With age comes wisdom, and Michael J. Fox has the good sense to listen to Tina Fey.
Recall last week’s Golden Globe Awards, when Fey took a playful jab at serial dater Taylor Swift, telling her to stay away from the “Back to the Future” star’s 23-year-old son, Sam? Well, Fox was paying attention.
The Good Wife and Back to the Future star looked a little dumbstruck after Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a stab at the country singer during The Golden Globe Awards
“Taylor Swift, you stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.” Fey poked.
“Or go for it, or go for it,” Poehler chimed in.
“She needs some ‘me time’ to learn about herself,” quipped Fey about Swift’s recent record of short-lived romances after her (most) recent breakups with One Direction singer Harry Styles and Kennedy family scion, Connor, says the NY Daily News.
It seems that Michael J. Fox is not too keen on his 23-year-old son Sam ending up on Taylor Swift’s growing list of exes.
Vulture approached papa bear at a book party Wednesday night for Ann Leary’s The Good House, to follow up. When asked whether he would route for a Sam/Taylor romance, Fox replied
“No. No … Just back off,” he commented on the fact at a book party Wednesday night. “I don’t keep up with it all, but Taylor Swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with, right?
“What a way to build a career.”
And if Swift invited herself to a Fox family dinner?
“I wouldn’t even know who she was,” Fox said.
Nope, it would only hit him after a lovesick post-breakup tune about Taylam (Saylor?) hit the airwaves. “Yeah, exactly,” Fox said. “Sam, You Piece of S–t. Oh … that was the girl you brought home!”
The 22-year-old singer has made a habit of roasting her former boyfriends in her music.
Her hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” was about former boyfriend, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, though its lyrics could have pertained to other exes Joe Jonas, John Mayer or Taylor Lautner.
And Fox has good reason to worry that Swift would seek musical vengence. In fact, soon after the 23-year-old superstar split from Styles, she tweeted an ominious message:
“@taylorswift13: Back in the studio. Uh oh…”
Swift knows she’s made a career for herself exposing her personal life, but with tweets like that, it’s almost as if Swift is banking on romances turning sour in order to inspire her next big hit.
According to the Huff Post, it seems that Fox might have felt a little bit guilty about his comments, so he called Swift up and they are totally cool now.
“Hey everybody, Michael J. Fox got in touch with me today and we are good. Thank you for having my back,” said Taylor’s tweet.