Taylor Swift slammed Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in a recent Vanity Fair article for a joke the two comedians told during the Golden Globe Awards this year.
Swift, who frequently writes about her breakups, was warned by Fey and Poehler to “Stay away” from Michael J. Fox’s son.
Fey, who was acting drunk on stage, said:
“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 apparently thought that the joke was over the line and told Katie Couric that “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
“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, who has been linked to celebrities like John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and Harry Styles, also revealed in the Vanity Fair article that she has only dated two people since 2010.
Here’s the joke from the Golden Globes.
Do you think Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are sexists? Should they “go to hell” for attacking a fellow female?
Poehler responded to Swift’s slam today saying that she was sorry if the joke made Swift upset.
Poehler said: “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.”
Poehler, who is frequently involved with women’s rights organization, started the Smart Girls YouTube channel in order to give advice to young women. Poehler runs the Ask Amy section and has tackled topics like Sleep, jealousy, and negativity on her YouTube channel.
Do you think Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are sexists? Was their joke over the line?