Taylor Swift disses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

UPDATE: Amy Poehler has responded to Swift's comment with her characteristic charm and wit

Topics: Vanity Fair, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Taylor Swift, pop music,

Pretty much everyone loved Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards — everyone, that is, except Taylor Swift. During the ceremony Fey and Poehler threw a sharp jab at the singer known on tabloids for her confessional songs about her string of high-profile relationships; Fey said, “You know what, Taylor Swift? You stay away from Michael J Fox’s son.” Poehler joked that maybe Swift should “go for it.”

The comment even prompted Michael J. Fox to criticize her, saying, “What a way to build a career” (though he and Swift have since reconciled). But Swift still has issues with Poehler and Fey, it seems. The singer this month indirectly fired back at the comedians in Vanity Fair, dismissing Poehler and Fey as mean girls:

“’You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,’ Taylor Swift tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Nancy Jo Sales on the subject of mean girls in general and in response to an incident at this year’s Golden Globes, where Amy Poehler and Tina Fey mocked her highly scrutinized love life. ‘Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”



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But maybe the comedians were trying to help the singer, oft-mocked for buying homes near her boyfriends — after all, the jab ended with Fey dispensing some wisdom, saying: “No, she needs some me time to learn about herself.”

UPDATE: Amy Poehler, who founded a Web site called “Smart Girls at the Party” meant to empower girls and young women, has responded with her classic charm, telling the Hollywood Reporter: “Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. 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. ”

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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