During the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler poked fun at several celebrities during their opening monologue and throughout the evening. Kathryn Bigelow, Lena Dunham, Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway and Quentin Tarantino were all targets of timely zingers as the cameras grab reaction shots of celebs clapping and laughing along. Standard fare for these award-type ceremonies.
Before bringing actor Robert Downey, Jr. to the stage, the ladies got “loose” announcing it was “getting sloppy in here” as Fey instructed Taylor Swift to “Stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son. She needs some me time to learn about herself.” Poehler jabbed, “Or go for it.”
Swift wasn’t amused and hasn't learned the fine art of laughing and/or shrugging it off. Award shows are not a good time to make a scene with Taylor. She’s still confused by the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards incident when Kanye West grabbed the then 19-year-old’s mic declaring Best Female Video should have gone to Beyonce.
During an interview with Vanity Fair Magazine, the Grammy-winning 23-year-old, who graces the April cover, responds to the Golden Globe segment quoting one of her favorite people, Katie Couric.
“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.”’
Taylor has been painted as boy crazy by the media. A harmless fact even if true, but one she denies, saying, “if you want some big revelation, since 2010 I have dated exactly two people. It’s why I have to avoid the tabloid part of our culture, because they turn you into a fictional character.”
Swift is empowered by her songwriting known for hits such as, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "Dear John" and "I Knew You Were Trouble.”
“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.”
Responding to the Vanity Fair piece, Amy Poehler told 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. "