Taylor Swift Reacts to Penn Badgley Using Her Song for ‘You’ Joke

Penn Badgley
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Antiheroes unite! Penn Badgley hopped on a social media pattern and used a Taylor Swift music to make a joke about his character on You.

Within the 35-year-old Gossip Lady alum’s Monday, October 24, TikTok submit — his first ever on the platform — he runs away from an unseen villain as Swift’s music “Anti-Hero” performs. After opening his entrance door, he sees himself standing outdoors, dressed as his murderous character from the sequence, Joe Goldberg. “It’s me,” the actor, as Goldberg, lip syncs. “Hello,” the true Badgley replies, waving reluctantly. Mouthing the phrases to the pop single, Goldberg factors to himself and says, “I’m the issue, it’s me.”

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Swift, 32, accepted of the interpretation of the monitor, writing, “OMG!!!! 🤩, ” within the feedback. The Grammy Award winner — who launched her latest album, Midnights, on Friday, October 21 — has challenged her followers to a YouTube Shorts contest primarily based on the “Anti-Hero” music video.

“The #TSAntiHeroChallenge is all about acknowledging and celebrating the traits that make every of us actually distinctive and showcasing one’s true self in a FUN manner,” a weblog submit revealed by YouTube reads, encouraging entrants to show “an anti-heroic trait” akin to “at all times grabbing the final slice of pizza.”

In a video shared to Instagram earlier this month, the “Delicate” singer described the Midnights lead single as “one in every of my favourite songs I’ve ever written.” She went on to elucidate how private the message of the music is to her.

“I actually don’t assume I’ve delved this far into my insecurities on this element earlier than. You already know, I wrestle loads with the concept that my life has grow to be unmanageably sized. … To not sound too darkish, however I wrestle with the thought of not feeling like an individual. However don’t really feel dangerous for me. You don’t must,” she stated.

The Pennsylvania native added, “This music is an actual guided tour all through all of the issues that I are likely to hate about myself.”

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Penn Badgley in ‘You.’


Along with her newest launch, Swift broke the Spotify document for most-streamed album in a single day. “How did I get this fortunate, having you guys on the market doing one thing this thoughts blowing?!” the Folklore musician wrote through Twitter of the milestone. “Like, what even simply occurred??!?!”

The “All Too Effectively” artist revealed how Midnights got here collectively together with her longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff. “We’d been toying with concepts and had written a couple of issues we liked, however Midnights truly actually coalesced and flowed out of us when our companions (each actors) did a movie collectively in Panama,” she wrote through Instagram on Friday. “Jack and I discovered ourselves again in New York, alone, recording each night time, staying up late and exploring outdated reminiscences and midnight’s previous.”

Swift and Joe Alwyn, who cowrote the music “Candy Nothing” on Midnights, first went public with their relationship in Could 2017. Antonoff, 38, for his half, has been linked to Margaret Qualley since they have been noticed kissing in New York Metropolis in August 2021. They seemingly confirmed their engagement through Instagram in Could.