Tina Fey: Hey Taylor, Learn to Take a Joke
She's not sympathetic to Swift feeling insulted
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2013 10:47 AM CST
This image released by NBC shows co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

(Newser) – Tina Fey was not exactly abashed by Taylor Swift calling her out as sexist recently: The comment that so upset Taylor "was just a joke," Fey tells Us. "And I think it was actually a very benign joke." She echoes that sentiment to Entertainment Tonight: "I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke." Fey and Amy Poehler, while hosting the Golden Globes, had warned Swift to stay away from Michael J. Fox's son. Poehler was a bit more sympathetic to Swift's reaction, telling the Hollywood Reporter, "Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist and she is a young and talented girl."

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Mar 7, 2013 10:52 PM CST
Once again, Tina Fey's head gets so huge she feels she must bully the younger ones she feels threatened by. Just because Ms. Fey has no real talent, this must be an imperative for her. Go back to SNL where you fit in with the other losers.
Mar 7, 2013 8:44 PM CST
Oh, please, Tina, go on SNL and do a bit playing Taylor Swift....must see TV!
Over the Road Steve
Mar 7, 2013 6:15 PM CST
"It was just a joke." I wonder if that defense would work for a man being accused of sexism in an office setting, or a guy in court facing a harassment civil suit? I suppose Fey and Poehler aren't sexist, just catty.