Swift slams Tina Fey during interview, Poehler responds
Singer Taylor Swift hit back at comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for mocking her love life during the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year, calling the jab “sexist” during an interview with Vanity Fair.
During the awards broadcast, Fey and Poehler told Swift to “stay away” from actor Michael J. Fox’s 23-year-old son.
The singer is well known for her personal relationships documented in songs, often leaving little clues in the lyrics that hint at the person she’s referring to.
In the past, Swift has been linked to John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas and others.
During the interview, Swift said “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.”
On Tuesday, Poehler responded to Swift’s reaction, telling 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.”
Read more: Vanity Fair