UPDATED: Taylor Swift Address Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Comments About Her, Defends Her Song Writing Style
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.05.2013
Poehler agrees that she's going to Hell...
UPDATE: Amy Poehler spoke with THR about Taylor Swift's comments regarding her joke at the Golden Globes. As reported below, Swift said in a Vanity Fair interview about the joke that "Katie Couric is one of my favorite people, 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."
Poehler told THR, "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."
ORIGINAL: In an interview with Vanity Fair, Taylor Swift defended herself against the criticism about her songwriting style and the recent comments from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes. Here are highlights:
On the comments of Fey and Poehler "You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people 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.'"
On the criticism of her songwriting: "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."
On the rumors and media coverage: "One of these things I say to myself to calm myself down when I feel like it's all too much . . . If there's a pregnancy rumor, people will find out it's not true when you wind up not being pregnant, like nine months from now, and if there's a house rumor, they'll find out it's not true when you are actively not ever spotted at that house."