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Conan Tells Taylor Swift What Being ’22’ Is Really Like

Comedian says music video is an inaccurate representation of young adulthood

Taylor Swift enjoyed a massive birthday bash in her music video for Red single “22,” and Conan O’Brien would like to have a word with her. The country-pop darling basks poolside, chills on the beach with her friends, and parties in a swank pad in the clip, but Conan is put off by the false portrayals of young adulthood.

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“Taylor Swift is great . . . but I know what it’s like to be 22. I don’t think that that’s an accurate representation of what it’s like to be 22,” Conan says. He calls out Swift for her decked-out apartment, and continues “I didn’t see any ramen noodles in that video. That’s all you’re eating when you’re 22.”

Conan later laments Swift’s supposed big night out, making an intentionally out-of-touch St. Elmo’s Fire reference. As his grievances continue, they also turn personal. “When you’re 22, you don’t even go outside. There’s nowhere to go, there’s no one to talk to, you don’t even have a girlfriend,” says Conan. “That’s what it’s like for everybody when they’re 22. Everybody.”

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