Miles Teller stars in Taylor Swift’s new music video “I Bet You Think About Me.”
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Make no mistake, Swifties are a force to be reckoned with.
After Taylor Swift released her new enigmatic music video for “I Bet You Think About Me,” starring Miles Teller, fans began to question both the singer and the video’s director, Blake Lively, for their decision to work with the rumored anti-vax actor.
“Hey guys, I don’t usually feel the need to address rumors on here but I am vaccinated and have been for a while,” Teller wrote on Twitter, adding: “The only thing I’m anti is hate.”
Teller has been the subject of criticism since September after a Daily Mail source alleged that TV production had been shut down on set of “The Offer” after the actor reportedly refused to get vaccinated and then later tested positive for COVID-19.
While a representative for Teller told the publication at the time “Your facts are incorrect,” no further statement was provided, nor was it addressed by Teller directly.
Teller is also associated with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who recently contracted COVID-19 and was caught violating coronavirus protocol after having said he was “immunized.” Teller’s friendship with Rodgers seems to be another reason why many believed he was anti-vax.
When Swift released her music video, fans were upset to see that Teller had been cast as the main love interest.
Side note, I feel very 🤮 about Miles Teller starring in the new Taylor Swift video, though. He's a noted terrible… https://t.co/hqOaShhn0Y
— Sarah Mulhern Gross (@Sarah Mulhern Gross)
Yeah, Taylor Swift, I love you, but having noted Covid-denier and abuser Miles Teller in your video…. https://t.co/3VkXsLQ0nu
Taylor Swift casting Miles Teller in her #IBetYouThinkAboutMe video … https://t.co/2MmMXaDo5h
— golden globe winner siobhan roy (@golden globe winner siobhan roy)
taylor swift’s “covid safety team” for a video starring miles teller: https://t.co/M32nfNpm8o
— Bill Hanstock (no holidays) (@Bill Hanstock (no holidays))
Teller’s decision to address his vaccination status speaks volumes as to the impact his involvement in Swift’s video had. And his doing so has led some to believe he was urged to do so by Swift’s team.
“Translation: ‘Taylor Swift’s PR didn’t like how my non-vaccination status has gained traction since the release of the music video of hers that I’m in, so now I’m being forced to clarify so as to not attract any bad press her way,’” one Twitter user speculated.