Was Olivia Wilde being shady about Taylor Swift’s romance with Travis Kelce?

Katja Herbers is a Dutch actress who lives and works in America. You might have seen her on Westworld or CBS’s Evil or The Americans. Well, last week, she had some thoughts about Taylor Swift’s new romance with football player Travis Kelce. She tweeted:

It was funny and I retweeted it last week, as did thousands of other people. In my opinion, it was not a “diss” on Taylor Swift, but it was a wry observation about the selective obsessions of Taylor Swift’s fans, and how the Snake Fam is, in my estimation, the largest investigative body in the world. If Taylor dated a climate scientist, suddenly Taylor’s legion of fans around the world would care deeply about fossil fuels, green technology, windmills, solar power, hybrid vehicles and conservation.

Well, I don’t know if Olivia Wilde felt the same way, but she ended up posting Herbers’ tweet on her IG Stories. Now there’s a conversation about Olivia was being shady about Taylor’s romance with Travis. Added bonus: Taylor dated Harry Styles, then he dumped Taylor and years later, Harry was the reason why Olivia and Jason Sudeikis split. Anyway, the Swifties were dissecting Olivia’s motives and such, meanwhile Katja Herbers was like “yes, talk about climate science while you’re gossiping!!”

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33 Responses to “Was Olivia Wilde being shady about Taylor Swift’s romance with Travis Kelce?”

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  1. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    Yes for climate scientists finding love and solutions to saving our azzes!

    • ML says:

      Exactly, Lilly (With the Double-L), THIS! Katja has been protesting for the environment for a long time, and this was both hilarious and wistful. As to OW, eh. As stated, Katja’s tweet was really funny (and relatable to me), so I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt here and not view this as shady.

      • sunny says:

        I think Olivia is petty and ridiculous but not here. This is just a smart, funny comment she is re-sharing and none of it is shady towards Taylor at all.

  2. Kate says:

    I guess Olivia needs attention.

    • The Old Chick says:

      💯.. Anyone shade tweeting taylor for her caravan of dozens of trucks which employs a bazillion people and added over a billion dollars to the economy needs shitty attention.. Clearly.. It’s her job. No guess they don’t drive to work and before you come for me, multiply every person driving. The world isn’t perfect

      Taylor like the Sussexes is a hot spot of drama

    • FHMom says:

      Olivia really wants to be part of the conversation. She must have loved the drama surrounding the end of her relationship with Sudekis.

  3. Boxy Lady says:

    It’s pretty funny that Olivia basically re-tweeted someone else’s quote but everyone is like,” 🙄 Go away Olivia!”

    At the same time, the NFL is being really heavy-handed and gross about Taylor and Travis’ relationship. The NFL has been pushing it and (damn near if not literally) advertising it. Katja is right in that all this attention could be focused on something more worthwhile. (And that’s not a diss on Taylor and Travis in any way.)

    • Eurydice says:

      Having Taylor in the stands is like half-time all the time. As it is, watching football is excruciating with all the blather and commercials (I’m looking at you CBS), now the NFL has found a new way to make money.

      • terra says:

        And spend it. I mean, they opened the Chiefs vs Jets game with Welcome to New York. Couldn’t have been cheap, especially with the re-release of 1989 looming on the horizon. Scooter Braun’s gotta get that paper while he can.

      • Kate says:

        @terra I’m sure it was the Taylor’s version one, I don’t think scooter or whoever owns the masters can license any of the masters out without her permission.

  4. Eurydice says:

    I don’t follow her enough to really pay attention, but didn’t she start some kind of sustainable clothing line?

  5. LIONE says:

    Wait.. Olivia thought the tweet was funny and clever like the rest of us, and somehow she’s catty for reposting?

    Nah, we see who the catty ones really are.
    How about we care more about the NFL bros hating on the Swift-relationship.
    Stop feeding into patriarchal bs

    • Lens says:

      I’m beginning to think everybody just loves to hate on Olivia the same as they do Gwyneth. She might as well just embrace it and I’m glad if she doesn’t let it stop her from retweeting (re-Xing?) anything she finds funny.

      • Lux says:

        I am unabashedly a Gwyneth fan (because she’s in on the joke and her target audience is thin, rich women who will try anything once) and find Olivia insufferable. She tries way too hard to seem cool and intellectual, and she outright lies (Team Ms Flo!). That alone=not cool/super cringe.

    • Jessla says:

      Yes, exactly. I don’t even like Olivia Wilde, but my god, can the woman not even like a damn tweet without people jumping down her throat?

      I may also be in the minority opinion here but I don’t even like the original tweet. I just hate the assumption that to enjoy celebrity gossip or be a Swiftie implies that you can’t hold space in your brain to care for other things, like the climate crisis. And I say this as someone who likes Swift’s music and doesn’t like her private jet usage. Liking someone’s work doesn’t mean you have to be an uncritical supporter of everything they do. And look, I didn’t even have to Google climate crisis to understand the tweet.

      Maybe it’s just Monday but everything about this story irritates me!

  6. Libra says:

    I love Olivias’ faux fur coat and I want it. It’s freezing this morning and I would live in this coat.

  7. Louise177 says:

    Baffled why Olivia is being attacked for a retweet. It wasn’t her original comment. It wasn’t even an attack but an amusing comment about Taylor’s fanbase.

  8. AnneL says:

    She just thought it was funny and clever so she re-tweeted it. No need to pile on her.

    That said, I thought the retort about Harry Styles not fixing the ozone layer was clever too.

  9. Ohwell says:

    I looove Olivia’s coat. Her bone structure is very angular and she looks better with little to no makeup. She doesn’t look as nice in the photo with heavy eye liner.

    The NFL and media obsessiveness over the Kelce/Swift romance is unbelievable.

  10. Katinka says:

    The most disturbing (or hilarious, depending how you see it) thing about the original tweet is- she’s probably right. Taylor Swift could probably save the world. Like for real. Just imagine all the Swifties pulling up at the climate rallies (by trains and buses) and putting pressure on corporations and politicians… why isn’t saving the world a bigger flex among the rich and powerful 🥲

    • BeanieBean says:

      Shoot, her concert in Seattle caused a low-grade earthquake! She probably could save the world! Or destroy it, depending on her mood!

  11. Hillary says:

    Fans obsessed with her or all the people hate watching, hate tweeting & hate gossiping??? Crazy that people pin this stuff on fans when they are legit obsessed & not in a fun, kind or joyful way.

  12. ForReal says:

    @katinka this is the best comment I have ever seen on the godforesaken site.

  13. Oswin says:

    Miss Olivia just can’t stand it, can she? She sees an opening to needle another woman, she’s all over it.

    And I don’t like Taylor! But Olivia, now, you can set your watch by her mean-girl Pickmeitis.

  14. Chichi says:

    I’m a closet Swifty and thought the tweet was funny and had zero shade. The controversy around this says more about the people throwing their toys out of the pram than about Wilde.

  15. J.Ferber says:

    Maybe Taylor too is getting fed up with the NFL’s obsession/monetizing her because she did not go to Travis’ game in Minneapolis today. Good for her. The NFL, to my knowledge, has never done this to any other famous woman dating a football star and it’s gross they are doing it to her.

  16. angie says:

    I just wish that if OW felt compelled to say anything about any woman, she would pause and choose to say something positive. She just keeps reminding us that she ain’t no girl’s girl (Miss Flo anyone?)… so disappointing.

  17. frankly says:

    I had several friends post a meme that said something like, “I wish Taylor Swift would be photographed at a public library.” I think they are all haters! JK. I think they are all librarians.

  18. Onomo says:

    Someone else clever: “I wish Olivia Wilde had had an affair with a climate change scientist instead of Harry Styles.” 💀

    I feel like it’s different for Kaiser or me to Retweet the original than Olivia Wilde to do it.

    Also just a reminder that while rich people jet use sucks, the US military is the number one polluter.

  19. Ameerah M says:

    For once Olivia is right…and it wasn’t shade towards Taylor but Swifties are unhinged and so they took it that way. Because of course they did.

  20. Lau says:

    When you look at her previous boyfriends was there that much interest for them ? Like healy got thrown out so fast because of the snake farm’s intervention, there wasn’t that much interest in Joe or his work (but he’s just not that interesting maybe ?) and then you can also go back further and it’s still pretty mild compared to the sudden interest in american football.

  21. Allie says:

    not even a shade and agree with her. i would also wish tayyyy swift was in love with an astronaut, cheers