Emma Stone expressed her displeasure with comedian Jo Koy’s joke about Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes on Sunday evening. During his opening monologue, Koy took a swipe at the NFL’s focus on Swift, stating, “The big difference between the Golden Globes and the NFL? At the Golden Globes, we have fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift.” Swift’s fans, known as the Swifties, were evidently upset.
Stone, a friend of Swift for almost two decades, labeled Koy as an “(expletive)” for his NFL-themed joke about her close friend.
Swift herself has previously emphasized her desire to avoid the attention she receives at NFL games, stating in an interview with TIME, “I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and pissing off a few dads, Brads, and Chads.”
As the Kansas City Chiefs gear up for the Wild Card round against the Dolphins on Saturday, Swift’s boyfriend, Travis Kelce, discussed their relationship in a cover interview with WSJ. Magazine. Describing Swift as “hilarious” and “a genius,” Kelce highlighted their shared values and family-oriented approach. The interview also revealed a “magical moment” where the couple sang “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus around Kelce’s fire pit.
While Kelce neither confirmed nor denied the duet, he acknowledged the presence of wine during the impromptu performance. Kelce’s mother, Donna, commented on his happiness, stating, “He’s happier than I’ve seen him in a long time…. God bless him, he shot for the stars!”
The Golden Globes is renowned for its tradition of light-hearted jests aimed at nominees, so this occurrence wasn’t particularly unexpected, and the humor wasn’t excessively cutting.