Last summer, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris not-so-quietly ended their 15-month-long relationship. Things seemed all well and good until word got out that Taylor had moved on to Tom Hiddleston rather quickly and that Taylor actually helped write the Calvin-Rihanna No. 1 hit, “This is What You Came For.”
It wasn’t supposed to go down like that. And in a very uncharacteristic move, Calvin took to Twitter to blow off some steam. He’s since deleted the tweets, but, of course, we saved the screen shots.
Calvin was taking on the Taylor machine.
A year later, he regrets it, telling British GQ, he felt like the one thing in the world he was good at was being questioned, “It was completely the wrong instinct. was protecting what I see as my one talent in the world being belittled. It felt like things were piling on top of me and that was when I snapped.”
He also said it was hard for something so private to be so public, “It’s very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly. The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicised than the relationship itself. When we were together, we were very careful for it not to be a media circus. She respected my feelings in that sense. I’m not good at being a celebrity. But when it ended, all hell broke loose. Now I see that Twitter thing as a result of me succumbing to pressure. It took me a minute to realise that none of that matters. I’m a positive guy. For both of us it was the wrong situation. It clearly wasn’t right, so it ended, but all of the stuff that happened afterwards…”
So, the moral of the story? Don’t say stuff about Taylor Swift on the Internet.