Ellen DeGeneres’ bad behavior was brought up again. Her interview with superstar Taylor Swift went viral on social media. Fans are talking about the time when Ellen brought up her dating history. She taunted Taylor during the cruel interview and made her confirm who she was dating.
A fan took to TikTok to combine two of the singer’s interviews. In 2020, Taylor sat down for an exclusive interview with Apple Music. She talked about a rough experience she went through at the age of 23. Fans quickly connected it with the interview she had with Ellen.
Keep on reading to learn more and see the footage for yourself.
Taylor Swift broke down in tears during an interview
During that interview with Apple Music, Taylor Swift shared that her own music was used against her. The “Anti-Hero” singer was best known for writing songs about her exes. She appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, who tried to turn it into a fun little game. However, Taylor didn’t want to play along.
“People were just kind of reducing me to — kind of making slideshows of my dating life and putting people in there that I’d sat next to at a party once and deciding that my songwriting was like a trick rather than a skill and a craft,” Taylor Swift explained at the time. “It’s a way to take a woman who is doing her job and succeeding at doing her job and making things.”
The TikTok clip then showed her interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in 2012. She wanted to hide as the television host kept bringing up her dating history. Ellen said that Taylor was dating Zac Efron, which she denied. She broke down in tears and even told the comedian to stop.
“I don’t know if I’m going to do this — this is the one thing that I have,” Taylor Swift exclaimed. “It’s like the one shred of dignity that I have!”
Ellen asked her what she meant by “dignity.” She continued to ask her about her dating life. The singer told her that “the only thing I have is that one card!” Ellen ignored her and carried on with the vicious game. She wanted Taylor to ring a bell to confirm whether she was dating any of the men who appeared on the screen.
Ellen DeGeneres called out for cruel behavior
Ellen DeGeneres was called out for her cruel behavior. Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski caught wind of the viral TikTok video and commented: “This is so f***ed up. She’s literally begging her to stop.”
Taylor Swift fans agreed with the influencer. Many didn’t find Ellen DeGeneres’ interview humorous. They called out the scorned talk show host for her bullying. Others wondered how this interview was even allowed.
- “It’s honestly very hard to watch. You can tell how badly she felt and how Ellen crossed her boundaries.”
- “This Ellen interview in general is sick.”
- “I mean trying to convince someone that they dated someone that they didn’t date is indeed gaslighting.”
- “Ellen wasn’t trying to convince her. She was being mean.”
- “Ellen should apologize to Taylor.”
Ellen DeGeneres hasn’t spoken out about that interview. Her daytime talk show ended in May 2022 . This came after a complaints about her creating a toxic workplace environment. Ellen apologized and then pulled the plug on her show earlier than usual.
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