Tom Hiddleston: I Don’t Want to Talk About Taylor Swift Anymore!
Tom Hiddleston … well, he’s not doing so hot these days.
And there’s approximately a 100% chance that that’s because of Taylor Swift.
Tom was doing fine before he began dating Taylor last June. He had those Thor movies, he was a respected actor with a solid fan base. It was good.
But when he got with Taylor, something happened. He changed.
And not for the better.
About three seconds after they decided to get together (which coincidentally happened about three seconds after she broke up with Calvin Harris), they were photographed kissing on a beach.
After that, they were photographed going on dates around the world, meeting each other’s parents and having the most romantic time.
Oh, and who could forget Taylor’s annual Fourth of July party when Tom rocked a tank top that read “I Heart T.S.”?
It was embarrassing, overwhelming, and it only lasted for a few months — they announced their split in September.
Since then, Tom has spent his time talking about Taylor Swift, giving weird, self-congratulatory speeches, and then talking about Taylor Swift some more.
But now he’s had enough.
In a new interview with The Telegraph, Tom was asked if he regretted “the publicity and gossip” that came with his relationship with Taylor.
And his response, which he’s said to have given “testily,” was “What should I regret in your mind? I would rather not talk about this, if that’s all right.”
For one, it’s kind of dumb that Tom’s asking what he’s supposed to regret when the poor reporter was pretty clear. And for two … come on, Tom.
Then, “after a long pause, with his hand on his chin” — he sure sounds insufferable, huh? — he said “I’m just thinking about this. Everyone is entitled to a private life.”
“I love what I do and I dedicate myself with absolute commitment to making great art and great entertainment, and in my mind I don’t conflict the two.”
“My work is in the public sphere and I have a private life,” he concluded. “And those two things are separate.”
It’s just kind of rich that he’s going on about having a “private life,” because of course he does, but when it suits his purposes, he’s totally fine with sharing intimate details.
Just last month, he said that “Taylor is an amazing woman. She’s generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time.”
And it’s worth saying again: he posed for a photo for Instagram in a tank top with the words “I Heart T.S.” on it.
But yeah, go ahead and sass reporters and pretend like you’re above all this media attention, Tom. Great plan.