When are we going to learn?
We’ve got a new contender for Worst Example of Sexist Behaviour Ever. This one’s going to be hard to beat.
On the Grammy Awards red carpet, Taylor Swift was being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight presenter Nancy O’Dell. It started off only slightly offensive, when Nancy asked her cameraman to pan down to Taylor’s shoes because, “I just wanted to show the legs.”
And then it just got so much worse.
“You’re going to walk home with a lot more than maybe just a trophy tonight. I think lots of men.”
Introducing: Throwing Shade, the Taylor Swift Special.
Let’s zoom in a bit…
Taylor answers the horrible question in a brilliant way: “I’m not going to walk home with any men tonight. I’m going to hang out with my friends and then I go home to the cats.”
Watch the entire, uncomfortable moment below. Post continues after video.
Nancy laughs. Taylor looks uncomfortable. It was a truly horrendous moment to witness. But what makes it worse, if that’s even possible, is that Entertainment Tonight have uploaded the interview to their YouTube channel and captioned it: “Sorry, fellas.”
NO. When are we going to learn that it is not okay to ask a successful, empowering female about how many guys she’s going to take home.
If we were Nancy O’Dell, we’d be taking a long hard look at Taylor’s shade face and learning from this train-wreck of a mistake.