Taylor Swift Did NOT Roll Eyes Because She Was Sitting Next To Sarah Palin At SNL 40th Anniversary Show, Despite Report

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Taylor Swift Sarah Palin SNL

By Michael Lewittes

Taylor Swift Sarah Palin SNL


Taylor Swift did not roll her eyes because she was sitting next to Sarah Palin at the “SNL” 40th anniversary special, despite a completely fabricated story. Gossip Cop can report that the claim is 100 percent made up, and comes from a site that seems to unethically manufacture untruths for hits.

The latest pile of garbage about Taylor Swift allegedly rolling her eyes is from HollywoodLife, a site that has created so many fake and provably wrong stories that it’s actually nicknamed HollywoodLies. According to the webloid, which has been called out by a number of stars for lying, Swift was “rolling her eyes and looking extremely unhappy” to be seated next to Palin. For the record, seated on the other side of Swift was Steven Spielberg.

How does the blog know Swift wasn’t upset about sitting next to Spielberg? It doesn’t. It simply took a picture and wrongly manufactured a story around it, based on Palin being an easy target. Additionally, Swift is NOT even rolling her eyes. She’s looking up at a TV monitor, very much like many other people in the audience in the FULL photo, which can be seem below.

HollywoodLife knows very little about the entertainment industry, so it fills in the blanks with sensational fabrications for traffic. Gossip Cop, on the other hand, has been to the “SNL” set at least 50 times, and is friends with writers, producers and performers, past and present. Often, because of where the sketch is taking place in the studio, even the best seats have to view the action from monitors. In this particular case, the action is behind Swift, so she’s watching Dakota Johnson do a bit on the monitor.

Of course, HollywoodLies, er, HollywoodLife wouldn’t know this, and seemingly doesn’t care or worse manipulated the size of the photo because it’s more interested in creating drama about stars like Swift. Remember, this is the same site that Gossip Cop busted in November for falsely claiming that Swift and Harry Styles had been secretly dating again for “months” and that he sent her 1,989 roses. It’s also the webloid that repeatedly reported Swift was in a feud with Selena Gomez, who eventually publicly stated, “Hollywood life is never true. Ever.”

Simply, as Gossip Cop has said before, the webloid often makes up stories to manipulate places like Google for traffic, and sites that link to it are essentially like students who cheat off the dumbest kids in class. The only ones who rightfully should be rolling their eyes are the readers of HollywoodLife. Check out the FULL photo below, and see how the webloid misrepresented Swift’s supposed reaction to sitting next to Palin.

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