Taylor Swift was not jealous of Harry Styles and the positive reviews he received for Dunkirk, despite a report that was published exactly one year ago today. Just about a week after the filmâs release,Gossip Cop debunked a made-up story that claimed she was envious of his acting success. At the time, we noted Swift was focusing on her music, and with her new album Reputation and world tour currently in full swing, itâs clear our information was 100 percent accurate.
On July 29, 2017, Celeb Dirty Laundry posted an article titled, âTaylor Swift Jealous Of Harry Stylesâ Movie Success.â Pointing to Dunkirk and Stylesâs âstellar reviews,â the website set up its manufactured premise by stating without any proof that Swift had been unsuccessfully trying to âbreak into films for many years.â The blog noted that the films Swift appeared in received, at best, âmiddling or negative reviews.â Again, with no evidence whatsoever to back up its claim, the outlet maintained that since âSwift never quite got over the Harry Styles breakup, this has to sting for herâ to see her ex-boyfriend receiving âall the critical acclaim and box office success that she always wanted.â
Of course, as of right now, Styles has no film projects lined up, while Swift was recently cast in a movie version of Cats, alongside Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen. But as we reported 12 months ago today, there is no rivalry, and Swift wasnât âjealousâ of Stylesâs movie success. And contrary to the baseless claim, the singer-songwriter has clearly gotten âoverâ Styles, since Swift and Joe Alwyn have been dating for more than a year and a half now. Throughout that time, however, sheâs been focused on her music, which again has showcased her star power.
In an article about how Swiftâs album Reputation sold more than 2 million units, Forbes wrote that sheâs âboth the most famous and the most successful recording artist on the planet.â Meanwhile, the music bible Rolling Stone called Swiftâs Reputation Stadium Tour âher finest yet.â And as soon as she ends her recording-breaking tour, Swift will begin production on Cats.
As Gossip Cop has mentioned before, we occasionally go back to articles we debunked 365 days earlier to remind readers how claims made one day by tabloids and websites often donât hold up over time. In this instance, CDL simply had a false narrative it wanted to push and absolutely no facts or sources to back up its claim that Swift was jealous of Stylesâs acting career. A year ago we proved the premise was flawed, and the passage of time has only further bolstered how the blogâs article was a complete fabrication.
IMDb for Harry Styles, as of July 29, 2018.
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