Poor Taylor Swift feels like she is being picked on for her love life. Swift, 23, supposedly has gone out with 19 boys the last few years, ranging in ages between Taylor Lautner at 17 and John Mayer at 32. Many talk shows, comedians, even celebrity news sites have picked up her dating record and made it something of a joke. The real news though is that she can’t take a joke about it. E News reports that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 2013 Golden Globes and made the comment warning Taylor to “stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.” Responding in an interview with Vanity Fair, Swift said, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Though it may seem ironic that she’s bashing her fellow ladies, Fey and Poehler respond with humor. “Aw, I feel bad if she was upset,” Fey told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.” Legally, when it comes to defamatory statements or negative opinions, celebrities have to put up with more because of their public figure status, they are criticized more frequently and have to deal with negative press, even the law recognizes that it comes with the territory. I say figure out early on that being nasty just makes you look bad and learn to take a joke.
Learning to Take a Joke