Besides interesting fashion, awards season gave us contrived and flat out fake celebrity fights. And, of course, women on women fights were most popular.
Ugh! Why won’t Amanda & Anne just fight? It’s what the media wants. ::eyeroll:: tinyurl.com/auc5jz9
— Brittany R (@BrittanyR30) March 6, 2013
Let’s start with the contrived fight between Taylor Swift, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. During the Golden Globes, Tina and Amy made comic gold, including a little joke at serial dater/ex trasher Taylor’s expense. Taylor’s not happy about this as we learned this week in a preview of Vanity Fair’s cover story on Swift.
“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.’”
Who does she really think she’s kidding? She wasn’t slut shamed (as some have tried to suggest). She was the butt of a very mild joke. And I know a joke is no longer funny when it has to be explained, but for Taylor’s benefit (and those who side with her), here’s an explanation: Taylor openly trashes and mocks her exes in her songs. She’s made millions off of it, and despite a backlash from people, she still continues to do it. Tina and Amy were just pointing out that no one wants her to date, dump and publicly trash the adorable son of one of America’s most loved actors. Taylor’s serial dating (and whether she is or isn’t a virgin) wasn’t the butt of the joke. Her twee, innocent behavior after trashing her exes publicly is.
I have one question for Taylor: if she’s so concerned about being publicly humiliated, she might want to reconsider things like her Grammy opening performance in which she mocked British ex Harry Styles (or Hair One Direction as I usually remember him). She can’t really expect something that she isn’t providing other people.
(Read a great rebuttal to the Vanity Fair article on the Washington Post blog here.)
Well, I could talk about this more, but let’s move on. Apparently Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfreid don’t know they’re supposed to hate each other, as evidenced by this tweet from Amanda:
Fact: I love you, Anne!
— Amanda Seyfried (@AmandaSeyfried) March 2, 2013
I mean, come on, Amanda. Anne allegedly threw a fit when she learned that you, her “friend,” and Les Mis costar planned to wear a dress similar to hers at the Oscars. (Please note that this is complete sarcasm.)
The media really wants these two to hate each other. I think it’s so that they have another reason to add to the growing list of arbitrary things to hate Anne for.
Anne has swept up awards left and right for what I’m given to believe was a stirring performance as Fantine in Les Mis (I hate that I haven’t seen this yet. Like, seriously, HATE!), and has weathered a firestorm of media coverage about the general dislike or flat out hatred America feels for her.
I’m seriously grossed out by the amount of traction these stories have gained. What bothers me most about this coverage is the critique of her face and how it offends people. Her face is undoubtedly one of the least offensive faces I’ve ever seen. TRUTH. I’m even further sickened by the fact that people can consider a successful, wonderfully involved woman and tear her apart based on looks. She’s been attacked for her hair, which was chopped for her Les Mis performance, because it apparently doesn’t suit her face. And her alarmingly doe-like eyes, which I consider one of her most strikingly beautiful features, don’t get people started with that.
What do you think about the recent celebrity “fights” and the Anne Hathaway hate?
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