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Jo Koy addresses the trending Taylor Swift incident at the Golden Globes.

todayJanuary 9, 2024

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Jo Koy responded to the buzz surrounding his recent Taylor Swift moment during the 81st Golden Globe Awards. The comedian addressed Swift’s reaction to his jest about her presence at NFL games and media coverage related to her relationship with Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce. On stage, Koy quipped about the disparity in camera shots between the Golden Globes and the NFL, playfully noting there’s more variety to cover at the awards show.

Highlighting the contrast between the Golden Globes and the NFL, the comedian humorously remarked, “At the Golden Globes, we have fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift.” Cameras promptly captured Swift’s reaction—pursed lips and a cold stare—followed by her casual sip from a champagne flute. Sensing the room’s discomfort and the subdued response from the usually lively singer, Jo Koy acknowledged the awkwardness and offered a mild apology for the jest before swiftly transitioning to the next topic.

Speaking with ET on the red carpet at Billboard’s Golden Globes after-party, Jo Koy downplayed the mixed response to his comment. Describing it as “cute,” Koy clarified that he was simply highlighting the reduced number of cutaways featuring Taylor Swift during Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s games. When ET reporter Denny Directo suggested that Swift’s seemingly salty sip might have been due to a craving for champagne, Koy responded with a good-natured “aww, man” and shook the interviewer’s hand. As of the latest update, neither Swift nor Kelce had offered any public comments on the joke.

Written by: MJ