It always makes me a teensy bit uncomfortable when celebrities say mean things about each other in the press. It’s like, don’t you think you guys are going to eventually run into each other somewhere and things are going to be awkward? I can’t help but feel a little bad for the celeb who just got called out and made fun of while basically the whole world watches.
Unless that celeb is Taylor Swift. Just kidding! Seriously, just kidding guys. Please don’t hate me forever. While you all should already know that I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift, I have to say that even I feel a little bad for her about this comment that Michael J. Fox made. Because… ouch. It must sting pretty badly. I’m not saying that I don’t maybe, sort of, kind of agree with him, and I’m not saying that I didn’t laugh about this, but believe it or not, I do have some empathy. It stinks to be dissed by someone who a lot of people like and it stinks even more when that diss is made for everyone to hear.
So, what did he say? Well, I’m sure we all remember the joke Tina Fey made about Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes this year. But in case you need a refresher, she basically told Tay-Tay to back off Michael J. Fox’s son, who was helping to present awards at the show. Little MJF is 23-years-old and could possibly be seen as a prime target for Taylor now that she’s single again.
Taylor, we’re all assuming, was not amused. And apparently, Michael J. Fox had something to say about it also. When Vulture caught up with him at an event and asked how he would feel about his son dating Taylor, he said: “No. No… Just back off. I don’t keep up with it all. But Taylor Swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with, right? What a way to build a career.”
Ouch… burn. Major, major burn. I can’t say that I disagree with Michael J. Fox. After all, he is looking out for his son’s best interests and his best interests probably don’t include being slammed by Swifty in an upcoming song. Because, let’s face it, that is how she built her career. Do we need anymore proof than the tweet she sent out when we all found out that her and Harry Styles had broken up?
I mean, come on. You can’t tweet things like that and do things like drop hints about who your songs are about in your album lyric book and then not expect people to get on your case about it.
But the diss even got a little worse. When asked what he would do if his son showed up at a family dinner with Taylor, Michael J. Fox said, “I wouldn’t even know who she was.”
Oof. Like I said, although I can see where Michael is coming from, I can’t help but feel a little bad for Taylor in this situation. So, do I think these comments were true? A little. But were they necessary? Nah. They really weren’t. It’s not like there’s any proof that Taylor is actually interested in the younger Fox, so really there’s no need for people to keep talking about it.
What do you think about these comments? Do you agree with them or do you think Taylor didn’t deserve that? Tell us in the comments!