Jake Gyllenhaal says Taylor Swift's 'All Too Well' is NOT about him, slams 'unruly' trolls

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has denied the rumor that Taylor Swift's 10-minute-long song 'All Too Well' is about him and their three-month 2010 love story

                            Jake Gyllenhaal says Taylor Swift's 'All Too Well' is NOT about him, slams 'unruly' trolls
Jake Gyllenhaal has finally opened up the rumor (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal during Esquire's interview on February 17, 2022, finally answered the rumor about how the longer version of Taylor Swift's 'All Too Well' seemed to be about him and their three-month 2010 love story. Jake denied the rumor with a "no," adding, “It has nothing to do with me. It’s about her relationship with her fans.” Though the denial did not go down well with some fans, several netizens were open in their support for his classy answer.

Taylor Swift re-recorded her 2012 album 'Red' in 2021 and released it as 'Taylor's Version'. In the well-received new version, a 10-minute music video for the song 'All Too Well' was particularly lauded for its lyrics, story, and cinematography as well as for the hints it dropped about Jake Gyllenhaal, or at least that’s what fans thought. Since Taylor Swift is well-known to bring her personal experiences into her songs, fans were eager to trace the clues to Jake Gyllenhaal, her ex. As the rumor gained more traction, Gyllenhaal broke his silence and stated in the interview, “It is her expression. Artists tap into personal experiences for inspiration, and I don't begrudge anyone that."


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When asked if the rumor took a toll on him, the actor replied that it didn’t bother him much. However, he was bashed online when the music video was released which led him to disable the comments. Gyllenhaal went on to say that everyone has a responsibility to keep supporters respectful and not enable harassment in their name when they become "unruly". Asked if he had heard Taylor's new version of the song, he said, “No,” indicating he wasn't ready to get involved in the controversy. 

Taylor Swift attends the 'All Too Well' New York premiere on November 12, 2021, in New York City (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)


Despite the storm still raging on Twitter, a lot of Jake’s fans, and swifties (Taylor Swift fans) have appreciated his professional answer. A user wrote, “THIS IS HOW EVERYONE SHOULD THINK WHEN AN ARTIST WRITES OR WROTE SONGS ABOUT HEARTACHES AND BREAK UPS OR EVEN THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES. ITS AN ART AND STORY THAT DESERVES TO BE HEARD, SEEN, OR FEEL BY EVERYONE. JUST UNDERSTAND THE ART OF MUSIC.” Another user said, “Taylor has said many times how All Too Well has now became a song for US, her fans, and that’s why it no longer makes her sad while performing it. I think this was a mature response from Jake especially since he has likely been hounded all over the internet and in interviews.” 




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