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Why Taylor Swift’s Grammy Acceptance Speech Didn’t Sit Well with Some?

Why Taylor Swift's Grammy Acceptance Speech Didn't Sit Well with Some?
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The Grammy Awards treated us to a plethora of unforgettable moments – Luke Combs‘ amazing collaboration with Tracy Chapman, Lainey Wilson’s heartfelt acceptance speech, and, of course, the crowning moment when Taylor Swift snagged the Album of the Year award for “Midnights.”

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The presentation was a grand affair, with music legend Celine Dion doing the honors. Swift, radiating excitement, gracefully took the stage upon hearing her name announced, exchanging warm embraces with fellow nominee Lana Del Rey and everyone in her path. However, some eagle-eyed viewers couldn’t help but notice a perceived lack of acknowledgment towards Celine Dion, sparking a bit of disappointment among them.

A video shared by one viewer captioned:

“Taylor Swift just took the album of the year trophy from Celine Dion without batting an eye and/or acknowledging that a legendary [G.O.A.T] was handing her the award. So cringey for my soul.”

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Despite the online chatter about the supposed social faux pas, snapshots from the event painted a different picture, capturing a positive vibe between the pop sensation and the music icon. Swift later shared a moment backstage with Dion, along with her son, Rene-Charles Angelil.

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In Swift’s defense, fans on social media speculated that she may have refrained from a public display of affection due to Dion’s ongoing health concerns. Others pointed out Swift’s evident enthusiasm when Dion graced the stage, standing up and singing along to the icon’s rendition of “The Power of Love.”

The Album of the Year win marked Swift’s fourth in the category, a historic accomplishment that etched her name as the first person ever to achieve such a feat. In her heartfelt acceptance speech, she expressed gratitude for the ongoing opportunity to create music.

“All I want to do is keep being able to do this,”

she shared.

“I love it so much. It makes me so happy. It makes me unbelievably blown away that it makes some people happy who voted for this award too. All I want to do is keep doing this. So thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to do what I love so much.”

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