John Mayer Calls Ex Taylor Swift’s Birthday the ‘Lamest’ Day of the Year

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John Mayer had a birthday message for Taylor Swift.

On Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2016), the same day the “Bad Blood” singer turned 27, her ex-boyfriend found himself facing the wrath of the Swifties when he tweeted the message, “Tuesday, December 13 may be the lamest day of the year, conceptually.”

Despite not mentioning Swift by name, the tweet was taken by many to be a dig at her. After deleting the message, he clarified his comments, writing, “NOPE. No. Nuh-uh. People I am 39. I am deleting those tweets. Come right at me for doing so. Absolutely no shade.” But then he deleted that tweet, too.

Here’s the original tweet:

…and here’s Mayer regretting he ever signed up to Twitter in the first place:

So if he wasn’t referring to Swift, why wouldn’t he admit what he was talking about?

Mayer and Swift dated for a few months from late 2009 until early 2010. Although their relationship was brief, it was enough to inspire her to write a song about him.