Jo Koy Apologizes and Declares Support for Taylor Swift After Golden Globes Backlash

LOS ANGELES — Comedian Jo Koy is claiming to be a Swiftie, just days after making fun of Taylor Swift during the 81st Golden Globes. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Koy expressed his support for Swift and insisted that there was no ill intent in his joke. During his opening monologue as the first-time host of the Golden Globes, Koy took a jab at Swift, comparing the number of camera shots of her at the event to those at NFL games. The joke fell flat and Koy quickly apologized. However, Swift was not amused and glared at him while sipping her drink.

Koy clarified in his interview that his joke was intended to take a shot at the NFL, not Taylor Swift. He explained that the Golden Globes didn’t need to do as many camera cutaways for ratings, unlike NFL games. He also made a similar comment to “Entertainment Tonight”, where he referred to the NFL cutaways of Swift as “cute”.

Swift is known for attending NFL games to support her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, who is a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. While her presence at the games has brought in a new demographic of viewers, some NFL fans have criticized her for supposedly causing the Chiefs to play poorly. However, statistics show that this is not the case.

In a 2023 interview, Swift addressed the criticism of her screen time at NFL games, stating that she has no control over how many times she is shown on screen. She emphasized that she is simply there to support Travis and has no awareness of whether she is being shown too much and upsetting some viewers.

Jo Koy’s joke about Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes has drawn backlash, but he now claims to be a fan and supporter of the singer. He insists that there was no ill intent behind his joke and that he loves her work.