Bad blood: Meet Taylor Swift's many enemies
Jake Gyllenhaal finally speaks out about the hate he received over Swift's song 'All Too Well'
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Few people in the music industry have as many enemies as Taylor Swift. The country-turned-pop singer has amassed an empire, which was bound to attract some naysayers along the way. Swift has notoriously, and very publicly, feuded with former friends, industry titans, and her exes.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift dated for a few months back in 2010, but their tryst inspired more than one of Swift's famed breakup songs. Fans have speculated for years that the song 'All Too Well' from Swift's 2012 'Red' album is all about Gyllenhaal. When Swift began re-recording and releasing her past songs due to a copyright dispute with her ex-management, it renewed her fan's vitriol towards her ex. Gyllenhaal became the target of a great deal of online hate from Swifties after she released the re-recording of 'All Too Well' in 2021.
Several months later, he finally spoke about the incident in an interview with Esquire. He started by acknowledging that it's normal for musicians to sing about their relationships: "It is her expression. Artists tap into personal experiences for inspiration, and I don't begrudge anyone that." However, he also felt that Swift should have stepped in at some point as he felt that her fans got a little out of control. "At some point, I think it's important when supporters get unruly that we feel a responsibility to have them be civil and not allow for cyberbullying in one's name." Swift hasn't yet responded to the interview.
Check out the following gallery to uncover Taylor Swift's extensive list of enemies, including ex-boyfriends, ex-friends, and ex-business partners.
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