Rule #1: Don’t bother Tina Fey when she’s minding her own business on the streets of New York City, probably off in search of a delicious sandwich.
Rule #2: Don’t bother her especially if you’re just going to ask about the whole Taylor Swift thing. A recap: Swift wasn’t happy when Fey and Amy Poehler jokingly told the singer to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son at the Golden Globes. When Vanity Fair asked Swift to respond to the quip, Swift replied by quoting Katie Couric quoting Madeleine Albright: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
Fey commented about the brouhaha last week, telling Entertainment Tonight that she was taken aback by Swift’s words: “If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron. I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke.”
And that, it seems, will be her last statement on the matter, given how she reacted to a photographer who tried to bait her into saying something else about Swift a few days ago.
A video that E! has since pulled offline shows Fey being accosted by a cameraman, who asks if she thinks Swift overreacted to the Michael J. Fox joke. Fey responded first by hiding her face — then decided to just go for it, telling the guy to “go f— [himself].” And the conversation didn’t end there. Once again, the paparazzo asked Fey for comment; once again, she told him, “You can go f— yourself.” Fey’s kicker, as she walked away and pulled out her phone: “Get a job, dude.”