Taylor Swift Accepts Apology From Comedian Who Called Her ‘Too Skinny’
Taylor Swift’s new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, is finally out and fans could not be more thrilled. The film, which has already sparked engagement rumors, explores a myriad of topics. From Swift’s private relationship with Joe Alwyn, to how she approaches writing a song, to her the infamous Kanye West VMA’s scandal, Swift’s documentary attempts to cover a lot of ground. However, what is most compelling about the documentary is when Swift gets candid about her past eating disorder.
Taylor Swift struggled with an eating disorder
In the film, Swift admits that she did struggle with an eating disorder years ago. It seemed to be the worst in her 1989 era. Unfortunately, that was around the same time that the media was constantly commenting on her body. One of the clips for the documentary included a roundup of the media saying negative things about Swift. According to the 30-year-old, the bad press she received was one of the things that made her remove herself from the public eye for a year’s time. One of the clips that stood out came from comedian, Nikki Glaser, who said: “she’s too skinny; it bothers me… all of her model friends, and it’s just like, cmon!”
Nikki Glaser apologizes to Swift
Having seen the documentary, Glaser has come forward to apologize for her comments. She declared herself to be a Swiftie and shared that she was horrified that her comments were included in the film. “I love @taylorswift. Unfortunately, I am featured in her new documentary as part of a montage of asshats saying mean things about her, which is used to explain why she felt the need to escape from the spotlight for a year. It’s insanely ironic because anyone who knows me knows I’m obnoxiously obsessed with her and her music. I first heard myself in the trailer last week as I watched it alone in bed (as soon as it came out bc I was so excited!) and I was horrified to hear my own voice,” Glaser began about Swift.
The comedian claims she was projecting her feelings
The comedian continued on to share that she herself suffers from an eating disorder and her comments about Swift were born out of her own insecurity. “The sound bite was from an interview I did 5 years ago and I say in SUCH a shi*ty tone, ‘she’s too skinny; it bothers me… all of her model friends, and it’s just like, cmon!’ 😣 This quote should be used as an example of ‘projection’ in PSYCH101 textbooks. If you’re familiar with my ‘work’ at all, you know I talk openly about battling some kind of eating disorder for the past 17 years. I was probably ‘feeling fat’ that day and was jealous. Also, I’ve had people say the same shit about me being too skinny before and know how terrible it feels to hear that when you’re struggling,” Glaser shared.
The Lover singer responds on Instagram
Finally, Glaser apologized for her comments. “I really have no need to post this other than to apologize to someone who seriously means SO much to me,” she shared. Glaser’s post actually managed to catch Swift’s eye and she responded in kind. “Wow. I appreciate this so much and one of the major themes about the doc is that we have the ability to change our opinions over time, to grow, to learn about ourselves. I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve struggled with some of the same things I’ve struggled with. Sending a massive hug, 💗 ” Swift wrote. Looks like Swift doesn’t have any bad blood towards Glaser. It’s great that she’s been able to move past some of the painful parts of her career.