Fans have been speculating that Olivia‘s music is about Joshua ever since the release of her song “Driver’s License” back in January.
For those who don’t know, Olivia and Joshua play a couple on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and it has been rumored they were also in a real-life relationship. After their reported split, he began dating fellow Disney actress Sabrina Carpenter.
There are several songs on Sour that fans believe to be about Joshua, but the one that is getting the most attention is called “Traitor.”
Click inside to read about the song and read all of the reactions…
“And ain’t it funny how you ran to her / The second that we called it quits? / And ain’t it funny how you said you were friends? / Now it sure as hell don’t look like it,” Olivia sings in the pre-chorus of the song.
The lyrics to the “Traitor” chorus continue to paint a picture that is making fans think she’s singing about Joshua.
“You talked to her when we were together / Loved you at your worst but that didn’t matter / It took you two weeks to go off and date her / Guess you didn’t cheat, but you’re still a traitor,” she sings.
While some fans are saying that Joshua should go into hiding after the release of the album, others are defending him and telling fans to not bring him into the situation.
joshua bassett may need to go into the witness protection program i fear
— brianna (@bribrisimps) May 21, 2021
joshua bassett texting john mayer rn asking what he’s supposed to do in this situation
— mads (@okaymadi) May 21, 2021
joshua bassett fumin rn typing “congrats olivia on your debut! so proud 💜💜”
— J² ☆彡 (@lvrboyjared) May 21, 2021
Joshua Bassett might want to call Jake Gyllenhaal for advice
— Alison Rose Greenberg (@alisongreenberg) May 21, 2021
joshua bassett’s PR team group chat in shambles rn
— anja (@internetanja) May 21, 2021
They locked Joshua Bassett’s Wikipedia page so we can’t edit it to say that he was murdered by Olivia Rodrigo on May 21 2021
— maddie graham (taylors version) (@madelineelisaa) May 21, 2021
sour really said joshua bassett welcome to your tape
— ias | emma stan (@cardiganivy) May 21, 2021
joshua bassett after sour: i can’t go anywhere! the mall, the movies nowhere!
— koby ♥ (@kobychill) May 21, 2021
reminder: you can listen to olivia rodrigo’s music and still respect sabrina carpenter and joshua bassett enough to not harass them! i promise!
— blair || layne 💌 (@brinasbassett) May 21, 2021
The fact that people are still hating on joshua bassett bc of a album that is about “him” while no one knows the truth is just so sad.
— Graciany Eelst (@gracianykueelst) May 20, 2021
be kind to joshua bassett tonight
— ً (@KlNDADIRTYFACE) May 21, 2021