BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James was called up by Taylor Swift’s fans after he stated that the singer needs to take a shower after her performance.
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Taylor Swift fans are furious after an awkward comment by radio DJ Greg James, following the star of the performance in Swansea, Wales.
Over the weekend, Swift performed at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend in front of 26,000 people in a very wet Swansea.
After the concert the singer gave one of her first interviews in years. “I think you need to have a shower now,” the BBC radio reporter told a somewhat sweaty Swift.
The singer replied: “I’m not offended that you said that. There is a lot happening and of course it is not good here.”
#TaylorSwift has her first recorded interview after years of not doing them and she said that she had a shower… ? #BiggestWeekend pic.twitter.com/7d3AQrvfWI
— Taylor Swift News (@Swift_Alert) 27 May 2018
And even though Swift seemed unphased by the hygiene comment, fans quickly flocked to Twitter to call James.
A Twitter user wrote, “try asking the same question to your girlfriend and see how long your relationship will last until break-up. jerk. idiot.”
try asking the same question to your girlfriend and see how long your relationship will last until break-up. jerk. moron.
— Martha (@AmirulAsyrafJoe) May 28, 2018
Another tagged James and said, “I can’t believe you just told the actual @taylorswift13 that they probably go and take a shower. #BiggestWeekend.”
@gregjames I can’t believe you just told the actual @taylorswift13 that they probably go and take a shower. #BiggestWeekend
— Rebecca Harris (@showmestarlight) 27 May 2018
But others found the comment humorous.
Can’t believe that @gregjames told @taylorswift13 they need a shower ??? #coarse #biggestweekend @BBCR1
— Joanna Marshall (@monajarshall) 27 May 2018
And some defended James pointing out that he and Swift have been friends for years.
When people don’t even know who Greg is, and that he and Taylor are friends, but they still feel the right to express his opinions pic.twitter.com/9i9R9EOSa3
— Gabriela (@ItsLikeArabella) 29 May 2018
After the viral interview with the BBC host took to Twitter to weigh in on the incident. James jokingly wrote on his own account, “If someone’s got a video of a cow who gets excited at the sight of the Queen, now would be a good time to tweet.”
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He Later retweeted People magazine’s story about his interview and said: “Another zwinger for my in memoriam.”
Another zwinger for my in memoriam https://t.co/kCkyB1637w
— Greg James (@gregjames) May 28, 2018
The BBC host and Swift’s relationship goes back to 2014, when James together with the “Blank Space” singer for a “Carpool Karaoke-like video that the two shot while driving in London.
After the departure of Wales, Soon returned to the U.S. to continue its Reputation Stadium Tour in Denver, where they met with fans and employees of Craftsy, a local company that supported Swift during her sexual assault trial by organizing Post-It notes with encouraging messages on the office window.
Craftsy re-tweeted a photo with Swift with the caption: “Wow. We literally have no words. Still on #cloudnine last night #repTourDenver with @taylorswift13. THANK YOU, Taylor for the best night ever!”
Wow. We literally have no words. Still on #cloudnine last night #repTourDenver with @taylorswift13. THANK YOU, Taylor for the best night ever! pic.twitter.com/DCEfeoZQkg
— Craftsy (@beCraftsy) May 26, 2018
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