Following most awards shows, attention is paid to how frequent nominee Taylor Swift reacts when captured on camera. From looking upset about losing, to mouthing the F word during a One Direction speech, to dancing like it is going out of style, Swift’s audience antics are always good for a news story.
This year, buzz is building over the reaction shot the cameras failed to capture.
How, thousands are wondering, did Swift react to the “special place in hell” jab delivered by second-year host Tina Fey?
The saga began during last year’s Golden Globes ceremony, when Fey, referencing Swift’s notable list of ex-boyfriends, advised Swift to “stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son,” who served as the night’s “Mr. Golden Globe.”
“Or go for it,” co-host Amy Poehler countered, before Fey advised, “No, you need some ‘me’ time,”
A few months later, Taylor Swift commented on the jab–and mean girls in general–in an interview for the April edition of Vanity Fair.
“You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,” said Swift. “Because she said to me she had heard a quote [from Margaret Thatcher] that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”
Upon learning of Swift’s remark, both Fey and Poehler downplayed the potential controversy.
Fey expressed surprise that Swift, not her more notable Globes punching bag James Cameron, was the one to complain about her material. Poehler, meanwhile, cracked, “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.”
They were not, however, willing to completely forget the incident.
Following Poehler’s Best Actress win (for “Parks and Recreation”) this Sunday, Fey remarked, “I love you, and there’s a special place in hell for you!”
The jab, a subtle–yet obvious–shot at Swift, generated instant buzz with viewers.
Unknown, however, is the reaction it generated from Taylor Swift.