TikTok followers, @hoeforlouaylor made her videos private. However, since nothing on the internet ever truly goes away, the messages have since been reshared by other users on Twitter and TikTok.

According to the Daily Dot, the fan explained her side of the story via a DM voice message saying, “My friend literally dared me to do that. She’s a Taylor fan and like so am I. It was a dare. I’m sorry. I did not expect you to see.”

Mayer responded asking, “So it’s a fun thing people are doing without taking into account that I might see it and be affected by it?” before adding, “It’s 100 percent OK. Go forth and live happy and healthy!”

The woman then told John, quote, “People are going to be 1000 times meaner when [the album is re-released].  So take care of yourself.”

(Daily Dot)