Country and pop music superstar Taylor Swift got some serious shade thrown at her by a British journalist backstage following her performance at the Biggest Weekend festival on May 27.
The Grammy-winning and multiplatinum singer spoke with a reporter who told Swift, according to Us Weekly, that she definitely needed to take a shower. A pregnant pause was followed by an awkward exchange to close out the interview, and it caught the attention of the singer’s fans, who ganged up on the journalist and dragged him all over cyberspace.
BBC Radio 1’s Greg James said, “It’s nice to see you. I think you need to have a shower now.” Their interview came shortly after Swift had finished her performance at the Swansea, Wales festival, where, as US Weekly reported, the thick humidity hovered around 80 percent.
Swift didn’t even flinch when she quickly said, “I agree! And I’m not offended that you said that! There’s a lot going on and none of it’s good.”
Even though US Weekly said James made the imprudent comment as a joke, most of her fans were outraged.
A Twitter user verbally spanked James, telling him on Twitter, “Where are your manners?”
While some weren’t happy about the backhanded remark, other Twitter users joked that the comment was “#rude” and also included some laughing emojis for good measure.
— Taylor Swift News (@Swift_Alert) May 27, 2018
Oml I can’t believe he told @taylorswift13 that she needed a shower! Like ik it was hot and all but she still looks like a queen 😂❤
— ElleWood13 (@elle_wood13) May 27, 2018
@gregjames I mean all these live performances are great and all but the highlight of #BiggestWeekend for me (and indeed all of us I think it would be fair to say) was when you told @taylorswift13 that she needed to have a shower 😂😂@BBCR1
— Felix (@felixrackers) May 28, 2018
That bloke interviewing Taylor Swift “you need a shower now!” How rude 😂
— chlodanii_xo (@chlodanii_xo) May 27, 2018