Ellen DeGeneres gets called out for another controversial interview — this time, with Grammy winner Taylor Swift.
Ellen DeGeneres has been facing a slew of criticisms for being mean to her staff and celebrity guests. Several reacted to her interview with Mariah Carey and Dakota Johnson. It turned out that she also made Taylor Swift uncomfortable.
Ellen DeGeneres insisted Taylor Swift dated Zac Efron
Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most popular TV personalities. In fact, despite the criticisms she received, her show is still doing well.
In 2012, the Grammy winner appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. During Swift’s attendance, the host forced her to open up about her love life.
The Love Story singer is notorious for being private when it comes to the matter of the heart. However, during the said guesting, DeGeneres continued forcing her to talk about Zac Efron.
Swift said she never dated Efron. DeGeneres talked about a new topic but still inserted Efron on the conversation by asking her how the Highschool Musical actor was doing. Swift insisted they never dated, so the host said they would talk about her new CD.
“Which song is about Zac on the new CD?” DeGeneres asked.
Swift said that there was no song for Efron because again they never dated. DeGeneres responded by saying “Alright, OK” while spinning her finger in a circle by her head to imply that Swift was crazy.
DeGeneres almost made Swift cry
Taylor Swift declined to talk about her exes. However, Ellen DeGeneres insisted that they play a game and to Swift’s horror, it flashed all her rumored former lovers on the big screen.
DeGeneres gave Swift a bell and instructed her to ring it on three different guys to narrow down the list of the man she dated. However, Swift never rang the bell.
DeGeneres took the bell from Swift and rang it on almost every photo that flashed on the screen including Justin Bieber’s and Joe Jonas’.
When Cory Monteith’s photo appeared, Swift wondered why she saw him and put her face on her hand. DeGeneres rang the bell.
When the Shake It Off hitmaker looked on the screen again it was showing Rob Lowe’s face and DeGeneres rang the bell again.
At that point, Swift shouted, “Stop it, stop it, stop!” The singer was close to crying and it was the only time DeGeneres stopped.
DeGeneres grateful to wife
Several individuals including celebrities called out Ellen DeGeneres for being mean. The host was reportedly thankful that her wife, Portia de Rossi, continues to support her.
“Ellen’s so grateful to have Portia in her life as a soulmate and a sounding board, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy,” the source said.
Image used courtesy of Milagros Menendez/YouTube Screenshot