Taylor Swift Didn’t Appreciate Mild CMA Monologue Joke By Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood

At this year’s CMA Awards, cohosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood included the following mild and even semi-complimentary gag about Taylor Swift’s relationship with young Conor Kennedy (transcript credit to Entertainment Weekly’s Grady Smith):

Brad: “I can’t keep track of all these trades… Peyton Manning is a Bronco.”
Carrie: “Tim Tebow is a jet.”
Brad: “The greatest trade of the year had to be the Kennedy family, who somehow traded Arnold Schwarzenegger for Taylor Swift.”

At this point Carrie started whispering something to Brad, presumably that Taylor and young Conor had broken up. That led to (thanks again @EWGradySmith):

Brad: “Are they ever gonna get back together?”
Carrie: “Never.”
Brad: “Never?”
Carrie: “Never.”
Brad: “Ever?!”
Carrie: “Ever.”
Brad: “Ever?”
Carrie: “Ever.”
Brad: “Never?!”
Carrie: “Never.
Brad: “Never?”
Carrie: “Never.”
Brad: “Ever?”
Carrie: “Never.”
Brad: “Never?”
Carrie: “Ever.”
Brad: “Never?”
Carrie: “Ever.”
Brad: “Are they ever getting back together again?”
Carrie: “Like, never.”

Check out the video here (the monologue starts at 3:25, the Taylor/Conor part starts at 4:55)

It was a harmless gag meant in good fun, and Brad & Carrie have said over and over again (for example here at the 8:05 mark) that their priority is not to be mean-spirited in their monologue because they want to be able to run into the people they make fun of backstage and for that not to be a problem. But many people (like Entertainment Weekly’s Ken Tucker) noticed the cameras didn’t pan to Taylor during that part of the monologue despite panning to everybody else Brad & Carrie ribbed at the appropriate time.

There’s a tradition of fun reaction shots at awards shows, including the CMAs. Last year for example, Faith Hill’s sense of humor totally enhanced Brad & Carrie’s bit about whether the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Barbies were anatomically correct (see video here) and Lady Antebellum was great when Brad “accidentally” mistook them for Lady Gaga at the 2010 CMAs (see video here). This year, Willie Nelson’s reaction to Carrie’s crack about “doping charges” made the joke even funnier. The suspicion that Taylor didn’t look amused was confirmed this week in Country Aircheck when Aircheck’s Chuck Aly asked CMA Awards show Executive Producer Robert Deaton why the cameras didn’t pan to Taylor during that portion of the monologue:

Aircheck: You didn’t cut to Taylor Swift during the monologue jokes about her. Was that on purpose?

Deaton: I’m not in the truck, so I don’t see all the cameras. I’m backstage dealing with time, Brad, Carrie and anything that comes up we might need to add. Paul Miller, the director, said he couldn’t tell whether she thought it was funny or not, and we always want to be respectful if we’re not sure. We’re not trying to hurt anyone with the monologue, we’re just trying to be funny and entertaining. There are so many things that have me waking up wondering if we’re pushing things too far, like last year with the Tim and Faith dolls. You never know for sure how they’re going to take it. Most of the time, I think we hit it pretty well. In that case, Paul couldn’t tell, so he didn’t want to cut to her. It’s better to err on the side of being conservative.

Now Swifty herself has chimed in via the New York Times

New York Times: At the CMA awards earlier this month, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley cracked a joke about your reported breakup with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s son Conor Kennedy. But the camera never panned to you.

Swift: They don’t pan to you if you’re not laughing.

Oh come on Taylor. 90% of your songs are about your exes, you actively encourage the guessing game about famous exes with specific references in the lyrics and spelled out clues in the lyric booklet, many of your songs rip on your exes (“Dear John”) and anybody else you perceive as being in your way, and you can’t take a little gentle razzing of your most recent breakup song, a song so ridiculous it was begging to be mocked in the first place? Even if you didn’t think the gag was funny, it wasn’t mean spirited, and it isn’t too much to ask to play along. Look at Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, and Sugarland (and many others) for a lesson in how it’s done.

I guess Brad is probably even more grateful now his idea (as per show writer David Wild in the current edition of People magazine’s Country Special) of introducing Taylor’s 2010 CMA “Back To December” performance with a live wolf (since the song was supposed about Taylor Lautner) was nixed.

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  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    I don’t care – it was awesome AND funny.

  • jlscott13

    Good grief, Taylor. Get over yourself. It was all in fun.

  • http://twitter.com/BamadansPad Danny Latham

    Is the word out that if you date Taylor Swift, you could be her next platinum single? (meaning, of course, it didn’t last) C’mon, man!! It was a joke!! Brad and Carrie were brilliant!! 

  • Chris

    I think the problem is she (and the media) make her relationships public.  In terms of the Kennedy dating, she had recently broken up and probably still a bit sore emotionally.  She started to cry a little on Ellen when she was being razzed about her ex’s.  She’s human, we all hurt when a relationship ends.

    Hopefully, she’s learned to keep it to herself.  Maybe give the most personal songs to another artist that way she gets the “therapy” of writing, without the backlash.

  • girlygirltoo

    Taylor can make fun of other things/people (as shown by her various hosting spots/cameos) but she can’t take it when she’s the object of the joke? Sheesh

  • Chris

    I agree, sitting on this side of the TV it was funny.

    I did think it was kind of soon.  The announcement of her break up came a few weeks before the CMAs.  That’s why Carrie leans over to Brad and he says, “when did that happen?”

    They did not pick on Jason Aldean at all – a much bigger scandal, because Taylor is just an easier target.

  • http://twitter.com/oohlaluxe kim

    Or maybe she just didn’t think the joke was laugh out loud funny?  

  • windmills

    Chris: They did not pick on Jason Aldean at all – a much bigger scandal, because Taylor is just an easier target.

    I’d guess they didn’t pick on Jason Aldean because any joke would’ve humiliated his wife, who was sitting right next to him at the show and is apparently committed to working things out with him. Huge difference between targeting an 11 year marriage and joking about a summer fling where the focus of the joke is a stupid but hugely popular pop smash. 

  • Mateja Praznik

    Well, according to some tabloids, Taylor’s newest victim is young Harry Styles from One Direction. 

  • glennethph

    Oh please.  She immortalizes her exes in hit pop songs but she of all people can’t take a joke (a funny and non-mean one) about her lovelife.  So how does it feel, now that the shoe is in the other foot.

    Also, because she’s a lousy sport, this is now extending that bit longer than intended. 

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    My biggest thing is that Taylor doesn’t actually need to come to the CMAs any more so she won’t have to worry about the jokes…she’ doesn’t play/write/sing country music any more so let’s just let her move on…

  • Chris

    Oh, on the Oscars, Grammy’s, etc.. the hosts would have gone after Aldean even with his wife sitting there.  I think the “family” nature of country music is Brad and Carrie didn’t want to ruffle any feathers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CTSGSGATMXQESVDDD7RWQRYXU Jane

    I don’t mind that they made the joke and I also don’t mind that she didn’t bust out laughing.

    She didn’t laugh out loud or fake a laugh when they were joking about her recent break-up?  Well, woop-de-doo.  Who cares?

  • glennethph

    A smile would have been nice.  But from what the quote implied, she didn’t find any of it funny or fun.  She’s a star whose schtick is singing about her lovelife and sticking it to her exes.  I’ve seen her go on and on and on about the alleged telephone break-up by Joe Jonas (which makes me look at it in a different light) and how John Mayer used her, abuses her and left her for dead — and this was never in the neighborhood of that kind of bitchery. Suck it up, gurl.

  • SapphireBlue9

    I’m SO over Taylor Swift. Well, I was never under her to begin with. But I’m way over her now. I never understood her massive popularity. She’s okay, average, but her appeal is beyond me. And I’m a big country fan. To me she’s just…. there.

    Her “aww shucks!” “Did you really just call my name for that award for the 19th time tonight?” face is SO irritating!

    And I’m still waiting for Kanye to dedicate a song to her…

  • AlarTruve

    It was clearly mean-spirited and in poor taste. GTFO with this faux justification.

  • AlarTruve

    And i agree that Jason Aldean should have gotten it. His talentless ass is the biggest joke of country music. But its easier to go after a young female i guess.

    The way Aldean was protected shows what a crazy society we live in. A man can fukk up as many times as he wants…even gets a pat on a back for being badass…but lets imagine Miranda, Taylor or Carrie would do this. They would be eaten alive.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Yeah, if she can dish it publicly she needs to grow a pair. Don’t feel sorry for her.   So sorry, Ms. Swift, that you didn’t snag a Kennedy still in high school.

  • http://twitter.com/Sofa_Critic Sofa Critic

    Ahhh….poor TayTay :(   She takes herself far too seriously. That song is ripe for ribbing because it does not belong on the country charts anyway!

  • glennethph

    Are you talking about her songs?  I agree.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Guilherme-Santos/100000846666929 Guilherme Santos

    Shes is so boring and vanilla that her opinion on what it is or not funny doesnt mean alot. 

  • dd999

    Taylor was honest she didn’t laugh at the joke (can’t be more honest than that). She’s young and has to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds Mr. Right! Did Jason Aldean laugh at all the jokes??? Seems to me if anyone remained antsy and quite serious it was him!!! I want to put a laugh out loud but will refrain? I suspect he wiped his brow when the jokes were over!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    Taylor Swift’s songs about her high-profile exes are nothing more than crass commercialism. If they were about nobodies she might still be one.

  • hayes

    Jason Aldean’s situation involved his wife and two kids. Serious family matters like that is not something to be made fun of.

    Hell yeah Taylor was an easier target. She broke up with her summer fling. For someone who makes a living calling out her exes, it’s not that hard to take a mild joke every once in a while.

    For me it wasn’t even about her personally. It’s a play on her biggest hit.

  • http://twitter.com/j0sephrivers Joseph Rivers

    Taylor Swift is a queen

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000075236182 Diana Adams Tyler

    She doesn’t keep a bf long enough to know who he is till its over.  I think she just dates to get song ideas lol.  Still beats me how a girl that wouldnt land the lead in a high school musical is the big seller she is.  

  • http://www.celebritybug.net/ Amanda (Celebrity Bug)

    I’m pretty sure all of those guys she wrote songs about didn’t appreciate being put on blast either. Taylor if you can dish it out, you got to be able to take it.

  • FinalFantasy13

     she should relax a bit.. She seems really uptight to me. Not the type to handle Brad Paisley’s jokes very well lol..

  • tati83

    You date a singer songwriter and then you get upset when you end up as the topic of one of her songs? Maybe Taylor just didn’t find the joke humorous especially considering the breakup was so recent. I do not see anything wrong with her response, she did not find the joke funny. Next question. 

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    I really don’t like Taylor as a person. I’m starting to secretly love what Kanye did to her at the awards. She can dish all these things about her exes, but they never do anything to her in return. I’m a firm believer in the “don’t dish what you can’t take” camp. And she needs a little taste of her own medicine instead of being a sour puss.

  • http://twitter.com/IkeMendes Henrique Mendes

    Omg I always feel so sorry when people who make 10 million dollars a year have to hear jokes about them … Taylor C’mon! Put things in perspective.

  • Incipit

    You date a singer songwriter and then you get upset when you end up as the topic of one of her songs?

    Really? Have her targets been publicly upset? I don’t remember reading about that – but TS is not on my radar, normally.

    I also don’t know of any other singer/songwriters who have purposefully made a career out of a series of songs dissing their serial ex’s – and coyly letting everyone know who they are about.  Maybe they are out there, but I think Taylor has that schtick to herself. No doubt it’s been profitable. 

    But hey, maybe there’s a disclaimer signed by each consecutive BF, like a consent form,  “I fully understand that by entering into this relationship with one Taylor Swift that I incur the probability of becoming the subject of public scorn in the lyrics of her next Big Hit as soon as we stop dating.” Signed_______X

    That would work. Honesty and Full disclosure – the latest fodder wouldn’t have anything to be upset about. Heh.


  • standtotheright

    I don’t care if she didn’t laugh at the joke. Maybe it rubbed her a little raw. And, tbh, I found the timing off in more than a few spots of that monologue (still think BP and CU are troopers). 

    But in an interview a couple weeks later? She should have had the sense to play it off and maybe even be a little self-deprecating. “Oh, well, I was waiting for the punchline. I think they cut off at least three ‘evers’. Still, they did a good job hosting, and I really loved X performance….”

  • tati83

    It’s not called a consent form, it’s called common sense.

  • Incipit

     it’s called common sense.

    Hah. You’re talking about romance here. No offense intended, but folks always think they will be the exception – just because the object of their affection has done this to everyone else doesn’t mean it will happen to them…she’s changed, we are soul mates, yadayadayada. Common sense doesn’t normally enter into it. Maybe they could use a consent form as a wake-up call. *snerk*
    I don’t care if TS can’t laugh at herself – and I’m not surprised. But seriously, which of the targets has been complaining? That’s news to me.

  • tati83

    Very true!! haha But look at her track record? She writes songs about all of her exes, even Taylor Lautner (even though that song was actually her apologizing to him) I can’t believe these new BF’s can be that naive. I mean that’s all she writes all about; her love life. And John Mayer was quoted as saying she humiliated him and even called it cheap songwriting etc hahaha 

  • kmd23

    Brad and Carrie just nailed that Taylor joke. It was epic. Taylor needs to get a sense of humor. Who cares if she liked it or not. I was never a fan of hers but I am of Brad and Carrie.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    To be fair, John Mayer is a well known pig.  She chose to date him anyway.  She’s probably better off without Conor, actually.  The Kennedy’s aren’t exactly known for their fidelity.  

  • Reflects On Life

    These 2 are a match made in heaven.  Harry is quickly catching up to Taylor in number of partners he’s had ;)

  • bridgette12

    I appreciate her honest response, it’s better than sitting in the audience with that fake smile on her face pretending it didn’t bother her. Whether some people think she needs to get a thicker skin or that she’s getting pay back, it don’t change the fact that maybe that this joke was made at her expense. It was a joke made to laugh at her and she didn’t appreciate it.

  • vdawg

    Taylor you date someone for 2 weeks to 2 months and you think you are in a relationship. Something happens and you get mad and then get even by writing songs about every relationship you have and then you brag about it.  You use your relationships for publicity.  If you don’t want people to make jokes about you, then keep your private life private. You cannot have it both ways. 

  • Jordana33

    I love Carrie’s sense of humor; she and Brad make a hilarious pair, and the Taylor Swift gag was really funny. Given that Taylor Swift writes about all of her relationships in song, I’m surprised that she didn’t appreciate the humor. I guess it’s possible that she was just too upset about the breakup to laugh about it in public. I’m sure Carrie meant no harm by it, though. 

  • 1rollbounce2

    Maybe it would be funny to her later.  Who broke up with who and why?  Wait, I don’t care.  silly shit.

    Anyway, we won’t know how much she hated the joke until she writes a song about Brad and Carrie now, before the Kennedy….

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    I agree that it might sting a little but. I scoff at those telling Taylor not to be so immature. Anyone remember how it felt being young and going through relationships. Hypocrites. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    John Mayer is a big baby. Like he doesn’t write songs about girls he dated. He can talk about his sexual escapades with them in Rolling Stone but his wittle feelings get hurt when a song is written about him. Get over it, dbag.

  • suenigma

     “To be fair, John Mayer is a well known pig.  She chose to date him
    anyway.  She’s probably better off without Conor, actually.  The
    Kennedy’s aren’t exactly known for their fidelity”

    I think Conor is better is better off without her!

  • supersonic

    Taylor Swift just needs to quit.  If she doesn’t want people ragging on her about her relationships which she makes public by writing songs about them, then maybe she shouldn’t do that anymore.  She breaks up with a boy or her crush doesn’t come true, write about it in her diary and just don’t turn that diary entry into a song.

    Guys should know to avoid her now, right?  Unless they want a song written about them.

  • DaisyMagnolia

    At least she’s being honest.  If she didn’t find it amusing, then there’s no reason for her to fake it.

    And no using Faith Hill as a good example.  Does anyone else remember her weird reaction to Carrie winning an award several years ago? She’s no paragon of always being graceful.

    Everyone has their off moments and bad days.  Taylor is entitled to a few, too.

  • usedtobelucy

    I’m sorry, Taylor. I think that was hilarious. Furthermore, I would have thought it was hilarious if I wrote the song, and so would plenty of other people — including, I expect, the two jokers here. So I’m guessing that’s why they didn’t realize her feelings would get hurt.

  • glennethph

    Of darkness.

  • BonnieDee

    That reaction told me everything I need to know about Taylor Swift.  She willingly puts all of her private relationship stuff into her songs and makes millions off of it whether the guys she was involved with like it or not.  But turn the tables on her and she gets all pissy?  Please.  Grow up and grow a pair.

  • glennethph

    Oh please.  She’s a high profile artist so she should gird up her loins because people as famous as her have been made fodder for jokes by comedians and hosts.  I mean, Jennifer Aniston had to endure a year where everyone was talking about her divorce as well as Brangelina.  People had it worse.

  • glennethph

    I agree with this.  Almost everyone knew what he did to Jen Aniston but she still dated him.  Common sense dictated that he would hurt her.  So either she’s naive enough to change him or she purposely dated him so she can totally come out of it with a song and a heartbreak. 

  • Niall

    Personally the real joke, if Brad and Carrie had wanted to be mean spirited, is about Taylor’s tendency to turn the briefest of dating situations (example Jake G) into full fledged serious romances. She still such a 15 year old that way. She got off easy. She should watch a few of Chris Rock’s MTV or VMA monologues and then count her lucky stars he wasn’t the one targeting her for zingers.

  • DaisyMagnolia

    I don’t recall that many people laughing at Aniston.  Rather, she’s been able to ride the Wife Done Wrong wave for quite a while.   Many tried to label Angelina as the treachous vamp, forgetting that she never promoted herself as some innocent in the first place.  Brad didn’t seem to get that much thrown at him. 

  • glennethph

    Her unsuccessful lovelife was there for every tabloid, news show to talk and write about.  How is that not comparable to TS and that little joke that Brad and Carrie did?  Actually, it’s worse because Jen A endured the collapse of her marriage of how many years as opposed to a summer fling.

  • julesb2183

    Dude, she should be expected to be razzed by writing a song like “Never Ever.” She could stop being so blatant with her relationships and not go to the CMAs because she really doesn’t belong in the genre.

  • DaisyMagnolia

    All I’m saying is that no one really laughed at Jennifer.  Most felt bad for her.  She still garners sympathy for her marriage’s collapse.  I’m not comparing Aniston to Swift in terms of whose relationship is more important.  Neither matter to me. 

  • DaisyMagnolia

    All I’m saying is that no one really laughed at Jennifer.  Most felt bad for her.  She still garners sympathy for her marriage’s collapse.  I’m not comparing Aniston to Swift in terms of whose relationship is more important.  Neither matter to me. 

  • glennethph

    So if people side with you, it’s okay that people talk about you as nauseam — is that what you’re saying?  What I’m saying is a lot of people had worse things happen to them, and they were still fodder for gossip, jokes and what-not.  What Brad and Carrie did is so mild in comparison. 

    It’s also surprising that someone who broadcasts her latest love affair every time it starts up and writes about it when it eventually collapses — is a little thin-skinned about someone making a joke at her expense.  It’s amusingly hypocritical. 

  • windmills

    DaisyMagnolia: And no using Faith Hill as a good example.  Does anyone else remember her weird reaction to Carrie winning an award several years ago? She’s no paragon of always being graceful.

    Faith’s reaction was a joke. Maybe not the best timing there but she was joking. Faith immediately called Carrie during the CMA afterparties to clear things up but, that didn’t stop the media from turning that moment into a HUGE deal. Despite the fact that Faith’s reaction was overshadowing Carrie’s very 1st CMA Female Vocalist win, something that was so HUGE for her, Carrie backed Faith up and defended her every time Carrie was asked about it (which was many, many times). Carrie was 23 at the time and she was 18 months from her AI win then. 

    Niall: Personally the real joke, if Brad and Carrie had wanted to be mean spirited, is about Taylor’s tendency to turn the briefest of dating situations (example Jake G) into full fledged serious romances. 

    Briefest and/or fakest ;) 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IDXVM7NCMXZVHX4M2RFBYOTYDA Robert

    If she gave a fake laugh then people would complain about that, if she didn’t find it funny IMO that sure doesn’t mean that she didn’t appreaciate it like some are assuming.

  • roarpen

    Taylor can use her exes to write hit songs that are blasted all over radio. She can grow a pair and take a little ribbing along with her millions. Man up Tay Tay – you are in the big leagues.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IDXVM7NCMXZVHX4M2RFBYOTYDA Robert

    The jokes at this year’s CMA’s were not funny to begin with IMO, not saying anything negative about Brad or Carrie, but the writing was pretty awful.

  • http://twitter.com/tippingcow Em

    Taylor’s a talented songwriter. I love many of her songs (getting less with
    every new album though). But her personality has always stopped me from
    becoming a real fan. She seems stuck in her own bubble and this seems like just another example of it. She makes sure the whole world knows about her ex’s in details, without caring about the feelings of the other party….. and yet, she can’t take a simple joke about herself.

    She keeps saying she wants to keep her private life private, but turn around and immortalizes every date/relationship into songs AND making sure she leaves enough clues so people can guess them. Basically, she just wants to rag about her exes, without having any fingers directly pointed at her, since she can just claim that people guessed it but she didn’t say or confirm anything!

    Honestly, I’d prefer her to just stop with all the clues and just let her songs speak for themselves. Also, I wish she realizes that when a relationship doesn’t work out, the fault is not always 100% on the guy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    She willingly puts all of her private relationship stuff into her songs and makes millions off of it whether the guys she was involved with like it or not.

    Don’t most songwriters do this, write about the things that bring out the strongest emotions?  

    Adele’s whole album was about nothing but being destroyed over a relationship gone bad and people worldwide couldn’t get enough of it. Adele’s most popular song from 19, Chasing Pavements, was about the same thing. Katy Perry released two heartbreak themed songs right after her marriage broke up and people loved both of those songs. Look at Justin Timberlake’s song, Cry me a River, about Britney Spears cheating on him. The list could go on and on.

    Songwriters use their “private relationship stuff” to write songs that listeners can relate to and evidently that is exactly what happens because music listeners bought these songs and the albums they came from in the millions.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    They are so funny together!! The Taylor Swift bit was funny and in good humor!

  • supersonic

    Personally the real joke, if Brad and Carrie had wanted to be mean
    spirited, is about Taylor’s tendency to turn the briefest of dating
    situations (example Jake G) into full fledged serious romances. She
    still such a 15 year old that way. She got off easy. She should watch a
    few of Chris Rock’s MTV or VMA monologues and then count her lucky stars
    he wasn’t the one targeting her for zingers.

    For real.  Isn’t the whole “Red” album basically about her “relationship” with Jake Gyllenhaal.  As soon as they broke up, everyone was like, “There’s the next album!”

    And word about Chris Rock.  All of the celebrities he roasted when he hosted the VMA’s got mad.  Probably the reason why he hasn’t hosted since.  If Chris Rock was hosting something and he got the chance to go at Taylor Swift, her feelings would be hurt.  She would run out of the room in tears.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    And now Katy Perry is dating JM. Common sense should tell her to stay away from him, right. If a 28 year old divorced woman, who has been around the block a few times, can fall for the wrong guy, why should Taylor swift at 19 know better?

    I imagine we will get some songs on Katy Perry’s next album about Russell and then about Mayer, who probably will have dropped her by then.

  • lukien

    What’s wrong with not liking a joke, or in Taylor’s words, no smile? Did she actually complain about it and bash the hosts? People keep on bashing her anyway whichever she does. She’s a tough lady anyway so i dont feel sorry for her, but remain her admire like ever!

  • LA944

    Many artists have been inspired by heart break or the end of a relationship and so on in their song writing. Plenty of great songs have come out of this through the years However, if u are going to write a song with lyrics saying we are never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever getting back together-then you probably are going to have some jokes made at your expense. When I heard the song–I was LMAO. It’s terrible IMO.
    And Taylor is supposed to play Joni Mitchell? Something about that just doesn’t sit well with me–LOL)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    It is her right to laugh or otherwise on any jokes; but pretty chicken of producers not to take her reactions.

  • bridgette12

    Thank you for stating the obvious, all songwriters take some of their past experiences, whether from childhood or relationships with other people and write songs about them. Taylor is not out of the ordinary for the singer/songwriter type. The only difference between her and a lot of them, is that she’s making multi-millions of dollars off of hers. All the money in the world, doesn’t stop you from feeling the pain of a broken relationship and it certainly don’t mean you have to like it when people make fun of you. The funny part about all of this, is that I like her more for not being happy about the joke.  

  • BonnieDee

    I’m not criticizing her for putting her private experiences out there.  I’m criticizing her for getting mad when someone else brings them up.  

  • MellyPer1692

    Taylor’s not laughing all the way to the bank lol

  • Reflects On Life

    I assumed Taylor was made at Brarrie for making fun of her sophomoric lyrics – never, ever, ever, ever, like ever – not for mentioning a recent breakup or mentioning her penchant for writing about breakups.

  • MellyPer1692

    Eh, Taylor’s not the only one to diss exes. Carrie dissed her relationships with Tony Romo and Chase Crawford to the media and it was okay, Taylor just expresses it in song. Since she writes all her songs, it’s not surprising she writes about that part of her life. It certainly hasn’t hurt her sales lol

  • DaisyMagnolia

    I said no such thing.  But think what you will.

    Nearly every singer has recorded songs about their romantic life.  Why do some expect Taylor to be above it?  If someone doesn’t care for Taylor and find her public persona to be too pretty princess in tone, fine.  But a lot of the hoopla over this incident, if we want to call it that, is stemming from an anti-Taylor feeling.  That’s fair.  But call it what it is.

  • DaisyMagnolia

    [quote]Faith’s reaction was a joke.[/quote]
    I guess.  But I don’t recall many laughing at or with it.

  • bridgette12

    Maybe the Producers saw her expression and didn’t think it was necessary to make the situation worse for her. 

  • bridgette12

    I totally agree with you and I think also has to do with the fact that Taylor is kicking everyone else’s ass in record sells, arena sell outs and winning grammys and other awards. 

  • windmills

    DaisyMagnolia: Nearly every singer has recorded songs about their romantic life.  Why do some expect Taylor to be above it?

    I don’t and I feel like writing about personal experience isn’t an issue for most people here. Like Taylor the poster said, Adele’s 21 album is geared towards a devastating breakup for her.

    The big difference is Adele didn’t make a big hoopla about who the album was about and Adele doesn’t feed into the tabloid culture with photo ops and fauxmances. Taylor does. How does that tie in to this thread? Taylor learned through the Joe Jonas situation when Fearless was coming out that she could get a lot of public sympathy and PR mileage by milking her personal life to market her music. She’s worked that angle harder than nearly any other musician out there with Katy Perry the only way coming close (and that’s only lately). It’s practically a distraction at this point like Em says because you take a song like All Too Well, which has some really poignant lines (and some really presumptuous ones), then realize Taylor’s presenting it as a Jake Gyllenhaal song which means it’s about a (fake) relationship that conveniently debuted when Taylor’s last album came out and barely lasted a few months, and suddenly it’s lost some emotional credibility. Which is too bad because on its own, there’s some great songwriting there.

    The hypocrisy Taylor’s showing is she feeds into the tabloid world by promoting her personal life with photo ops/fauxmances and her coy tabloid-friendly hints about who her songs diss, but she holds enough of a grudge that weeks after the CMAs, she can’t play off a mild razz of her most recent breakup song. She doesn’t have to find it funny but her reaction is her acting like she’s the only one allowed to even slightly mock or call out another person.

  • potatorocks

    I honestly don’t understand how anyone over twelve can appreciate Taylor Swift.  Including guys—although I did hear one 17 year old boy say he likes her hair.
    Maybe a year in South America with David A. would give her something meaningful to write about.   As it is, she is stuck in a preteen rut—-I know, I know–money making.    Everyone grows up at a different pace but if I must hear her in every retail establishment in America I wish she would hurry up.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    That’s assuming that Swift hasn’t really fallen for these guys. How do you know that to be true? Did she say that she is just dating these guys for photo ops?

    Jennifer Anniston has dated lots of different guys, who are also celebrities. Is she just dating them to promote her career? Is there something wrong with her because she can’t seem to keep a guy?

    What’s wrong with a relationship only lasting a few months, anyhow?  TS has had eight “confirmed” guys she has dated in the past four years and some of those were just for a couple of weeks and didn’t go anywhere. (found this info on other blogs, lol) Is that really that unusual for a person in their twenties? It wasn’t out of character for me or my friends during our college years. Most of my friends dated 2-4 people every year. A few had long term relationships, but those were the exceptions.

  • Niall

    What I find unusual about Taylor is not that she dates someone briefly. That’s normal. What is over the top is how she dramatizes those “relationships” as if she’s heartbroken over the end of a year long engagement. She was barely with Jake or Mayer long enough to know their middle names or favorite color. Like I said earlier, it’s like she’s permanently a 15 year old drama queen girl.

  • wycheb

    The girl is such a twinkie.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Taylor dated Mayer for six months. For some 19 year olds, a sixth month relationship is a long time. After six months, she probably knew his middle name and favorite color. lol 

  • weareallinnocent

    Just one more reason I dislike Ms Swift. If you dish it out, you have to take it, too. What a Brat!

  • http://www.facebook.com/IAmAndrea Andréa Evelyn Love

    I have no sympathy for miss Swift. She has no business being in the world of country music. Carrie and Brad can sing circles around this nobody. In another 6 years no one will even remember who she was.

  • http://www.facebook.com/IAmAndrea Andréa Evelyn Love

    I have no sympathy for this girl. She’s garbage and in a few more years people won’t even remember this chick. It’ll stop being cute to have so many boyfriends once she hits 25 and Carrie can sing circles around this girl.