Taylor Swift in 'Vanity Fair': Not happy about jokes
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Good ol’ Taylor Swift graces the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair, and the 23-year-old “22” singer had a lot of things to get off her chest.
One of those things was Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes jokes. If you recall, the pair made a crack about Swift’s dating history, with Fey telling the singer to “stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.”
Here’s what Swift had to say about all that: “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”
So, um, maybe don’t gift Swift a copy of Bossypants for Christmas? (The quote, if you’re wondering, is from Madeleine Albright.)
Swift went on to discuss what she says are misconceptions about her romantic life. “If you want some big revelation, since 2010 I have dated exactly two people,” she said. “The fact that there are slide shows of a dozen guys that I either hugged on a red carpet or met for lunch or wrote a song with… it’s just kind of ridiculous.”
“It’s why I have to avoid the tabloid part of our culture, because they turn you into a fictional character,” she continued. “For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated — a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way — that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.”
Swift, weirdly, also commissioned an anonymous source to discuss with VF her fling with One Direction’s Harry Styles. “The whole time [during the relationship] she says she feels like he’s looking at every girl,” the person Swift authorized said.
The source added that once when Swift was in London with Styles, he “disappear[ed] one night and after that it was like he just didn’t want to keep going.”
Styles’ rep denied all of those claims, calling them “undeniably false.”
And, of course, there’s so much more. Head over to VF to read more of Swift’s interview.
UPDATE 1: Amy Poehler responded to Swift’s comments thusly in The Hollywood Reporter: “Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.”
UPDATE 2: Fey also commented on the situation, telling Entertainment Tonight,“If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron. I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke.”Follow @RayRahman