Did Matt Healy just throw shade at Taylor Swift? The 1975 frontman, who was linked to Taylor last year, revealed in a new interview that dating the superstar would’ve been ’emasculating.’ See his shocking statement here!
Who would’ve thought that a guy wouldn’t want to date Taylor Swift! Before the 26-year-old singer got together with Calvin Harris, she had a brief fling with The 1975‘s lead singer, Matt Healy. Despite the romance rumors, things never went to the next level — but Matt, 26, was seemingly happy about that! In fact, he apparently thinks dating Taylor would’ve been downright degrading. Is there some dissing going on here?!
“If I had gone out with Taylor Swift I would’ve been, ‘F***ing hell! I am NOT being Taylor Swift’s boyfriend.’ You know, ‘F**K. THAT,'” he told Q magazine, according to NME.com. “That’s also a man thing, a de-masculinating, emasculating thing.”
Whoa Matt, tell us how you really feel! Although Matt and Taylor were romantically linked briefly in late 2014 and the beginning of 2015, clearly he wasn’t interested in their flirtation actually going anywhere! But before you attack Matt for shading Taylor, let’s evaluate what he really meant by his strongly worded comment. Prior to elaborating on his thoughts about dating Taylor, Matt was asked whether he has a fear of losing himself when he gets into a relationship — to which he replied “Yeah. Absolutely.” Still feeling angry with the 1975 frontman? Let us help calm you down a little more…
What Matt is trying to say (or at least we hope) is that if he had dated Taylor, he would have no longer been Matt Healy of The 1975. Instead, he would’ve simply been known as “Taylor Swift’s boyfriend.” While that isn’t the worst label to have, if you’re trying to make it in the music industry yourself, you probably don’t want to depend on superstars to get you there. Taylor is a huge fan of Matt’s band, so we’re thinking she would feel terrible if their band was overshadowed simply because of her superstardom!
Even though Matt would’ve felt emasculated if his fling with Taylor had evolved into anything more, he couldn’t help admitting that it was fun to get the TSwift level of attention. “I don’t do anything else, right, so it doesn’t leave a lot of room for me going out, or shagging someone,” he added. “So the one time I did have a flirtation with a girl it ends up going everywhere…. I mean, I got on E! News and people were like, ‘Who’s Matt Healy?’ so that was cool.”
But even with all of the media attention he received, Matt said he didn’t really make a big deal out of the whole thing himself and that Taylor didn’t really “have a big impact” on his life. He didn’t mention if the two are still in touch, but we do know that they exchanged numbers — and with The 1975’s spring tour coming up, we wouldn’t doubt it if Taylor showed up to at least one of their shows!
Whether they reconnect, one thing is for sure: There won’t be any sparks flying this time. Not only does Matt have little interest in dating Taylor, but she is happier than ever with Calvin. The adorable couple just celebrated their 1-year anniversary on March 6 and shared quite the passionate kiss on a romantic getaway just one week later. Needless to say, even if Matt was throwing a little shade at Taylor, she won’t be phased!
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