Is Taylor Swift pissed off because people are laughing at her Grammys reaction shot?


Taylor Swift was by far one of my favorite people at the Grammys on Sunday. Her head-banging ode to a Gyllenhaal was a great performance, her Gucci dress was hot, her styling was on-point and she danced awkwardly and sang along to most of the performances, especially Kendrick Lamar (who knew she was such a fan?). But everyone was also talking about Taylor’s gasp-and-recovery face when she thought she won Best Album, but she lost to Daft Punk. Here’s the clip that was everywhere earlier this week:

I don’t hate her for that. I don’t hate her for wanting to win, I don’t hate her for gasping when she thought she won, and I don’t hate her for immediately putting on her gracious loser face. If anything, this made me like her more. She’s a pro who wants to win but she isn’t mad when she loses. Anyway, Hollywood Life’s “exclusive sources” claim that Swifty was pretty pissed about how much people were talking about this reaction shot.

Taylor Swift seemed to enjoy herself at The Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, but she’s not thrilled about all of the negative attention she’s been receiving after she mistakenly thought she won the award for Album of the Year. In fact, the singer is “upset,” a source reveals to EXCLUSIVELY.

Taylor is known for dancing and having fun at awards shows, but after what happened at the 2014 Grammy Awards, maybe she’ll be a little less enthusiastic next time.

“Taylor can take the good, but really can’t take the bad. She loves dancing during shows and she knows the cameras will be on her,” a source tells EXCLUSIVELY.

We love those moments when the camera cuts to her — she looks adorable when she dances!

“She was genuinely surprised [about what happened]. And afterwards when everyone gave her flack for it, she got upset,” the source adds. “Not tears or sad upset, more like not taking it for the funny moment it was.”

[From Hollywood Life]

If this is true – big IF – then that’s what makes me dislike her a little bit. I don’t think people were laughing at that video because “Haha, Taylor sucks.” It’s just a funny reaction shot, like Tommy Lee Jones’ Grumpy Cat Face at the Golden Globes. But this is the problem with Swifty, isn’t it? She’s a total professional until someone makes even the smallest joke at her expense. Then it’s suddenly “they’re going to hell” or this mess. Her reaction to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes joke last year is one of the reasons I kind of believe this HL story.



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  1. HappyMom says:

    She has no sense of humor about herself-so yes, I’m sure she’s furious. Will she write a song about all of us haters?

    • doofus says:

      that’s the issue I have with her. she doesn’t seem to party, get drunk, be a druggie, drive drunk, get in fights etc…she does seem very professional and together.

      but she also seems to take herself WAY TOO SERIOUSLY, and it’s stuff like this that reinforces that idea. I think that whenever she doesn’t get treated like a little princess (from what I understand she comes from money and was treated as such) or if someone dares to poke fun at her, even a little bit, she gets all huffy.

      I know not everyone likes her, but Swift could take a lesson or two in humility/self-deprecation from JLaw.

      • velourazure says:

        I have to thoroughly disagree with her being the “best thing at the Grammy’s” I find her insufferable and lame and she seems like she’s probably a real whiny pain in the a** if she doesn’t get her way. Re: her dancing- what about the poor slobs seated behind her at EVERY award show that she feels the need to showcase her rhythm-less dancing?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Exactly. Life is much easier when you can laugh at yourself.

      • Lizzie says:

        agreed. she’s just coming off as a twat (excuse the language but really is there a more appropriate word here? i think not.)

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        agreed it is half the battle!

      • IzzyB says:

        I can take a joke and laugh at myself pretty well, but I’d find it hard to be jovial if something silly I’d done had gone viral around the world.

        I’ll give her a pass on this. We’ve all been embarrassed.

      • FLORC says:

        I was thinking the same. This girl cannot laugh at herself. And gets way too upset over things others take on the chin and move on. That’s why we remember the Tina and Amy joke. Because Swifty made it into a big thing about feminism and women who tease other women deserve to go to hell. I bet if she brushed that joke off this gif would not be as funny as it is.

      • Steph says:

        The more I hear about this girl — and given her behaviour, I refuse to accord her the courtesy of calling her a woman, since she continues to behave like a petulant child — the more I dislike her. She strikes me as snotty, superior and spoiled and for some reason, she seems to believe she is entitled to adulation. I can’t figure out why she should be lionized for writing “songs” most middle school angsty teens would be ashamed to author. She is insufferable. Am I a bad person for enjoying her comeuppance? Maybe so, but I’m not sorry.

    • Samantha25 says:

      I like Taylor’s music but things like this is why people think she’s hypocritical and fake. Anytime somebody makes fun of her she takes it so seriously and throws a tantrum. Yet she takes pride in attacking others. She needs to laugh things off.

  2. Patricia says:

    It seems like the people around her were more involved in thinking she own and then realizing she didn’t. Her own reaction pales in comparison to those dudes lol.

    • A Different Kate says:

      This. The suits around her were the ones that had the over-the-top reactions.

    • watchmaker says:

      Plus one..Judging the reaction from the gentleman seated next to Swifty, I thought for sure he was having a massive coronary…

      • Peppa says:

        Lol. I am so focused on that guy, that I don’t even notice her reaction when I see that clip.

      • Lauren M. says:

        That is Taylor’s father. Probably the other suits are business related as well. Their whole lives and income are connected to Taylor’s success. Sometimes i wonder how she handles the non-stop pressure of winning tons of awards, be perfectly thin, beautiful and successful. And her lovelife is a disaster. The only dude that has stuck around is Ed Sheeran, whom is supposedly her friend. However, I thought she looked magnificent when she sang “All Too Well”. Stunning.

      • Oh La La says:

        @ LaurenM: That is not Taylor’s father.

  3. V4Real says:

    Well she didn’t win best country Album either.

    I love the caught off guard expressions because they truly show how bad that person wants to win or thought they won.

    Kaiser mentioned Tommy Lee Jones grumpy cat face from the GG. That made me think of Samuel L Jackson’s face a few years back. I’m not sure if it was the GG or the Oscars. When he didn’t win the camera caught his reaction when he said Damn. It was too funny.

  4. QQ says:

    Dont ya’ll laugh at Princess Sparkle Pony Hearts and her wishy heart of hearts!, You guyses know there is a special place in hell for us and all

    • Marty says:

      I swear, Taylor’s reaction to Adele on stage at the GG after Adele won over her is seared into my brain. I actually don’t think she’s a gracious loser, I just think she knows when cameras are on her.

    • Kali says:

      I thought she was Lady Sparkle Glitter? S%^*, thanks for the correction, QQ 😄

  5. Aims says:

    She takes herself way to seriously. Also she looked like an asshole when she was dancing during the imagine Dragon preformance. I honestly believe when she hit 14 she froze there mentally.

    • emmie_a says:

      So dancing like a 14 year old and having fun equates asshole? She looks like a dork when she dances but she was having a good time. Let her be.

      • Erin says:

        Her dress was beyond beautiful! Loved her hair and make-up, dress, the whole look. I do think the media was being cruel. Celebs, before the day of the internet, don’t know who lucky they were. All the internet hate does get old. No one is allowed to be human.

    • Vanderhootchie says:

      I would agree. Minimal talent, too. Not sure how she got so far.

    • Kiddo says:

      I thought the ‘dancing’ was entertaining. It looked more like multiple spasms, a la Elaine on Seinfeld.

      • Aims says:

        That’s a perfect comparison. My husband and I were watching them preform and he asked,” who’s that girl dancing? ” I said Taylor. He then said,” she’s a weird chick.”

        My asshole comment was regarding she knows that she’s going to be on camera as much as possible. Her dancing seemed a little hungry.

      • EammesP says:

        @aims I agree. I said it in the post right after the Grammys and I’ll say it here too. It’s like she wants, even if it’s just camera shots and reaction shots, other people’s performances to be about her too. I don’t mind her music and I think her style has been on point since she stepped away from her princess-y faze, but she needs to step back from the public a bit. From the (how I saw it) attention seeking dancing, her grocery store pap strolls to her apparent zero sense of humor about herself.. It’s off putting.

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        Yes to the Seinfeld reference; this girl is so overrated, and this was a Grammy dedicated in large part to honoring the Beatles whose music will be remembered a lot longer than her silly juvenile crap. It shows you what kind of self-absorbed world some of these young celebutards live in that swifty mcveneer thinks her “music” is that great and innovative.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Thank you Aims and Eames. The rudest and most self-absorbed thing that one performer could do to another is to steal the limelight from the person performing on stage. Her desire to be the sole focus of attention at the expense of other artists is just pathetic. She is a spoiled immature little brat and she is in for one miserable and dissatisfying life after she is no longer a real celebrity.

      • Nat says:

        So what? She enjoys herself and now it has become attention seeking; I see nothing wrong. If she chooses to dance then she chooses to do that and so be it. You don’t see her doing drugs or having meltdowns as many stars in our society. But I assume that she is much focused on because of the media who want the best story they can get. So why not Taylor? She is on top of the world and in the spotlight. There is our focus, they will admit and damn if she sits still or dances. Damn if she has a mere reaction which became protracted by media attention. Damn, should she do anything. But to tell you the truth, she is to be admired for being able to stand up for herself. She is a young confident successful woman. She is at the top of her game and her fans (not just tweens) love her for that. And should you blame anyone for this woman’s success, blame the fans who chose to place her at the top. I truly see a lot of blindfolds because people chose not to look at the real facts. You are looking through a magnifying glass choosing to narrow your focus on aspects that may or may not be true. But not to the consideration of the whole person. You truly do not know the person, because if you did, then I am sure you would consider her a much better person than the mere “say so” of tabloid articles.

    • Allie says:

      She’s always doing awkward dancing for almost all of the awards shows. I remember her during the VMAs, there’s a reaction shot of her for every thirty seconds or so, basically doing awkward dancing or silly faces, and her over-the-top reaction to Miley’s performance. Girl loves the cameras so much.

  6. doutzen says:

    I really don’t understand anyone who can’t laugh at their self.

    • Nat says:

      Does it look like she can’t laugh at herself in this video.

      And dare, I say, a lot of people are contradicting themselves by saying she can’t laugh at herself. Look, she was dancing at the Grammys (Maybe laughing at herself, having a good time), but no that is not allowed and being serious is not allowed too. What do you expect? One or the other. It is contradictory statements that I see by people and their jealousies. When Taylor does one thing, it is not acceptable, but when she does the opposite, it is not acceptable either. Well, Taylor is Taylor and not you and not anyone else. Her reaction was normal and it just got spun by the media and jealousy. But of course, you can’t see it with blindfolds on.

  7. lizzy says:

    She is for sure one of those people who can’t take a joke. Her whole personality is about being a perfect unicorn loving boy crazy princess and people laughing at princess swifty just will not do.

    She irritates me beyond belief.

  8. marina says:

    She’s such a brat. After that whole “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women” she said about Tina Fey and Amy Pohler because she can’t take a joke…. She needs to get over herself. Seriously, when the worst thing that’s happened in your life is getting dumped or losing at the Grammy’s I guess you don’t know how to react to disappointment. Boo f*cking Hoo.

    1% problems.

    • Vanderhootchie says:

      She has a long way to go and hasn’t a clue what life is going to throw at her. She will learn.

    • Anon says:

      I remember her manager blasting people online for dare saying that Taylor couldn’t sing that well live or making excuses for her. Or people wondering why there always seemed to be such distraction going on with her while she’s performing (big lyrics popping out, singing up in the air, arms flopping in front of Stevie Nick’s face, etc)…yeah, to distract you. If she wants to be “country”…laugh, let her stand still and sing like the rest of the greats… like Jackson, Straight, even Wyonna or Martina McBride. Heck, Brad Paisley could have made it easy without ‘Online’ but could Taylor Swift? social media, Tay’s best friend and now her downfall.
      I’ve wondered (since I have both sons and a daughter) how Taylor would be perceived if she were a guy with some of things she written and done.

  9. lilian says:

    She’s a good artist and articulates herself well in song but she’s an attention seeker who takes herself too seriously.

  10. TreadStyle says:

    Her reaction & response to Tina and Amy is exactly why I am baffled by anybody thinking she is “cool or likable” ever. Her head banging piano playing doesn’t change her personality.

  11. Bria says:

    Lmfao I doubt this story’s true. Nobody is so humorless!

  12. Keels says:

    She takes herself WAY too seriously.

    Personally, I think it’s time for her to go away for a little bit before she becomes completely insufferable.

  13. gayle says:

    If I had been in her position I would have wanted to win too! I think what gives this story some plausibility is that she has not had much ability to laugh things off easily in the past like the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler joke last year and such, she just needs to let things go.

  14. Kiddo says:

    Weren’t there gifs of her looking rather pissed off in earlier awards shows, for not winning? I seem to recall this, or maybe it’s my imagination.

    • Jude says:

      I’m not sure about gifs but there are youtube clips of Taylor’s losing face around pre-2013. There’s one of her losing to Miranda Lambert for some CMA award and Taylor just had the pissiest expression while all the other nominees were smiling and clapping for Miranda. I also remember her looking pissed at the Grammys when she lost to Lady Antebellum.

      Honestly, Taylor was always a sore loser and she never really hid it at first. But ever since her stank face towards Adele during the GG became viral and people started pointing it out she stopped. Now whenever Taylor loses (which has become more and more frequent as of late) she’s usually the first one to stand up and cheer for the winner. Damage control, I assume. Her fake enthusiasm was REALLY obvious at first. The girl popped out of her seat like it was on fire and started clapping like a trained seal.

      • Kiddo says:

        Thanks for confirming the existence of this same behavior in the past. I thought I was losing it for a minute. I guess there is a fine line between having confidence and thinking too highly of yourself.

  15. Shelby says:

    IMO, she has smug face in all these shots

  16. Lucy says:

    To be fair to her, Yoko Ono did hold the “R” of Random Access Memories for a bit, so I can see why she initially thought she was the winner (for Red). That being said, girlfriend needs some sense of humor!

  17. teehee says:

    So this is the umpteenth piece of evidence that she is a vain, arrogant, hateful and backstabbing snitch…

  18. BendyWindy says:

    Well, the comments here certainly seem to support that it was a funny moment rather than a “haha Taylor sucks” reaction. Oh, wait…

    • Wilz says:

      Thank you!

      She is always the butt of jokes. And now the internet has taken this moment of complete disappointment and turned it into a gag. People aren’t just laughing at it because it’s amusing; they’re laughing AT Taylor, reveling in her disappointment.

      You can be the most self-secure person in the world, but to have the whole internet come down on you like that? Yeah, I don’t think you’d be pleased either.

      I’m not fan of hers and sometimes I do think she’s affected and uptight, but holy crap, cut the girl a break. She just lost and people are laughing at her for it. Holy hell.

      • Kiddo says:

        While I agree on some levels, when your career is focused and built upon making mockery of ex-loves, can one really be that sensitive to mockery themselves? I’m not a fan, but I don’t hate Swift either. She should just laugh it off and move on, even if she can’t laugh it off inside. It would make her seem like a better sport. If she practices it long enough, she might actually become a better sport.

      • Steph says:

        IMHO, she is the author of her own misfortune. Her public image — which she has carefully crafted — is that of the world’s Special Little Snowflake. Clearly, she believes her own press and reality be damned. Self confidence is one thing: delusion is another. It’s her utter lack of a sense of humour about herself coupled with an apparent conviction that she *is* more special than the average bear that is responsible for the schadenfreude tsunami that has resulted. Who doesn’t like to see arrogance deflated?

  19. Marigold says:

    If anything, she should be eating this up. She gets flack (somewhat reasonably, in my opinion) for doing the whole “Who? Me? No way!” schtick all the time and the one time they catch a legit, not contrived reaction, it was because of a mistake in hearing. She wasted the opportunity to own those silly surprised reactions.

    What bothered me more all night was the “spontaneous” dancing. That girl never met a camera she didn’t know was there.

    • Tiffany says:

      Ding, ding, ding!!!! She is not some first time winner who is still wet under the ears. She pulls that reaction every time and it is just not convincing.

  20. Autumn says:

    Every time I watch that clip, I find myself cringing. She needs to do what Anne Hathaway did, and just go away for awhile. Maybe find some new material to write about. I don’t say any of this to hate on her. I just think she is way overexposed. If she is really upset over this, then she needs to gain perspective about what’s really important in life. I also agree she needs to learn to laugh at herself.

  21. Gabby says:

    If being upset about being made fun of is the worst thing she can be criticized about, somebody needs to get a life and go back to criticizing some young entertainers who deserve it (looking at you, Miley, Justin…). Back to Taylor. She looks different lately – prettier IMO. She previously had very droopy upper eyelids for someone her age. It looks as though she’s had eyelid surgery.

  22. sa says:

    I don’t fault her for her reaction, but if she’s going to stay in the public eye so much, she really needs to accept that not everything said about her will be praise. She needs to take a joke without suggesting that the joke tellers are going to hell for it, she needs to learn to accept that she’ll be criticized or made fun of sometimes, sometimes completely undeservedly, but it’s part of what she signed up for with a career in the public eye.

    What’s weird to me is that I thought she handled the Kanye thing very gracefully back when I think she was still a teenager, but now that she’s a little older, she seems to have lost that maturity.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      She wrote an homage to passive-aggressive faux forgiveness for him for doing that. “34 and still growing up now…… you’re still an innocent.” He may have deserved it, but she wasn’t graceful about it, she was just better at restraining her bitch impulses than she is now.

      • sa says:

        I can’t really fault her for that, if writing songs about things is how she works through them, fine. If it had happened to me at that age, I probably would have started crying for my mom right there on stage. So I do think she handled that well.

        The song of hers that I do have an issue with is the one about a critic (I think it’s called Mean?) calling him a “liar” and that he’s going to end up alone all for the great offense of doing his job an daring to critique her music.

  23. GirlyGirl says:

    Good Lord she’s uptight, no wonder boys ditch her like a crazy hot potato

    She must crap silk

  24. Adrien says:

    Eh! Taylor has already perfected the feign surprise facial expression. I bet she’s practicing that “le gasp” face in front of the mirror every awards night. That was just an automatic reaction.

  25. Jordan says:

    Because she’s been around so long, I think people sometimes forget how young she is. What is she 23-24? I’ll give her a pass on this. Even after she realized she didn’t win, she was gracious. I’ve never seen her out of line when she lost. she just made a mistake.

  26. moo says:

    I was more surprised about the older couple sitting next to her (her parents??). The man clearly mouthed “F%&K” to the other man behind him… if she’s been brought up like that, well no wonder she’s disappointed.

  27. TruthKindaHurts says:

    I guess she’s Ok, I definately don’t hate her and I do like some of her music but for goodness sake can she take that annoyingly SMUG look of Superiority off her face for ONCE? #JustAskin?

  28. janet says:

    Loved her dress and you can count on her to look great at any awards show but her head banging performance was beyond stupid. What was the point.

  29. Penny says:

    Of course she’s pissed, the girl has absolutely no sense of humor about herself.

  30. pru says:

    Time to grow up, Taylor.

  31. Izzy says:

    The only difference between this and her losing last year to Adele at the Golden Globes, was that this year, they made sure she knew not to put on Epic Bitch Face when she lost. But she still actually carried around with this presumption that she should win because SHE’S SWIFTY. Bitch, please.

  32. Michele says:

    She’s very talented, rich, tall, beautiful & most of all a happy sweet person who is well respected in the industry and by her peers. She’s not a sore loser and she’s bound to continue to have mad success for the rest of her life. This makes people furious with jealousy. Get used to it people, she’s here to stay she’s the real deal.

    • Allie says:

      I hate the theory that if I don’t like somebody it’s because I’m jealous. Why can’t I dislike Taylor because I think she’s immature and takes herself too seriously?

      • MisJes says:

        +1, Allie. I don’t have any jealousy or dislike towards Taylor, but I do find her disingenuous, humourless and ungracious at times. This is my personal opinion of her, just as Michele has her own (rather more favourable) opinion of Taylor. Why make it personal?

    • Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

      YEah, I’m also totally jealous of mosquitoes and Nazis and Leanne Rimes. Because if you don’t like something, you must be jealous of it.

  33. None Care says:

    Dear lord, Taylor gets hate for anything nowadays. She dances, oh wow stupid bitch can’t dance, stop. Loses and claps for the other winner, she’s so fake. Wins, and it happy and surprised, gets hate and called fake. Sure, she’s had a couple snobby is faces at award shows, but come on. None of y’all seem to care when Faith Hill made that face at a country show when she lost to Carrie. Or when Miranda made that angry face when the nominations were being called out. Or when Kacey lost to Miranda and made that “what” face. But of course Taylor, whom is the biggest star on the planet, will always garner hate no matter what she does in life. She’s 24 people. Live and let live. Geez.

    • Nat says:

      Exactly. And you know what! I think it is because Taylor is at the top, that she receives hate. Just look throughout the history of the world and you will see that those at the top probably receive both the most love and the most hate. Jack Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, etc. Because of their fame, it is much easier for them to get focused on more. This hatred is only a by-product of success, but once you strip away all the misperceptions that some people have, you will see that Taylor Swift is the Girl next door; Is quite down to earth. Is trying to live life as a normal person. Perceived fakery does not come from Taylor, herself but from those that hate or have jealousies. That is the case with most famous people. I say Long Live Taylor, She’s on the right track.

  34. Cinderella says:

    Her level of fame must be so overwhelming for her. She’s becoming more unlikeable by the minute.

    She just needs to chill and continue creating the music her fans like….and look perdy doing it. Stop head-banging. Stop being an attention hog. Stop throwing tantrums.

  35. Skye says:

    I gotta admit, The Grammys put me a little on Taylor’s side. “Trouble When You Walked In” aside, I don’t care about her music much, but after all the snark about Tay-Tay always putting the attention on herself, I realized she’s not the one putting it there. It’s the same thing with Aniston: once the “lovelorn victim” narrative is created, it’s never gone. In Tay’s case, it’s “attention whore.” Our story, not hers.

  36. epiphany says:

    She’s a 24 year old woman who writes songs with the emotional depth of a 12 year old, but don’t let that fool you. Beneath the unicorns and cotton candy façade is a ruthlessly ambitious woman. Public recognition, such as award shows, makes her salivate.

  37. silly you says:

    “I don’t think people were laughing at that video because “Haha, Taylor sucks.””

    i was definitely laughing because HA HA TAYLOR SUCKS. go on and write a song about it, beetch. bring it.

  38. Princess says:

    She’s always making fun of herself :/ She’s enjoying her life and she’s just 24 ..
    The reason why she’s not happy about the jokes that she’s getting is because they are always under the belt jokes..They are making fun of her in a rude way! Y’know what i’m saying?! ..It’s not funny to insult her by the way she dance or for the way she reacts whenever she’s excited!
    AND SHE’S DOING HER HEAD BANGING THING SINCE 2006!!!! Why are y’all talking about it now?!! SEE?!! You didn’t know her that well!!! so stop being an immature 12 year old kids!!
    She’s human and she’s always saying that she doesn’t have a thick skin. Stop being Rude Guys! RESPECT!!!

  39. Justin says:

    She is probably mad at this song that was written about her boyfriend addiction too!