Matt Healy Talks About Taylor Swift By Throwing The Strangest Shade Possible
Unless you live under a rock, you've likely seen the absolutely adorable photos of Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris on their anniversary beach vacation. Clearly, Swift won't be penning another one of her heart-wrenching breakup ballads anytime soon, but she might want to consider writing another diss tune a la "Bad Blood." One of Swift's rumored love interests is firing back at rumors that the two were an item, and he's doing so in the least classy way possible. In an interview with Q Magazine, lead singer of The 1975, Matt Healy talked about his romantic interactions with Swift, and he had less than nice things to say about a potential relationship with the "Blank Space" songstress.
If you don't list Healy when you name the boys who broke Swift's heart (at least, as her songs would suggest) that's totally OK: Healy and Swift had a very brief "maybe" romance. As Elle reports, it all started in December of 2014, when Swift was spotted wearing a 1975 tee-shirt and attending one of The 1975's concerts. Later that month, Healy told a radio show that he did, in fact, exchange numbers with the Grammy winner, and that he was waiting to "see what happens." Unfortunately for Healy/Swift shippers (if they exist?), the flirtationship quickly fizzled. But, instead of being sweet about the romance that could have been, Healy took to Q Magazine to diss the mere prospect of getting involved with Swift in the most bizarre way possible. Healy said:
So the one time I did have a flirtation with a girl, it ends up going everywhere... I mean, I got on E! News and people were like, 'Who's Matt Healy?' so that was cool. But I didn't make a big deal out of it myself... if she wasn't Taylor Swift we wouldn't be talking about her. She wasn't a big impact on my life.
OK, fair enough. Clearly, not every flirty banter is supposed to lead to an epic romance, so I think we can all forgive Healy for not being thrilled that this interaction was analyzed to death in the press. But then, he went on to say this:
It's just interesting to me how interested the world is about Taylor Swift. The reason I mention that is because if I had [properly] gone out with Taylor Swift, I would've been, 'F*cking hell, I am not being Taylor Swift's boyfriend. You know, "F*ck. That."' That's also a man thing, a de-masculinating, emasculating thing.
Healy's comment feels bizarre harsh, especially considering that Swift has stayed pretty mum on their whole brief interaction. I have no idea why being Swift's boyfriend would "emasculate" Healy (and I like to think self-proclaimed feminist Swift would likely roll her eyes at the comment), but it does make me think twice about any woman get their flirt on with this 1975 band member. No matter how famous Swift is, she's still a human being, and one that Healy clearly connected with for a brief moment. Saying that dating her would have done more harm than good, for nothing related to Swift herself but just an aversion to being known as her boyfriend, is just way too much shade right now.
Fortunately, no matter what haters like Healy say, Swift has Harris — and all of those Grammys — to soothe her.