Tina Fey Responds To Taylor Swift: ‘It Was A Lighthearted Joke’
Taylor Swift recently blasted Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for a joke they told about her at the Golden Globe Awards in January.
The 23-year-old songstress wasn’t laughing when Fey said on stage, “Taylor Swift, you stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son. Or go for it. No, no she needs some me time to learn about herself.”
Swift responded Tuesday, saying “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
Poehler said she felt bad that Swift was upset, and that she is a feminist and believes Swift is a “young and talented girl.” She also added that if she is going to hell, it would be for other reasons. “Mostly boring tax stuff,” she said.
Fey took a little longer to respond, but the former 30 Rock star broke her silence to ET Tuesday night. Fey said, “If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron.” She added, “I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke.”
Taylor Swift’s response to Amy Poehler and Tina Fey seemed to be in line with her recent interview with Vanity Fair, in which she said she said the constant media attention surrounding her love life is “ridiculous.” Swift said she has only dated two guys — Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles — since 2010.
“The fact that there are slideshows 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,” she said. She also added that she felt it was a little sexist that her songs have been twisted into something they’re not, and that she is constantly being portrayed as “some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her.”
Do you think Taylor Swift took Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s joke too seriously? Is she being too defensive about her personal life?