Taylor Swift covers Vanity Fair, whines about ‘rumors’, Tina Fey & so much more

I wasn’t expecting this, but it makes sense. Taylor Swift covers the April cover of Vanity Fair, and for her first VF cover story, Swifty has gone crazy a little bit. I think Swifty is used to friendly media outlets who only want to ask her about kittens and glitter, and Swifty is used to doing her dirty work (PR-wise) via unnamed sources in Us Weekly and People Magazine. So she tries to pull some similar moves, and she gets called out and it’s amazing. This is actually one of the funniest/most interesting VF cover stories in a LONG time. You can read VF’s extensive excerpt here, and here are some highlights:

On Tina Fey & Amy Poehler mocking her at the Globes: “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,” Taylor Swift says on the subject of mean girls in general and in response to an incident at this year’s Golden Globes, where Amy Poehler and Tina Fey mocked her highly scrutinized love life. “Because 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.’”

On her dating life: “if you want some big revelation, since 2010 I have dated exactly two people,” meaning Conor Kennedy and One Direction’s Harry Styles. Though she has gone out with some of the entertainment world’s most notorious bachelors, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas, and John Mayer, Swift says, “[t]he fact that there are slide shows of a dozen guys that I either hugged on a red carpet or met for lunch or wrote a song with. . . it’s just kind of ridiculous.” As she sits drinking lavender lemonade in her “Tim Burton–Alice in Wonderland–pirate ship–Peter Pan” apartment, Swift continues, “It’s why I have to avoid the tabloid part of our culture, because they turn you into a fictional character.”

Whether or not she’s boy-crazy: “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.”

A fascinating statement about how Swifty conducted the interview: “Although one of Swift’s rules is that she doesn’t go into the personal details of any of her relationships, she authorized someone to discuss them with [Nancy Jo] Sales.”

On Harry Styles: “He wore her down,” the source says of Styles, who allegedly “chased” Swift for a year. “He was all, like, ‘You’re amazing—I want to be with you. I want to do this.’” The relationship fell apart after he texted Swift to alert her of a picture on the Internet of him kissing a friend good-bye. They were “making out like with their hands all up in each other’s hair,” says the source. After Swift ended the relationship, he pursued her for the better part of a year until she finally took him back. “But the whole time she says she feels like he’s looking at every girl,” the source continues. And then when they were in London together he “disappears one night and after that it was like he just didn’t want to keep going.” Styles’s rep, Benny Tarantini at Columbia Records, said that all of Swift’s source’s claims are “undeniably false.”

On Conor Kennedy: “It was like a pendulum for her, swinging back and forth,” the source says of Swift’s exes, with all of whom age has been a problem. Conor Kennedy, 17 at the time, was “just like a two-month thing,” the source continues, and Swift “says he was awesome.” The source says, “She dated Jake [Gyllenhaal] and John [Mayer] when she was really young and they were in their 30s, and she got really hurt. So it was like ‘That hurt—this won’t. But then it did.’”

Did she buy a home in Hyannis Port? “People say that about me, that I apparently buy houses near every boy I like—that’s a thing that I apparently do. If I like you I will apparently buy up the real-estate market just to freak you out so you leave me.” Swift continues, “One of these things I say to myself to calm myself down when I feel like it’s all too much . . . If there’s a pregnancy rumor, people will find out it’s not true when you wind up not being pregnant, like nine months from now, and if there’s a house rumor, they’ll find out it’s not true when you are actively not ever spotted at that house.” But Sales reports that Swift actually did purchase the house. According to someone close to the situation, she had been viewing the property with her parents for over a year under the recommendation of Rory Kennedy. In November 2012, the Cape Cod Times reported the house had been sold to Ocean Drive LLC for $4.8 million. The company’s filing papers name a certain “Jesse P. Schaudies” of 13management—Taylor Swift’s management company. Schaudies did not return calls made to 13management’s offices, but according to the source, the Hyannis Port house was recently resold. “It was like a house-flip,” the source says. “A good short-term investment.”

[From Vanity Fair]

I love EVERYTHING about this article. It’s so genius. Nancy Jo Sales (the VF writer) has brilliantly captured The Swifty Machine. Taylor doesn’t want her fingerprints on some down-and-dirty Swifty-boating of Harry Styles, so she authorized her “friends” to talk sh-t about Harry and Sales makes that perfectly clear. Swifty talks a good game about “rumors” and such, but the truth is that she actually bought a home right next to her 18-year-old boyfriend of two months. She wants to declare criticism of her music and her person as “sexist” when she does nothing to further the feminist cause (in many cases, she even seems to hate the sisterhood, which is fine because she doesn’t consider herself a feminist).

As for the “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women” comment IN REGARDS TO TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER. Too far, Swifty. Too damn far. Amy and Tina have done more for women in the industry and in life than you will ever know. All they did was crack a joke about how she liked jailbait like Michael J. Fox’s son!!! That’s it. And people laughed because IT WAS TRUE.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, cover courtesy of VF.

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  1. Izzy says:

    Lord, she is an idiot.

    If you’re able to find video of her recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show, she talks about seeing Richard Gere and his wife at the Golden Globes. Astonishingly stupid, she is. Worth a look, just for a laugh.

    • MitzieMartin says:

      I saw her on the Graham Norton Show and thought she came over really well considering how young she is – I think anyone’s relationship history can be a bit messy – when I think back on my teens/twenties it is cringe-orama where boys and some of my opinions were concerned – eeeek! Be kind folks!

      • Izzy says:

        Really? Swifty alks about how she met Richard Gere’s wife and was all “it’s nice to see you again.” Apparently Mrs. Gere was confused because she’d never met Swifty before. Swifty McGenius goes on to say “it’s because she was my favorie ADA on Law & Order.”

        I guess that just proves what we’ve been saying all along: Swifty lives in fantasyland.

      • Beth says:

        I think people are too hard on her.

      • Me Three says:

        Taylor’s not my cup of tea and does seem a bit full of herself…but, gee guys, she’s still young and has been a superstar since she was 14 or 15. Very few child stars grow up normaends you do stupid things when you’re a teenager or 20 something…that’s life! Sadly for her, her craziness ends up as gossip fodder.

        I know she’s over the top and she seems to either not experienced teen angst when she was a teen so is doing it now, or is stuck in those years, maturity wise, but I do think it would be hard to have every dumb move you make scrutinized by all of us! I don’t think many of us would hold up too well.

      • sunny says:

        No, I won’t be kind. Because she is manipulating how her breakup went down – authorizing someone to talk to YOUR interviewer, then disagree with everything they said? It’s very rare for a celeb to “authorize” supplemental material outside of an authorized biography….there’s really no reason for it ESPECIALLY If that source is going to give info you disagree with. Secondly, the bit about women going to hell for not helping other women? She wrote a revenge song that called an actress out as basically a slut because the object of her affection went for her. Now that is sexist, throwing girl-hate instead of putting blame where blame lies- on the guy who went somewhere else. I always thought she was pretty harmless, but this article was infuriating.

    • Amelia says:

      That appearance was painful to watch. Her performance was some sort of hybrid between a Russian burlesque show and bubblegum pop.
      And she was sort of sucking up to Saoirse Ronan? Don’t get me wrong, I love the girl and think she’s very talented, but it was just strange to watch.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I never really had strong feeling about this chick but I’ve been steadily disliking her more and more for the past year.

      The ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women’ comment pretty much seals the deal for me.

    • Kimble says:

      I’m no Swifty fan but her story on Graham Norton was supposed to be funny!!!

      I did this once on vacation in Phuket, I said hello to a fellow guest and was convinced I knew him personally – turns out he was an actor in The Bill (a UK TV series). I thought that was hilarious too …

    • VGS says:

      People ARE being too hard on her. Shes just a young girl trying to find her way in life and she happens to be a very famous singer whos every move is criticized and analyzed. I can name many other celebrities who annoy me, Kim K for example who is famous for nothing but a gross sex tape.

      • gefeylich says:

        Excuse me, SHE’S the one who opened her mouth to sound like a petulant child who takes herself much, much too seriously. She also obviously believes all the crap her PR people write about her: that she’s smart, fascinating, and makes “great art” and not the pop music equivalent of McDonald’s hamburgers.

        And then she has the temerity to diss Poehler and Fey, who were being funny and also only telling the truth about Swift and her love of little messy-haired jailbait boys? Please. Swift wishes she had a 100th of Fey and Poehler’s talent, wit, intelligence and sharp observational skills. She is callow and clueless, no matter what her PR people say.

    • El says:

      Can anyone say PR miscalculation. First she thought Nancy Jo Sales would play ball and conceal her direct connection to the source AS WELL as shelving her journalistic duty and taking Swifty’s word at face value AND THEN she thought she could KANYE (yes it’s a verb) TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER? Did she not get why it worked the first time?! She totally just played against type, couldn’t keep up with her own act, and that’s something you NEVER want to do otherwise the wolves descent (see: Kristen Stewart). I see a “context,misquote,denial” in Swifty’s future. Don’t even get me started on the Harry Styles fanfiction. IF you dumped him Swifty WHY would you feel the need to mock him?

    • j.eyre says:

      Just watched the afore mentioned Graham Norton Show because, honestly, I would rather do nothing more than watch Graham Norton. I didn’t have a problem with Taylor.


      I am impossibly in love with Richard Gere, Saoirse Ronan & John Malkovich. I mean, there was deep affection before but now – ahhhhh.

  2. dorothy says:

    First Lindsay Lohan, now Taylor Swift? Vanity Fair magazine has really lowered it’s standards.

  3. Marjalane says:

    Someone needs to peek outside of her bubble once in awhile and realize that the world isn’t revolving around her!

  4. lexy says:

    You don’t have to call yourself a feminist to find things sexist…

  5. Erinn says:

    Pardon my language, but who the fuck damns Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to hell. What the literal fuck? This girl is a complete moron.

    Honestly… I can’t even string together anything right now. I’m drugged up on cold meds, and just can’t believe I even read that.

    AND I’m pretty sure that’s a Madeline Allbright quote in the first place. Could she not have bothered to credit the woman who actually said it?

    • Skipper says:

      I think she’s confused about who is helping other women. Tina and Amy, yes, all women.

    • Justyna says:

      I have always found her to be too vanilla to actively hate her but after this comment about Amy and Tina she landed a strong position on my hate list. She should be happy these two amazing women wanted to even acknowledge her existance but she is so full of herself that she probably thinks we are all reading this with tears in our eyes, feeling sorry for her – the ultimate victim. She criticizes her exes in songs, sends “sources” to trash them in magazines (what a coward move btw) but god forbid anyone criticizes her, even jokingly and she is all hurt and offended. Imagine what would have happened if one of her exes took her advice and trashed her in a song.

      • Relli says:

        Agreed, I actually felt sorry for this chick because I know dating a lot doesn’t necessarily correlate to anythign beside dating a lot. But dumping on my Tina and Amy, thats a step TO FAR.

        It’s called a JOKE Taylor, get over yourself and learn how to take it.

        See this is exactly the problem with being a child star you miss out on the key moments in puberty where you learn how to not take your self so seriously.

    • holly hobby says:

      Tina and Amy’s careers are going strong. We’ll see how long Taylor’s career will last. I really think she will eventually flame out and get together with a married man ala Leann Rimes.

      Really how many times can people listen to her shame her ex lovers (no I don’t think she’s a virgin) in her songs?

    • Abra says:

      There have been far worse jokes made at the Golden Globes. Can you imagine how she would have reacted if it was Gervais who was up there talking about her??

      She needs to learn to take a joke or the world is going to be a terrible place for her.

    • emma says:

      even if it wasn’t Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, she needs to learn to have a sense of humor about herself and calm down.

  6. Hannah says:

    So deluded…

    The quote about “a special place in hell” is by Madeleine Albright. It was on Starbucks cups a couple of years ago.

  7. marie says:

    poor, poor pitiful her right? get over yourself Swifty..

  8. Marianne says:

    I think the comment about Tina and Amy did go a bit far because it was just a joke. But, what I think she was trying to come across, is that she hasn’t dated a lot of people. And the most of the time, the people she’s “connected to” are just her friends or someone she’s working with for a song.

    • CreamSoda says:

      A song she’s writing about them. :)

    • lucky says:

      At TWO different country awards show there was a bit by each host duo: Carrie Underwood with Brad Paisley and Reba McEntire with Blake Shelton. Also two presenters: Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrel (don’t remember which show). Certainly there are other public figures who get teased a lot (like Swift), but lighten up. What was amazing to me was that the country people- her own “people” are MAJOR stars. She she was being a spoiled brat.

      The “reaction shot” was noticeably missing for at least two of the shows (I think). When she was asked about it she said something like, “they don’t cut to you when you’re not laughing.” I think that’s even funnier. It says a lot about her.

    • T.C. says:

      She uses her albums as blind items for her dating life. She talks about being in love with all these guys she takes pap pics with. She should stop talking about all the guys she is dating if she don’t want us noticing how often she’s hooking up.

      • poppy says:

        oh no, she’s not perpetuating sexist stereotypes by only singing about being in love, being dumped and unicorn farts!

        girl, when you want to sing about something REAL, when your feelings are not exclusively about being in love and unicorn farts, then perhaps you might have a legitimate complaint.
        until then, keep cranking out your hysteria laced crap and living in lala land.

        for someone that refuses to be a part of the tabloid culture, she certainly knows EVERYTHING that is said about her.

    • L says:

      Seriously, two comedians made a joke (right after they made a joke about Lena Dunham and Glenn Close)

      Swifty needs to get over herself and laugh it off. YOu need a sense of humor at those award shows. And like others have said, Carrie and Brad did the same thing.

  9. Mary says:

    This is like the Jen Aniston PR machine on steroids. She just can’t help herself!

  10. NerdMomma says:

    There is a special place in hell for people who talk smack about Tina & Amy, Swifty!

  11. Evelyn says:

    Has anyone seen case 39? And if so, do you think she escaped the trunk and started a pop music career…? Because that’s who this girl reminds me of

  12. evie says:

    tell me about damage control. she’s trying to convince people that haylor relationship was real and still playing the victim card.

  13. Faye says:

    Her main problem is that she comes off as having no sense of humor. As much as people can’t stand her, I bet if she could make a few self-deprecating jokes and poke fun at herself a little, she’d pull people back on her side. Instead, she comes off as defensive, brittle, hostile, and way too full of herself.

    And that comment about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — I’m going to admit that, unlike 99.9% of the population, I don’t these two are as funny or as genius as everyone else thinks they are, and I thought the Michael J. Fox son comment was in poor taste. But — those two are so beloved by most people that attacking them is just a bad, bad move. She should have turned it into a joke and said she texted his son and thanked the two women for the hook-up or something.

    Swifty needs a better publicist.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Agree. Self-deprecating humor goes a long way in the business…the public soaks it up (JLaw falling @ the Oscars for ex.). Lacking that quality – esp when you have a lot of rumors about you – is almost a turnoff.

    • Dutch says:

      At one time she did poke fun of herself a bit when she hosted SNL back in 2009. From what I remember she was a pretty game and fun host.

      I blame the taint of Mayer (not literally) for crushing all sense of humor in her.

    • NYCGAL says:

      Faye- I agree about Tina and Amy. I don’t hate them but I don’t see what makes them so awesome or such a help to the “sisterhood.” In fact, I remember hearing about how Rachel Dratch left SNL to join 30 Rock and Tima, her close friend, kind of screwed her with the role. This was her friend no less.

  14. Shira says:

    I never cared about Taylor and used to just laugh from all the hilarious comments people were making about her… but that answer she gave regarding Tina and Amy?! Girl, you just gained a hater. Learn to laugh about yourself.

  15. Talie says:

    It sounds like she needs to be mentored by Blake Lively. Just because Harry Styles looks at other women or even kisses them…girl, you’re living a rock star life, what do you expect? Cool your heels and realize that you’re in your 20s. Have fun and relax.

    Also, Nancy Jo Sales does not play, so that was probably not the best move to be interviewed by her.

  16. Tiffany27 says:

    _/ _/ _/ _/ Here are several chairs. I want Taylor Swift to HAVE. A. SEAT!!!!!
    There’s a special place in hell for dumb heauxs who try to diss Amy and Tina.

  17. Tessa says:

    Oh my, Taylor. I’m pretty sure that quote was meant for women who sit by while other women are raped, enslaved, sold, beaten… Not made fun of in a humorous skit when you place your entire life on a silver platter for everyone to feast on. What a stupid twat. Wishing hell on Tina and Amy. Is she serious?

  18. shewolf says:

    I dont really know who Taylor Swift is but I really dont like Tina Fey or Amy Poehler. That whole “Bitches get shit done” thing is annoying, as well as the whole “beauty is a myth” thing. They make fair points but honestly, life just isnt that complicated. They seem kind of bitter and bothered, like they’ve been told they are average looking one too many times in their lives. Not that I am insulting their looks, I wouldn’t go there just to make a point.

  19. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    It does nothing but take women back a step to support them in everything they do, no matter how crappy, just because you’re a woman too. I’m not going to celebrate idiocy because vagina. We’re not a f*cking sorority. To each on their own merit. I respect the minds of women too much for anything else.

  20. Kkhou says:

    She doesn’t understand that people would love It if she could laugh at herself ( like at the globes). She would be instantly more likeable. And Tina Fey and Amy Pohler are so supportive of women, her comment Is ridiculous. She can’t take a joke!

  21. vanna says:

    That comment about Tina and Amy is so whiny and lame. They weren’t slutshaming her, they only made a joke. She should be able to take it, she makes her private life pretty known.
    Accusing Amy and Tina of not helping other women is ridiculus.

  22. Gwen says:

    She sounds like such a bitch.

  23. aims says:

    Thank you!! That was too damn far, in regards to the Tina and Amy comments. I adore them both, and there is no way in hell she is even in the same category as them. It reminded me of the Forrest Gump saying, “stupid is as stupid does.” You don’t want to be made fun of, don’t act like an idiot. She’s used to everyone telling her she’s awesome, and when someone puts her on blast, they’re not pro women? Screw that!

    If you’re going to play with the grown ups, it’s time you start acting like one. Also I would like to add, if she really is pro women. Then her reaction towards Adele win at the golden globes just shows the opposite of what she just said.

  24. Hubbahun says:

    “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women” Coming from the ultimate mean girl – that’s rich! Idiot.

  25. Lexi says:

    She gets more and more unlikeable the more I hear about her. Is she that smug and shallow that a harmless joke from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler means they should go to hell?



    So dumb, so obnoxious.

  26. bns says:

    The hate for Taylor reminds me of the hate for Anne Hathaway, over the top and unnecessary.

    • BeesKnees says:

      They brought it upon themselves. It’s not a baseless dislike, or “hate” (which is a strong word), because these two dug their own graves in the public eye!

    • Garvels says:

      Oh please…stop throwing around the hate word. It is not hate…it is a big eye roll of disgust towards a spoiled mean girl who got caught playing her lame PR games. The girl has made hundreds of millions of dollars playing the poor innocent sweet victim as she howled and twanged her guitar for her army of tween fans. No sympathy here.

    • Pop! says:

      I agree. The media is a powerful thing, and people that were beloved like Anne and Taylor suddenly have it turn on them. I don’t think they’ve ‘earned it’ because they try to control their image, which people find disingenuous.
      Then look at Jennifer Lawrence carefully crafted and controlled image. How is that any different than Taylor or Anne? Just because her people tell her to burp and fart and talk about how she’s fatter than people in Hollywood while she’s actually losing weight? Oh yes, because she’s all normal like us burpy farty fat normies.
      Everyone in Hollywoods image is super controlled and fabricated.

      • bluhare says:

        But some of the Hollywood types actually realize it’s only an image. Apparently, Taylor does not. Hence, what you’re seeing here.

      • Zoid says:

        I couldn’t even go to the Anne pages by the end of the Oscars, everyone was so nasty. Brad Pitt and Clooney both played the Oscar game last year but the entire public didn’t turn on them. Plus her performance was amazing, it’s not like she didn’t deserve the stupid Oscar.

      • Izzy says:

        I’m one of those who finds AnnE Hathaway quite annoying, but I have to say, after her acceptance speech, I liked her a little more. I found her “It came true!” refreshingly candid – she at least acknowledged how badly she wanted to win.

        Mind you, she had to ruin it with her over-the-top emo press gaggle right after she won. But still, a little redeeming, in my book at least.

        I’ve always found Swifty MUCH more annoying.

      • Tiffany says:

        For Taylor, it isn’t just that she has a calculated image, it that she literally writes the names of her ex-boyfriends in the liner notes of her CDs. She uses her love life as a gimmick for her music, has for at least three albums now, and now she’s pissy because people are calling her out on how lame it is. She sells her love life to the public, and the gets angry when the public questions the sincerity of that. A true feminist wants equality. Taylor deserves to be called a fool when she’s acting like one.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Oh I don’t know bns. My ‘hate’ feels pretty necessary right about now.

  27. Kaye says:

    Somewhere Madeleine Albright is shaking her head at Taylor’s attempt to mean girl Tina Fey and Amy Poehler with her much maligned and misused quote…

  28. VV says:

    Oh no she didn’t! She just accused Tina and Amy of not helping women? Funny because at those same awards, the star/creator of Girls gave those women a shout out so they must have been doing something right.

    I dislike this girl immensely. If she cannot laugh at herself even remotely then she is more ridiculous than I first imagined.

    What a twerp.

  29. Sachi says:

    Isn’t this the same girl who implied that Camilla Belle is a slut in one her songs?

    So…does that mean she’s got a special place in hell with her name on it? Probably even carved and doodled with unicorns and spiral-suns.

    She’s so uptight and hypocritical, I don’t think she actually has much self-awareness. She spouts these things that can easily be about her, too. She thinks other women are being mean to her when she herself has done the same.

    Does she think she’s fighting for women when she airs out all of her dirty laundry in her songs and her videos are almost always designed to make her look like a pure, virginal Saint while the “other girl” is shown as a stereotypical slut/cheerleader who sleeps around, has bad manners, etc? She’s taken on a mean-girl persona herself. She just thinks she’s the victim all the time and that’s her problem: everyone is out to get Taylor Swift and they all must hate her.

    She’s in a permanent state of delusional teenage drama.

  30. Kristen says:

    “As she sits drinking lavender lemonade in her “Tim Burton–Alice in Wonderland–pirate ship–Peter Pan” apartment, Swift continues, “It’s why I have to avoid the tabloid part of our culture, because they turn you into a fictional character.””

    LOL, this article is just priceless.

  31. andrea says:

    Fey and Poehler >>>>>>>> Swifty. All day, everyday. Oh, the ego on this little one, to pit herself against those two, who did nothing but say something about her that is true.

  32. Leigh_S says:

    You are the best :)

  33. vvvoid says:

    Here’s the thing, Taylor isn’t a moron, she just has a kind of love addiction compulsion that even her intelligence and wit can’t conceal or cover up retroactively. She’s witty, she “talks a good game” because she’s smart, but she has a problem she’s not addressing so of course nothing she says really works to dismiss the reality of what we all see no matter how smart she is.

  34. Summer says:

    She didn’t mention her boob job rumor? huh…

  35. Lauren says:

    I’m pretty confused about the Harry Styles timeline. He ‘chased’ her for a year? Then they broke up, and he spent ‘the better part of a year’ trying to get her back? Didn’t she break up with the Kennedy boy just last year? I thought her and Styles were only together for a quick (contractual) minute?

    It looks to me like she’s lost touch with reality, isn’t bothering with facts anymore, and is just making up some bullshit fairy tale where she’s a pretty princess instead.

    And damning Tina Fey & Amy Poehler to hell? This dumb trick…

  36. jc says:

    I guess I will be in the minority and say I don’t see how it is whining when you are setting the record straight against mischaracterizations about you in the press. She can’t hang out with male friends without rumors starting on this blog and others. She explained the house purchase in Hyannis Port after receiving a lot of flack for it on here and other places. Now she is supposed to find it funny that Tina Fey and Amy Poeler took a cheap shot at her misrepresenting her and her dating history but they are right and she is wrong. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by the responses here but I see nothing wrong with Taylor standing up for herself when so many people seem determined to define everything she does without knowing the story.

    • flutters says:

      It’s not the fact that Taylor stood up for herself, it’s the hypocritical way Taylor stood up for herself. It’s rich hearing Taylor talk about women not supporting other women seeing as she slutshamed Camilla Belle (or somebody) with the “actress better known for what she does on the mattress” line in Better Than Revenge and spends several of her other songs hating on other women as not good enough for the guy she wants.

      Then the whole “authorizing somebody to talk to Vanity Fair” about her exes so she isn’t on the record is the lamest lame that ever lamed. If you’re going to set the record straight, put your name on all of it.

      • it's.a.squatch says:

        Then the whole “authorizing somebody to talk to Vanity Fair” about her exes so she isn’t on the record is the lamest lame that ever lamed.

        LOL! I’m totally using that from now on, “the lamest lame that ever lamed”.
        Thank you for making me laugh so hard this morning – love it. Oh…and she is a nutjob.

      • lisa2 says:

        Well she is not the first to authorize her friends to talk about her relationship in VF.

        I think I’m too old for Taylor. I find her songs catchy but childish. I don’t like that she is forever using her relationship break ups to sell music. The men she has been with are not talking about her. Even John Mayer never said anything about her until she said something about him then he spoke and was attacked because of it.

        I think she gets a free pass on so much. I don’t call her a tramp or whatever for dating. I just find the way she handles her broken relationships very immature. And it bothers me that young girls follow her example in that regards.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t take issue with anyone clearing up silly rumors. The problem to me is her over the top reaction. If she had said “the joke hurt, I’m still a person with feelings” I’d have been totally OK with it. But twisting a meaningful quote to serve her ego and dismissing A&T as hell-bound women haters is ridiculous.
      And she really didn’t explain the house purchase, she basically said “well I’m not there so it didn’t happen” and then a “source” confirmed it as an investment, problem with VF presented them with facts about the purchase.

  37. Zorbitor says:

    The music biz is banking on her but I think Katy Perry caught them a little by surprise.

  38. Chris says:

    Ignoring Taylor and her opinions.

    Let me say that I’ve no idea what femism is, every group who identifies itself with feminism has different ideas but all women are bitches in these groups.

    After spending just two years at an all girls school I’ve seing women do enjoy backstabbing but they are very discreet. Sweet.

    I don’t know what Amy and Tina have done to make women here love them.
    I don’t see their influence anywhere probably because I’m not a feminist or fan. *Wink*

  39. Lulu says:

    And they actually DID offer her some advice. Take some time off from dating.

  40. barbiegirl says:

    Women helping other women? Puleeeze. I’m no Sarah Palin fan but does anyone remember that interview Couric did with Palin? Certainly not helpful to Palin at all so that’s a bunch of crapola. Besides, Taylor needs to learn to laugh at herself because everyone else is.

  41. kingkayski says:

    “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”-Twaylor Swift
    “It came true”-AnnE Hathaway
    Could these two be more narcissistic if they try?

  42. annaloo. says:

    “As she sits drinking lavender lemonade in her “Tim Burton–Alice in Wonderland–pirate ship–Peter Pan” apartment, Swift continues, “It’s why I have to avoid the tabloid part of our culture, because they turn you into a fictional character.”

    OH MY GOD.. I can NOT with this. Simply can NOT.

  43. Annie says:

    “As she sits drinking lavender lemonade in her “Tim Burton–Alice in Wonderland–pirate ship–Peter Pan” apartment”

    I imagine she’s this obnoxious and in her own fairy land 24/7. No man can put up with it.

  44. Lauren says:

    I am so tired of Taylor and the other Nashville whiner..Leann. They both had fame and money at such a young age..a fantasy life with unlimited entitlement. Very troubled relationships with men, unbearable personalities. They should both take a vow of silence.

  45. Pop! says:

    I still like Taylor. And i will say, sometimes after a break up its hard to talk about it yourself without getting emotional, so its better to have a friend say it then burst into tears and have that on the record. That won’t help her ‘I’m sane’ campaign to give over emotional in interviews.

  46. Poink517 says:

    She can dish it, but she sure can’t take it.

  47. Sweet Dee says:

    Girl is mad hatter crazy. Seriously. Tim Burton Peter Pan apartment? Damning two women (whose intelligence far exceeds her own) to hell over a mundane, hardly offensive joke? Teenage heartthrob Harry Styles chased her for a year? Bought a house next door to her underage boyfriend of two months? Goes around singing obsessively hateful songs? Kitty cat sweaters!???

    If you knew this person in real life, you would stay far, far away. Not to mention she’s an idiot–that Madeline Albright (not Katie Couric) quote was about far more serious things than a joke that stung a little.

    Shudder to think how awful her songs would be if she ever had real problems!

  48. amanda says:

    Wtf. Why should women help all women. Men don’t have to help all men. Giant buzz off to that idea. Help those in need regardless of gender. A woman – that’s right, she’s a woman now – dating a teenage boy is all kinds of wrong. He was in high school still, so 17 and she’s 22? 23? She should be called out for her jailbait approach to dating because a man in that position would be. A harmless joke is less harsh than prison time. So obnoxious.

    • sunny says:

      I absolutely agree…this quote was taken way out of context, in my opinion, as Madeline Albright was an amazing humanitarian. Not “feminist”, HUMANitarian. I have nothing against feminism, and I’m sure most people who identify as a”feminist” would agree support is not unconditional. If it were, I expect to be burning in a circle so horrendous it would make Dante himself shoudder for my feelings about women like Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Kim kardashian, and any mother on that child beauty patent show. I proudly hold other women to the same standards I hold myself- no more, no less.

  49. Gemini08 says:

    Leave to Taylor to make herself a victim in the Amy Poehler/Tina Fey joke. If she has been paying attention she would have noticed that they didn’t actually make fun of her. They gave her some sage advice: STOP DATING EVERY GUY YOU MEET! Learn to be alone for once in your life.

  50. Bread and Circuses says:

    As she sits drinking lavender lemonade in her “Tim Burton–Alice in Wonderland–pirate ship–Peter Pan” apartment, Swift continues, “It’s why I have to avoid the tabloid part of our culture, because they turn you into a fictional character.”

    LOL, LOL, LOL.

    Yep, it’s totally the tabloids turning you into a fictional character, Swifty. My, what a pretty princess dress you’re wearing there in your fantasy-themed home with the tinted lemonade.

  51. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    I agree Izzy she is an idiot living in her own little cotton candy cocoon world; did she actually graduate from high school – posters are saying how smart she is – No that’s her very skillfull management team; Her music’s awful drivel and she’s as fake as a three dollar bill;
    I agree Dorothy Vanity Fair is bottom feeding; What’s amusing is they bill themselves as some sort of lib/left journal attacking bushies and neocons,etc. and then they put a quintessential example of our fake corporate capitalist low brow pop culture on the cover.

    • Nina W says:

      She was very expensively educated through high school but who knows if she was paying attention.

      • birdy says:

        I’m pretty sure that I read she was home schooled for the last couple of years of high school. Not a excuse but some possible reasoning as to why she seems so emotional stunted and socially limited – especiialy with boys.

        Found it – People mag 2008

        Besides, the 18-year-old has other pressing teenage concerns – namely, graduating from high school. She recently received her diploma in the mail and she’s beaming with pride.

        “Graduating high school is really, really cool,” she says. “I’m so proud of it because I stopped going to high school in 10th grade, but I started home-schooling.”

        “It’s really good to know you don’t have to give up on your dreams to graduate high school, and you don’t have to quit your education to live your dreams,” says Swift, who was recently also named Goddess of Summer by Venus Embrace razors. “It’s really cool that you can do both.”


  52. Shelly says:

    Someone needs to give Taylor Swift a good f**k, maybe she’ll lighten up a bit. *skeet skeet*

  53. serena says:

    Her game is ending, poor Swifty, nobody believes her anymore.

  54. Skipper says:

    It’s possible that I now find her even more annoying than LeeAnn Rimes, Kim K., and Hohan combined. Enough with the whining already.

  55. KellyinSeattle says:

    She reminds me a bit of LeAnn with her constant whining about being misunderstood. Also, I think she’s a robot. *No offense to robots.

  56. Suzy says:

    This is funny considering the SOLVED Blind Gossip item about her ranting about how Harry Styles “didn’t even try” to fake their relationship. God, I loathe her.

  57. aud says:

    it’s probably bad that i still just pass things off as her being young and dumb about love/life

    i guess i don’t mind her so much cause i just enjoy her music without looking for hidden messages etc

    so to me she’s just a young singer who likes to date around and wants true love

  58. harper says:

    I love that there’s a sub-headline on the VF cover: “My Syrian Hostage Ordeal,” and Swift is going on about that traumatizing time at the Golden Globes when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a harmless joke about her love life. Trick needs a lesson in perspective.

  59. Cordelia says:

    This is where i say STFU. Go empower yourself first.. and then we can talk. Seriously, ‘bitch, please!’.

  60. kim says:

    She doesnt seem to be a inspiring to young girls. Older girls don’t like her…maybe she’ll be gone by new year’s. Her Red album really sucks. I wouldnt even illegally download it, well unless I was constipated, then the crap tunes may help.

  61. Jane says:

    She should stick to talking about her career and nothing else.

  62. INeedANap says:

    I am convinced that Swifty is the kind of girl who would dump her girlfriends for a dude.

    And sugar — don’t mess with Amy and Tina. Their careers are longer and more respected than yours, and will far outlive your own.

  63. valleymiss says:

    I feel ever-so-slightly vindicated in something I’ve been saying about Taylor for months: that I prefer the Kardashians to her. I really do. Yes, I know the Kardashians are talentless, but THAT’S how much I can’t stand Taylor Swift. Sweetie, if you don’t want people to constantly rib you about your lovelife, then stop making it the focus of every song lyric and music video. (And btw, if Tina/Amy’s jokes in January at the GG’s bothered you so much, then why did you “go there” and imitate Harry’s British accent during your Grammy performance in February?)

    Honey, you’re just mad that you’re getting *called out* for your tacky behavior. If I had a daughter, I’d read to her nightly from Tina Fey’s “Bossypants,” and I would never buy her a Taylor Swift album! Lol!

  64. Nanz01 says:

    Her apartment sounds like a Swifty version of Neverland. Never grow up, Peter Pan. It’s telling, her taste in decor.

    Also, STEP OFF, Swifty. You in danger girl talking about Tina and Amy like that.

    • Kimbob says:

      Yeah, right?! I’ve really, REALLY disliked her & her very sub-par attempts @ trying to be this little cutesy, fairy tales/ponies/glitter-type “girl,” when all along I saw right through that crap.

      The fact that she wrote song after song after song about all these “terrible” guys she dated….yet tries to play innocent and coy….it was just such a glaring contradiction…I could never buy into what she was selling.

      And yes…the Alice in Wonderland/Peter Panesque decor “theme” of her apartment, & I can actually picture in my mind her sitting there in her apartment giving this interview, using that “special place in hell” quote. When I read that I couldn’t stop laughing.

      Yeah….she’s been found out…and I’m loving it! She’s really a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    • Lexie says:

      wow. and she’s 23. she’s my age. i thought she was waaaay younger. time to start growing up now honey.

  65. poppy says:

    hahaha! bitch got burned!
    the bullsh¡t detector was fully operational at vanity fair this time.
    nancy jo sales = new hero

  66. samipup says:

    And Tina Fey’s Vanity Fair Cover was a hundred times better than Swifty’s. Do you remember it? After the whole SNL, Sarah Palin thing during Obama’s first election. The photo is priceless! Comedic gold.

  67. valleymiss says:

    It’s totally acceptable for Taylor to publicly exploit and profit from her lovelife. However, it’s not ok when others publicly *joke* about it.

  68. Kathryn says:

    Everyone is getting really f-king sick of Tswift and her bsh-t

  69. Jaana says:

    “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”- THE DEFINITION OF THIS BLOG.

  70. Ginger says:

    F em if you can’t take a joke…I hate people with no sense of humor. If you can’t laugh at yourself there’s no hope. LOVE what you said about Tina Fey and Amy Pohler so true

  71. French Reader says:

    I cannot wait for a sextape or pictures or anything to come out, that would break down her perfect little girl image. I wouldn’t usually wish that on someone but I’ve had enough of her righteous ass.

    Also, you don’t say that about Tina and Amy, bit*h.

  72. TG says:

    i find her boring and don’t even bother reading about that much. I used to think she was refreshing and was happy that my tween-stepdaughter like Taylor Swift since she seemed wholesome, then game the infamous Grammy’s where Kanye went off like a jerk and I was all on her side and still am regarding that incident but after that she was all over the place and has annoyed me ever since. I find her calculating and fake as fake can be. Nothing wholesome about her. Dating a teenager is just gross and I see she is still holding out hopes of becoming a Kennedy one day. He is the only one she hasn’t said anything bad about. That alone shows her cold calulation.

  73. Original A says:

    Ugh. TSwift and her people handled this so badly. As Lainey pointed out, this is the same journalist who wrote a very critical piece on Leo DiCaprio at the height of his teen-hearthrob fame. She’s not a softy, so pulling this shit (authorizing someone else to speak in depth on her relationships for her) is so ridiculously stupid. It’s one thing if her friend speaks to the journalist, it’s another if Taylor flat out tells the journalist that she won’t cover certain topics but her friend will. The thing that gets me is that the friend isn’t just saying mundane comments, she’s accusing people of being cheaters, etc.

    Also, I always forget that Taylor is 23 and Emma Stone (her bff) is 25. I like Emma, but that whole anagram thing is so childish and dumb. Taylor is older than Jennifer Lawrence, Mia W, Saorise Ronan, KStew and more . Taylor is one year younger than Adele, who has a freaking kid. People mature at a different rate, and I generally cut people who are under 25 a little more slack….But Taylor acts like she is 14 YEARS OLD. It’s insane. I mean, she dated a freaking 17 year old (Harry Styles)…Yes, I also think the guys in their early 20s who date 17/18 year old girls are usually not up to any good.

    • sunny says:

      Did you eever notice how she always refers to the opposite sex as “boys”? Not men, not guys, boys. The language is very juvenile…maybe Im reading too much into it (quIte probable, Im In the mental heath fIeld…clearly not IT sInce I cant turn off auto-caps!)), but it’s always irked me whenever I read a quote of hers.

      • Lemony says:

        Sunny, that’s a good point; I noticed that as well. I remember in high school we stopped calling them “boys” and went to calling them “guys”, we fancied ourselves sophisticated at that point, haha! At Swifty’s age, 23, I believe I was saying “fiance”, as he was a man, far from a boy ;)

  74. Celia says:

    She’s becoming a joke now. No man with any sense will want to date her unless he is absolutely desperate for publicity. Her expectations must be too high. Surely all the men and boys she has dated can’t be all THAT BAD.

    One side effect of her “Poor Me” songs is that they make me sympathetic to her exes.

  75. valleymiss says:

    Ya know, Lena Dunham is a self-described “non-ironic fan of Taylor Swift” (I am paraphrasing here), and I know that she worships Tina and Amy, and I know that Lena enjoys weighing in (via Twitter) on stuff like this in the media. Wonder if she’ll defend Swifty?

  76. Chrissy says:

    So she thinks she should get no criticism about her silly songs about the drama in her string of short-term relationships with (often underage) men. She says she is accused of singing about being “desperate” to get married and have children, and that is sexist? And wanting two comedians to go to hell for making a joke about her that is based truth is going too far.She thinks she’s very deep and intellectual but she’s really just a spoiled jerk.

  77. Lemony says:

    Wow. She really believes her own hype, doesn’t she?

  78. Isa says:

    I’m pretty sure she knew the quote wasn’t by Barbara, since she said Barbara told her of the quote and didn’t say, “Barbara said,” or something to that effect.
    Anyway, it was unnecessary and poorly used. It was a joke.
    She’s obviously aware of what the media says since she knows about slideshows and rumors.

  79. Chris says:

    Why does everyone keep defending her as being “young”? She’s old enough to drink, drive, go to war and vote. Oh and if she were a regular person, she’d be graduating college now. Please – she’s a seasoned pro who’s been in the limelight for several years. She’s certainly old enough to take responsibility for what she says in an interview.

    Instead of dismissing her stupidity as being a factor of youth, maybe just accept that she’s just stupid?

  80. SCREEEE says:

    Fuming at this story!

    Taytay, gurl.

    Those talented, openly feminist ladies made a joke about your cradlesnatching ways *because you dated a 17 year old and an 18 year old in quick succession*. It was an innocuous, teasing sort of joke – one of many that night.

    YOU, however, imitated your ex’s British accent on national TV, slutshamed a girl another ex of yours apparently got with, made video upon video where you’re the good girl to the antagonist’s ‘slut’, and basically turn your album sleeves into a series of blind items. You are inviting attention, and you can’t decide whether or not it’s positive. Get a grip.

  81. Patrice says:

    “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.”

    God. Is there anything worse than when crazy b**ches try to cry “sexism!” whenever anyone-male or female-dares to call them out for acting like CRAZY B**CHES? Get over yourself Tay Tay. It’s been a loooong time coming with you, but after that amazingness that is this article-notice, she never once comes right out and says she DIDN’T buy the house, just dances around the subject a la Beyonce-the jig is officially up! :D

  82. juju says:

    oh cry me a river Taylor, her and Justin Bieber can just go away please !! She’s fallen in love about 15 times in the past two years ???? Stop falling in love with every man that looks your way !! why not just date for now because its obvious you have no idea what your looking fore !!

  83. Patrice says:

    Side note: What type of delusional idiot talks trash about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (of all women) in the fight against anti-feminism and “mean-girling”? Those two ladies carry more class, talent, smarts, attitude and pizazz in one finger that Taylor Swift or the insufferable Katie Couric could ever dream of having! The entire industry LOVES them and for good reason-they’ve earned it through their actions and decades of work.

    If Taylor wants to continue trying to straddle the line between being a “young girl” (she’s 23!!) and a woman, that’s on her, but she might want to think twice before starting to f**k with the industry’s big dogs…Just sayin.

  84. Kelly says:

    She sounds like a big baby. So bad. And I liked her.

  85. Mandy says:

    I cannot believe the NERVE of this chick! GO AWAY.

  86. elceibeno08 says:

    Why do some bloggers here keep on telling Taylor to go away? If she went away who are they going to tear to pieces?

  87. Luxe says:

    She is so very tiresome. I think I have bought my last Swift album. I can’t support this passive aggressive, I’m innocent behavior. She talks about being picked on when all of her songs have intended targets. She needs to grow up and mature her music.

    And the “she’s only 23, she’s a kid” stuff needs to stop. I was done with school and living on my own in a strange state by 23. I WISH I had the luxury of being called a kid.

  88. Jayna says:

    Hysterical. She has a rule of not talking about exes, but then gives her the name of her friend allowed to talk and spill all the dirty details.

    She had nothing to do with the home next-door. Lol but the home was sold immediately after the breakup. Who is she fooling?

    Whining about the coolest women in TV making a joke at an awards shows? Yet she gets on stage razzing her latest gay. She even milked the who Kanye thing over and over.

    Entitled and immature. Stop writing about a million guys and using it as your shtick and being high profile about it if you can’t take some ribbing.

  89. lisa2 says:

    I said it before I BLAME KANYE.

    All this poor Taylor; started the second he stepped on that stage and too the mike from her. It was the beginning. Everything that has happened stemmed from that moment.



  90. taengsica2020 says:

    My goodness she is so annoying. She is not a little girl, she is a woman. Just because she acts like a little girl does not mean we should treat her that way. She does not need protection especially when she is the one opening her mouth saying all of these stupid things. How can she even bring up feminism when her music does not portray girls in a good light. I mean she slut shamed Camilla Belle, how is that in any way supporting another woman. Taylor Swift needs to act her age, I do not care that she has this innocent image when it is all just a facade. There have been a few instances when she has shown how bitchy she can be like when she performed We Are Never Getting Back Together and spoke with a British accent. If she ended that relationship how come she keeps bringing it up and throwing unnecessary shade. Maybe it is all for media attention which just goes to show how calculated she is about everything she does. How is she a good role model. Maybe she does not drink or smoke pot (who knows we have not seen it but you never know) but she basically shows her fans that you need a man. She sets an example in which girls feel the need to have a boyfriend or to be in love because it is something so cool to experience but hey if the guy is a douche/breaks up with you talk shit about him and make fun of him. All she does is whine, she needs to grow up and write about things that are more relevant and stop trying to sound like everyone else on the radio. Just because she writes her own songs does not mean they are good she sounds like she is stuck in high school and people like to defend her and say she is young which is just crap she is 23, she is an adult treat her like one. She has done nothing to help women while Tina And Amy have so she should just shut her mouth and get a sense of humor.

  91. Jane says:

    Can’t we put her on an island with Anne Hathaway, Kim Kardashain and LeAnn Rimes? All three of them are really annoying!

  92. silver says:

    I know everyone idolizes her, but try as I might, I just can’t get myself to like Tina Fey. something about her is just off…

    I do like Amy Poehler a lot though :)

  93. Anna says:

    Forget that Taylor is sooo sensitive, she is also a LIER.

    There was NO relationship with Harry Styles. It waas a publicity stunt. total PR. So not only is she dumping on the guy she dumped herself, the whole relationship was fake to begin with!

    Does anyone here seriously believe that Taylor Swift and Harry Styles got down together? This is a total farce and lie and just makes me SO angry that these stars (directed by the marketing/publicity staff) can just make up complete fictional accounts of their lives, and the public just eats it all up.

  94. Cordelia says:

    I honestly had no idea she was 23.. this entire time I thought she was 19, or at most 21.
    WOW. This is when Tay Tay went Cray Cray!

  95. emma says:

    yeah. she seems incredibly delusional! a special place in HELL for women who don’t help other women? you’re right 100%, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler help women every day – do so much more than poor lil Swifty does. And just because she’s a woman & writing about her feelings is NOT the issue. It’s the feelings that she’s writing about. She’s the one portraying herself as a desperate clingy whatever. Didn’t she learn anything from pretending to be Joni Mitchell?!

  96. birdy says:

    Tina and Amy respond – take notes Swifty for how to respond with class:

    Poehler was quick to respond to Swift’s comments, 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.’

    Fey was less sympathetic, telling Entertainment Tonight: ‘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 light-hearted joke.’

  97. birdy says:

    So when is Swifty going to claim she was misquoted or that it was taken out of context? The blowback has began and she will play the victim “everybody is picking on me” card once again when she sees that the press coverage of the comment is not favourable to her. And you know she will have to comment – she can’t help herself.

  98. Rikki says:

    She needs to haves several seats. She’s mad because everyone has gotten over her poor me I’m young attitude. She must have some kind issues. She’s mad because she got called out, what a narcissist. I really wish someone would make a song about her, then gauge her reaction. Maybe she gets some slack because everyone realized how stupid and love dependent she is. Her songs suck and what’s going to happen is she’s going to lose her fan base because they grew up and she hasn’t. Maybe when she realizes real heartbreak or some real life shit she will open her eyes I just wish everyone would stop babying her and let her know how it is.

  99. Notonmywatch says:

    This whackjob needs a psychiatric evaluation. She is all kinds of crazy.

  100. JH says:

    So…people who make a silly joke at a humorless, petulant singer’s expense are burning in hell (hell? Really?), but writing songs about your private past relationships is all good. What an idiot.

  101. Caroline says:

    She look so gorgeous, like a living doll~