Taylor Swift needs a thicker skin

There’s a war of words going on and the battleground is the catfight-lovin media. It involves three ladies whom I love and admire and I’m not happy they’re fighting.

It all started when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a light-hearted joke about Taylor Swift while hosting the Golden Globes.  The two funny ladies– the best hosts at an award show in recent memory– told Taylor to “stay away from Michael J Fox’s son,” in a jab referring to Swift’s celebrity dating streak and recent penchant for younger men. (You can watch the diss at the Globes here.)

taylor swift Vanity Fair april 2013 cover

I like Taylor Swift’s music and think she’s a talented songwriter who seems to have a good head on her shoulders…. plus she hasn’t been caught yet exiting a limo sans underpants.

But she has to admit that her string of romances with the likes of music bad boy John Mayer, earnest actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Lautner, teen heart-throbs Joe Jonas and Harry Styles and prep school teen Conor Kennedy kind of gives you a reputation.

She’s a nice girl, who likes hard-to-keep famous men, and then writes about them in wildly popular songs.  Does she really expect not to get ridiculed a bit? And isn’t it hypocritical to diss her ex-es so publicly in her songs and then complain that she’s getting picked on?

Swift told Vanity Fair she didn’t appreciate the joke. She used the quote ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” (You can read the Vanity Fair interview with Swift here.)

I’m all for sisters helping sisters.  But Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are not mean girls out to tear down Taylor Swift. They’re hilarious comediennes making fun of a pattern that’s obvious to everyone.  They said a lot worse things about other celebrities that night but never dipped into mean territory.

Do these look like mean girls to you?

Do these look like mean girls to you?

You want catty? Watch Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happen Live” on Bravo, or Chelsea Handler’s opening monologue, or read Perez Hilton’s tweets any night of the week.

If Taylor wants women to support each other, how about contacting the gals for a chat instead of condemning them to hell in a cover story for Vanity Fair? 

Now poor Poehler and Fey have been forced to respond to Taylor’s response. (The full Fey/Poehler response to Swift’s response in Vanity Fair here.)


Tsk, tsk  Taylor.

It’s not too late to reach out to the ladies… or you three-ee are never, ever, ever getting back together.

One response to “Taylor Swift needs a thicker skin

  1. Amen, sister!