Tom Hiddleston “Breakdown” Over Taylor Swift “Stress” Is False
Celeb Dirty Laundry, which has repeatedly published untrue claims about the couple, announces in a headline on Monday, “Tom Hiddleston Breakdown: Actor Admits Taylor Swift Relationship Induces Stress.” The accompanying article says, “The Hollywood actor recently hinted that the pressure of being Taylor Swift’s boyfriend might be getting to him, as he’s simply not used to being in the celebrity spotlight with the tabloid media following his every move.” And, according to the site, “Now Tom Hiddleston himself is admitting that he’s still having a hard time understanding the media’s obsession with Twiddleswift while also adding that some of the false rumors about him are definitely taking a toll on his mental state.”
The webloid quotes the actor as saying, “It’s interesting, we all live in a world where every phone has a camera, and there’s nothing new really about the spotlight on me. I think the spotlight, that’s what happens when you’re a public figure… What have I learned about it? Maybe it’s too soon to tell. I’ve learned that there are many sides to a story, and that sometimes there are a lot of stories out there which are false, and the hardest thing is to not let the falsehoods affect your mind.”
Hiddleston never mentioned Swift by name, or directly commented on their romance. He was merely asked, “This summer has been a high-profile one for you personally. What have you learned about the culture of celebrity?” Furthermore, contrary to the outlet’s claims, the actor didn’t make these statements to “Entertainment Tonight.” Rather, they were part of a Facebook Live chat with The Hollywood Reporter about his Emmy nomination and career (see video below at 19:15-mark).
No matter, CDL still uses the remarks to conclude, “Clearly, Tom Hiddleston is beginning to stress about his Taylor Swift relationship and if things continue to go this way, there’s no doubt that a Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift breakup will occur before awards season. The British-born actor simply can’t handle all the stress that comes with being Taylor Swift’s boyfriend while being constantly scrutinized by the media for everything thing he does and says.”
The site adds, “Tom Hiddleston is beginning to realize that a Taylor Swift romance might not be worth it in the end, especially if it’s going to cost him his career or worse, his health.” Please. Celeb Dirty Laundry, of all places, has no clue what Hiddleston is or isn’t realizing, is or isn’t stressing about.
The outlet is merely making assumptions, ones that aren’t at all backed up by Hiddleston’s actual remarks. He never suggested he was having a “breakdown,” didn’t once say he was “stressed,” and Swift wasn’t actually a conversation subject. The blatant lies are inexcusable.