Sensitive songstress Taylor Swift is next month’s Vanity Fair cover girl. This, of course, means that the pages of the new issue of VF contain an in-depth interview with Swifty—and guess what? It does not disappoint. Besides addressing the rumours that she’s got a penchant for buying up property near every new boy she dates, T-Swift talks about the onstage diss she received at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony when hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey joked that the notorious serial dater better “stay away from Michael J. Fox‘s son.” (The junior Fox was acting as a Globes trophy boy.)
The elder Fox played along with the joke, offending Swifty in the process (the two have since made up). But Taylor felt that she’d gotten mean girl-ed by the Mean Girls writer and her co-host. She told Vanity Fair about a quote that Katie Couric, one of her “favourite people,” had shared with her recently. “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women,” recited Swift to her VF interviewer, applying it to mean girls generally, and to Fey and Poehler specifically.
After hearing about Swift’s hurt feelings, Fey and Poehler responded. “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,” said an unrepentant Fey. Poehler was a bot more apologetic: “Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist and she is a young and talented girl,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff,” the always funny Poehler joked.
I wonder if it’s not too late for Katie Couric to teach Swifty some quotes about learning to laugh at yourself?