Taylor Swift’s Golden Globes Reaction Is Quickly Going Viral

Comedian Jo Koy made a joke at the Grammy Award-winning artist’s expense.
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift.

Comedian Jo Koy’s gig as host of the 81st Golden Globe Awards was not entirely well-received by actors and film and television fans alike. Taylor Swift was the focus of one of Koy’s barbs on Jan. 7, and the 34-year-old Grammy Award winner did not seem to be amused by his attempt at humor.

“As you know, we came on after a football doubleheader. The big difference between the Golden Globes and the NFL?” the 52-year-old said before setting up his punch line. “On the Golden Globes, we have fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift, I swear.”

The camera then panned to Swift, seated in the audience next to pal Keleigh Teller, as she remained incredibly straight-faced and took a sip of champagne.

Swift, of course, is dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, 34. The power couple are the internet’s new favorite pair, and the “All Too Well” singer is often in the stands at Arrowhead Stadium supporting her partner, garnering lots of media attention.

“There’s a camera, like, a half-mile away, and you don’t know where it is and you have no idea when the camera is putting you in the broadcast, so I don’t know if I’m being shown 17 times or once,” Swift told TIME late last year when she was named the publication’s Person of the Year. “I’m just there to support Travis. I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and pissing off a few dads, Brads and Chads.”

Koy defended his joke to Entertainment Tonight after the fact. 

“It was cute,” he said. “It was cute, I was just saying there’s less cutaways, you know what I mean? That’s all.”

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