I think we can agree that Taylor Swift is one of the most famous people on the planet, right? And because of that, one Utah woman, who resembles the Grammy winning songstress, is now a niche internet star.
You may know Ashley from a this viral TikTok in which a Swiftie fawned over her, thinking she was the real Taylor. But then Ashley's friends had to intervene and claim that she wasn't actually Taylor Swift. “No, it’s just Ashley,” one said.
But as of late, Swifties on TikTok seem to have a major problem with Ashley. Keep reading to learn why Swifties "can't stand" her.
Fans claim that Ashley Leechin is going way too far as a Taylor Swift lookalike.
Ashley Leechin boasts over one million followers on TikTok. Her account is verified and most of her content relates to Taylor.
Swifties, however, are taking less and less of an interest in her. But it isn't because they're jealous of her or want to be her. It's because of how she acts.
"What really gets on my nerves is the whole going out in full Taylor Swift hair and makeup and then being annoyed that people are looking at her or mistaking her for Taylor," said @itsjustashley13.
She referred to a recent TikTok that Ashley posted in which she expressed how hard it was to constantly be mistaken for the songstress.
"How do you not lose yourself when everyone is constantly comparing you to a celebrity," she wrote in the video. But as @itsjustashley13 insinuated, it was hard to find sympathy for Ashley as she seems to be working extra hard to do everything she can to completely mimic the "Lavender Haze" singer.
Users in the comments agreed. "Its the way she changes her aesthetic when Taylor does... it’s scary," wrote one person.
And some pointed out that Ashley isn't just trying to get clout, but she's also trying to make a profit off her resemblance to Taylor with a "it's just Ashley" merch line.
Bottom line: Swifties think Ashley needs to be stopped. Perhaps Ashley should take a look at the lyrics to "Anti-Hero," specifically the line "I'm the problem, it's me."
Ashley Leechin played a prank where she pretended to be Taylor Swift in public in order to make a point. But this made fans dislike her even more.
On Aug. 19, 2023, Ashley made headlines after she pretended to be Taylor Swift — with a full security team — while shopping in Los Angeles.
Ashley arrived at The Grove outdoor shopping area in LA as a few men wearing all-black outfits with sunglasses and ear pieces surrounded her as she walked. They were not security all all, and instead were just paid actors. She purposely wanted everyone to think she was Taylor.
Naturally, fans flocked to her wanting to get photos and videos with who they believed was the real. Taylor
That same day, Ashley also went to another shopping area in Anaheim with her fake bodyguards to keep the act going. Once again, people were pining to get a photo with her. But by then, a few Swifties had caught on and began sharing their content of Ashley on TikTok.
In a TikTok video, Ashley referred to this whole incident as a "social experiment," claiming that she was trying to demonstrate how people are so celebrity-crazed. "This is why celebrities would hire decoys so they can enjoy their private event or quiey evening," she wrote in her caption. However, fans were not pleased.
"Ashley was seen yesterday at the grove with fake security guards literally mocking Taylor Swift. You're literally mocking someone else's trauma," said one TikTok user in a video.
Another user wrote this about Ashley in the comment section of another video of the incident: "This women is so clearly trying to be Taylor Swift. This is not a social experiment. She delulu and crazy."
In her TikTok where she debriefed on the experiment, she claimed that everyone was nice to her IRL during the actual prank, but that kindness had faded once the videos of her made it to TikTok.