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She got a bad reputation
She takes the long way home
And all of my friends seen her naked
Or so the story goes
Mistakes we all make them
But they won't let it go, no
Cause she's got a bad reputation
But I know what they don't, hmm

And I...


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    Jan 12th, 1:32am report

    “Bad reputation is a song about how a girl made a bad choice and that changes how everyone perceived her and it changes her life. The boy likes this girl but his friends are always talking badly about her and he’s scared to disappoint them. Through all the stress and humiliation the girl decides to kill herself just before the boy does speak up about his feelings for her which could have saved her life.”


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    Dec 20th, 12:02pm report

    Shawn's ex wasn't a bad girl? This song seems like it's about Camila


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    Oct 22nd, 10:05pm report

    I think this song is about a girl who accidentally makes a bad choice that changes how everyone looks at her and they think she's awful but Shawn is able to see she's more than the mistake that she made and that she's truly sorry and he loves her.


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    Aug 25th, 8:48am report

    Ok. I think it’s story about trans girls.
    Ik Ik Shawn is straight.
    But when he say “I will treat you like a lady” maybe it is about trans girl with some issue.
    And he says “I don’t care what they say” maybe his friends said that she is not a girl. But Shawn repeat again and again that he love her no matter what they say.


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    Apr 10th, 2018 4:56pm report

    Based on the music video, it looks like Shawn is falling in love with a girl with a bad reputation (obviously). It seems like her life was good, she had friends, she had everything. But then in the middle of the night, there is a car crash. There were 5 girls in the car, but only 2 are seen running from it. From that devastating loss, she started to look for approval from others, no matter what she had to do. She did things that made her feel wanted. Eventually, rumors were spread that she sleeps with everyone, so on and so on. Shawn gets to know her and realizes why she does these things. It's absolutely terrible. He doesn't care what everyone says, because he knows what really happened.

    I'm curious if this is a real story from Shawn of if it's some time of metaphor.


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    Apr 9th, 2018 4:18pm report

    I feel like this song is about a girl who maybe has a controversial past and rumours have been spread about her that may or may not be right and is now seen as having a ‘bad reputation’ and despite what he hears about her he doesn’t care because he wants to be with her


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    Mar 25th, 2018 3:40pm report

    i think this song is about a girl who always has to dump her boyfriends because they cheat her. The guys then cause rumors about her that make her have a bad reputation. Shawn sees the truth in her and wants to be the right guy for her.-lol...i <3 this song and Shawn Mendes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Jan 18th, 2018 1:54pm report

    I think that the song is about how she is judged by what she does so they think she has a bad reputation to them and he wants to save her and treat her how she deserves to be


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    Nov 25th, 2017 11:55am report

    I think this song is about guy who's in love with a girl who has a bad reputation. And everyone around that girl is being so quick to judge her based off her appearance. But the guy knows that the girl has been through hell and back. And doesn't care what people think of her and all he wants is her (the real her)


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