Tina Fey jokingly advised that Michael J. Fox’s son Sam is off limits to nominee Taylor Swift at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. The crowd got a kick out of Tina Fey’s warning, but the joke hit home for the “Spin City” star.
According to Vulture, 51-year-old Michael J. Fox isn’t too keen on the idea of his son dating the pop star. It doesn’t appear to be anything personal. The “Back to the Future” actor just doesn’t want 23-year-old Sam, who served as Mr. Golden Globe, to be the inspiration behind Swift’s lyrics.
“Taylor Swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with, right? What a way to build a career,” remarked Fox.
Although Michael J. Fox doesn’t follow her career too closely, he is aware of the driving force behind many of Taylor Swift’s hits.
When asked if he would recognize the “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” songstress at a dinner table Fox replied, “I wouldn’t even know who she was.” But he admits a nasty breakup song would definitely get his attention. “‘Sam, You Piece of Sh-t.’ Oh . . . that was the girl you brought home!” Michael said.
Michael J. Fox isn’t just being an overprotective parent. He is no stranger to celebrity relationships. Sam is one of four children Fox has with his wife, actress Tracy Pollan.
Besides, there is legitimate reason for his concern. In a 2010 interview with Us Weekly, 22-year-old Swift admitted that her exes often inspire chart-topping music. Swift says, “I’ve always lived by the theory that if a guy doesn’t want me to write a bad song about him, he won’t do bad things. And he shouldn’t, you know?”
Tayler Swift’s Hollywood exes include Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Joe Jonas and Harry Styles of One Direction. If Michael J. Fox has the last word, his son will certainly remain excluded from that list.
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