The iconic actor got in touch with our favorite country-pop
heartbreaker to clear the air on a few not-so-flattering comments that
he made about her at a recent book signing, and with that, the feud
between two of the least-threatening celebrities on earth has come to an
Here’s how it all went down. Fox’s son, Sam,
was Mr. Golden Globes at the ceremony on Sunday — meaning he carried
the trophies on stage and stood around looking like a flashback to 1985,
when the world was pure. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler got a little
fake-tipsy midway through the show, and Fey grumbled, “Taylor Swift,
stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son!”
Take note: Swift and Sam
have probably never met, because she did not win her category at the
Golden Globes, and thus sparks did not have the chance to fly as he
handed her a trophy. Also, she probably has no interest in dating him,
because he works for a small startup company that helps farmers sell
their crops, and nothing about that rhymes with anything catchy.
a reporter felt the need to ask Fox what he thought about Sam and
Swift’s hypothetical (read: completely fabricated) hookup.
Fox didn’t exactly say the nicest things about Swift. “No. No … Just back off,” he said. “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 … I wouldn’t even know who she was.”
Swift’s army of fans rose up on Twitter against Fox. We’re pretty sure
this marks the first time in his long and storied career that anybody
has disliked him, at all, even a little bit. He wasn’t about to lose his
place as the most adored actor ever, so he gave Swift a call to make
things right between them. Swift tweeted out a signal to her fans to
back down from their Michael J. Fox hate.
Hey everybody, Michael J. Fox got in touch with me today and we are good. Thank you for having my back.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 18, 2013
And now, we can all forget about this until her next album comes out
with a song titled “Think, McFly, Think (Before You Speak).”