Jo Koy, the comedian and host of the 81st Golden Globe Awards, made a joke about Taylor Swift and her frequent appearances at NFL games to support her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, the tight end of the Kansas City Chiefs. The joke did not seem to amuse Swift, who gave a cold stare and sipped her drink in response. Koy later said that his joke was a compliment and that he was a fan of Swift.
Jo Koy’s Taylor Swift Joke at Golden Globes
The joke in question occurred during Koy’s opening monologue, where he compared the Golden Globes and the NFL. He said, “The big difference between the Golden Globes and the NFL? On the Golden Globes, we have fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift.” He added, “I swear, there’s just more to go to.”
The camera then cut to Swift, who was nominated for cinematic and box office achievement for her “Eras Tour” film, sitting in the audience. She appeared unimpressed by the joke and pursed her lips before taking a sip from her champagne glass. She did not smile or laugh at Koy’s remark.
Koy later explained his joke to “Entertainment Tonight” and said that he meant no harm. He said, “It was cute. I was just saying, ‘It’s just less cutaways,’ you know what I mean? That’s all.” He also said that he was a fan of Swift and her music.
Reactions to the Joke
The joke sparked mixed reactions from the viewers and the celebrities at the event. Some found it funny and harmless, while others thought it was rude and unnecessary.
One of the celebrities who teased Swift about the joke was Emma Stone, who presented the award for cinematic and box office achievement. Stone said, “And the Golden Globe goes to … Taylor Swift. Just kidding, just kidding. I’m sorry, I had to do it. I love you, Taylor. You’re amazing.”
Swift took the joke in stride and hugged Stone before accepting her award. She thanked her fans, her team, and her boyfriend for their support. She also joked, “I don’t know how they know what suite I’m in. 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.”
On social media, some fans praised Swift for her classy and graceful reaction to Koy’s joke. They also congratulated her for winning her first Golden Globe. Others criticized Koy for making a cheap and unfunny joke at Swift’s expense. They also defended Swift and her relationship with Kelce, which has boosted the ratings and the popularity of the NFL.
Taylor Swift’s Golden Globes Presence
Aside from being the target of Koy’s joke and the winner of a new category, Swift also made a stunning appearance at the Golden Globes. She wore a glittering green Gucci gown that matched her eyes and her signature red lipstick. She also accessorized with DeBeers drop earrings and a snake ring, which some fans speculated was a hint for her upcoming re-recording of her album “Reputation”.
Swift also made headlines for skipping the Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday to attend the Globes. She has been a regular at the Chiefs games since she started dating Kelce in September 2023. She has also brought along her friends and family to cheer for her beau. Kelce, who did not play on Sunday as he rested for the playoffs, watched the Globes from home and congratulated Swift on her win on X.
Jo Koy’s joke about Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes was one of the most talked-about moments of the night. It elicited a cold reaction from Swift and a variety of responses from the viewers and the celebrities. Koy later clarified that his joke was a compliment and that he was a fan of Swift. Swift, who won her first Golden Globe for her “Eras Tour” film, also dazzled the audience with her green dress and her acceptance speech. She also skipped the Chiefs game to attend the event, showing her dedication to her career and her relationship with Kelce.