Taylor Swift claims Michael J. Fox ‘got in touch’ with her & ‘we are good’

As we discussed on Friday, Michael J. Fox sort-of hilariously slammed Taylor Swift during a short little interview with Vulture. Vulture asked MJF about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s jokes about Swifty going after his son, Sam (who was Mr. Golden Globe). When asked if he would welcome Taylor as a potential girlfriend for Sam, MJF said (in part): “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.” Everyone had a chuckle and everyone was like “Aw, poor Swifty, her dumb shtick is so tired.” But never fear! Swifty found a way to manipulate the situation! On Friday, Swifty tweeted this:

[From Taylor Swift’s Twitter]

I could parse that for days! Do you think Michael really did “get in touch” with her? Or do you think their publicists yelled at each other for a few minutes and they decided the best way for Taylor to save face would be to tweet something? And what’s with “we are good…. Thank you for having my back”? Was she going to call for a fatwa against MJF in which rabid bands of 13-year-old girls tried to Mean-Girl him into oblivion? I kind of think Swifty should have just let it hang out there and not said anything about MJF. I mean, what is there really to say? There’s no way anyone goes up against MJF and comes out victorious. Michael is just too beloved, respected and sympathetic.

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  1. alons -y alonso says:

    If Swifty listens very closely, she will hear the gentle sound of no-one caring.

    • Meredith says:

      Exactly my point. Thanks for starting off the comments the right way! Does she really think I or anyone else was at all concerned about her little middle school drama? I think the self-generated drama in her life is going to start taking a Leanne Rimes type dive soon – it’s going to start hurting her brand and her financial bottom line.

      • pinkheart says:

        the only place anyone gives this girl acknowledgement of her presence and her sad antics on this planet is her twitter page

      • Moore says:

        Well the message is directed at her twitter followers who do care. Not to you.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        Wow Moore. Are you a follower?

        Meredith is right. She’s generating her own drama. And her followers do not have her back. They’re just looking for drama to latch onto so they feel like they’re part of her life.

        Taylor’s twitter feed will never stay only with her fans. So what she says is to everyone. not just them. Especially when it sounds like she’s rewarding their bad behavior towards MJF with the “having my back” line.

        It would have been better if she said nothing or apologised to him for her fans acting like rabid dogs to him.

  2. Amelia says:

    Go away, Swifty McBolt-ons.
    Slight side note, Teen Wolf was on last night and I had to do a double take at how freakishly similar Josh Hutcherson looks like the young M. J Fox! 0_o
    I think it’s probably the jaw.

    • ShakeRattleAndRoll says:

      I’m waiting for SNL to do a “funny” segment based on Back 2 The Future, where Marty plays “Shake Rattle and Roll”. And when MJFox is interviews about it, they can play AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” in the background. I mean, humor is good, no matter how mean it is… right?

  3. mkyarwood says:

    Shut it, Swifty :D

  4. Summer says:

    Yeah… Fox was like,” I’m sorry i didn’t mean it when I said back off and get a life.”

  5. Riana says:

    Didn’t his son basically tweet confirming that things were cool between his family and her? Saying ‘hope he gave her my number’?

  6. Leigh says:

    This girl thinks she’s pretty important, eh?

  7. Marty says:

    Yet again Taylor proves herself to be nothing more than a 12 year old girl. Who cares what MJF said, he has a right to his own opinion like everyone else. For someone who makes a living writing not so nice things about people in her songs, she sure is thin-skinned….or you know just really immature.

  8. lucy2 says:

    “Thank you for having my back” basically equals thanks for harassing the guy and being horrible, it worked and he called me! She should have said “no need for attacking him” or whatever her psycho fans were doing.

  9. Merman says:

    “Thank you for having my back” Gross.

    • GoodCapon says:


      The comments on the retweets (now up to 10k) are quite gross too (or sad, it depends on how you look at it).

      @taylorswift13 I hope you know how much we all love you.


      Yeah she’s really serious because SHE’S USING CAPSLOCK!!!

      • Izzy says:

        Well, at least we now know the meaning of her Twitter handle, @taylorswift13. It’s Taylor Swift, forever stuck at the age of 13 mentally and emotionally.

        Yeah, that sounds about right.

  10. Eleonor says:

    It was a f**@ing joke!
    Laugh sometimes girl, and probably your relationships will last a bit more.

    • pamspam says:

      Exactly. She seems to have zero sense of humor, and minus zero ability to laugh at herself. She must be a real drag to spend time with. It’s got to be exhausting dating her.

    • Sweet Dee says:

      Exactly! She takes herself so seriously, it’s really very sad. In fact, when she does laugh it’s that psycho cackle thing, mwaahahahah, that evil cartoon characters do when they’re hatching an ill-fated plan.

      Only Swifty does it when she’s talking about exes in interviews, and it’s super creepy.

    • Beatriz says:

      This!!! So has it really come to this? Nobody can make a comment, because she’s so sensitive she can’t take it??

    • ShakeRattleAndRoll says:

      Yeah – you know he was joking…he didn’t say it with a straight face. Even if he was on shaky ground with the comment. She needs to quit being so spastic.

      Man, this humor stuff is fun. You get to say anything, and anyone who objects just needs to lighten up.

  11. Victoria1 says:

    For the love of god, this girl grates my nerves. Everyone’s on to you Swifty and you’re a joke. Accept it and buy kitty shoes or go antiquing.

  12. Nina W says:

    Wow she is such a sad panda, geez, she has so much success and this is how she spends her time encouraging her fans to “have her back” cause she’s super-duper little girl sensitive and MJF is the biggest meanie ever. Gag!

  13. serena says:

    LOL Swifty is really going down, she should learn something from all of this slamming.
    Love so much MJF.

  14. Mandy says:

    Yeah, “Thanks for having my back” = Thanks for harassing the guy with Parkinson’s disease who dared to say anything bad about The Swift.

    • T.C. says:

      I know. Another thing for the Swifty nation to be proud of. What a sad clown of a person she is.

    • only1shmoo says:

      YES, those were my exact thoughts! I hate how she rallies her fans together to work up a frenzy & to throw sh*t at people who see right through her shtick. MJF has nothing to apologize for, so that tweet seems both manipulative and contrived…then again, Swifty said herself that she “always gets the last word,” so yes, he’s dealing with a woman who has the emotional maturity of a 12-year-old. Gah! >: (

  15. Talie says:

    her fans probably no zero about Michael J. Fox, which is just sad. I mean, yeah, let’s all attack a 50-something dude with Parkinson’s who made a benign joke.

  16. cs says:

    There is something off with Taylor. Please tell me what 23 year old woman would be interested in teenage boys? Most boys that age have the mentality of a 14 year old girl. This year she turns 24 years old no longer in her early 20′s but, mid-20′s. It’s no longer cute and sweet..

  17. annabelle says:

    Oh good lord, this child.

    Notice that she went for “retaliation” against a well known nice guy and didn’t say a peep to/about to the two comedic genius women who really called her a$$ out during the Globes.

    • aquarius64 says:

      That’s because Swifty won’t engage someone who will fight back and is not afraid of her 13-year-old mean girl fan base. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey can and will tear her apart if that country fried bimbo tries to pick an on-going fight with them. She plays the “men are so mean to me” card to get sympathy. One day she’s going to pull this stunt on the wrong guy who won’t care if there’s public backlash against him; he’ll air her dirty laundry as payback. What’s needed is the real Swifty caught on tape and released to the world. If that doesn’t take her down a peg I don’t know what will.

      • T.C. says:

        Sing it sister. The whole men are always mean to me card is going to come back and bite her hard one of these days. Some guy will speak up one day to defend himself against her crazy.

    • lucy2 says:

      Apparently lots of her twitter fans said bad stuff about Amy and Tina too.
      The whole thing would have been a great opportunity for her to step up as a role model, and say that she can take a joke, and verbally attacking the other person isn’t productive or mature.

  18. s says:

    I thought that all the teasing Swift got at the GGs was a little mean/low and that Fox’s statements were unnecessary.

    • Jano1981 says:

      Your probably the only one who isn’t a tween ( or are you ! ) feeling sorry for her. She should play the game and laugh along and realize that she practically wrote the jokes for them after the last year. I really want to like Taylor Swift because, well actually I don’t know why, but she seems a little off and not nice at all lately.

    • jaye says:

      She shouldn’t be in the business she’s in if she can’t take the ribbing, though. The GG’s + Comedians as hosts=your ass will probably get the business. She should try to lighten up if she got her back up over some harmless comments.

      • ShakeRattleAndRoll says:

        Yes, it’s important to be able to take the ribbing. I’m sure MJFox was kidding, since he didn’t say it with a straight face. And I saw him wink right afterwards. She shouldn’t be so spastic about a little joke. Maybe she just had opening night jitters.

  19. lisa2 says:

    So Taylor can sing songs about men she has dumped or who dumped her. She can call them out, but it is hands off when it comes to her. The whole thanks for having my back. I find it so offensive that she sings songs about these men and if any of them say something about her it would be like the end of the world. How dare they attack her. I recall John Mayer being jumped down the throat at because of his comments. It seems the men/boys don’t respond. Which gives her freedom to spout off whatever she wants.

    I blame Kanye West. All of this is his fault. If he had not done that grab the mike thing from her none of this would be happening. He is the cause of her being as popular for all the wrong reasons.

    so it is Kanye’s fault. all his fault.

  20. MaryDtn9 says:

    What a joke. Give me a break. Taylor Swift isn’t a kid any more and these teen type relationships and songs are starting to make her look really silly. She is dating these young guys because she can’t establish a relationship with an adult. if she doesn’t grow up she will fade away.

  21. Nympha says:

    Lol, I read the headline and thought “She must have been asked in some interview, that would be appropriate”. But to tweet about it? Seriously?

  22. LadyBird83 says:

    She needs to fire her publicist.

  23. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Agree with all the comments – is it just me or is she smug and conceited in most of her pics these days – news flash shifty mcveneer if you don’t develop mature themes and song writing you’re not going to last – and as most agree because of how she was raised and that she’s now living in a fake celebrity bubble, she is frozen in the world of a 14 yr. old middle schooler.
    Her pr team forgot one thing – if you aggressively appeal to one demographic, they may outgrow you and there goes you’re popularity. Go to a stones, springsteen U2,etc. concert wide demographics, but swifty’s made enough already to laugh all the way to the bank, so maybe she really doesn’t care. Just sayin.
    Btw talie Family ties was one of many great comedies from the 80s/90s (cosby,friends,seinfeld,cheers,Murphy brown,designing women), brings back memories they don’t make them like that anymore.

    • Izzy says:

      It’s not just you, I was actually thinking the same thing – she looks so smug in the photos I’ve seen of her lately, and frankly, I’m hoping some soon-to-be-ex speaks out someday soon, which ought to wipe the smug off her squinty little face.

  24. Green_Eyes says:

    Working with Organizations that work w/ MJF and knowing many at the MJF PD Foundation, it saddens me to think of how many immature young fans of Swifty’s must have actually bombarded their website enough for MJF to have made that announcement. Of course someone as self absorbed as Swifty is with her ‘thanks for having my back’ comment would never think of that. Granted, Swifty is not the one to have done the bashing, but that last comment comes off as condoning it. The Foundation website is there for those who need help or want to give help (both by any means possible), not to express dislike about a comment made that doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. Shame on parents for letting their kids loose on sites and well Swifty..never mind think it’s been said enough..

  25. Lucy says:

    One day someone will talk the truth about these relationships and the perfect image of Taylor will be destroyed, I mean most people have started to get sick of her and her immaturity

  26. Lucinda says:

    I don’t get why she bothered saying anything. Even if the joke was mean-spirited, it was very mild. She’s giving it way more attention by saying anything. The people that know MJF aren’t her fans and her fans don’t know MJF so it really wouldn’t have crossed over much anyway. I get that 22 is young, but at 22, I was way more mature than she portrays herself to be. She can’t act like a girl and be respected like a woman. I agree that if she doesn’t grow up, she will become irrelevant soon. At least we can certainly hope.

  27. Marianne says:

    What the eff is with you guys. Maybe you don’t care…but probably her fans did, and so she wrote something to calm her fans down and tell them it was all right. If she hadn’t said anything, I bet you would all be saying that she was bitter. C’mon guys, the tweet wasn’t bad.

    • Aagje says:

      She basically told her fans that, up until the moment MJF got in touch with her (which I highly doubt), that it was quite alright for them to attack him for a simple joke, which after the year she has had, was quite warranted.

      Not okay.

      • Marianne says:

        Do we know for a fact that they were attacking MJF though? How do we know they weren’t tweeting her stuff like…”Are you ok” or whatever.

        I’m just saying, I think she was sending the tweet TO THEM, to basically say “hey I’m fine. Thanks for caring that enough by me”. I don’t think she was doing to get back at MJF.

  28. Izzy says:

    Swifty, I know in my heart of hearts… that Michael J. Fox has more class in his pinky finger than you will have in a lifetime.

    Now, STFU.

    P.S. If we were talking about my son, my comments would have been more along the lines of “she’s not good enough because he needs a woman, not a woman-child,” or “puh-leez, the last thing he needs is an STD courtesy of one of her douchey exes…”

  29. Andrea says:

    I just laugh at her song Mean.. Taylor Swift, youre a mean bitter person.

  30. Rachel says:

    Oh thank god! The worry that he’d offended her was keeping MJF up at night…

    • Green_Eyes says:

      No, pretty sure it wasn’t. But bet her fans sending comments thru the Fox Foundation website was. They can be horrible that way, especially as the foundation w/ contact info comes up when you google him. working w/ a fellow PD organization that works in partnership and MJF is also on our board, safe to say that got hit. How much can’t. But definitely enough to have MJF reach out to her via publicist or not. That shows the immature age group (or status) of her fans and she loves it.

      • Gracie says:

        Uh, prety sure Rachel was being sarcastic…

      • Green_Eyes says:

        Grade, working w/ foundations that work w/ MJF foundation, knowing his close personal friends well & him a bit (as well as he is on the board of my organization & have been to DC several times w/ our group to advocate) I am not being sarcastic. I’m sure all the emails and phone calls to the foundation is what prompted him to make a statement.. Otherwise he would not have Said a wokjnjtj

  31. skuddles says:

    Ugh, grow up little girl and learn to take a joke! I can’t believe MJF had to soothe her poor, hurt little feelings. I am SO over her and her juvenile schtick.

    • The Original Tiffany says:

      I just want her to know that I am offended by having to listen to her stupid music. I’m offended that the club next door to us in Atlanta would play Never, ever at 5 million decibels at 3am.

      I will never, ever forgive Swifty for being well, Swifty.

      I guess she is back to riding unicorns on rainbows now that her and MJF are okay. Swifty gets the douchebag of the day award.

  32. KellyinSeattle says:

    I get the impression she has zero sense of humour, too. She reminds me of an evil doll who’d be in a movie. She makes Chuckie seem lovable.

  33. stupidcelebrities says:

    I used to think she was charming when she was a bit younger, less self-important and not part of the endlessly self-involved culture. Her lyrics were more age-appropriate at the time too. Now she’s caught up in her own meaningless self-created conflict and her young fans eat out of her hands. There is a vast world out there Tay Tay, and there are folks with real problems. I wish you would not bemoan your lot in your life because it’s 100x more endurable than what most people experience. Age is no excuse for ignorance. There are many well-known celebrities exactly her age or even younger who also casually date. The difference is they do not call attention to themselves, and Miss Swift does.

    I think if she’d open her eyes, she would also open her mind and her lyrics would mature at the same time.

  34. Caroline says:

    Amen to that~
    That jab was out of line. MJF having Parkinson’s should not excuse him of any responsibility.
    btw loved his turn on the good wife..

  35. Lila says:

    I honestly doubt she cared that much. This seems pretty clearly directed at the twitter crazies. She’s basically saying I’m good, I recognize what you were doing but stop now and leave everybody alone. When stars have the kind of rabid fan bases Taylor Swift does it doesn’t even really matter if she was offended or not. They go crazy all on their own and it’s not a bad thing IMO that she is trying to keep a lid on some of that.

  36. jessiesgirl says:

    It’s the “Thank you for having my back” that sticks in my craw. She absolutely condones internet bullying of someone who didn’t kiss her butt. I was neutral about her before, but this was waaay out of line and disgusting. She’s in Leann Rimes territory now.

  37. dcypher1 says:

    Dont mess with mcfly.

  38. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:


  39. Agnes says:

    I really doubt MJF gives a flying rat’ s ass about this chick.

  40. Lola says:

    I don’t understand her hype, I wanted to like her, I really did, but the whole “I’m a sweet innocent girl who gets screwed over by guys” is such b.s. Her fans are nuts a who were mocking M.J.F and making Parkinsons jokes, the fact that she practically thanked them for that is disgusting.

  41. elceibeno08 says:

    Now, If Taylor’s publicist lied about Taylor getting a phone call from MJF, how come MJF did not come out and denied it? Taylor may have the last laugh when her next album is released. If we listen to a song titled: ‘cranky old man’ by Taylor then we will know she is talking about MJF.

    • Lulu says:


      To me, thanks for having my back simply means thanks for caring. Big deal. He shouldn’t have said what he did and the crazy fans shouldn’t have bothered the foundation. Sounds like he put it right and she had to back down the crazy fans. Doesn’t sound like we’re in Rimes territory yet.

  42. poiup says:

    I think it’s perfectly believable that someone of MJF’s personality and character would have 2nd thoughts and feel guilty later about jokey but honest remarks he made on-the-fly. Whether he should be or not is different story but I think he probably did get in contact in her.

  43. paranormalgirl says:

    I used to like her and to feel for her. Now I want to slap her with a trout.

  44. jwoolman says:

    I’m astonished that any fuss was made at all. He was asked a question and answered in a very humorous way. All he said was that he didn’t want his son to date her because when they broke up, she’d slam his son in a song… Which she does routinely. Swift knows she does that and has gone on record that her songs are based on such breakups with real people. She even makes it easy to figure out which one. Is it possible that her fans really don’t know that? Michael wasn’t even speculating, he was just saying (as a joke) that he doesn’t want his son ending up the subject of a “he done me wrong” song. His son is long past the age of his father having any say in his dates, so it doesn’t even reduce the pool of potential heartbreakers.

  45. ViktoryGin says:

    So glad that the tide is turning on this record company-fabricated hack.

    The girl has ALWAYS been a marginally talented marketing gimmick that’s easy to sell because the asinine public at large has this unceasing, nauseating love affair infantile blondes.

    She’s terrible. Pure and Simple.
    She has the emotional profundity and musical ability of a 12 year old, and it hasn’t improved as she’s aged.

    Yet, the record company will persist with this vapid, undeserved idolatry because they count on the public’s ignorance and abysmal tastes.

    Thank you for beginning to say no her kool-aid.

  46. ShakeRattleAndRoll says:

    You could tell that MJFox was just kidding – he didn’t say it with a straight face.

    Hey, this humor stuff is fun. I can say any mean thing I want, and then just laugh it off. And I’m sure none of you people have a double standard for things like this.