Why you gotta be so mean? That's the question Taylor Swift fans are asking one reporter who told the singer she needed a shower during an on-camera interview. After performing a six-song set at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend in Swansea concert — where humidity was at 80 percent — radio DJ Greg James hinted the pop star needed to rinse off.

"I think you need to have a shower now," he jokingly told Taylor, who took the brutally honest advice in stride. "I’m not offended that you said that. There’s a lot going on and none of it’s good here." While Taylor was able to laugh off the ~rude~ comment, many of her most loyal fans took to Twitter to drag the BBC reporter.

"I can’t believe someone had the audacity to tell Taylor Swift to take a shower in her first interview in 2 years. THE NERVE," one Swiftie wrote before another added, "I hope everyone is having a good day except the guy who interviewed @taylorswift13 and told her to take a shower. SHE WILL LOOK BETTER THAN YOU SWEATY THAN U EVER WILL CLEAN.

However, some people came to Greg's defense — blaming the misunderstanding on British humor. "People are mad that Greg James told Taylor Swift to ‘have a shower’ after she got off stage and was all sweaty," one fan explained. "Like I think a lot of you don’t understand that British humour is mostly sarcasm and we’re joking most of the time!!!! Pls don’t be offended we’re not being mean!!"

Greg also made light of the incident, tweeting, "Another zinger for my obituary." It's no surprise Taylor's fan came to her support, after the 28-year-old blonde beauty opened up about the cyber-bullying she experienced in the past year due to her feud with Kim Kardashian. "A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media, and it caught on," she said during a recent concert. "Then, a lot of people were calling me a lot of things on social media. And I went through some really low times for awhile because of it. I went through some times when I didn't know if I was going to get to do this anymore."

However, when it comes to an innocent slip of the tongue — in the words of Taylor — shake it off, Swifties.