Jake Gyllenhaal addresses Taylor Swift’s All Too Well reissue and tackles ‘cyberbullying’ | Ents & Arts News
Jake Gyllenhaal addressed Taylor Swift’s re-released song All Too Well, which is widely interpreted to be about their brief relationship, saying it “has nothing to do with me”.
In a new interview, the Hollywood actor says he has ‘no hard feelings’ Quick using personal experiences as inspiration for his music, but said artists “have a responsibility” to encourage fans to “be civil and not allow cyberbullying on their behalf.”
Gyllenhaalbest known for films such as Brokeback Mountain, Nightcrawler and Donnie Darko, reportedly dated Swift for around three months in 2010.
All Too Well and the number one hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, from the singer’s 2012 album Red, were reportedly about the relationship – and a new 10-minute version of All Too Well was featured on the re-recorded album by Swift Red (Taylor’s version), released November 2021.
The re-release of the track and accompanying music video led to Gyllenhaal receiving backlash online.
Speaking to Esquire magazine about the new version of the song, he said: “It has nothing to do with me. It’s about his relationship with his fans.
“It’s his expression. Artists draw on their personal experiences for inspiration, and I don’t blame anyone.”
However, the star added: “At some point, I think it’s important when fans get unruly that we feel responsible for having them be civil and not allowing cyberbullying in their name.”
According to Esquire, Gyllenhaal turned off his Instagram comments when the song was re-released and said he hadn’t listened to the album.
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Red (Taylor’s Version) was part of Swift’s campaign to reclaim her music.
The singer remade her first six albums after the master recordings were acquired by talent manager Scooter Braun when he bought her old label, much to her fury, and later again by Shamrock Capital.
In 2018, Swift signed a deal with Universal Music that supposedly gave her control of her master recordings, and has since released the albums Lover, Folklore and Evermore.
Gyllenhaal is set to star in the upcoming blockbuster Ambulance, alongside Eiza Gonzalez and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, which is slated for release later this year.