The funny ladies are firing back after Taylor suggested they’re going to hell for goofing on her.
Remember that time Taylor Swift couldn’t take a joke? Sorry, let me be more specific: Remember at the 2013 Golden Globes, when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler warned Taylor to “stay away from Michael J. Fox‘s son?” In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Taylor slammed the hostesses for their remark, saying, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Thankfully, Tina and Amy have a better sense of humor.
“If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron,” Tina told Entertainment Tonight at the NYC premiere of Admission. ”I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke.”
Amy, for whatever reason, was more sympathetic to Taylor — who really should just be able to take a freakin’ joke.
“Aw, I feel bad if she was upset,” Amy told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
Why Taylor Not Getting Amy & Tina’s Joke Is Kind Of Hilarious
There’s a beautiful irony in Taylor’s remark about “women who don’t help other women,” though I’m sure it would go right over Taylor’s boy-crazy head. Not only have Tina and Amy made incredible strides for women in their careers — Tina has helped paved the way for female comedy writers, while Amy’s Smart Girls YouTube channel is devoted to the empowerment of young girls — but Taylor has literally done the opposite.
Taylor’s entire career is based around letting boys and relationships determine her happiness — hence every song she’s ever written. Ever. Basically, she’s the reason guys think girls are crazy stalkers, so she has no right to talk about “women who don’t help other women.”
HollywoodLifers, whose side are you on? Does Taylor need to learn to take a joke, or were Tina and Amy more hurtful than they — or I — realized? Drop a comment with your take on the situation!
— Andy Swift
More on Taylor Swift’s inability to take jokes: