But after it was announced that Taylor had won her record fourth Album of the Year Grammy for her 2022 album Midnights, the clearly-surprised superstar seemed to ignore Celine Dion as she gathered her friends onstage to accept the trophy.
And the internet, including many of Taylor’s own fans, weren’t too happy with her treatment of the living legend in her rare public appearance:
Taylor Swift just took the album of the year trophy from Celine Dion without batting an eye and/or acknowledging that a legendary 🐐 was handing her the award. So cringey for my soul pic.twitter.com/J7LggDVQD8
Horrible!! #TaylorSwift Didn't Even Acknowledge Celine Dion! Everyone Knows How Celine's Health Has Been Deteriorating With No Prognosis Of Recovery!For Celine To Be There To Present Was A Once In A Lifetime Event #GRAMMYspic.twitter.com/6gb4ls8xou
Taylor Swift completely ignoring Celine Dion like she was some trophy model presenter at #GRAMMYs was wild. She’s won this three times and usually such a pro. But to ignore an icon, who is dealing with so much? Yikes https://t.co/0uM1pN0wkq
And let’s be honest: By the end of the show, Taylor was probably a few drinks in already and not thinking as clearly as she was when she won her first award and shocked the world by announcing her new album coming this spring, The Tortured Poets Department.
But Taylor’s actions are always going to be under a microscope. And I guess that’s just the price you have to pay when you’re one of the biggest superstars in the world.