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.
— Taylor Swift News (@Swift_Alert) May 27, 2018
"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!!"
I can’t not believe someone had the audacity to tell Taylor Swift to take a shower in her first interview in 2 years.THE NERVE
— DON’T BLAME ME IS STILL THE BEST SONG ON REP (@reputationx1989) May 28, 2018
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
— Ashlyn Pounders (@AshlynPounders) May 28, 2018
— 🔥💀 Rebecca 💀🔥 (@showmestarlight) May 27, 2018
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.