AceShowbiz - Olivia Wilde has broken her silence on criticisms that she recently received. After being bombarded with backlash for seemingly dissing Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's romance, the "Don't Worry Darling" director took her time to give her response to the allegation leveled at her.
The 39-year-old actress addressed the comment she made on Taylor and Travis' romance in a quick interview when she was heading to her car and leaving the farmer's market in Studio City, California on Sunday, October 15. Speaking to paparazzi, she said, "I meant no harm." She went on to clarify, "It's obviously a comment on how much attention gets paid to stupid things."
Olivia found herself in hot water after she shared via Instagram Story a message about Taylor's alleged romance with Travis. On October 5, she released a screenshot of a tweet that read, "I wish Taylor Swift was in love with a climate scientist." She did not offer further explanation about the Story.
However, an X user who originally published the tweet elaborated their remarks in follow-up tweets. "All swifties hurriedly googling 'climate emergency,' " the user wrote. "Taylor would join her scientist at an end fossil fuels rally and the world would be saved."
Olivia's Story was reposted via Instagram on October 6. It did not take long for the post to be flooded with criticisms. In the comments section, one Instagram user slammed her, "Doesn't she have enough of her own issues to worry about? She is a mother and should focus on her career and her children and not other people's relationships."
Similarly, another claimed, "Who cares. Olivia Wilde is just a hater because Taylor dated Harry before her." The second critic was referring to singer and actor Harry Styles, who had a short-lived romance with Taylor back in 2012.
Despite the unpleasant comments, Olivia was defended by a number of other Instagram users. One in particular wrote, "This appears to be a reach. What I gleaned from her IG story is: people would care about climate change if it was being dated by someone with popularity and platforms. Yall really are a mess, adding and subtracting and the math still don't ever math."