Taylor Swift Slams Tina Fey, Amy Poehler for 'Sexist' Grammys Jab

Wednesday, 06 Mar 2013 10:15 AM

By Megan Anderle

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Country pop singer Taylor Swift, whose love life is starting to become as famous as her music, slammed Grammy Awards co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who mocked her during January's show for dating so many suitors in recent years.

During the awards broadcast, Fey and Poehler jokingly urged the singer to "stay away" from actor Michael J. Fox's 23-year-old son. Swift called their jab "sexist" in an interview with Vanity Fair that comes out March 12.

The 23-year-old Swift told Vanity Fair, "there's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women," referring to advice talk show host Katie Couric gave her.

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Poehler responded, saying she felt bad that Swift was upset, cracking that while she may be "going to hell," it's "for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff," The Associated Press reported.

The Grammy-winning singer, who has been linked to high-profile celebrities like John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas and, more recently, Conor Kennedy and One Direction's Harry Styles, often pens songs about her relationships, alluding heavily to her former flames.

Swift told Vanity Fair there's nothing wrong with her raw, honest lyrics, dispelling the notion that she is needy.

"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," Swift said.

She asserted that "since 2010 I have dated exactly two people," without naming names, but likely referring to Kennedy and Styles.

When Michael J. Fox heard about the Poehler and Fey's joke, he told New York Magazine's Vulture that he did not want his son Sam dating Swift.

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"No. No ... Just back off," Fox said in January. "I don’t keep up with it all, but Taylor Swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with, right? What a way to build a career."

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