pic.twitter.com/XTiVLRDLV0— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) October 27, 2020Swifties have long speculated that “Red” was written specifically with Brokeback Mountain actor Jake Gyllenhaal in mind. The two were a short-lived item from October 2010 to March 2011. Taylor’s die-hard stans even went so far as to flood Jake’s Instagram recently when he posted an old photograph of himself as a child wearing huge black-rimmed glasses -- something Taylor *allegedly* alluded to in her song “All Too Well” with the lyric, “You used to be a little kid with glasses in a twin-sized bed…”A quick look at the Insta comments on that picture shows that Swifties are relentless.
Other songs *supposedly* about the Donnie Darko star include “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and “The Last Time.”Jake, for his part, has never responded to the speculation: not to the Swifties on his IG, nor to curious reporters. Back in 2017, during an interview with The Guardian, a reporter covering his new movie Life pressed Jake for some dirt on his true feelings toward Taylor’s songs. The famously private actor, who has dated Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon in the past, shied away.“I’m not necessarily guarded, but I consider intimacy to be very important and I don’t think everybody needs to know about my family or my personal details,” he said at the time. “I’m old-school in that way.”[video_embed id='-1']Before you go: 95-year-old grandma does the Taylor Swift 'Love Story' challenge[/video_embed]“I think when you’re in a relationship, you are constantly scrutinized, your friends are scrutinized, but…,” he trailed off before giving a shrug to indicate his thought was over. “I would love to not talk about my personal life,” he finally said. “I would love to talk about the movie.”Taylor, for her part, has also never named names, but she has called out the double-standard in the music industry that labels women singer-songwriters as “breakup” singers whereas men are allowed to sing about their love lives at will.In a conversation with Australian radio hosts Jules, Merrick, and Sophie, she said, “You're gonna have people who are gonna say, ‘oh you know like she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends!’ and I think frankly that's a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They're all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.”View this post on Instagram
I’ve worn my glasses ever since I parted my hair meticulously with gel (see above), which is why NEW EYES has always been near and dear to my heart. Since 1932, @neweyes_ has provided eyeglasses to people who needed them most. I’m thrilled that they’ve partnered with @theinspireprojectus to create Project Human: Changing the Way We See the World, a speaker series coming to schools and remote learners this fall. Project Human is designed to spark conversations focusing on unity and equality. It’s an opportunity for students to interact with public figures and do what they do best: Keep ‘em on their toes! For a full line-up of speakers or to bring Project Human to a school near you, visit: http://theinspireproject.us/project-human/