It’s hard to escape Taylor Swift these days. The singer has been steadily climbing the ladder of fame for the past decade, and recently she’s become one of the biggest music artists around. With her whirlwind rise to stardom and her high-profile relationship with NFL star Travis Kelce, it’s no wonder that Swift is constantly making headlines.
One of the biggest talking points from this year’s Golden Globes was Swift’s reaction to a joke made at her expense by the evening’s host, comedian Jo Koy. While it’s common for hosts of awards shows to poke fun at the audience, Koy’s monologue received criticism for its target. He quipped, “On the Golden Globes we have fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift.” The joke was in reference to Swift’s new relationship, but it didn’t sit well with her fans or Swift herself, who simply sipped her champagne and kept a straight face.
The backlash didn’t stop there. The New York Times published an op-ed speculating on Swift’s sexuality, which drew ire from fans and critics alike. The piece was seen as invasive, untrue, and inappropriate. A source with knowledge of the situation called it “in poor taste” and “unethical.” It’s clear that making assumptions about a celebrity’s personal life should never be acceptable.
Despite the controversy, Swift has had a tremendous amount of success lately and can choose to ignore the negative attention. She continues to sell millions of albums and her talent speaks for itself. It’s important to remember that she is a human being, deserving of respect and privacy.