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Rumor Control: On the subject of context and hell. That Vanity Fair quote.

March 6, 2013
(Photo: Peter Lindbergh for Vanity Fair)

(Photo: Peter Lindbergh for Vanity Fair)

It’s a media blitz, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who thinks this is the perfect night for blogging at midnight, we’ve tried clearing as much as we could the setup for that Vanity Fair quote on the previous post but it remains vague. The quote was said as a response to mean girls in general, but the ‘response to an incident’… needs some clarification.

Popdust put it all in perspective asking specifically for the context. If you’ve heard any of her previous interviews, you know the Sparkly Dressed would not respond directly to Tina and Amy either.

Personally, I have to add something that has been bugging me. Why would Taylor involve Katie Couric if she was actually lashing back at two other people? She would not include a friend of hers into a response of this nature.

Here’s the way it’s expressed in the article.

“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.’”

Vanity Fair

This is a preview of the Vanity Fair photoshoot. Sorry, no audio.

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Here’s E! News talking to the Vanity Fair contributing editor Nancy Jo Sales about the article. Unfortunately, they never ask her what the question was that got the quoted answer.

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Thanks to ohsoswiftly for both clips! Hopefully this will blow over soon, although I doubt it. As long as you can sell headlines, it will continue until someone calls someone and then announces everyone is friends again. Hoping that happens soon.

The original preview of the article is on Vanity Fair. The article will be available on their April issue, with T-Swizzle on the cover. And Taylor… she’s coming up. March 13. The RED Tour begins.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 9: Taylor Swift’s recorded performance for Let’s Dance For Comic Relief airs on the BBC One.
  • March 13: The RED Tour begins.
  • March 13 and 14: The Red Tour starts at CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
  • March 18: Amos Heller‘s Birthday.
  • March 18 and 19: The Red Tour at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.

(Sources: Vanity FairPopdust)

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2 Comments
  1. March 6, 2013 10:46 am

    Also I think it should be mentioned that another excerpt from the VF interview (via People) states about the matter:

    “I was just sort of like, Oh well, you know, I can laugh at myself,” Swift, who was supposedly in the bathroom when it was going on, said of the hosts’ riff on whether or not she should go after Michael J. Fox’s son or indulge in some “me” time.
    “But what it ended up adding to was this whole kind of everyone jumping on the bandwagon of ‘Taylor dates too much’—which, you know, if you want some big revelation, since 2010 I have dated exactly two people.”

    So basically the “hell” quote has no direct correlation to Tina or Amy or the incident… way to go media, once again, you misinterpret everything! Although, I DO have to say that the original blurb on VF’s website definitely wrote it in a way that insinuated she was possibly saying this as a response to the Golden Globes thing. I’m sure they knew what they were doing…that’s the single biggest thing that’s got people talking about this article, even if it was a bit of a skewed perspective.

  2. Thomas permalink
    March 6, 2013 4:29 pm

    Even worse, alot and I mean alot of people out there calls her a liar now, because they claim to know for a fact she dated several people in that timeframe…. Yeah…because they read it in the media, so it MUST be true. Even more so than word from Taylor herself. Some even dare to bring up Lautner and Mayer! Which just goes to show that once people decide to dislike someone, they shall never be convinced othervise cause like hell anyone should try to take away their right to free speech! Right…really independent thinkers…because the media has said so for years it must be true! It’s alot easier to adopt someone elses opinion than to do some research and make up your own, cause then one would have to own up to it and take responsibility. Or even just let it go, why is that so hard for many? I’m saddened by the state of this group of people…I hope they find whatever is lacking someday, and their eyes are opened… Sorry about the rant, but the only thing that makes me heat up is bigotry…And loud opinions combined with poor premises or claims of bad facts…

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