Olivia Wilde has finally spoken up after receiving backlash for sharing a tweet that said, “I wish Taylor Swift were in love with a climate scientist.” The actress gained notoriety for a social media post she made regarding Taylor Swift that sparked a firestorm of debate.
On Sunday, Wilde responded to the criticism leveled at a recent Instagram Stories post of hers. The tweet, which implied that people should give priority to more important issues like climate change, was widely seen as a veiled jab at Swift’s widely documented romance with Travis Kelce.
During a meeting with the Daily Mail in Los Angeles, Wilde clarified her intentions, stating that she meant no harm and aimed to highlight society’s propensity to focus on frivolous matters over more important issues. The post, written by actress Katja Herbers, read, “I wish Taylor Swift was in love with a climate scientist.” She told a reporter, “It’s certainly a statement on how much attention gets paid to inconsequential stuff.
Wilde’s article received harsh criticism, and many people pointed out the irony of her relationship with Harry Styles, a well-known ex-boyfriend of Swift. Herbers added more posts to her analysis of Swift’s influence, making the facetious claim that Swift’s followers were hurriedly looking up information on “climate emergency” and then jokingly adding, “Taylor would join her scientist at an end fossil fuels rally, and the world would be saved.”
In the midst of this, Taylor Swift’s budding romance with Travis Kelce has garnered significant attention. Although their relationship began only a few weeks ago, Kelce’s interest in Swift dates back to her concert in July, held at Arrowhead Stadium. Despite not meeting her at the time, Kelce later revealed his plan to share his phone number through a beaded bracelet.
Although no official confirmation of their relationship has been made, Swift and Kelce have been spotted together at various events. Swift made an appearance at a Chiefs’ football game in September, socializing with Kelce’s friends and family. When Kelce’s team played in New Jersey in October, Swift brought her entourage to the game.
Over the weekend, the two were seen together in New York City, attending Saturday Night Live and making surprise appearances before holding hands at an SNL afterparty. On the following night, they were observed having dinner at the Waverly Inn. The Swift-Kelce romance has taken center stage in the public eye since it began last month.