Taylor Swift has made it clear there is no bad blood between her and Nikki Glaser.
Hours after Swift's Miss Americana documentary hit Netflix, Glaser issued a lengthy apology to the singer-songwriter over a soundbite that was featured in the film. The clip in question was taken from a five-year-old interview in which Glaser mocked Swift's "model friends" and described her as "too skinny." Glaser admits the comments were uncalled for, and insists the jabs were her way of hiding her own insecurities.
"I love @taylorswift. Unfortunately, I am featured in her new documentary as part of a montage of asshats saying mean things about her, which is used to explain why she felt the need to escape from the spotlight for a year," Glaser captioned a photo of herself wearing a Swift T-shirt. "... This quote should be used as an example of 'projection' in PSYCH101 textbooks. If you’re familiar with my 'work' at all, you know I talk openly about battling some kind of eating disorder for the past 17 years. I was probably 'feeling fat' that day and was jealous."
She continued: "I really have no need to post this other than to apologize to someone who seriously means SO much to me ... I just hope this somehow gets to her so she knows I’m sorry for any pain I caused her and that I’d love to be her friend someday (when I start modeling) and tell her how much her music has influenced my life and comedy."
Swift caught wind of Glaser's post and graciously responded to the message in the comments section. She expressed empathy toward Glaser and used this as an opportunity to highlight one of the strongest messages in the documentary.
Wow. I appreciate this so much and one of the major themes of the doc is that we have the ability to change our opinions over time, to grow, to learn about ourselves. I'm so sorry to hear that you've struggled with some of the same things I've struggled with. Sending a massive hug.
Directed by Emmy Award winner Lana Wilson, Miss Americana takes a deep dive into the life of the 30-year-old artist and the ways she has dealt with issues related to body image, politics, sexism, and family.