In the U.S., we’re legally threatened to think that Taylor Swift perpetually smells like sunshine and dandelions, but the U.K. only has that kind of mindset about the original Sugababes trio. If there’s one thing that makes the British stiff upper lip curl, it’s a stanky Yankee pop star. Taylor performed at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend concert in Swansea over the weekend, and after she finished her set, the BBC’s Greg James let her know she needed to loofah away the grime and Niagara Falls of sweat falling from her hair before he’d get any closer. Naturally, her fans are now demanding that Greg get fired and/or sign a blood oath of allegiance to never question their queen’s hygiene ever again.
After Taylor’s six-song set for 26,000 in humid weather, Greg mentioned how she probably needed a shower, and she kinda seemed to agree:
— Taylor Swift News (@Swift_Alert) May 27, 2018
Taylor responded with what seemed like good-natured sweetness by saying, “I’m not offended that you said that. There’s a lot going on and none of it’s good here.” Greg, you in danger, girl. That’s Taylor speak for, “We’ll be sacrificing you at Stonehenge by sundown, sweet Greg.” Fans took note because they made a big deal about how it was her first interview in ages and this “nobody” from the BBC effed it up.
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
— NOT A TAYLOR SWIFT STAN ACCOUNT (@WANEGBT_stan) May 28, 2018
If Greg looks a little familiar, that’s because he did a carpool lip-synch (grab a lawyer, James Corden!) with Taylor to “Blank Space” when she was out promoting 1989. Ol’ Greg seems to recognize the error of his ways and made a subtle grovel on Instagram:
Too late, Greg! Going forward, either Barbara Walters comes out of retirement to co-interview Taylor with the ghost of Walter Cronkite or ain’t NOBODY interviewing TSwift!