Taylor Swift removes lyric from 'ME!' after 'bullying' from fans

Taylor Swift has edited her track 'ME!', removing a line after what some fans are calling "bullying" from listeners.

The missing lyric was first reported by Pop Crave, which noticed the Apple Music version of Swift's song no longer included the words "Hey kids, spelling is fun!" 

The move has divided fans, with some relieved to be rid of the "cringey" refrain, while others allege the Grammy winner felt forced to change it after backlash. 

"Are y'all happy? Y'all made her feel so badly that she was pushed to this point," one Tweet read, while another implored: "Girl, stand by your decisions." 

Many of the comments read simply: "As she should."

"What was she thinking including them in the first place?" one Twitter user questioned.

Swift previously highlighted the lyrics in question as being integral to expressing the message of the song. 

"So the lyrics, that's a tone decision that we made in the studio," she said during an Australian radio interview. 

"We literally were like, OK, let's say 'Hey, kids! Spelling is fun' because we want everyone to know that this song is not really serious because it's not, like, a serious love song."

The original lyric remains in the song's music video on YouTube, which would lose its view count of over 255 million if it were to be reuploaded.