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Comedian apologizes for calling Taylor Swift ‘too skinny,’ admits she struggles with eating disorders, too

Taylor Swift attends the premiere of "Miss Americana" at the Eccles Theater at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah.
Taylor Swift attends the premiere of "Miss Americana" at the Eccles Theater at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah.Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

The Taylor Swift documentary “Miss Americana” was released on Netflix last week, immediately sparking conversations about eating disorders and the broader trappings of pop stardom. It now has one comedian apologizing.

Swift, who owns a Watch Hill mansion in Westerly, R.I., discusses her struggles with food and body image in the film, saying there have been times in the past when she’s seen “a picture of me where I feel like I looked like my tummy was too big … that’ll just trigger me to just starve a little bit — just stop eating.”

“If you’re thin enough, then you don’t have that ass that everybody wants,” Swift says in the documentary. "But if you have enough weight on you to have an ass, your stomach isn’t flat enough. It’s all just [expletive] impossible.”

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The film uses a clip of comedian Nikki Glaser calling Swift "too skinny. It bothers me."

In an Instagram post this week, Glaser apologized to Swift for the comment, adding that she herself has battled an eating disorder for the past 17 years.

“This quote should be used as an example of ‘projection’ in PSYCH101 textbooks,” Glaser wrote. “I was probably ‘feeling fat’ that day and was jealous.”

Swift commented on the post: “Wow, appreciate this so much... I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve struggled with some of the same things I’ve struggled with. Sending a massive hug.”


Lauren Daley can be reached at ldaley33@gmail.com. Follow her on Twiiter @laurendaley1.