Taylor Swift’s relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has reached the predictable phase in which she is being blamed for the team’s poor form.
The form of Kelce and, by extension, the Chiefs, has been underwhelming this season. As expected, the fans have started to look for a scapegoat and they have turned on pop star Swift.
Lexie Ridgen has written about the wave of hate towards Swift for Outkick and is firmly of the belief that the singer has nothing to do with Kelce’s decline in form.
She drew an interesting parallel with Swift’s career, saying: “Fans do not blame Swift’s love interests when she isn’t nominated for a Grammy. If the interest level in the next leg of her tour decreases, people won’t blame Kelce. They need to just stop.
If she gives some lackluster performances, people will blame Swift, not Kelce, and rightfully so. If Kelce’s average playing and the Chiefs’ recent losses flow from a distraction caused by their love story and Swift’s red lip, classic thing that he likes, then perhaps Kelce just wasn’t THAT great. Don’t blame him, love made him crazy.”
Another way that Ridgen emphasised her point was to mention former NFL quarterback Tom Brady and the levels he could reach whilst still married to supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
Famous athletes and models/celebrities are frequent bedfellows, and for the truly great players, their bejeweled outside relationships don’t impact their stats,” Ridgen wrote.
“Tom Brady, one of the greatest football players of all time, was married to Gisele Bundchen-a literal Victoria’s Secret angel. Bundchen did not turn Brady from a marquee player to a mediocre one.”