There’s a scene in Peter Weir‘s vastly underrated 1986 adaptation of “The Mosquito Coast” where Allie Fox, played by Harrison Ford, is prattling on about the problems with America. He’s walking with a young aboriginal who doesn’t understand English, but imparts the following knowledge anyway: “There are people in New York who live on pet food and would kill you for a quarter.”
Notice that if you replace “people” with “Taylor Swift fans” the sentence still makes perfect sense.
At Sunday’s Golden Globes, after Amy Poehler accepted her award for Best Actress – TV Comedy or Movie, co-host Tina Fey took the stage. “I just want to say congratulations again to my friend Amy Poehler,” she said. “I love you. And there’s a special place in hell for you.”
This was a subtle reference to 2013’s ceremony, when Poehler and Fey cracked a Taylor Swift joke, prompting the singer to later tell Vanity Fair: “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people, because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.'”
Taylor has been mum since Sunday’s festivities, but the Swifties – Taylor’s brigade of seething fans – have not been. They’ve taken to Twitter to announce their disapproval.
Here, for your enjoyment, are the choice cuts from those tweets.
The “Whatevaaarrr” Approach
The Joe Pesci
Fuck you Tina fey — secretly jlaw (@swiftofgrace) January 13, 2014
The Manners Police
Done with Tina Fey. That was Amy’s moment and you ruined that for her to make a rude comment. Like seriously, shut the fuck up.
— Isabelle Swift (@belleswift17) January 13, 2014
The Finger Pointer
People say taylor can’t get over things, yet tina fey brought up something that happened almost a year ago up and nothing’s said?
— Taylor Swift (@confettiswift) January 14, 2014
tina fey wow. what the fuck. low. the fuck did taylor ever do to you? you know what FUCK YOU,you’re not even funny.
— Emotionally Unstable (@TheFlyOnRKsWall) January 13, 2014