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Taylor Swift Reacts to Nikki Glaser’s Apology for Weight Comments in ‘Miss Americana’ Documentary

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Taylor Swift is open to forgiveness following the release of her raw and emotional documentary, Miss Americana, on Friday. 

The one and a half hour-long Netflix documentary followed the star as she navigated the last few years of her life and tackled topics from politics to music. 

She also dealt with her own internal struggles with acceptance and image. Specifically, Swift opened up about battling an eating disorder for the first time, saying sometimes she would "starve" herself if she saw a photo where she thought she looked fat. Accompanying this information were several clips of interviews where different people were talking negatively about Swift, including comedian Nikki Glaser, who called the singer "too skinny" and mocked her "model friends."

Taylor Swift and Nikki Glaser
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Shortly after the documentary was released, Glaser took to Instagram to share a photo of herself wearing a Taylor Swift shirt, featuring the singer's Red album cover. 

"I love @taylorswift," she began her post. "Unfortunately, I am featured in her new documentary as part of a montage of a**hats saying mean things about her, which is used to explain why she felt the need to escape from the spotlight for a year. It’s insanely ironic because anyone who knows me knows I’m obnoxiously obsessed with her and her music."

Glaser went on to note that some of her own struggles likely led to her making the comments featured in the documentary. 

"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. "Also, I’ve had people say the same s**t about me being too skinny before and know how terrible it feels to hear that when you’re struggling. And I was only bothered by her model friends because I’d like to be her friend and I’m not a model."

She noted that she felt led to post an apology to Swift, writing, "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."

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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. It’s insanely ironic because anyone who knows me knows I’m obnoxiously obsessed with her and her music. I first heard myself in the trailer last week as I watched it alone in bed (as soon as it came out bc I was so excited!) and I was horrified to hear my own voice. The sound bite was from an interview I did 5 years ago and I say in SUCH a shitty tone, “she’s too skinny; it bothers me... all of her model friends, and it’s just like, cmon!” 😣 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. Also, I’ve had people say the same shit about me being too skinny before and know how terrible it feels to hear that when you’re struggling. And I was only bothered by her model friends because I’d like to be her friend and I’m not a model. I really have no need to post this other than to apologize to someone who seriously means SO much to me. I only got a couple death threats from die-hard Swift fans, which as one myself, I totally get. So while I’ll consider going to “die in a hole you motherfucking asshole”, 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. In fact, her song “The Man” is the inspiration for my new hour of material and I feature the song is multiple iterations during my current tour. I love you Tay, and I can’t wait to watch 99.97% of your new doc #missamericana ❤️🆖

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Shortly after, Swift commented on the post, "Wow. I appreciate this so much and one of the major themes about 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. 💗." 

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Classy all around. #CommentsByCelebs

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For more from Miss Americana, watch the clip below: 

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