Taylor Swift is taking on the big guns with her latest interview in the April issue of Vanity Fair. When asked about mean girls generally, Taylor took the opportunity to finally respond to one of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s jokes while hosting the Golden Globes back in January. Swift seems to suggest the comedy funny ladies are headed to hell for not supporting her, or women in general, according to The Hollywood Reporter yesterday. As the media grab on to this juicy girl fight like a rabid dog, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler each responded to news of the 23 year-old pop star’s diss in their own way.
Don't miss the video at the top that includes a clip of Tina and Amy's joke.
Since it was so long ago and in case you forgot, Tina and Amy poked fun at Taylor at the Golden Globes by discussing onstage whether Swift should pursue Michael J. Fox’s son Sam, or take time out from dating for some “me” time.
So many found their jibes funny because Fox’s 23 year-old son was serving as Mr. Golden Globe, a traditional honor in which the son or daughter of a celebrity assists in the awards ceremony.
Swift meanwhile, was coming off a whirlwind of media coverage for her very public reuniting with then 18 year-old Harry Styles of “One Direction” boy band fame in November. Taylor, who turned 23 in December, called it quits for the second time over New Years.
Just prior to that relationship, Taylor had courted 18 year-old Conor Kennedy. He’s the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, and a junior at a private secondary school in western Massachusetts.
Those two were a hot item over the summer as they cavorted on Cape Cod. Taylor even now admittedly purchased a multi-million dollar mansion adjacent to the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port. That relationship fizzled out in late October.
Even Michael J. Fox couldn’t resist taking a swipe at Taylor’s public dating history. After the Globes he said that if his son dated her, she’d inevitably release a song called “Sam, You Piece of S--t”.
Samantha Escobar of The Gloss offers Swift some words of wisdom. She suggests that given Ms. Swifts propensity to publicly discuss every relationship in song, that opens her up to the same scrutiny.
“While I don’t support people being a--holes to famous people simply because they’re famous, I do fully support Poehler and Fey being able to playfully poke fun at the love life of somebody who publicly discusses it”, Escobar writes, adding, “If you can make fun of somebody in a public forum, so can they”.
Many have questioned the wisdom of Taylor Swift taking on two such seasoned comedians. Their sharps wits and access to millions via their respective “30 Rock” and “Parks and Recreation” TV shows could prove costly to the young singer.
As for the funny ladies themselves, when asked about Taylor’s comments Tina Fey took a defensive posture telling ET, “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”.
Amy Poehler jokingly accepted her fate saying, “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”.