Pop superstar Taylor Swift doesn't give too many interviews...perhaps because when she does, the reporter implies she smells bad seconds after she's left the concert stage. Moment after a six-song set in Wales, the BBC's Greg James told Swift it was time she went and got a shower. Fortunately, Taylor took the whole incident in stride, though her fans were somewhat offended for her.
#TaylorSwift has her first recorded interview after years of not doing them and she's told that she needs a shower.… https://t.co/dbX9oXH9sx— Taylor Swift News (@Taylor Swift News)1527453089.0
After several other questions, James said to Swift:
I think you need to have a shower now.
To which she responded:
I agree. And I'm not offended that you said that. There's a lot going on and none of it's good here.
I hope everyone Is having a good day except the guy who interviewed @taylorswift13 and told her to take a shower SH… https://t.co/5zXNhqwUBd— Ashlyn Pounders (@Ashlyn Pounders)1527551555.0
The backlash from Swift-heads was immediate, prompting James to explain himself in a since-deleted tweet:
She really is right. TS has a great sense of humour and we have known each other for ages and had a good catch up after the interview. It's all cool. It was hot up there. I almost said we should both go for a shower but after this reaction I'm glad I didn't! X
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— OMG LOOK AT THAT FACE (@OMG LOOK AT THAT FACE)1527465787.0
Twitter was not not NOT amused by James' joke.
Really @GragJames telling @taylorswift13 she needs to take a shower? However British you are, remember that you're… https://t.co/aokIlRzZ87— Prince Harindintwari (@Prince Harindintwari)1527528321.0
omg Gregg James telling Taylor Swift she needs a shower. Rude #BiggestWeekend— Jules 🐑 (@Jules 🐑)1527451256.0
Greg James had better learn a lesson before doing another interview with Taylor...that is, if he ever gets another one.
@gregjames telling @taylorswift13 she needs a shower is why I'll never date another English man— Ondine (@Ondine)1527461697.0
Taylor should take a shower? A normal human being obviously sweats! Though this was a joke, many people find it off… https://t.co/n7Tlq8cVjo— Aishwarya Radhakrishnan (@Aishwarya Radhakrishnan)1527570229.0