Pop and country music superstar Taylor Swift has faced a lot of criticism from football fans about the attention she gets when she attends Kansas City Chiefs games. But on Sunday, Swifties (a fandom of Taylor Swift) started fighting back by noting the warm response to Eminem’s presence at Ford Field stadium during a game between the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams.
Ever since Taylor started dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, she has been spotted watching the games in person ― to the point where the practice of TV cameras cutting away to her has spurred some criticism.
Few days ago, Swift responded the criticism, saying: “I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and pissing off a few dads, Brads, and Chads…There’s a camera, like, a half-mile away, and you don’t know where it is, and you have no idea when the camera is putting you in the broadcast, so I don’t know if I’m being shown 17 times or once.”
Late last week, former Nation Football League coach Tony Dungy told Fox News that the coverage of Taylor Swift’s attendance at Kansas City Chiefs games might be “disenchanting people with sports now,” and claimed that “there’s so much on the outside coming in ― entertainment value and different things taking away from what really happens on the field.”
Unlike Taylor, Eminem received a massive love from football players and fans to commentators and sport journalists last night at Ford Field during a historic match between the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams and that’s where the mockery began.
“The same MAGATs who cry Taylor Swift (female) is ruining football (by simply being there and cheering) are strangely quiet about Eminem (male) being there and cheering! The crowd of 65,000 loved it, singing Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” at the Rams/Lions game.” One user said on X, formerly known as Twitter. Another said: “Why is it okay for Eminem to rock out and cheer at NFL games, but if Taylor Swift does it, it’s distracting? #Swifties.” Someone said: “They’ve cut to Eminem multiple times I wonder why no one’s complaining.”
Football and Eminem fans also responded to the debate with someone saying: “Em was Born & raised in Detroit. Lifelong Lions fan. Reppin his team in Detroit at a home game. Swift is not a football fan but a celebrity getting coverage for wrong reasons. Another said: “He’s a Lions fan from Detroit, this game was in Detroit. Of course he’s going to get cheered. She got booed in New England for supporting KC (the road team). Of course she’s going to get booed. It truly is not more complicated than this and is not a story (and I like Taylor).” One user said: “Showing Eminem on the tv is not running football. Eminem was a fan before he was famous. He is not like Taylor Swift who slept with a player and then started watching football.”
You can check out the reactions in the video below: