Taylor Swift has been open, more than some might wish, about her colorful love life, which has made her a target for comedians. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened fire at Swift while hosting the 2013 Golden Globes. Now the “Trouble” singer is swinging back, but the funny ladies made sure to answer.
During the awards broadcast, hosts Fey and Poehler told Swift to "stay away" from actor Michael J. Fox's 23-year-old son Sam.
The Grammy-winning singer documents her tumultuous relationships in the lyrics of her hit songs and has been linked to John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas and most recently Conor Kennedy and One Direction's Harry Styles, making her a hated rival for many a teenage girl.
Swift, 23, opened up about the Golden Globes incident in a recent Vanity Fair interview by quoting a saying passed on to her by talk show host Katie Couric: "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."
"For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that's taking something that potentially should be celebrated - a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way - that's taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist," Swift said.
It’s been rumored that Swift's latest hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" was about Gyllenhaal, while "I Knew You Were Trouble" is supposedly about Mayer.
During the interview, Swift didn’t give up any names but said, "since 2010 I have dated exactly two people," referring to Kennedy and Styles.
"I'm dealing with a little bit of a chaotic media circus right now ... But there's also a lesson in all this ... In knowing that you can live your life in a way that you're proud of and people are still gonna take shots," Swift said.
The interview can be read in full in Vanity Fair's April issue appearing on stands nationally March 12.
Fey and Poehler didn’t realized they had hurt Swift, with the “30 Rock” star joking she thought director James Cameron would have been more mad at her since she said it must have been “torture” for “Zero Dark Thirty” director Kathryn Bigelow to be married to him for three years.
"I did not see that one coming," Fey told Entertainment Tonight. "It was a joke, it was meant to be lighthearted."
Poehler had a little more remorse about hurting the sensitive singer’s feelings. "Aw, I feel bad if she was upset,” the "Parks and Recreations" star explained to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. “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.”